Russian club drops 2 players after Instagram poem dispute

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian players have been left out of Spartak Moscow's squad for a Europa League game amid a dispute over a poem posted on Instagram. Spartak says captain Denis Glu...

Russian soccer players embroiled in Instagram poem dispute

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian soccer players have become embroiled in a dispute over a poem on Instagram. Spartak Moscow captain Denis Glushakov and defender Andrei Yeshchenko have been ...

Taiwan ranked 1st in world for quality of life: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan has been ranked 1st in quality of life and the 2nd best place for expats overall in InterNations' Expat Insider report for 2018 In the report's Quality o...

Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Indonesia holds Taiwan film screening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) in Indonesia held a Taiwan film screening and pre-conference tea party on Sept. 5 at Cinemaxx Theater Plaza Semanggi Jakarta. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2018. There are 116 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 6,...

3 decades on, George H.W. Bush's Points of Light still shine

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Three decades after it was ridiculed and became a punchline on late-night television, former President George H.W. Bush's Points of Light concept is still going strong to t...

Lanyu calls on tourists to take garbage back to Taiwan  

LANYU (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s remote Orchid Island (Lanyu) is now struggling with a growing amount of waste due to the increasing number of tourists. Since Lanyu’s tourism industry star...

Text of Meghan McCain's remarks at father's service

Text of Meghan McCain's eulogy Saturday at Washington National Cathedral for her father, Sen. John McCain, as released by his office: ___ "The world is a fine place...

Review: Troye Sivan totally flowers with the superb 'Bloom'

Troye Sivan, "Bloom" (Capitol Records) On Troye Sivan's debut album in 2015, he admitted he was "just a lost boy/ready to be found." The Australian singer-songwriter was often shy, a...

Judge declares Utah women, 1 dead, to be legally married

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 74-year-old woman cried tears of joy when a Utah state judge took the rare step of declaring her and her longtime lesbian partner legally married just months after her wife die...

Text of farewell statement from Sen. McCain before his death

Rick Davis, Sen. John McCain's former presidential campaign manager and a family spokesman, read the following farewell statement from the senator at a news conference at the Arizona State Capitol in ...

Four Tops' "Duke" Fakir recalls times, last talk with Aretha

DETROIT (AP) — Abdul "Duke" Fakir said he stopped going to funerals in recent years because he has lost so many close friends and he can't take any more. But the lone surviving original member of the ...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending August 17: Fiction 1. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, narrated by Tamara Lovatt-Smith (Penguin Audio) ...

Bhutan: No medals yet in the Asian Games _ but still happy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has never won a medal of any kind at the Asian Games, much less the Olympics. The country's fame, instead, comes from its bi...

Review: In 'Crazy Rich Asians,' a delightful new fairy tale

There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu's "Crazy Rich Asians," a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 bestseller. One is the blinged-ou...