China replaces its top official in protest-riven Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — China replaced its top official in Hong Kong on Saturday, state media said, as anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory enter their eighth month. Luo ...

Taipei's Hi-Life ATM provides foreign currency exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hi-Life convenience store in the Dihua business circle in Taipei has an ATM that can carry out foreign currency exchange services, accepting foreign banknotes such as US...

Brinks driver and Samaritan shot during botched ATM robbery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities swarmed an apartment complex east of Tampa, where they believed a robbery suspect was holed up Friday after a botched ATM robbery left two people wounded b...

Taipei District Prosecutors Office publishes English book on its history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) released an English publication titled "Arrival of Taipei District Prosecutors Office" (台北法鑑—皇華台北 鑠法薪傳) on Th...

ATMs in Taiwan to go smart in age of digital banking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will continue to promote cashless payments while working to upgrade the country’s ATMs in the era of digital banking, said its financial regulator on Tuesday ...

Excess of ATMs hampers Taiwan’s bid to go cashless

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier and Appacus Foundation Chairman Sean Chen (陳沖) wants to revisit Taiwan’s policy on automated teller machines (ATMs), as he believes they are a hurdle ...

Singapore’s DBS to shut down all of its ATMs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean bank DBS has decided to shut down all its ATMs in Taiwan by the end of this year if the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) agrees, reports said Wednesday (...

Banks in Lebanon stay closed as employees go on strike

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's banking association says banks will stay closed due to a strike by employees as the country's financial crisis worsens. Banks were supposed to open on Tuesday...

Woman found in desert after harrowing, weeklong kidnapping

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suburban Las Vegas woman dragged to California by father-and-daughter kidnappers was found cold but alive after a harrowing, weeklong kidnapping where she was raped, robbed and le...

Liz Weston: Speedier payment systems could curb your costs

Here's an illustration of the many ways slow payment systems can inconvenience you and cost you money. Let's say Homer is two days from payday. The family checking account at First B...

3 Romanian men sentence for role in ATM skimming scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Three Romanian men have been sentenced to federal prison for their role in a multi-state ATM skimming scheme. Federal prosecutors in Boston say 26-year-old Ion Boncules...

Taiwan has not given up jurisdiction in murder case: Tsai

Taiwan has not given up jurisdiction in a 2018 murder case involving two Hong Kong citizens, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday, amid an ongoing controversy over whether Taiwan should accept th...

Hong Kong protests: Suitcase murder suspect to be released, says he will return to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As social unrest continues in Hong Kong, the suspect in the murder case that initially prompted the Hong Kong government to draft the controversial extradition bill is set...

228 Taiwanese defrauded out of NT$30 million after Booking.com data leaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to Booking.com's ongoing data breaches, 228 Taiwanese have been defrauded out of NT$30 million over the first nine months of this year. The Criminal Investigati...

Chelsea cashes out with ATM: English youngsters make impact

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea is collecting a rare currency from its "ATM": Goals from young English academy graduates. Abraham, Tomori and Mount. They have scored all 11 g...