Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, ...

IOC, WADA hire DC lobbyists to discuss anti-doping bill

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Not long after a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies advanced in the U.S. Congress, world Olympic and anti-doping leaders made clear how they felt abo...

Taiwan's soldiers to face stiffer penalties for drunk driving, false speech

The Legislative Yuan has passed amendments that will increase the penalties for military personnel found guilty of a repeated driving under the influence (DUI) offense that kills or injures people and...

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...

Pope names anti-Mafia prosecutor to court as scandal swirls

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named one of Italy’s leading anti-Mafia prosecutors as president of the Vatican’s criminal tribunal Thursday, just days after a new scandal erupted over alleged financ...

New Indonesia Parliament members take oath amid protests

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Parliament has been sworn in for a new session that comes amid sometimes violent protests against several new or proposed laws, including one they say has cripple...

Indonesia's president delays vote on new criminal code

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked lawmakers to delay a vote on a proposed new criminal code because of public opposition. Critics say the bill cont...

RCMP official arrested after FBI, RCMP found documents

TORONTO (AP) — The head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police says the national force was working with the FBI on an investigation last year when it discovered documents that eventually led to the arre...

Arrested official had access to intel from Canada's allies

TORONTO (AP) — The head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police force says the national police force has been shaken by the arrest of one of its senior intelligence officers and says he had access to inf...

Mounties lay secrets-law charges against top RCMP official

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's national police has arrested a senior intelligence official in its own force on charges of breaching Canada's secrets law. Authorities alleged Friday ...

DOT wants answers about Taiwan EVA Air flight attendant's 'add ingredients' joke

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After an EVA Air flight attendant and union leader was fired for joking that she would "add ingredients" to a captain's entree, the U.S. Department of Transportat...

Gynecologists in Germany fined for abortion advertising

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has fined two gynecologists for violating a ban on advertising abortions, the first such case to be tried since the rules were loosened earlier this year. ...

Spanish Parliament suspends jailed Catalans as lawmakers

MADRID (AP) — The lower chamber of Spain's Parliament has suspended four Catalan separatist politicians from their recently gained positions as national lawmakers because they are currently in jail du...

Bulgarian man charged with DUI in Taipei pleads ignorance of law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When a Bulgarian man identified with the Chinese surname Keh (克) was pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) last Wednesday (May 15), he claimed that he was unaware o...

Taiwan Criminal Code increases penalties for child abuse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s lawmakers passed Criminal Code amendments on Friday (May 10) that impose harsher penalties on child abusers. The amended Article 286 of the Criminal Code...