Trial begins for ex-Dallas cop who shot neighbor in his home

DALLAS (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the murder trial of a white police officer accused of shooting her black neighbor in his Dallas apartment. Amber Guyger, 3...

Taipei mayor announces first round of legislative nominees for his party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vowing to provide the Taiwanese electorate with an alternative to the two major political parties on the island, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) announced on Sunday (Sept. 22...

‘Deficit of trust’: At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facin...

Pence takes first motorcade on Michigan's Mackinac Island

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence scored a first when he took a motorcade to a speech on Michigan's picturesque Mackinac Island, drawing some criticism on social media. ...

'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an u...

Taiwan to beef up ties with allies using funds originally intended for the Solomons, Kiribati

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to redirect the budgets originally set aside for aid to the Solomon Islands and Kiribati to its remaining allies after the two nations dealt a blow to the isl...

Typhoon heads northeast Japan after some damage in south

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu after lashing parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some min...

Taiwan removes 38 stomach acid medications from shelves over cancer concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 38 acid-reducing medications in Taiwan have been ordered to be taken off shelves in a precautionary measure over alleged carcinogen contamination. The U.S. Foo...

Rain subsides, temperatures rise in Taiwan as tropical storm moves away

With severe Tropical Storm Tapah moving away from Taiwan, rain is expected to subside in the northern parts of the country on Sunday and the weather will likely turn stable, with temperatures to rise,...

Wife of ex-Peruvian foreign minister calls Taiwan contributions ‘beyond diplomatic ties’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During her current visit to Taiwan, the wife of Peru’s former foreign minister has lauded Taiwan for contributions to the world that are “transcending diplomat...

Taiwan bubble tea festival returns to New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Hello Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival was back on the streets of New York on Saturday (Sept. 21), taking place in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. Entering it...

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations S...

350-pound firefighter sues his colleagues over harassment

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island firefighter is taking his colleagues to court for what he says was incessant teasing about his weight. The New York Post reported Saturday that J...

Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. ...

Solomon Islands forms ties with China after Taiwan break

BEIJING (AP) — The Solomon Islands has formed diplomatic relations with China after breaking ties with Taiwan, giving Beijing a new victory in its campaign to isolate the self-ruled island it claims a...