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Post-Soviet Lithuania's first head of state: 'Taiwan reminds of Lithuania'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vytautas Landsbergis, the first Head of Parliament of Lithuania after its independence, said Taiwan’s predicament reminds him of the struggle he led Lithuania throug...

Olympic dreams come true for Kosovo skier Kiana Kryeziu

BROD, Kosovo (AP) — +++ TO MOVE AT 0300 GMT MONDAY +++ Competing in the giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics will be a giant step for 17-year-old Kiana Kryeziu and her country of Ko...

Ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir, 96, stable in hospital: daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was hospitalized for the third time in just over a month but his condition is stable, his daughter said Saturday. ...

Where Ukraine's sunflowers once sprouted, fears now grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a warm spring day in Ukraine 26 years ago, three men smiled for cameras as they planted symbolic sunflower seedlings in freshly tilled earth where Soviet nuclear missiles had once...

U.S. opposes plans to strengthen World Health Organization

BRUSSELS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The United States, the World Health Organization's top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, ra...

Shift of 50-year-old Indian war memorial stirs controversy

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honor Indian soldiers killed in a 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was ...

Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE SPORTS INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, streamlined constitution, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that w...

Story on Taiwanese identity makes front page of New York Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New York Times on Wednesday (Jan. 19) posted a story on its front page about the growing opinion among Taiwanese citizens that they have a separate identity in respons...

US diplomats suggest caving to China on Taiwan office name in Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American diplomats have reportedly recommended to Lithuanian officials that the name of the Taiwan representative office in Vilnius be changed to relieve pressure from Chi...

Winners of VinFuture’s $4.5m global sci-tech prizes announced

The VinFuture Prize rewards breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations with humanitarian outcomes● The VinFuture Prize is aligned with one or more of the UN's Sustainable De...

NCAA ratifies new constitution, paving way to restructuring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA member schools voted to ratify a new, streamlined constitution Thursday, paving the way for a decentralized approach to governing college sports that will hand more power to s...

Pakistani police: Bomb in city of Lahore kills 3, wounds 28

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bombing struck a crowded bazar Thursday in Pakistan's second largest city, Lahore, killing at least three people and wounding 28, police and rescue officials said. A...

Montenegro government urges early vote to resolve crisis

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Faced with a no-confidence motion, Montenegro's embattled government on Thursday called for an early election to be held in the Balkan country. Prime Min...

Alaska court upholds voter-approved election changes

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld as valid a voter-approved election system that would end party primaries in the state and institute ranked choice voting in general e...

China 'deeply shocked' by planned Taiwan office in Slovenia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's foreign ministry stated that it was "shocked" to learn Slovenia is planning on allowing Taiwan to open a representative office. Slovenian Prime Mi...