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With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real

Jul. 8, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon handed in the book they had toiled on for eight years — a satirical “anti-memoir” about Carrey’s life but with increasingly extreme flights of absurdity — to Sonny Mehta, the late Knopf publisher said he would put it out as...

Mayor Han Kuo-yu speaks to the media in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Residents of the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung voted Saturday to oust their mayor, whose failed bid for the presidency on behalf of the China-friendly Nationalist Party earlier this year brought widespread disapproval among residents. (Kyodo News via AP)

Taiwanese voters oust mayor who sought presidency

Jun. 6, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung on Saturday ousted their mayor, whose failed bid for the presidency on behalf of the China-friendly Nationalist Party earlier this year brought widespread disapproval among residents. The number of votes to recall Han Kuo-yu far exceeded...

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, walks ahead of Vice-President Lai Ching-te, left of her, as they attend an inauguration ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Tsai was inaugurated for a second term amid increasing pressure from China on the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

Taiwan President Tsai calls for stability in China relations

May. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called for stability in relations with China in her inaugural address Wednesday but said she would not accept Beijing’s political terms that would “downgrade Taiwan and undermine the cross-strait status quo.” Reelected by a...

In this combination image of file photos, from top left, shows an undated photo of Joan and Ed Porco in Orient, N.Y., provided by Julia Chachere; an April 8, 2020, photo of Bill Chambers when he was a young solider in the Canadian Army; an undated photo of Hannelore Fischer as a child after arriving in Portugal, provided by José Miguel Cruz da Costa; an undated photo of Sgt. Lenard Wells, a member of the League of Martin in Wisconsin, provided by Carl Hoyt/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; from bottom left, an undated photo of Laneeka Barksdale, provided by the Barksdale family; a mid-1980s photo of then student Dr. Amged El-Hawrani in north London, who died March 28 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, Britain; an early 2020 photo of Rafaela de Jesus Silva in Troncoso, Brazil, who gave birth on March 25, 2020, and died a week later from coronavirus complications, provided by her boyfriend Erisvaldo Lopes Dos Santos; and an undated photo of Enrico Giacomoni provided by t

Lives Lost: Victims of the virus, remembered for tomorrow

May. 12, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

Across the world, the devastation caused by the coronavirus is told in the voices of those left behind. In England, the brother of Amged El-Hawrani, a Sudanese immigrant who became a successful doctor, says a rock of the family has been lost. “We would all lean on him very heavily.” In the United...

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, supporters of the Nationalist or KMT party pose with the Taiwanese flag during a rally for the presidential election in Taipei, Taiwan. About two-thirds of Taiwanese don't identify as Chinese, according to a survey released Tuesday, highlighting the challenge China faces to bringing the self-governing island under its control. The U.S.-based Pew Research Center found that 66 percent view themselves as Taiwanese, 28 percent as both Taiwanese and Chinese and 4 percent as just Chinese. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Poll: Taiwanese distance themselves from Chinese identity

May. 12, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — About two-thirds of Taiwanese don’t identify as Chinese, according to a survey released Tuesday that highlights the challenge China would face in bringing the self-governing island under its control. The U.S.-based Pew Research Center found that 66% view themselves as...