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Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her Iranian h...

Jon Rahm wins in Mexico, Marina Alex rallies at Palos Verdes

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Jon Rahm pulled out of a four-way tie with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole and then held on with pars for a 2-under 69 and a one-shot victory Sunday in the Mexico...

Changes to conscription not imminent: Taiwan defense minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government will study proposals to lengthen the conscription period from four months to one year, but any changes will not take effect this year, Defense Minister Chiu...

Taiwan's Supreme Court upholds sentences handed down to 3 convicted of 1998 murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Supreme Court on Monday (March 21) upheld the 14-year sentences handed down to a man and two women convicted of murdering a 17-year-old girl 24 years ago. The victi...

Analysts urge Taiwan to extend military service, reform training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Experts are calling for longer mandatory military service and reformed training curricula for Taiwan’s military as the Chinese threat rapidly increases. Sung Hsue...

30% more Taiwanese willing to fight for country after Russian invasion of Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There has been a dramatic increase in the percentage of Taiwanese expressing a willingness to fight to defend their country from China since Russia began its invasion of U...

Taiwan's military tests new capabilities to deter China threat

Taiwan is scheduled to hold several military exercises in the coming weeks as the self-governing island's leadership grows more concerned about a emboldened China after Russia's invasion of Uk...

Majority of Taiwanese support women joining mandatory military training: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll shows a majority of Taiwanese are both in favor of women joining the country’s compulsory military training and extending the duration of the training per...

Sweden's Gotland gets ready for anything amid rising Russian threats

Henrik Hellvard, just finishing up lunch in a cozy cafe in Gotland's capital Visby, thinks back to his mandatory military service on the island decades ago, learning to fight "the enemy."...

Chinese-North Korean defectors face hardship in South Korea

GWANGYANG, South Korea (AP) — Abandoned, he feels, by three countries, Cho Guk-gyeong shows a visitor his South Korean alien registration card, which describes him as “stateless.” It’s an apt descript...

Matsuyama has green jacket and seeks gold in home Olympics

Unlike golf's return to the Olympics in 2016 after a century-long absence, the sport won't be a mystery to the host nation this time around. No one had to build a new golf course in Japan that was sui...

South Korean qualifiers choose Olympics over British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Sungjae Im and Siwoo Kim have withdrawn from the British Open so they can focus on preparations for the Tokyo Olympics at the end of the month. Im and Ki...

Column: Olympic golf a bigger stage, priority for women

Dustin Johnson was never going to the Olympics. Justin Thomas was never going to miss them. And then there was Patrick Cantlay, who didn't have a choice. No one really asked Cantlay ...

Ultra-Orthodox unrest threatens Netanyahu re-election hopes

JERUSALEM (AP) — As he seeks reelection, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned to a straightforward strategy: Count on the rock-solid support of his ultra-Orthodox political allies and ...

More than half of Taiwanese support adding women in military draft: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cross-strait tensions continue to run high, a new poll released Sunday (Oct. 4) shows that 52 percent of Taiwanese are in favor of including women in the country's ...