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Time Magazine selects Taipei as one of 'World's Greatest Places'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Time Magazine has listed Taipei on its latest "World's Greatest Places" list. Time's "World's Greatest Places 2021," released Tuesday (J...

UNESCO strips Liverpool of world heritage status

The United Nations' culture organization stripped the English port city of Liverpool of its World Heritage status on Wednesday. UNESCO's World Heritage Committee voted to remove the designati...

Greek police prepare criminal case on migrant smuggling

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos say they are drawing up a criminal case, including on charges of espionage, against 10 people, all foreign nationals, for...

$3 million in grants going to Black history sites, groups

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A fund formed in response to the deadly racial violence four years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Thursday it will award $3 million in grants to more than three dozen g...

Notable sedition, treason cases in American history

CHICAGO (AP) — After Donald Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 in a bid to halt the certification of Joe Biden’s election, many described their actions as seditious or even treasonous. ...

Poland plans to rebuild Enigma-linked palace razed in WWII

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is reviving plans to reconstruct a historic Warsaw palace where the German Enigma machine codes were first cracked in 1932 and which Nazi German occupying forces blew up i...

Hot dog! NYC marks July 4 with eating contest, fireworks

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year lost to the coronavirus, New York City's most well-known Fourth of July traditions were back Sunday. The traditional Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks sho...

Leave the lakefront? Bears fans have mixed emotions on that

CHICAGO (AP) — For years, Graham Alexa had one of the cheapest views at Soldier Field. He and 40 or 50 friends from Chicago's South Side would stand against a cement wall behind the ...

Big fire breaks out near London's Elephant & Castle station

LONDON (AP) — Around 100 firefighters appeared to have brought under control a big fire near the central London train station of Elephant and Castle that sent huge plumes of black smoke over the capit...

Archive at NYC historical society to focus on social change

NEW YORK (AP) — The New-York Historical Society is creating a new archive which will focus on “marginalized communities and inclusive voices” in New York City over the past quarter century. ...

Towson University removes slave owners’ names from buildings

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Towson University has decided to remove the names of slave owners from two dormitories following a vote by the University System of Maryland board of regents allowing the school to ...

Civil rights trail book aims to make history easy to digest

ATLANTA (AP) — By highlighting cities that played host to significant events during the civil rights movement, a new book aims to make that complex history easier to understand and to pass its legacy ...

Juneteenth, recalling end of slavery, is marked across US

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S., a day that carried even more significance after Congress and President Joe Biden created a federal ...

Euro 2020 opening marks return of mega-scale sports events

ROME (AP) — Postponed by a year, the biggest sporting event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt kicked off Friday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome — a milestone both for European and world...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taipei inspired by Mario

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A map of Taipei made by a Peruvian illustrator and inspired by the popular video game Super Mario World has gone viral in Taiwan. On Tuesday (May 18), Miguel Alfaro, 29...