When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?

LONDON (AP) — The measure of a nation — its DNA, or sometimes its political system — becomes more visible when its leader is stricken in office. How to respond, and what to tell — or not tell — the po...

Virus changes menus, operations as restaurants struggle

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto are relying on something Beatric...

Japan’s pork cutlet restaurant Ginza Bairin to open in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese pork cutlet restaurant Ginza Bairin is opening its first branch in Taiwan at Big City, a shopping mall in Hsinchu City, on Thursday (March 26). The Tokyo-based...

Meat companies say: Eat your veggies

Meat companies are making it easier for you to eat your vegetables by blending them into burgers, meatballs and sausages. Applegate is introducing a line of meat-and-veggie burgers a...

Sniper Lee Malvo marries while serving life in prison

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the nation's capital region, is now a married man. Carmet...

Taiwanese startup's app to give voice to Chinese under coronavirus lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese startup TokenBacon has created the instant messaging app BaconTok based on its specialized blockchain technology that provides a safer, easier way for residents ...

'This is huge': Locust swarms destroy crops in East Africa

KATITIKA, Kenya (AP) — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insect...

Prince Charles visits Jerusalem tomb of unique ancestor

JERUSALEM (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked by exile, mental il...

Onion crisis raises a stink for India's Prime Minister Modi

NEW DELHI (AP) — With crops ruined by a combination of drought and rot, the price of onions has skyrocketed in India and added to worries over food inflation at a time when the slowing economy has bec...

Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters together

BAGHDAD (AP) — In Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, there are the anti-government protesters demonstrating for a better future for Iraq, and there are the volunteers who feed them. From stuff...

Blind Tennessee inmate faces execution for woman's killing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is set to carry out what is expected to be only the second execution of a blind prisoner in the United States since the nation reinstated the death penalty in 1976. ...

Tiger Mountain Music Festival features Fuji Rock DJs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Tiger Mountain Ramble Outdoor Music Festival featuring international DJs and bands will take place on Dec. 7 in Taipei’s Xinyi District. Tiger Mountain...

Many in Venezuela’s 2nd city turn to prayer, not politics

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Thanks to the generosity of neighbors, Hayde Chacin and husband Jose Caldera are surviving their elderly years on the outskirts of Venezuela’s second largest city of Maraca...

Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of ...

From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star

Here's a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting r...