Language and Linguistics
Mar 21, 2013 03:58 EDT
A Taiwanese fugitive who knew no English has been arrested because police were curious about the word "Wanted" on his T-shirt.
Mar 20, 2013 13:14 EDT
A French-language biopic of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent will be distributed in the US by the Weinstein Company, it said on Wednesday.
Mar 18, 2013 13:38 EDT
Qatar's Al-Jazeera television network said Monday it was preparing to launch a news channel in Britain while studies are at an advanced stage for a French-language channel.
Mar 17, 2013 14:48 EDT
Heinz Kounio was put aboard the first train to transfer Jews from the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki to the Auschwitz death camp on March 15, 1943.
Mar 16, 2013 15:17 EDT
Belgium's main Flemish separatist party New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) warned Saturday that it wanted complete autonomy for the Flanders region if it wins legislative elections slated for May 2014.
Mar 16, 2013 15:06 EDT
Susan Wang couldn't speak English when she arrived in California from Taiwan, aged 16.
Mar 16, 2013 09:20 EDT
China's parliament on Saturday approved Wang Yi, a former envoy to North Korean nuclear talks and ambassador to Japan, as the country's new foreign minister as tensions run high in Northeast Asia.
Mar 14, 2013 11:24 EDT
Author Tan Twan Eng became the first Malaysian author to win Asia's top literary prize on Thursday for his novel set during the aftermath of the Japanese occupation of Malaya.
Mar 14, 2013 09:49 EDT
Two senior officials at Iran's Press TV whom the EU has slapped with sanctions have criticised the bloc over the move, in comments published on the English-language channel's website on Thursday.
Mar 12, 2013 17:46 EDT
US Secretary of State John Kerry showed off more of his hidden language skills on Tuesday, revealing he still knew some Norwegian picked up as a boy when he spent a couple of years in Oslo.
Mar 08, 2013 02:01 EST
When Misbah Rashid taught Chinese 30 years ago, few signed up. Today her department has more than 200 Pakistani students, increasingly attracted by the prospect of an affordable education and a job.
Mar 04, 2013 15:48 EST
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced Monday he will travel this month to "Canada and Quebec", singling out the French-speaking province whose status within Canada has been a source of friction between the two countries.
Feb 27, 2013 16:47 EST
Britain's Prince Harry attended a fundraising gala dinner organised in neighbouring South Africa for his Lesotho charity projects as he wrapped up his three-day visit to southern Africa.
Feb 24, 2013 15:33 EST
Here are some interesting and offbeat facts about this year's Oscars:
Feb 19, 2013 08:33 EST
Politicians named after Adolf Hitler and Frankenstein are among 345 candidates competing in elections this week in a northeast Indian state with a history of bizarre naming conventions.
Feb 19, 2013 00:37 EST
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
Feb 15, 2013 06:43 EST
Bangladesh has banned the Japanese manga cartoon Doraemon from its TV screens over fears that youngsters who are hooked on the Hindi-dubbed version are struggling to learn their native Bengali.
Feb 08, 2013 17:39 EST
Even though it was long the language of global diplomacy, new US Secretary of State John Kerry laughingly refused to try out his rusty French before the bilingual Canadian press on Friday.
Feb 07, 2013 18:32 EST
Second-generation immigrants in the United States are far better off than their parents and almost as well-placed as the offspring of native-born Americans, a study found Thursday.
Feb 07, 2013 02:31 EST
The Seoul city government is offering a cash reward of 500,000 won ($460) to anyone informing the authorities about taxi drivers who rip off foreign tourists.