Survey: About 1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs

BERLIN (AP) — About one in four Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west, according to a survey released Thursday. ...

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese, English _ but where’s the French?

TOKYO (AP) — The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. News conferences in Tokyo are conducted in Japanese or in...

Trump’s ‘no quid pro quo’ call open to interpretation

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the same day that members of Congress learned of a whistleblower complaint that would trigger impeachment hearings, President Donald Trump uttered 12 words that he claims establis...

Susan Choi, Sarah M. Broom win National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Choi’s novel “Trust Exercise,” in which a high school romance is spun out into a web of memories and perspectives, has won the National Book Award for fiction. ...

Review: ‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters,” about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a s...

Review: ‘Waves’ explores the ebb, flow of a family’s love

Rarely has a movie’s title been so apt as that of “Waves,” a movie that makes you feel like you’ve been knocked flat over by a fierce current — only to be rescued by a gentle, soothing flow of warm su...

Film Review: ‘21 Bridges’ puts New York on lockdown

How excited James Brown would have been for “21 Bridges.” Take you to bridge? How about 21 of them? But I suspect even the Godfather of Soul would give an easy pass to Brian Kirk’s “...

Sondland’s opening statement at House impeachment hearing

Text of the opening statement by Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, to the House Intelligence Committee at an impeachment hearing Wednesday. The statement was ...

Malaysian director seeks to raise awareness of LGBT issues

When a society fails to pay attention to a tragedy it is more likely such tragedies will be repeated. It was that idea that inspired Malaysian director Lim Kean-hian (林峻賢) when he decided to focus ...

Filipino-American priest opens doors for migrant workers in Taiwan

In 2003, when Filipino-American priest Father Joy Tajonera was sent by his Catholic society Maryknoll to central Taiwan's Taichung City, the first thing he set out to do was to find a safe space f...

Taiwan KMT candidate says 'men better at standing guard, women better at makeup'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday raised hackles at a rally in front of a women's organization when he said, "A man's life is...

Hong Kong police releases Taiwan student arrested at PolyU

Hong Kong (CNA) – A Taiwanese high school girl was released on bail Wednesday from a Hong Kong police station, one day after she was arrested while attempting to leave the police-besieged Hong K...

AP Was There: Native Americans take over Alcatraz Island

On Nov. 20, 1969, dozens of Native Americans took over Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay to demand that the U.S. government recognize longstanding agreements with tribes and turn over the deed to the ...

Book about Jack the Ripper’s victims wins nonfiction prize

LONDON (AP) — A book that seeks to restore the humanity of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper has won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award. Historian Hallie Rubenhold was a...

Foxconn teaches US managers Chinese in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a major plant construction project in Wisconsin has been completed, 26 newly recruited managers from the United States have been with Foxconn Technology Group in Taiwan...