'Foreign bride' to make history in Taiwan election

Jan 10, 2016

'Foreign bride' to make history in Taiwan election

A woman derided as a “foreign bride” after her cash-strapped Cambodian family married her off through a broker is set to make history in Taiwan’s parliamentary elections this week. Lin Li-chan is running for lawmaker in the vote, which will be held alongside the ...

Cologne police chief dismissed over New Year's Eve assaults

Jan 9, 2016

Cologne police chief dismissed over New Year's Eve assaults

The police chief of the German city of Cologne was dismissed Friday amid mounting criticism of his force’s handling of a string of New Year’s Eve sexual assaults and robberies blamed largely on foreigners. Wolfgang Albers had faced mounting criticism for the police response ...

Briton fights to regain baby left in New York hotel

Jan 8, 2016

Briton fights to regain baby left in New York hotel

A British police officer has gone to court in New York to seek the return of her baby son, who was given to an LGBT-activist foster mother after he was found alone in a hotel. Louise Fielden, 42, flew to Manhattan last April with ...

Jan 8, 2016

Woman who served as surrogate gives birth to granddaughter

A North Texas woman has given birth to her own granddaughter after serving as a surrogate for her daughter. At age 54, Tracey Thompson of Plano delivered a 6-pound, 11-ounce (3,000-gram) girl after serving as surrogate for her 28-year-old daughter, Kelley McKissack. Doctors at ...