400 years on, Mayflower's legacy includes pride, prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling with the complicated legacy of their an...

Is Xi losing sleep over the Buddha?

Amid all the upheaval the world is currently experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China is more concerned about Sinicizing Buddhism — Tibetan Buddhism to be exact. “Tibetan Buddhism...

US-China tensions take center stage at UN as Trump accuses Beijing of unleashing 'plague'

U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (Sept. 22) that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beiji...

Vatican determined to renew accord with China despite US criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent criticism of the Vatican for warming up to China, Holy See officials have warned that American intervention...

Some see irony in virus' impact on Mayflower commemoration

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for the Pilgrims. Dozens of events were planned to mark the 400th anniversary of the religious separatists’ arrival at what we now know as ...

Some see irony in COVID's impact on Mayflower commemoration

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for Pilgrims. Dozens of events — from art exhibits and festivals to lectures and a maritime regatta featuring the Mayflower II, a full-scal...

Pope Francis extends deal with China on appointment of bishops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pope Francis has reportedly agreed to a two-year extension of a controversial deal with China on the appointment of Catholic bishops in the authoritarian country, accordin...

Delhi riots: Book withdrawal sparks freedom of speech debate in India

Last week, Bloomsbury India decided to not publish the book "Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story," which sheds light on the communal riots in the Indian capital earlier this year. Written by...

India: Amnesty accuses police of human rights abuses at February riots

Police in the Indian metropolitan area of Delhi should be investigated for alleged human rights abuses committed during riots that followed protests against a new citizenship law at the end of Februar...

AP FACT CHECK: GOP taps distortions to heap praise on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Trump echoed falsehoods of his father, Melania Trump credited her husband with a dubious religious first, and the president's economic adviser wholly distorted the conditions Do...

US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday it was investigating a militant claim by a newly formed Iraqi Shiite militant group of a bombing at the Iraq-Kuwait border. ...

Ted Cruz sarcastically responds to Chinese sanctions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shortly after China announced sanctions against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and several of his colleagues on Monday (July 13), the Texan politician sarcastically responded that ...

Man gets 10-month sentence for threatening Muslim politician

A North Carolina man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in prison for anonymously threatening on social media to lynch a Muslim-American man who ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia, according to p...

Pompeo demands China disclose whereabouts of Tibet's Panchen Lama

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Tibetans commemorated the 11th Panchen Lama's 25th year of disappearance on Monday (May 18), U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded the Chinese government &qu...

Passage to India: Trump ready for warm embrace, adulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the Trumpiest of offers. A rally at one of the world's largest stadiums. A crowd of millions cheering him on. A love fest during an election year. ...