Taiwan's education ministry pushes universities to start winter break early for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is sending letters to universities nationwide asking them to administer final exams earlier, as some current testing dates would conflict w...

Norwegian ends some long-haul flights to US, Thailand

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle says it is ending long-haul routes to the United States and Thailand from two Scandinavian capitals, citing technical issues with the ...

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid likely to be moved to December

MADRID (AP) — This month's Spanish league "clásico" match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is expected to be postponed until December because of a planned separatist rally in the Catalan capital. ...

Sarri to return against Parma, Conte against Lecce

MILAN (AP) — The new coaches of Juventus and Inter Milan have relatively easy starts to their return to Serie A, but there are potentially crucial matches during the second weekend of the new Italian ...

Police: Man spread terror propaganda before officer attack

PHOENIX (AP) — An 18-year-old Islamic State follower who was shot after throwing rocks at and wielding a knife toward a police officer in metro Phoenix earlier this year had used text messages to spre...

Tuchel feeling the pressure as PSG's season ends poorly

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel faces a lot of questions ahead of next season, having fallen short of his predecessors at the club during a complicated first campaign in charge. ...

With Messi at his best, Barcelona had no title rival

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Without Cristiano Ronaldo around to at least keep it interesting, a spectacular Lionel Messi had no rival to stop him from helping Barcelona successfully defend its Spanish lea...

Jussie Smollett's career could struggle to get back on track

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett's career faced mortality after he was arrested and accused of lying about being targeted in a January hate crime attack, and the case's abrupt dismissal hasn't exact...

Bottas, version 2019, has breakthrough win at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The 2019 version of Valtteri Bottas is leading a Formula One championship for the first time. Sure, he's only one Grand Prix into the season, he concedes,...

Valtteri Bottas: "I'm going to beat everyone this year"

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Last season's Formula One campaign was so demoralizing for Valtteri Bottas that he got drunk to forget all about it. Bottas didn't win a single race in 2018 despi...

Title hopes on the line for Dortmund as Leverkusen visits

BERLIN (AP) — With Borussia Dortmund's lead shrinking, one of its former coaches could deliver another blow to the team's Bundesliga title chances. Peter Bosz will take his Bayer Lev...

Michael Jackson is back: Danish mall reverses removal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has reversed its decision not to exhibit a statue of Michael Jackson. Jesper Andreasen, manager of the Roedovre Centrum mall...

Real Madrid enjoying winning run as Champions League returns

Three-time defending champion Real Madrid appears to have hit its stride again just in time for the return of the Champions League. The knockout stages begin Tuesday with Manchester ...

Pepe's rise: From fighting relegation to Ligue 1's new star

PARIS (AP) — Lille forward Nicolas Pepe can tell by the way opponents react to him these days that his status in the French league has changed dramatically over the last year. "It's ...

Finnbogason hat trick helps Augsburg forget week of turmoil

BERLIN (AP) — Alfred Finnbogason scored a hat trick in the snow to help Augsburg end its week of turmoil with a 3-0 win over Mainz in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Heavy snowfall failed ...