Pope devotes Mass to poor, calls indifference a 'great sin'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Celebrating Mass with poor people, Pope Francis is denouncing "indifference" as a great sin. St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday was filled with poor people as well as...

Officials try to identify 'John Doe' convicted in fraud case

BALTIMORE (AP) — A foreign national stole an American man's identity, then lived in the U.S. for at least 20 years and committed Social Security and voter fraud, federal officials said. ...

German court: Kuwait Airways can refuse Israeli passengers

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. ...

Bravo Handbags shine at Taipei IN Style

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--All Bravo handbags and wallets are made of calf skin and each of them is handmade, according to Bravo Handbags president Terry Smith, who is currently exhibiting the co...

Employment restrictions on foreign workers should be lifted: ECCT

Taipei, Nov. 15 --Taiwan should lift employment restrictions and relax eligibility requirements for foreign workers to better address the shortages of professional talent, the European Chamber of Comm...

Chinese national accused of taking GRE for other people

BOSTON (AP) — A 25-year-old Chinese citizen is facing federal charges in Massachusetts after officials say she took the GRE graduate school entry exam for other people. Federal prose...

Gadgets, comfort, luggage: A gift guide for travelers

NEW YORK (AP) — What's in your bag when you take a trip? What gadgets, tools and comfort items are essential? The Associated Press crowdsourced that question on a Facebook thread as ...

Court delays deportation of Connecticut mother

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A federal court has delayed the scheduled deportation of a 15-year resident of Connecticut to her native Albania. Denada Rondos was scheduled to be returned to...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup – November 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The top news this week included a Taiwanese citizen stripped off his citizenship after getting a temporary Chinese passport, an American aerialist in dire need of a medical eva...

US woman arrested in Zimbabwe is ordered freed on bail

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A judge in Zimbabwe has ordered that a United States citizen charged with subversion and accused of insulting the president should be freed on $1,000 bail. Ma...

Dozens of men describe rape, torture by Sri Lanka government

LONDON (AP) — One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, beaten with iron rods and hung upside-down. ...

Taiwanese tourists robbed in Papua New Guinea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tourist group was robbed in Papua New Guinea, a southwestern Pacific country, on November 4, but no casualties were reported, said the Mini...

British soccer player Tim Chow to join Taiwan team after all

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – British soccer player Tim Chow (周定洋) will be playing for Taiwan’s national team in the decisive November 14 Asian Cup qualification match against Turkmenistan after ...

Taiwanese tourist loses citizenship after getting quickie Chinese passport 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese tourist has been stripped of his household registration (hukou, 戶口) and passport after he was reported for having a temporary Chinese passport, which his ...

Tim Chow will not play for Taiwanese team in Turkmenistan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a law firm that represents British professional soccer player of Taiwanese descent Tim Chow (周定洋), he will not be playing alongside the Taiwanese national soc...