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Willow Biden joins long and varied line of White House pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome, Willow, to a long line of presidential pets. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden have added a green-eyed tabby from Pennsylvania to the White House...

Bach from the brink: Meet Taiwanese musician Ethan Lin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Is it a violin? A viola? “No,” says Ethan Lin (林逸軒), “it’s a violoncello da Spalla!” Fiddling this five-stringed mongrel from the ancestra...

AP PHOTOS: A Ukrainian village awaits the next move

ZOLOTE, Ukraine (AP) — In the Ukrainian village of Zolote, Olga Berezhna cradles one of the rabbits she raises, feeds her chickens and gets an eager greeting from her shaggy dog when she walks into he...

Ukraine crisis updates: What to know amid the fears of war

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — High-stakes diplomacy continued on Friday in a bid to avert a war in Eastern Europe. The urgent efforts come as 100,000 Russian troops are massed near Ukraine's border and the Bi...

Memorial announced for 3 firefighters killed in collapse

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fire officials in Baltimore announced plans Friday for a memorial for three firefighters who died earlier this week after a vacant rowhome partially collapsed, trapping them inside. ...

With tensions high, Russia aims for Olympic gold in Beijing

Russia is heading to the Beijing Olympics against a backdrop of international tension, and not for the first time. A build-up of Russian forces near neighboring Ukraine is causing co...

AP PHOTOS: Winter Olympic mascots through the years

One was decided by a newspaper poll, one by a public vote and some others through a contest. The most recent was chosen from thousands of global entries of illustrations by children. Over the years, t...

Chinese celebrities Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy divorce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese celebrity Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) and Yeung Wing (楊穎), mostly known by her stage name Angelababy, announced Friday (Jan. 28) they are ending of their 7-year marriage....

US tries to name and shame Russian disinformation on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break from the past, the U.S. and its allies are increasingly revealing their intelligence findings as they confront Russian preparations for invading Ukraine, looking to underc...

Korrnell Ritz Academy teacher accused of abusing 19 students in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teacher at a prominent private bilingual kindergarten in Taichung City is being accused of physically abusing 19 students. Seven parents of children who attend the Ko...

N. Korea confirms missile tests as Kim visits munitions site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday its two latest rounds of weapons tests this week were successful while vowing to bolster its nuclear “war deterrent” and speed up the development of m...

9 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday (Jan. 27), marking the 21st intrusion this month. Six People&rs...

India Taipei Association commemorates Republic Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The India-Taipei Association (ITA) celebrated India’s Republic Day with a commemorative event held at Taipei’s Grand Hyatt hotel on Thursday (Jan. 27). The ...

Taiwan's VP Lai meets Kamala Harris for 1st time publicly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) met with Vice President Kamala Harris for the first time publicly during the inauguration of new Honduras President Xiomara ...

N.Korea confirms latest weapons tests as Kim visits 'important' munitions factory

SEOUL, Jan 28 (Reuters) - North Korea conducted tests of an upgraded long-range cruise missile and a warhead of a tactical guided missile this week, as leader Kim Jong Un visited a munitions factory p...