ILO says working conditions improve in Thai seafood sector

BANGKOK (AP) — A report issued Tuesday by the U.N.'s International Labor Organization credits Thailand with improving working conditions in the fishing and seafood processing industry, but says that s...

CTBC Bank ATM system crashes due to system error

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – CTBC Bank’s (中國信託商業銀行) ATM system crashed on the afternoon of Oct. 18, causing disruption to payments, online banking, and lottery ticket sales, reported CNA. CTB...

FBI warned of worldwide ATM scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A few days after the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) issued a confidential worldwide warning of a potential ATM cyber attack, hackers stole over US$13.5 million fro...

Thai police arrest six Taiwanese citizens for call-center fraud scam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Thailand’s Deputy Commissioner of Tourist Police held a press conference on Sunday to detail the arrests of six Taiwanese citizens who are charged with operating an ex...

3 Taiwanese arrested for alleged phone fraud in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Taiwanese nationals were arrested by Thai policemen for allegedly being engaged in telecom fraud. On September 22, three Taiwanese men were captured in Nakhon Rat...

Filipinos in Taiwan advised to watch out for identity theft

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei on Tuesday warned Filipinos to beware of identity theft and electronic fraud after a big bust of a crime syndicate and ...

Isolation by the West fuels a tech startup boom in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mostafa Meisami has given up on the farming life, trading his old job raising cattle for a better-paying gig ferrying commuters through the notoriously traffic-clogged streets of t...

AP Exclusive: The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials — ...

Ex-American soldier club turned into public space for music, food

Taipei -- After years of being left idle, a brick compound in Yangmingshan that once served as a club for American soldiers stationed in Taiwan has recaptured some of its former glamour as a public sp...

4 Canadians indicted in US ATM fraud that could reach $250K

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Four Canadians facing charges they crossed into the United States to fraudulently skim money from ATM machines in Vermont could have stolen almost $250,000, U.S. court documents...

End to US sanctions a boon Myanmar economy, but woes remain

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — KFC's grinning Colonel Sanders and his goatee are among the few prominent signs of U.S. brands or business in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. That will likely ...

Man who led ATM scheme that stole $5M sentenced to 10 years

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) -- A Romanian native who led a scheme that used card-reading devices to lift bank information from ATMs and steal millions of dollars was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesda...

Greece: Referendum campaigns squeezed to deadline

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Rival campaigns in Greece's bailout referendum end Friday, with rallies planned in Athens for "Yes" and "No" supporters -- at the same time.The events will happen 800 meters (87...

Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off f...

Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday, hours after the country's international bailout expired without a deal, cutting it off fr...