Have Three Million People in Taiwan Joined a Business Cult?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For job seekers today, opportunities seem to be drying up. Headlines offer hope for future job growth, but many feel as though their skills do not match these jobs of tomorrow....

G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as th...

The Latest: EU leader blasts Putin comments on liberalism

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 10:50 a.m. European Union President Donald Tusk has blasted a r...

Review: 'Midsommar' is a disturbing, enthralling trip

"Midsommar " is a waking nightmare and I mean that in the best possible way. For over two hours you will be transported to a beautiful village in the middle of nowhere in a foreign l...

Review: Molly Dektar takes writerly look at allure of cults

"The Ash Family" (Simon & Schuster), by Molly Dektar From the very first few pages of her debut novel about a cult, "The Ash Family," author Molly Dektar's substantial writing ch...

Croydon Cat Killer: London pet owners dismiss fox verdict

Cat owners and animal rescue groups in London have expressed pronounced skepticism after police determined that there was no sign of human involvement in the deaths of hundreds of cats over the past f...

Professor publicly criticizes Xi Jinping at Peking University for a full 10 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese man concerned for the future of his country created a stir on the campus of Peking University on Friday, May 4, and has since been a topic of debate on the Chine...

Putin's image: An inextricable part of Russian life

MOSCOW (AP) — As Vladimir Putin begins his fourth term as Russia's president, his image is ubiquitous at home and effectively Russia's "brand" worldwide. A fixture on state televisio...

Book Review: 'The Female Persuasion' tackles timely topics

"The Female Persuasion: a Novel" (Riverhead Books), by Meg Wolitzer In the first 15 pages of Meg Wolitzer's new novel, a college student is groped against her will, setting in motion...

In North Korea, a generation gap grows behind the propaganda

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — She dances beneath portraits of two smiling dictators, a modern young woman in a central Pyongyang plaza who twirls to music calling on North Koreans to die for their lea...

In North Korea, a generation gap grows behind the propaganda

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — She dances beneath 10-foot portraits of two smiling dictators, a modern young woman in a central Pyongyang plaza who twirls to music calling on North Koreans to die for t...

The strange life, and sudden death, of a North Korean exile

MACAU (AP) — The heavy-set man got out of a Macau taxi one night last September, heading to the lobby bar at one of the city's most expensive hotels. The bar at the Wynn Macau is a quiet place, where ...

Teenage boy dies in school stabbing in northern Scotland

LONDON (AP) -- Police have started a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a school in the northern Scottish city of Aberdeen.The student died in a local hospital Wednes...

American questioned for shipping human body parts

BANGKOK (AP) -- Police say an American tourist visiting Thailand was questioned after a shipping company X-rayed his parcels and found they contained several preserved human parts, including an infant...

Sunday, October 12

Today is Sunday, October 12, the 285th day of 2014. There are 80 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1492 - Christopher Columbus makes his first landfall in the New World, in pres...