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Vandals of pro-Hong Kong restaurant in Taipei sentenced to prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four defendants in the Aegis restaurant vandalism case have been sentenced to four to six months in prison. According to the court judgment, Lee Chao-hsin (李昭信) agreed ...

Crypto Exchange Bybit Signs New Esports Deals With Scandinavian Powerhouses Astralis and Alliance

Nordic outfits Astralis and Alliance new additions to Bybit's expanding esports familyBybit announced three landmark esports deals in a weekTop gaming athletes to compete in crypto trading event of t...

Taiwan restaurant supporting Hong Kong protesters closes after fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aegis restaurant (保護傘) in Taipei City, known for supporting Hong Kong democracy activists, has closed down temporarily after a fire early Friday (Aug. 20) morning. ...

Afghanistan: What does NATO withdrawal mean for India?

The final stages of the withdrawal of US-led foreign forces from Afghanistan, coupled with the Taliban's sweeping offensive, have forced regional stakeholders to recalibrate their position in the ...

Migrants held in filthy conditions in Mexico border town

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s governmental human rights commission said Thursday that migrants have been detained in filthy conditions in the border town of Piedras Negras, across from Eagle Pass, Texas...

China’s Communist Party runs low on creativity

HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters Breakingviews) - The Chinese Communist Party turns 100 this week. A century after it was founded in Shanghai’s French concession, the institution has never been so po...

Aging Finland seeks to attract skilled immigrants

This year, the United Nations (UN) ranked Finland the world's happiest country for the fourth year running. The recognition is based on international surveys in which citizens are asked about thei...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on how a slaughter at a girls’ school may foretell Afghanistan’s future:...

COVID: India faces vaccine shortage amid surge in new cases

Several Indian states have reported shortages of coronavirus vaccines, as the number of cases in India surpasses Brazil's tally, making it the second hardest-hit country in the world. The second ...

Has India's coronavirus vaccine diplomacy hit a hurdle?

India had administered nearly 45 million COVID vaccine shots to people across the country as of Sunday. At the same time, it had shipped over 60 million doses to 76 nations, delivered either under the...

US head of Indo-Pacific Command urges continued arms sales to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Admiral Philip Davidson, the commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, said Thursday (March 4) it is vital that the U.S. continue arms sales to Taiwan and encourage the ...

US demands status of all Syrian detainees be made public

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States demanded Tuesday that the status of tens of thousands of civilians detained in Syria during the country’s 10-year conflict be made public, and that the bodies o...

Russian court sentences activist under law on 'undesirables'

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Thursday handed a suspended sentence to an activist accused of membership of an “undesirable” organization, part of the authorities’ effort to tighten control over the...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2021. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24,...

The Trade Desk Appoints Benson Ho as Senior Vice President, North Asia

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 January 2021 - Global advertising technology leader, The Trade Desk, today announced the appointment of Benson Ho as Senior Vice President of North Asia. In this ...