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France: No Samuel Paty school after teachers, parents protest name change

No one at the school "The Eucalypts" in the village of Ollioules, near the Mediterranean coast in southern France, wants to talk to the media anymore. Sandra Olivier, maths teacher and membe...

Spink's name stripped from Hall of Fame award over racism

NEW YORK (AP) — The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has voted to remove the name of J.G. Taylor Spink, former publisher of The Sporting News, from the award given annually by baseball’s Hall ...

Thailand: Can a name change bring good fortune?

Twenty-year-old Sarocha felt being at a low point in her life following a series of "unlucky" events, especially in her love life. In the hope of breaking out of her cycle of heartache and ...

NY may strip Trump's name from parkland he donated to state

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s parks commissioner is trying to figure out if the state is obligated to keep former President Donald Trump’s name on a 436-acre state park on land he donate...

San Francisco to strip Washington, Lincoln from school names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board has voted to remove the names of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln from public schools after officials deemed them and other prominent figures, ...

Former Colombian guerrillas shed their decades-old name

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The demobilized guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia has changed the name of its political party in a bid to perform better with voters in next y...

JFK school, named for slaveholder, now honors Black activist

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — An elementary school that was once attended by John F. Kennedy is being renamed to honor a Black activist and suffragist after research revealed its previous namesake enslaved ...

Iowa judge tosses felonies against Black Lives Matter leader

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed nine felony counts against a Black Lives Matter leader in Iowa who was charged with shining a laser pointer in the eyes of police officers during an August...

KMT legislator introduces transitional justice amendment to ill-gotten gains law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), a direct descendent of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), has recently proposed amendments to a law advocating that the government return property ille...

WHO forces 2 Taiwanese medical groups to go by 'Chinese Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the global death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus nears 2 million, two Taiwanese radiological groups have been forced to change their names to "Chinese Taipei"...

Germany: Anti-Semitism commissioner calls for removal of Nazi law leftovers

Germany's anti-Semitism commissioner called for the removal of 29 Nazi-era paragraphs that remain in the country's laws in comments published on Sunday. Felix Klein, appointed two years ago b...

Washington in playoffs after tumultuous, whirlwind months

One name change years in the making, two months of cancer treatments for the beloved new coach, three starting quarterbacks, four combined wins over rivals Dallas and Philadelphia, five months and cou...

AmCham Taiwan announces new name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — From today (Jan. 1) the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taipei will become the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan. According to a statement on Thursday (De...

Southern Taiwan high school mocked for 'Intermational' typo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A private school's attempt at a name change ran into some trouble on Sunday (Dec. 27), when netizens noticed that it had posted a sign referring to itself as an "...

Taiwan 'in process' of seeking Washington office's name change

[Last update: December 22 at 9:42 a.m.] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said it is in the process of pushing for the name change of the country’...