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Taiwan issues two coins for year of tiger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Bank will issue 90,000 sets of two coins to mark the year of the tiger, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 4). Last year, the bank produced 100,000 sets for the yea...

Can $1 trillion coin fix debt limit? Quirky law says maybe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some politicians think they've found a silver bullet for the impasse over the debt limit, except the bullet is made of platinum: Mint a $1 trillion coin, token of all tokens, and use...

Gold coin marking Taiwan presidential inauguration hits record high price

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 3,000 pre-orders have been placed for the commemorative gold coin set released in celebration of the upcoming inauguration of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡...

Bank of Taiwan to sell Tokyo 2020 Olympic commemorative coins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Bank of Taiwan has today announced on its website today that the first batch of Tokyo 2020 Olympic commemorative coins produced by the Japan Mint (日本造幣局) are now availab...

AP PHOTOS: Lithuanians get good vibrations fishing for smelt

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Winter in Lithuania means spending weekends on frozen lakes while trying to attract a silvery fish that smells like fresh cucumber. Lithuanians love smelt a...

Belt buckles and beer: Federal shutdown hits businesses hard

WASHINGTON (AP) — From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the p...

Mint launches commemorative coins marking moon landing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by launching a new commemorative coin. The children of Apollo 11 crew memb...

'Star Wars' Chewbacca actor fights for Venezuelan children

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He fought in epic battles against the galactic empire. Now an actor who portrayed "Star Wars" legend Chewbacca is fighting for Venezuela's poor with an online fundraising campa...

Is Trump's Korea policy calculated chaos?

For a period of time in early May, the diplomatic breakthroughs on the Korean Peninsula provided the impression that US President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" policy was working, an...

Trump's dizzying shifts on issues from NK, guns, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — From "Little Rocket Man" to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a pres...

'Everybody plays games': How Trump seesaws on major deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — From "Little Rocket Man" to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a pres...

Mementos hold Thais' fond memories of beloved King Bhumibol

BANGKOK (AP) — As Thailand prepares for the cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, memories of him and his reign live in mementos dear to many Thais. His image is depicted on coins, amulets, s...

Police laud mother, daughter who noticed child in hot van

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department is lauding a 7-year-old girl and her mother after they alerted first responders to a child that was left inside a hot car. ...