Taiwan donates NT$3.3 million to help Venice recover from catastrophic flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (Dec. 7) that the Taiwanese government has donated approximately NT$3.3 million (US$110,000) to the city of Venice aft...

Germany's Merkel begins her first ever visit to Auschwitz

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel entered the hallowed grounds of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz on Friday as she began her first ever visit to the most notorious...

'Dark money' ties raise questions for GOP Sen. Ernst of Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outside group founded by top political aides to Sen. Joni Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap ...

Taiwan's ex-president unwittingly aided by member of China's CPPCC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court verdict in a case involving illegal political donations revealed that former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was unwittingly aided by money from an adviser ...

South Carolina fan wins Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Vaughn, a longtime volunteer and leader with the South Carolina-based Project HOPE Foundation that serves the autism community, won the ninth annual Betty Jane France Human...

Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donation...

Former Taiwan ally El Salvador signs 'gigantic' infrastructure deal with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former diplomatic ally El Salvador announced on Tuesday (Dec. 3) that it has signed a "gigantic" infrastructure deal with China, for an undisclosed ...

Michigan State retires Draymond Green’s No. 23

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — On the night Michigan State retired his number, Draymond Green told a funny story about a recent pickup game. At issue was Green’s No. 23, which is also wo...

New Zealand to ban large foreign political donations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Zealand has set a stricter political donation limit to prevent foreign countries from meddling in its elections, CNA reported on Tuesday (Dec. 3). The New Zealand g...

Aid groups: France drops plan to send ships to Libyan navy

PARIS (AP) — Aid groups say the French government has decided against sending six boats to Libya’s navy, amid concerns that they would be used to take migrants to detention centers known for widesprea...

No cash? Salvation Army now accepting mobile donations

CHICAGO (AP) — Carolyn Harper made her pitch for donations to the Salvation Army with a smile on her face and a bell in her hand, trying to convince shoppers along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue that ...

Bahamas counting on sports to aid Dorian recovery efforts

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Any concern about whether it was appropriate to be playing sports in the Bahamas while parts of the multi-island nation continue to dig out from devastation following H...

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of sp...

Prosecutors: Political donor sought to silence witnesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A political fundraiser accused of funneling foreign money into U.S. elections offered six witnesses in his case more than $6 million to keep quiet, federal prosecutors said Friday. ...

Kurds in US struggle with distance amid Syria crisis abroad

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When President Donald Trump abruptly announced plans to withdraw American troops from northern Syria last month, Nashville’s city hall and a bridge below the downtown skyline l...