Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - March 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included President Tsai Ing-wen announced plans to build Taiwan's first indigenous submarine, a Taiwanese boss owes Indian chefs nearly...

Trump's SEC pick, an ex-Goldman lawyer, to face skepticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Goldman Sachs may be about to get another friend in Washington. Jay Clayton, a well-connected Wall Street lawyer who is President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Se...

Man convicted of cheating South Korean school out of $5.5M

NEW YORK (AP) — A suburban New York man has been convicted of cheating a South Korean school out of $5.5 million and then living lavishly. A federal court jury returned the guilty ve...

Dax Shepard takes "CHIPS" from primetime to "Bad Boys"

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dax Shepard was only 2 when "CHiPs" started airing on NBC and 8 by the time the popular series about the California Highway Patrol ended. He remembers the show — the sunshine, the m...

Volkswagen exec stays in jail in US emissions cheating case

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has refused to grant bond to a Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the company's U.S. emissions scandal while on vacation in Miami in January. The decisio...

IOC board member apologizes for linking Russian ban to Nazis

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — IOC board member Gian Franco Kasper has apologized for comparing a ban on Russia from the 2018 Olympics to persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. Kasper...

Renault denies report of emissions cheating software

PARIS (AP) — Renault is denying a report that its vehicles are equipped with software that allowed its vehicles to cheat on emissions testing. The statement Wednesday from the French...

Reports: Audi headquarters searched in emissions probe

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that authorities are searching offices of Audi in connection with an investigation into the luxury automaker's parent company Volkswagen's cheating on diesel emission...

Kashmir ex-rebels, families live stateless in their own home

KREERI, India (AP) — After former fighter Syed Bashir Bukhari gave up the rebellion against Indian rule in his home territory of Kashmir, he faced trouble. His family was denied Indi...

Where things stand in the Volkswagen emissions scandal

Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to three criminal counts for a scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules. If a federal judge agrees to the Justice Department's sentencing recommendation, the scandal ...

The Latest: VW pleads guilty in emissions-cheating case

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Volkswagen's guilty plea in the U.S. for cheating on emission tests (all times local): ___ 10:35 a.m. Volkswagen has ...

VW expected to plead guilty in emissions-cheating case

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen's day of reckoning for cheating on diesel emissions tests is coming on Friday. The German automaker is expected to plead guilty to three criminal counts at ...

Merkel: had no prior knowledge of VW emissions scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says she only found out about Volkswagen's use of software to cheat on emissions through the media. Appearing as a witness Wednesday before a G...

Cricket Australia chief defends captain Steve Smith

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has defended test captain Steve Smith and his team, labelling comments alluding to potential cheating made by India skipper Virat K...

Smith says he was wrong to seek help on DRS decision

BANGALORE, India (AP) — Australian skipper Steve Smith has admitted it was a mistake to refer to the dressing room for guidance on DRS referral after he was given out in the second innings on day four...