Free your mind at German gallery inspired show in S. Taiwan

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — The exhibition “Berlin Melting” showcases the works of two artists from Syria and Spain, at the Asir Art Museum, Tainan, until Feb. 29. The art exchange pro...

Passport to happiness at three Taipei edutainment centers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Year of the Rat Joint Passport to Taipei Children’s Amusement Park (TCAP), National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC), and Taipei Astronomical Museum (TAM)...

Alabama lynching memorial, museum expanding

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The nation's first memorial to lynching victims is expanding. The Equal Justice Initiative on Saturday opened a new welcome center and exhibition space that ...

In WWII dispute, Poland notes damage done by Soviet Union

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In a continuing dispute with Russia, Poland's Foreign Ministry on Saturday listed cultural and economic losses the country suffered after Soviet troops took control of its territ...

Splits in France's strike movement trigger fears of violence

PARIS (AP) — A French government minister warned that seditious groups bent on violence were hijacking the protest movement against pension reform that has gripped the country, after a fire Saturday d...

SUV on grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City sparks outrage

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese woman sparked social media outrage in her country by posting photos of herself and a friend with a Mercedes-Benz on the grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City. The reaction promp...

Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

PARIS (AP) — Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. The Leonard...

Germany: ugly anti-Semitic remnant at center of court battle

WITTENBERG, Germany (AP) — High on the wall of a German church where Martin Luther once preached, an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism is now at the center of a court battle. ...

LSU football team getting White House visit in quickly

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome the Louisiana State University football team to the White House on Friday after the Tigers defeated Clemson on Monday night in the college playoff...

Edgar Allan Poe house in Baltimore named literary landmark

BALTIMORE (AP) — A national association representing libraries is honoring the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore. A division of the American Library Association has added...

Experts say Med Sea altered by Suez Canal's invasive species

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway’s lesser known legacies — the invasion of hundr...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning ...

New book of Zora Neale Hurston stories is out this week

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixty years after her death, the story of Zora Neale Hurston is still not fully told. The fiction writer-anthropologist-folklorist died in a segregated Florida hospi...

Japanese, British designers create Taiwan-themed icons in support of freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two foreign designers in love with Taiwan have jointly created more than 100 icons bearing Taiwanese elements as a way to demonstrate their support for the island country ...

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is backdrop to US humanities grants

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is emphasizing private matching investment as it designates $31 million in public grants to support humanities projects in 45 states. ...