Passengers reach China after 3-day layover in Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — More than 250 airline passengers who endured an unexpected three-day layover in Russia's Siberia region have finally made it to their destination in China. The extended...

Big attention for rookie Champ begins with small favor

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Cameron Champ was a freshman in high school and a graduate of The First Tee program, missing only the means to travel the country to play junior golf tournaments with hop...

New tourist hotspot in Taiwan's Taoyuan: new Sikou suspension bridge  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The longest suspension bridge in Taiwan, located in the Fuxing District, Taiwan, has become Taoyuan City’s new tourist hotspot since its inauguration in January 2...

BBC Travel Show visits historic Taiwanese city of Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The historic city of Tainan has become the first stop on a Taiwanese journey by the popular BBC TV program The Travel Show, with the broadcast scheduled for November 21. ...

Taiwan HSR now offering discount 'winter warmer' travel packages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) announced today that it will collaborate with 19 luxury hotels to provide discount “winter warmer” domestic holiday packages for c...

Snedeker back at Australian Open for 1st time since 2007

SYDNEY (AP) — Brandt Snedeker hasn't played the Australian Open since 2007 but the memory of his costly mistake in the final round hasn't faded. Snedeker lost by a shot to Craig Parr...

Mattis send-off as US war-booty bells return to Philippines

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. defense secretary plans to take part in a ceremony in Wyoming marking the beginning of a process to return three disputed church bells to the Philippines. ...

Underlying issues keep Israel, Hamas locked in violent loop

JERUSALEM (AP) — A slew of grievances and major underlying issues have Israel and Hamas locked in a spiral of violence that has caused three wars in the last decade and repeated rounds of deadly fight...

2 months in prison for ex-union official in corruption probe

DETROIT (AP) — A former union official has been sentenced to 60 days in prison for using money from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center for shoes, jewelry and other personal benefits. ...

Pope to visit Morocco in March in big year for foreign trips

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is going to Morocco in March in what is expected to be a heavy year of foreign travel for the 81-year-old pontiff. The Vatican on Tuesday confirmed t...

Transatlantic budget flying gets a reality check

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — For those hoping for ever cheaper fares on long-haul flights, this month's takeover of Icelandic airline Wow is not good news. The struggling airline, which...

Marshall Islands President survives no confidence vote amid alleged Chinese conspiracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine narrowly survived a vote of no confidence on Nov. 12, amid what she described as an influence campaign mounted by China. Heine sa...

China says Pacific not sphere of influence of any country

BEIJING (AP) — China says South Pacific islands don't fall within any country's sphere of influence, amid growing resistance to its efforts to broaden its footprint in a region that involves the Unite...

Russian opposition leader Navalny barred from leaving Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says that he's been barred from leaving Russia. Navalny said in a blog post on Tuesday that he was due to travel to France to a...

Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42 -- making it the deadliest in state his...