Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Thursday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani’s two-way season was so incredible, MVP voters filled out the top of their ballots only one way. Ohtani was a unanimous winne...

Most baseball minor leaguers to be provided their own beds

CHICAGO (AP) — Most minor league players will get their own beds provided in team housing under a new Major League Baseball policy. Stepping up improvements for minor leaguers after ...

Austrian city swears in first-ever communist mayor

The city council in the Austrian city of Graz voted to elect Elke Kahr as its mayor on Wednesday, officially becoming the first communist leader of a major city in Austria. The previous mayor of Graz...

German high court overturns Berlin rent price cap

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court ruled Thursday that a cap on rent prices implemented last year by Berlin's left-wing state government is unconstitutional and void. The cap was ...

Vice presidents' policy projects come with political risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence led the coronavirus task force only to be constantly overruled by the White House. Al Gore's efforts to “reinvent government" were largely forgotten during the Monica Lewi...

Joe Biden to call for end of federally run private prisons

President Joe Biden on Tuesday will formally call on the federal government to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discrimina...

President Tsai pledges 120,000 social housing units by 2024

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has said the government will promote 50 social housing construction projects next year as part of an effort by the central and local governments to build 120,000 social ho...

Trump plays on fears in play for the suburbs

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump this week sent a message to “The Suburban Housewives of America," and in a single tweet summed up his strategy for shoring up support in communities criti...

Fair housing groups slam Trump's suburban racial rhetoric

Washington (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pledge to roll back an Obama-era regulation designed to eliminate racial disparities in the suburbs is drawing harsh criticism from fair housing advocates, w...

Atlanta mayor Bottoms praised for response to unrest in city

ATLANTA (AP) — When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace. Ma...

Atlanta is home to 2 potential contenders for Biden's VP

ATLANTA (AP) — Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol. ...

Brazil’s biggest favela seeks foreigner ban on virus fears

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, nations have begun imposing travel restrictions and closing their borders to contain the pandemic’s spread. The latest attempt to impos...

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancel...

Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Alê Roque wanders the untamed orchard in Rio de Janeiro, pushing aside leaves to point out what she helped plant last year. “This is cacao, developing well ... Look at this lime ...

HUD seeks to roll back Obama rule on housing desegregation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took steps Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation in housing, saying local govern...