One-wheeled wonders

Taiwan | For at-risk youth at a Taiwanese Christian boys home, unicycles are character-building vehicles
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 1/12/17, 05:42 pm

On a 100-degree summer afternoon, several giggly middle-school girls in New Taipei City, Taiwan, attempted to mount blue and yellow unicycles, gripping a metal pole in their school’s basketball court with one hand and their friends with the other. Repeatedly, the one-wheeler slipped out from beneath each girl as she lost balance and tried again.

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Associated Press/Photo by Gregorio Borgia

Globe Trot: Is Europe’s political center clinically dead?

International | Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns after his referendum fails
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/05/16, 04:37 pm

ITALY: Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after a constitutional referendum he offered failed by more than a 20 percent margin in yesterday’s vote. To be seen: What the defeat means for the populist Five Star Movement and its founder, comedian and actor Beppe Grillo.

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Associated Press/Photos by (Trump) Evan Vucci and (Tsai) Chinag Ying-ying

Trump breaks protocol with Taiwan call

Foreign Policy | Will a Trump administration foster closer ties between the United States and its ninth largest trade partner?
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 12/03/16, 11:28 am

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Breaking with U.S.-China protocol, President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on the phone Friday, the first time leaders from the United States and Taiwan have spoken since the two countries severed diplomatic ties in 1979.

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