Unclaimed body of Taiwanese teenager identified after 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unclaimed body of a Taiwanese teenager was finally identified after three years, during which time it drifted 300 kilometers from Taichung to waters around Turtle Isla...

EU nations clinch $2.1T budget, virus aid deal after 4 days

BRUSSELS (AP) — Weary but relieved, European Union leaders finally clinched a deal on an unprecedented 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and coronavirus recovery fund early Tuesday, somehow fin...

Far apart: EU leaders hold budget summit in pandemic times

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are meeting Friday in the largest room they could find at their summit center so they can keep apart as a health precaution. That's not the only way in which the...

So much money, so little time to find deal at EU summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — As European Union leaders start pouring in early for a two-day summit starting Friday, all realize that rarely so much has been on the line. The 27-nation bloc is bat...

EU to meet face-to-face at summit to carve up $2.1 trillion

BRUSSELS (AP) — There are limits to videoconferencing. When there is a lot of money at stake, people like to look each other in the eye. So on Friday, leaders from 27 European Union...

Two COVID-ravaged NY churches take different recovery paths

NEW YORK (AP) — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostl...

Taiwanese woman calls for further investigation into sister's death in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sister of a Taiwanese woman who died of unknown causes during a working holiday in Australia on Wednesday (May 20) urged the Taiwanese government to ask Australian pol...

China says boy picked by Dalai Lama now a college graduate

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that a boy who disappeared 25 years ago after being picked by the Dalai Lama as Tibetan Buddhism’s second-highest figure is now a college graduate with a ...

Tibetans demand China disclose fate of boy taken away in '95

BEIJING (AP) — Tibet’s self-declared government-in-exile marked the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of a boy named as Tibetan Buddhism’s second highest figure by calling on China on Sunday to ac...

Earthquake destroys urns in E. Taiwan cemetery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake that shook eastern Taiwan on Sunday failed to harm the living, but the same cannot be said for the deceased. The tremor dislodged a number of...

End of lockdown to uncork pent-up mourning for the lost

PARIS (AP) — As body after body has passed through his rubber-gloved hands, sealed in double-layered bags for disposal, Paris undertaker Franck Vasseur has become increasingly concerned about the futu...

Mexico family hurt by no funeral for father dead of COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of Manuel Briseño knows how they would have mourned the 78-year-old, who died Tuesday of the new coronavirus: a big funeral with the extended family, an extended mourning...

Grieving and saying goodbye in the time of coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — Tucked deep in the obituary for Charles Recka was an announcement that a Mass celebrating his 87 years of life “will be held at a later date.” Such notices are increas...

Pressure on Australia at women's Twenty20 Cricket World Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The face of a tormentor kept appearing in unlikely places while England captain Heather Knight was preparing for the ICC Women's Twenty20 World Cup. Knight...

Berlin police stop removal of urn that angered Jewish groups

BERLIN (AP) — Activists said Sunday that Berlin police prevented them from dismantling an art installation that angered Jewish groups after those who erected it claimed it contained Holocaust victims'...