Germany: 5 charged with trafficking, prostituting Thai women

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors have charged five people with trafficking Thai women to Germany and forcing them to work in a nationwide network of brothels. Frankfurt prosecutor Alexander...

More Vietnamese arrested for trafficking migrant workers to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Five Vietnamese have been detained by the country's Ministry of Public Security in a case linked to the trafficking of 152 tourists in Taiwan late last year, it was announc...

Review: Laird Barron returns with an often bleak novel

"Black Mountain" (Putnam), by Laird Barron Like a lyricist, Laird Barron excels at manipulating the tones and cadence of language. Like a Gothic novelist, the mood he creates is ofte...

22 foreign female tourists arrested for prostitution in Taipei over 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 22 foreign female tourists have been arrested for allegedly engaging in prostitution in Taipei, since a new series of raids began on April 12, reported CNA. As th...

Ahead of 'The Irishman,' Scorsese and De Niro look back

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of their much-anticipated and most recent collaboration, "The Irishman," Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro convened at the Tribeca Film Festival to look back on their long partn...

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids a...

Pope's Good Friday meditation to focus on human trafficking

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is dedicating this year's Good Friday meditations to victims of human trafficking. The Vatican said Friday that Francis had asked an Italian nun who ...

The Latest: Ex-officer to plead not guilty to murder charge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a former Ohio vice officer charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A defense attorney says a...

Ex-officer charged with fatally shooting woman in his car

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former vice squad officer in Ohio has been charged with fatally shooting a woman who was sitting in his unmarked police vehicle in what the man says was an act of self-defense....

Sex videos and prostitution rings reveal K-pop stars' dark side

The Washington Post once touted them as the "biggest band in Asia." The five members of Big Bang were celebrated internationally, not least because they broke the strict conventions of K-pop...

S. Korean police questioning 2 K-pop stars in sex scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two K-pop stars are facing police questioning over a series of interlocking scandals that have roiled South Korea. Live TV footage showed singer Jung Joon-y...

New York inaugurates its $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (AP) — A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — is scheduled to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban c...

Judge orders accused Ohio vice officer held without bond

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a vice squad officer in Ohio held without bail on charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. A federal indictm...

Feds accuse vice officer of forcing women into sex

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer for a vice squad officer in Ohio says his client is innocent of charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. Defense attorn...

Extent of abused Vietnamese children trafficked to Europe 'shocking'

Dung, a child from Vietnam, was kidnapped by women who pitied her and offered her food. She fainted and woke up later in a house in China. After a few days, she was forced to travel and found herself ...