Indiana attorney general's lawyers downplay groping claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana's attorney general are downplaying allegations he drunkenly groped four women during a party, arguing that the claims against him represent common behavior even...

Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe's democracies, according to...

UK ambassador to US quits after leaked cables enrage Trump

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being branded a fool and made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy...

In Hong Kong, colonial flag still a symbol of prized values

LONDON (AP) — They smashed glass windows, sprayed rude graffiti and defaced Hong Kong's official emblem with black paint. But of all the dramatic photos showing hundreds of young protesters storming t...

Hong Kong protests may give Taiwan’s leader a boost vs China

BEIJING (AP) — Recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong are echoing in Taiwan, possibly giving the island’s President Tsai Ing-wen a lift in her campaign to resist Beijing’s pres...

'Daughters' welcomes 1st black woman to national board

NEW YORK (AP) — When Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly hit a roadblock while researching her family history, a chance encounter at a conference with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution got her t...

Taiwan’s civil service system reports data breach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s civil service system reported an information security breach incident on Monday (June 24), with the personal information of at least 240,000 civil servants ...

Prosecutor adds 22 St. Louis officers to exclusion list

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' top prosecutor has added 22 more names to a list of city police officers who are not allowed to bring cases to her office, after a national group accused the officers of po...

Hong Kong leader fights for political life after bill fiasco

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambi...

Hong Kong ex-official urges dropping extradition legislation

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's former Chief Secretary Anson Chan — long an outspoken advocate for more democracy in the ex-British colony — is urging the city's chief executive, Carrie Lam, to shelve pr...

Turkey seeks 249 suspects over cheating at ministry exam

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities in Turkey have issued detention warrants for 249 people as part of an investigation into alleged cheating during exams to recruit staff to the country's foreign minis...

Ireland beats Afghanistan by 72 runs in 1st ODI

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Ireland bowled out Afghanistan for 138 to claim a 72-run victory in their first one-day international on Sunday. Opener Paul Stirling top scored with...

Singaporean cleaning firm Spic & Span provides career progression opportunities for the disadvantaged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spic & Span is a cleaning firm with a difference, placing social outreach at the core of its operations. The company hires disadvantaged workers that face difficult...

Estimated 100,000 Taiwanese have applied for China residence permits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) said on Monday (May 6) that about 100,000 Taiwan nationals have applied for China residence permits,...

EU must curb corporate lobbying power — NGO

LobbyControl on Monday accused the European Union of doing too little to combat corporate influence. A new report by the German NGO said there are insufficient rules to limit such influence, which tak...