Kaoshiung Mayor Han clarifies 'Maria' comment about Filipinos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an uproar within the Filipino community in Taiwan over his use of the derogatory term "Maria" to refer to citizens from the Philippines, Kaohsiung Mayo...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 27 The Washington Post on President Donald Trump's former personal lawye...

Top Oscar moments: Buoyant Spike Lee, daffy Olivia Colman

Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats!) with Barbra Streisand. A weeping Lady Gaga in her elegant up-do, extolling the virtues of hard wor...

Beijing increases censorship of foreign language books printed in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some Chinese censors are reportedly inserting themselves into the printing business of some Australian publishers with printing facilities in China. The Sydney Morning ...

Cuaron's 'Roma' gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The touching black-and-white drama "Roma" that follows a domestic worker for a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday. ...

Oscars get under way with Queen performance, Regina King win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen launched Sunday's Oscars with a medley of hits that gave the hostless 91st Academy Awards a distinctly Grammy-like flavor as Hollywood's most prestigious ceremon...

What will win best picture? It's a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled "The Favourite," the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner. Normally a fairly predictable process w...

Oscars: A record year for women, but is it progress?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At the glad-handy Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month, film academy president John Bailey proudly told the 171 nominees in the room that there were a record number of women n...

AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Ahead of Sunday's 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony with few sure things. BEST PICTURE ...

AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Ahead of Sunday's 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things. BEST PICTURE ...

New video guide series will share Taiwan’s National Parks with the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is a hidden jewel of Asia, and no matter when you visit, it is always worth the cost, says David Code, internationally recognized travel writer. Taiwan may not be lar...

Review: 'Never Look Away' is an absorbing, exhausting ride

What to say about an Oscar-nominated film that's more than three hours long, apparently despised by the man whose life inspired it, and has been called both a masterpiece and a manipulation? Perhaps t...

Lebanon's star filmmaker makes Oscars history with her nom

BEIRUT (AP) — Nadine Labaki is standing taller than usual. The Lebanese director, a source of national pride, this week became the first female artist in the Arab world to be nominated for an Academy ...

Fun facts and figures from this year's Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some fun and interesting facts about Tuesday's nominations for the 91st Academy Awards: — After more than 30 years and some two dozen films, Spike Lee received his...

The list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awards

The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards: Best picture: Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Bor...