China dissident leaves for Canada after 233 days in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of two Chinese dissidents who arrived in Taiwan last September asking for political asylum was allowed to fly on to Canada after 233 days on the island, reports said T...

Independent Cuban think tank says closing under pressure

HAVANA (AP) — One of Cuba's only independent think tanks said Monday that it is closing because of pressure from what it described as powerful institutions on and off the communist island, though it g...

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

Spyware crafted by an "advanced cyber actor" infected multiple targeted mobile phones through the popular WhatsApp communications program without any user intervention through in-app voice calls, the ...

Maduro's foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador's residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and ask...

Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislative assembly descended into chaos Saturday as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory's extradition law clashed over acce...

Prague mayor sending Philharmonic to Taiwan instead of China after Xi snub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news that China has canceled a China tour of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in retaliation for refusing to exclude a Taiwanese diplomat, the Czech city's ...

Terry Gou urges no arms race, Tsai: Tell it to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen advised Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) to “tell it to China” today (April 29) in response to his criticism of Taiwan’s recent arms...

Man accused of being UAE spy dies in Turkish jail

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a man accused of spying for the United Arab Emirates has committed suicide in prison. The man was one of two suspects arrest...

Lyra McKee: Murdered journalist honored at Northern Ireland funeral

Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist who was shot dead by a New IRA gunman in Northern Ireland last week, was honored by hundreds of mourners and political leaders at a funeral in Belfast on Wednesday...

The Latest: US veteran suspected in N. Korea embassy attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a dissident group's raid on North Korea's embassy in Madrid (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors allege a U.S. veteran was part...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

LONDON (AP) — The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic a...

Wife to visit Taiwan human rights worker in China jail next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China has given the green light to Lee Ching-yu (李淨瑜) for a visit next week to her husband, Taiwanese human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who is sitting out a five-y...

Zimbabwe to exhume, rebury thousands from 1980s mass killing

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's state media say the government has promised to exhume and rebury the bodies of thousands of people killed during a 1980s military campaign aimed at crushing dissiden...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda's Kagame is praised, feared

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A quarter-century after Rwanda's brutal genocide, President Paul Kagame remains a constant figure atop the country's politics, feted by those who say it needs his visionary lead...

Taiwanese student in France detained for protesting against Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese exchange student in Paris was briefly detained by police for waving an independence banner during Xi Jinping’s recent procession through the European cap...