Russia's Putin lands in Saudi Arabia on Mideast trip

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has landed in Saudi Arabia on a trip to the kingdom. Putin's plane landed just after 1:30 p.m. Monday in Riyadh. A...

42-minute firework display to wow crowd at National Day celebration in S Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The longest-ever National Day fireworks display will take place at the Riverside Park in Pingtung County on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., with a number of performances taking place f...

Taiwan to use name ‘Republic of China’ at 2020 World Drill Championships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s military will for the first time use the country’s official name “Republic of China” to compete in next year’s World Drill Champions...

Moscow's Metropol: elegance to revolution and back again

MOSCOW (AP) — In 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed around him, Alexander Mishakov was summoned to a place that was off-limits to most citizens — the Metropol Hotel. Newly graduated...

President Tsai visits St. Lucia on 4th leg of Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability

St. Lucia (Taiwan Today)-- President Tsai Ing-wen touched down July 17 in St. Lucia on the final leg of her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability that also included stops in Haiti, St. Kitts a...

The Latest: China attacks Pompeo statement on Tiananmen

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest (all times local): 11:45 a.m. China has accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompe...

China tightens security on 30th anniversary of Tiananmen

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have stepped up security around Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, a reminder of the government's attempts to quash any memories of a bloody crackdown on pro-democ...

D-Day veterans look forward to Channel crossing

DOVER, England (AP) — It took but a few moments for retired Rear Adm. John Roberts to get back into the swing of military life as he arrived Sunday at the English Channel port of Dover to board a ship...

Hundreds mourn WWII Marine who died without living relatives

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds have turned out to honor a decorated World War II Marine in New York after a young friend ensured the 97-year-old's death did not go unnoticed. Bob Graha...

Taiwan defense ministry considering deploying female honor guards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Tuesday (April 9) announced that it is open to discussion on recruiting female ceremonial honor guards. At a press confere...

More than 75 years later, remains of Marine back in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — More than 75 years after Nicholas J. Gojmerac was last seen alive dragging a wounded comrade to safety during a World War II battle, his remains are back home in Kansas. ...

Service for slain Washington state deputy draws thousands

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — More than a thousand people, including hundreds of law enforcement officers, gathered Thursday at a memorial service for a Washington state sheriff's deputy who was killed las...

Hope dashed for families of Colombia cadets killed in attack

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Before a car bomb exploded at a Colombia police academy this week, killing 21 people, the young cadets inside were busy pushing forward dreams of serving their country and help...

New naturalized immigrants sing Taiwan's national anthem on New Year's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Five newly naturalized immigrants of Taiwan sang the country's national anthem during the flag-raising ceremony in front of the Presidential Office on New Year's D...

Commission urges end to honor guards at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a list of authoritarian items to be removed from the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) yesterday (Dec. 17) called for the abol...