Kung Fu Kid: Taiwanese boy sets world record for most martial arts medals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A seven-year-old Taiwanese boy has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for winning 158 medals at martial arts tournaments, the most ever by a child his ag...

Award-winning French director receives Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director and recipient of the 2017 Prix franco-taïwanais cultural award, Jean-Robert Thomann, was granted Taiwanese citizenship at the end of October and has s...

WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassment

CAIRO (AP) — The leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers in the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffer...

US held nearly 70,000 migrant kids in custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. Aft...

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

COMAYAGUA, Honduras (AP) — The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him. Aft...

Yankees plan to have talks with Cole, Strasburg

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After falling short of reaching the World Series for the 10th straight year, the New York Yankees intend to have conversations with top free agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Ste...

Taiwan presidential candidates to wear state-of-the-art bulletproof vests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Candidates in Taiwan’s general presidential election will be provided with state-of-the-art bulletproof vests, according to the head of the National Security Bureau ...

'My Penguin Year' works best as companion to nature series

"My Penguin Year: Life Among the Emperors," William Morrow, by Lindsay McCrae It's an odd thing to write in a book review, but "My Penguin Year" is better seen than read. The good ne...

Bayern rewards sporting director Salihamidzic with promotion

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich publicly endorsed Hasan Salihamidzic's work as sporting director on Monday and will promote him to the club's executive board next year. The Bavarian powe...

Under-pressure Emery told he's still 'right man for the job'

LONDON (AP) — High-ranking officials at Arsenal have told manager Unai Emery he is still "the right man for the job" but the team's results must improve. Emery has come under pressur...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 17-23

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 17-23: Nov. 17: Guitarist Gerry McGee of The Ventures is 82. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 81. Singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio of The Four Seasons ...

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer's slaying

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi caused a backlash by calling the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi "a mistake" in an interview with Axios on HBO Khosrows...

Something old, something new for Michael Stipe

NEW YORK (AP) — After Michael Stipe opens a gate to the abandoned Manhattan storefront that serves as his studio, you find a man easily traversing his past, present and future creative lives. ...

UN watchdog: Iran's violations of nuclear deal increasing

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' nuclear watchdog reported Monday that its inspectors have discovered uranium particles of a man-made origin "at a location in Iran not declared to the agency." ...

Fox legal analyst Napolitano emerges as Trump critic

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades into his career as a commentator at Fox News Channel, Andrew Napolitano reached a milestone of sorts when he was called a "fool" on his own network. ...