French police arrest Taiwanese woman convicted of fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Police in France on Wednesday arrested a Taiwanese woman who had been on the run for half a year after being sentenced to four years in prison in a fraud case involving imitatio...

Barrier Reef tourists warned after 2 shark attacks in 2 days

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Tourists are being warned to keep out of the water in the Whitsunday Islands on Australia's Great Barrier Reef after two swimmers were critically injured by shark attacks on...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Guatemalans marched to...

Man accused of getting near Old Faithful arrested in chase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Wyoming's capital city. ...

Police on guard for poison at UN meeting; no specific threat

NEW YORK (AP) — Police seeking to secure the United Nations General Assembly are on guard for would-be assassins like the two men accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England. ...

Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police have shut down a small makeshift museum that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, saying the building's managers do not have a to...

Places Moon has visited are glimpses into North Korea itself

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A sacred volcano at the heart of North Korea's founding mythology. The ruling party's headquarters, said to be a potential target of South Korean and U.S. military attacks. A...

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S...

Koreas' leaders agree on military steps but whiff on nukes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After holding consecutive summits with soaring but empty rhetoric, the two Korean leaders in their third try finally produced some substance. The meeting in...

Confucius supports southern Taiwan’s history and culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legendary philosopher Confucius (孔子) has been recruited by the Tainan County Government (臺南市政府) to promote the region as a tourist destination and to encourage deeper unde...

Albania's first toll road opens 5 months after violence

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's first toll road has opened in the country's northeast despite calls for protests on social media. There were no disturbances early Monday, when just ...

China complains to Sweden over tourists' treatment

BEIJING (AP) — China is urging Sweden to respond to its complaints about the treatment of a Chinese family that was removed by police from a hotel in Stockholm. Foreign ministry spok...

When Moon meets Kim: Can roads pave way to denuclearization?

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Reunification Highway runs all the way from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the North from South Korea, 170 kilometers (100 m...

Pope gives those in square a gift, jokes: 'don't pay for it'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis had a surprise for the 35,000 people in St. Peter's Square — tiny crucifixes. Speaking to pilgrims, tourists and Romans on Sunday, Francis quipped th...

4 killed, 9 wounded in shooting at Mexico mariachi square

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say four people have been killed and nine wounded in a shooting at the capital's emblematic Garibaldi Plaza. Mexico City's prosecutors' office ...