Albania and Greece seek joint maritime border resolution from The Hague

Greece and Albania announced on Tuesday that they would let the International Court of Justice (ICJ) resolve a dispute over their Ionian maritime border. "We have agreed to submit this case to i...

Albania, Greece take maritime dispute to international court

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Balkan neighbors Albania and Greece said Tuesday they have agreed to refer a dispute over their maritime borders in the Ionian Sea to the Netherlands-based International Court o...

Polish court ruling to determine fate of human rights office

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s constitutional court is issuing a ruling Tuesday that is expected to determine the fate of one of the last state bodies that has kept its independence from the populist ...

ETA’s bloody history: 853 killings in 60 years of violence

MADRID (AP) — The now-defunct Basque separatist militant group ETA was formed more than six decades ago to try to form an independent state in parts of northern Spain and southern France. ...

Thai police crack down on protesters, PM refuses to resign

BANGKOK (AP) — Riot police in Thailand cracked down on thousands of student-led protesters who rallied Friday in the capital in defiance of a strict state of emergency, while the prime minister ...

South Korea's abortion law revision plan sparks controversy

The South Korean government has announced plans to reverse the blanket ban on abortions that was imposed in 1953 and revise the law to permit a termination before the 14th week of a pregnancy. The pr...

Opposition parties win big in Czech Senate election

PRAGUE (AP) — Opposition parties in the Czech Republic have cemented their dominant position in Parliament’s upper house after winning big in an election for a third of the seats in the Senate, as the...

Jakarta cleans up after violent anti-labor law protests

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in Indonesia’s capital on Saturday were cleaning up burned-out cars, government offices and bus shelters that were set ablaze by protesters enraged over a new law...

Thai army criticized for alleged political use of Twitter

BANGKOK (AP) — A former politician whose party was the apparent target of a disguised online propaganda campaign by the Thai army earlier this year said Friday she and her colleagues plan legal action...

Open House Taipei unveils 74 mysterious spaces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 2020 Open House Taipei features 74 private spaces that will be open to the public for free on Nov. 28-29. Originating in London, 1992, "Open House" has taken ...

African court says ex-Ivory Coast leader should be candidate

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights said Friday that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should not be excluded from the list of candidates for the West ...

Algerian lawmakers OK constitution change before referendum

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved a revision of the North African nation's constitution aimed at building a “new Algeria," a promise of President Abdelma...

Taiwan's Tang Prize Foundation collaborates with the National Taiwan University to stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum on the Power of Civil Society for Realization of the Rule of Law

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - In the advent of challenges posed by critical issues such as climate change, global pandemics and social justice, what can civilians in the modern...

German villagers want top court to save homes from coal mine

BERLIN (AP) — Villagers living on the edge of a vast German coal mine said Wednesday they have lodged a case with Germany's top court in a bid to save their homes. The villagers say ...

Supporters of ex-Ivory Coast president submit his candidacy

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Supporters of Ivory Coast’s ex-president Laurent Gbagbo have submitted his documents to the electoral commission to get him registered as a candidate in the October electio...