Ukraine bars entry to Russian Church-affiliated bishop

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Ukrainian Border Guards Service says it has stripped a Russian Church-affiliated bishop of his Ukrainian citizenship and barred him from entering the country. ...

Comedian who plays Ukraine's president on TV leads real race

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy has spent more than 20 years as a comedian in Ukraine peppering his stand-up routines with imitations of politicians. So when his production company needed an ...

Moscow faces 300 bomb threats, up to 50,000 evacuated

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say that a flurry of fake bomb calls has prompted the evacuation of tens of thousands. The Interfax news agency said the city's emergency services ...

What to watch during Trump's State of the Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a uniter? That's the approach advisers say Trump will take in his first State of the Union address delivered under divided government. A pre...

57 international scholars sign open letter urging Canadian PM to reconsider Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 57 international Taiwan studies scholars have signed an open letter supporting the Canadian government’s management of its current China dispute. The letter was p...

Comcast loses cable users, but internet subscribers surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast continues to lose its U.S. cable customers, but racked up more internet subscribers and got a revenue boost from Sky, its big bet on European TV. The Philadel...

Campaigning in ambiguous presidential race starts in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A 90-day political campaign period has opened in Ukraine, where the incumbent president's future is uncertain. President Petro Poroshenko hasn't yet announced wh...

'The toughest year': US immigration changes dominated 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Children torn from their parents, refugees turned away, tear gas fired on asylum-seekers, and a president who says he's making good on promises to protect the nation's borders. In a br...

Orthodox believers rally to protest Ukraine parliament vote

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 1,000 Orthodox believers have rallied outside Ukraine's parliament to protest its demand that they change their church's name to reflect its ties to Moscow. ...

Taiwan should ‘lie low’ amid U.S-China conflict: former U.S. official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is advised to lie low amid the tug of war between the U.S. and China while striving to secure a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., urged former director of the Ame...

The Latest: Defender urges NYC to drop charges in video case

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a video showing New York City police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Bro...

Video shows NYC police pulling child from woman's arms

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating video that shows a group of officers pulling a child from a woman's arms while arresting her. NY1, which aired video o...

Ukraine calls up reservists amid tensions with Russia

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has announced a call-up of reservists amid tensions with Russia. Relations between the two neighbors have strained further following the Nov....

Taiwan elections: Kaohsiung mayoral election turns into tug-of-war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An hour after ballot counting started, the race for mayor of Kaohsiung, looked extremely tight, with cable TV stations alternating between giving a lead to ruling Democrat...

Tsai Ing-wen: sports help Taiwan shine through diplomatic difficulties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview at the Presidential Office Building today, Tsai Ing-wen said sporting events continue to remain one of the best ways for Taiwan to break through diplomatic...