Taiwan News interviews outgoing Israeli envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Israeli envoy to Taiwan, Asher Yarden, has been serving as the chief of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office (ISECO) in Taipei since summer of 2015. After four years of ...

Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The round-faced woman from La Ceiba, Honduras, and her 5- and 12-year-old sons arrived in this city across the border from Laredo, Texas, where she had been promised a job ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 18, the 199th day of 2019. There are 166 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 18,...

Review: The Flaming Lips' concept album will blow your mind

The Flaming Lips, "King's Mouth: Music and Songs" (Warner Bros.) The new album by The Flaming Lips is a head trip — literally. The ever-evolving, mind-blowing alt-r...

Video shows Trump, Epstein chatting at 1992 Mar-a-Lago party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Video footage unearthed by NBC News shows Donald Trump and financier Jeffrey Epstein chatting at a party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in 1992. NBC says the video po...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2019. There are 167 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 1...

Review: New David Crosby documentary is loving, too loving

The final image of David Crosby in a new documentary about the singer-songwriter shows him in his hippie glory, spotting a video camera filming him. He roguishly sticks out his tongue. Then he inexpli...

Hong Kong protests challenge China with no end in sight

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation ar...

Hong Kong protesters target mainland Chinese traders

HONG KONG (AP) — Several thousand people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...

The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope. "He got this Questar and he attached one of his ca...

Gay square dancers add new spin to centuries-old dance style

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There wasn't a crinoline in sight as 850 square dancers at the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs opened its annual convention last week in a Philadelphia hotel, b...

Blanco Brown has the next country rap hit with 'The Git Up'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After "Old Town Road" kicked off a trend of country-trap this year, Blanco Brown felt the timing was just right for his dance hit "The Git Up." Brown, who gre...

Nationals dance their way from rock bottom to playoff race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks ago, the Washington Nationals didn't have much to dance about. They were 12 games below .500 with the fourth-worst record in baseball. They weren't givi...

Four Taiwan troupes take the stage at Festival Off d’Avignon in France

Four Taiwan performing arts troupes are taking to the stage in the Festival Off d’Avignon July 5-28 in France, spotlighting the diversity and richness of the nation’s cultural sector. P...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 14-20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 14-20: July 14: Actress Nancy Olson ("Sunset Boulevard") is 91. Football player-turned-actor Rosey Grier is 87. Actor Vincent Pastore ("The S...