Beitashour misses out on second World Cup chance with Iran

The wait was short for LAFC defender Steven Beitashour, who was left off Iran's latest World Cup roster less than a week after his name was intriguingly included on the national team's preliminary lis...

Boodles Gin Says Cheers to Britain’s New American Royal with a “New Proper” Brand Campaign

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--As the Royal Wedding approaches, Britain’s oldest cultural institution is preparing to embrace its new American influence with the arrival of its new royal. In...

Europe faces a wave of freed terror convicts. Is it ready?

PARIS (AP) — Over the next two years, terrorism convicts will walk free from European prisons by the dozens — more than 200 inmates who largely formed the first wave of jihadis streaming to Syria and ...

The Latest: Judge blocks transfer of citizen with ties to IS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fate of a U.S. citizen accused of working with Islamic State militants(all times local): 7:55 p.m. A federal judge is blocking t...

Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is weighing the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. The U.S. military h...

Taiwan's new education minister denies US citizenship, job in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Academician Wu Maw-Kuen (吳茂昆) was sworn in as Taiwan's new education minister Thursday morning, and dismissed an allegation that he took a job in China's&...

9 more foreign professionals approved for Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a new policy that went into effect last year, nine foreign professionals yesterday (April 17) were granted special permission to become naturalized as Taiw...

Former Nobel Prize nominated physicist appointed Taiwan's new education minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese physicist Wu Maw-Kuen (吳茂昆), former president of National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), was appointed on Monday to succeed the outgoing education minister Pan Wen-chung...

Columbia offers scholarships to Syrians, despite visa ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University is moving ahead with a scholarship program for Syrian college students displaced by civil war, despite concerns that some students it accepts will be blocked from a...

Migration, corruption, jobs; Key issues in Hungary's vote

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will try to secure his third consecutive term, and fourth overall since 1998, in Sunday's parliamentary election, facing a fragmented lef...

Taiwan News interview with Turkish TV show host Rifat (吳鳳)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan News on March 23 interviewed Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), a Turkish TV show host about his life in Taiwan and the process for applying for Taiw...

Closure of Seattle Russian consulate frustrates travelers

SEATTLE (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to shutter the Russian consulate in Seattle displeased many Russian immigrants Monday, some of whom rushed to its offices in hopes of securing passpo...

Former Boise pastor charged with violating no-contact order

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Boise pastor who spent more than three years in an Iranian prison was arrested in Idaho on suspicion of violating a no-contact order in a case involving his estranged wife...

Naomi Osaka on her way up with first pro tennis title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Naomi Osaka had just won the first title of her career and was waiting to be introduced for her post-match comments. The 20-year-old from Japan had prepar...

Putin on alleged US election interference: I don't care

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin says he doesn't care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions weren't connected to his government. In an ...