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Macron to commemorate 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonapart, the warrior and emperor who famously bequeathed to France its civil code but whose leg...

200 years: Remote St. Helena island marks Napoleon's death

Getting to the remote South Atlantic island where Napoleon died 200 years ago got even harder during the coronavirus pandemic. So while commemorations of the May 5, 1821 death of th...

Photo of the Day: Volcano on Taiwan's ally Saint Vincent explodes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This photo shows a massive volcanic eruption that struck Taiwan's diplomatic ally Saint Vincent and the Grenadines over the weekend. La Soufriere, a volcano located...

Migrants stuck in Spain's Canary Islands say camps are unfit

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — While Spain has criticized Europe for not sharing responsibilities on migration, the country is finding itself under fire from migrants, local officials and hu...

AP PHOTOS: Only ash and shells of homes left on volcano isle

TAAL VOLCANO, Philippines (AP) — The island is a ghost town, its trees just dead sticks in a gray landscape, its homes and school ash-covered and damaged by continuing earthquakes and the explosive vo...

UK government says it will reform 'broken' asylum system

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s interior minister vowed Sunday to stop people entering the country clandestinely and to fix what she called a “broken” asylum system, echoing commitments that have been made an...

UK mulled sending asylum-seekers to remote Atlantic island

LONDON (AP) — The British government reportedly proposed processing asylum-seekers on a remote volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean more than 4,000 miles (6,435 kilometers) from the U.K. — a plan tha...

Taiwan to put in place volcano alert system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to implement a volcano warning system by the end of this year that covers the Datun Volcano Group (大屯火山群) in the north and Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island...

Taiwan’s Keelung Islet open to visitors July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Islet off Taiwan's north coast will be open to tourists beginning Wednesday (July 1), with the number of visitors per day to be capped at 1,200. The Keelung...

Taiwan's Green Island to boost drinking water accessibility to reduce plastic waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Green Island is seeking to wean itself off bottled water in a project that will make drinking water available at 33 spots around the island. In a partner...

With testing, Iceland claims major success against COVID-19

HVAMMSTANGI, Iceland (AP) — Winter storms isolated the northern village of Hvammstangi from the rest of Iceland. Then spring brought the coronavirus, isolating villagers from each other. Now, as summe...

Philippine volcano's quakes, cracks send more people fleeing

LEMERY, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine volcano belched smaller plumes of ash Thursday but shuddered continuously with earthquakes and cracked roads in nearby towns, which were blockaded by police due...

Police: 2 missing bodies in volcano eruption may be at sea

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities said Wednesday they believe the two bodies that remain missing after a deadly volcanic eruption last week have been washed out to sea and may nev...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BREXIT CLOSER AFTER TORY MAJORITY IN ELECTION Prime Minister Boris Johnson’...

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island Friday morning and recovered...