Skopje zoo's chimp returns after recovering from depression

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Koko the chimpanzee, once a star in Skopje's zoo, has returned home after spending 10 years in the Netherlands recovering from depression, the zoo says. ...

Migrants detained in Libya, caught in crossfire, seek aid

CAIRO (AP) — Eritrean migrants say the facility where they are detained in western Libya was caught in the crossfire between rival militias. The two migrants told The Associated Pres...

Migrants die of disease in Libya detention; UN criticized

CAIRO (AP) — In the desert of western Libya, hundreds of African migrants were held for months in a hangar filled with maggot-covered garbage and sewage. They shared a couple of buckets of water betwe...

Tsai seeks expanded Taiwan-US-Japan cooperation in Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- President Tsai Ing-wen said June 13 that Taiwan is determined to ramp up cooperation with the U.S. and Japan in countering rising challenges to rules-based order in the Indo-P...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in "Romeo and Juliet" and the mini...

Germany relinquishing thousands of Kafka confidant's papers

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are handing over to Israel a trove of 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka. The papers include a postcard from Kafka from 1910 and pers...

Is that Dad? 75 years on, D-Day history still being written

LUDRES, France (AP) — After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope. The retired French postal worker figured he'd likely go to his grave without ever knowing who his fathe...

New Jersey gets official state microbe: Streptomyces griseus

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A microorganism that played a role in treating tuberculosis is now officially recognized as New Jersey's state microbe. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday giv...

Former US Health Secretary in Taipei, calls for Taiwan's participation in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Today in Taipei, a joint health conference hosted by Taiwan, the United States, and Japan took place, with leaders calling for Taiwan’s increased participation in Wo...

European Cup-winning scorer Chalmers dies at 83

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Stevie Chalmers, who scored the winning goal for Celtic in the 1967 European Cup final, has died. He was 83. The Scottish team described Chalmers as "the man...

Drone delivery of antivenom to Taiwan's Alishan may be world record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A drone successfully delivered a dose of antivenom to a remote mountain clinic in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi Count on April 19, potentially setting a world record for the...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 28, the 118th day of 2019. There are 247 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 28,...

Ex-US health secretary to visit Taiwan ahead of WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price will visit Taiwan in late April to take part in a workshop co-hosted by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Aff...

Long-hidden Kafka trove within reach after series of trials

JERUSALEM (AP) — A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surrea...

Mirjana Markovic, the woman behind Slobodan Milosevic

Mirjana Mira Markovic, the widow of Serbian ex-leader Slobodan Milosevic, died in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 76. Her death once again united the couple that once wielded ultimate power in the Ba...