Richmond celebrates formal renaming of Arthur Ashe Boulevard

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr.'s hometown of Richmond, Virginia has renamed a major thoroughfare after him, after years of effort. The Richmo...

New safety fears for Boeing with Dreamliner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Boeing B787 Dreamliner may pose a safety threat, according to a new report, as the aerospace giant struggles to restore consumer trust in its troubled 737 Max. The ...

Rugby CEO: Crusaders name to remain for Super Rugby in 2020

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Rugby chief executive Brent Impey says the Crusaders Super Rugby team will retain its contentious name in 2020 despite calls for change after a terrorist att...

New name of Taiwan Council for US Affairs a milestone for Taiwan-US relationship: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Perceived as yet another leap forward for Taiwan-U.S. ties, the Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs (TCUSA), renamed from an agency established under Taiwan’s foreign mi...

Time to bury AIT Washington: William Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s government announced on May 25 it was changing the name of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA), the organization it originally establishe...

Ex-AIT chief sees name change of Taiwan agency as insignificant

A former director of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT's) Taipei office does not see much significance in the change in name of the Taiwan agency handling ties with the United States, in...

Facebook removes fake Italian accounts ahead of EU election

ROME (AP) — Facebook says it has shut down some Italian accounts that were phony and pages that were spreading fake news ahead of European Union parliamentary elections. The social n...

Pope to visit North Macedonia as EU, NATO hopes rise on vote

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's leaders are hoping Pope Francis will strongly encourage greater integration in European institutions following the resolution of a decades-long name di...

Stretch of road in Los Angeles renamed Obama Boulevard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replace...

Pope tends to Orthodox ties, Catholic minorities in Balkans

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who opened 2019 with trips to the Muslim world, is shifting gears to tend to Orthodox relations, with a delicate visit starting Sunday to the Balkan nations of Bulgar...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2019. There are 243 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 2, 201...

Greek site of ancient synagogue confronts anti-Semitic past

A visitor from Israel once burst into tears when Evi Meska, a tour guide at the site of Veria's first-century synagogue, the oldest in northern Greece, told them how the Jews in the town were impr...

Name change at heart of North Macedonia election

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The first round of presidential elections in North Macedonia on Sunday is seen as a key test for the center-left government's survival in a society deeply divided by the...

Colorado city votes to rename 'Swastika Acres' neighborhood

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has voted to drop the name "Swastika Acres" from a subdivision. KDVR-TV reports the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimo...

Nation's new name becomes North Macedonia election issue

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The renaming of Balkan country Macedonia this year has emerged as a hot issue in North Macedonia's upcoming presidential election. Center-left candidat...