North Korea opens new mountain resort amid tourism drive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the cou...

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as nuke deadline nears

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rode a white horse up a sacred mountain on his second symbolic visit in less than two months, state media reported Wednesday, as his cou...

Taiwan university develops VR horseback riding simulator for rehab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A virtual reality horseback riding simulator developed for rehabilitation purposes by National Pingtung University in Taiwan is being touted as an innovation that adds fun...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2019. There are 82 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 10, ...

Turkmenistan's leader makes his son provincial governor

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The son of Turkmenistan's president has been appointed as governor of a key province, fueling speculation the leader of the energy-rich Central Asian nation is setting st...

Prince Harry's transformation: The kid's all right

LONDON (AP) — Princess Diana's little boy — the red-haired prince with the mischievous smile and his mother's wild streak — is about to become a father. The arrival any day now of Pr...

Teenager Caroline Marks wins her 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League by maintaining the form that helped her defeat world champion Stephanie Gilmore on her hom...

Teenager Caroline Marks wins 1st World Surf League title

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League Monday, sustaining the form from an earlier defeat of world No. 1 Stephanie Gilmore on her...

Israel arrests man wanted by France for sex crimes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities have arrested a dual French-Israeli citizen after France requested his extradition for a series of sex crimes against minors. The Jerusalem Distr...

New law in Turkmenistan cracks down sharply on alcohol sales

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — A law sharply limiting the sale of alcohol has gone into effect in the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan, whose authoritarian president has made physical fitness a t...

Column: Ryder Cup an opportunity missed for French golf

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — It remains, on the eve of the Ryder Cup outside Paris, the defining image of French golf: Jean Van de Velde losing the British Open in excruciating fashion in ...

Taiwan President takes selfie with Hello Kitty farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) joined a Hello Kitty costume character on Saturday to open the Pingtung Tropic Agriculture Expo in southern Taiwan and even took a selfie with...

Review: Prodigal son unwillingly returns in 'Infinite Sky'

"The Weight of an Infinite Sky" (William Morrow), by Carrie La Seur For young dreamers who long to escape the sleepy town where they grew up for a more exciting and fulfilling life, ...

AP PHOTOS: Ancient tradition of horsemanship in Morocco

MANSOURIA, Morocco (AP) — In Morocco, an ancient tradition of horsemanship survives the test of time. Thousands gathered recently in Mansouria, a small town south of the capital Raba...

Turkmenistan tightens entry rules before sports event

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan has tightened entry rules as part of enhanced security for an international sports event. The restrictions eff...