Trade talk optimism pushes stocks higher in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans to extend key trade talks between the U.S. and China drove stocks broadly higher in early trading. The early gains mark a turnaround after the market ended lowe...

20 indicted in multimillion-dollar online fraud scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have indicted 20 people in a multimillion-dollar international online fraud scheme. The case announced Thursday stems from a lengthy investigati...

Over a dozen suspects arrested for cryptocurrency fraud

More than a dozen suspects have been arrested by police in New Taipei for creating a cryptocurrency scam that took millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (C...

Lawyer: Norway tycoon received message about missing wife

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The lawyer for one of Norway's richest men whose missing wife was allegedly abducted says they have received a message believed to come from those "in control of" her. ...

Taiwan indicts Bitcoin traders for violations of banking act

Seven people who were arrested on June 13, last year, for allegedly operating a fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme were officially charged with violating multiple banking and business related...

Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and identify any phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and technology he used when ...

Norway: Private tycoon goes public with wife's disappearance

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Tom Hagen and his wife expected to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019. Today, one of Norway's wealthiest men just wants to know that Anne-Elizabeth Falkevik Hage...

Norway police air video in tycoon's wife abduction case

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police investigating the believed abduction of millionaire Tom Hagen's wife have released two surveillance videos taken outside the businessman's office on the day...

Norway: Businessman's wife abducted; ransom demanded

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom of 9-million euro ($10.3-mil...

Money rains from the sky in Hong Kong neighborhood

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday, Dec. 15 in the working class neighborhood of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong money began to rain from the sky along Fuk Wa Street. At around 2:40 p.m., police offi...

Dallas CEO arrested in cryptocurrency scheme

DALLAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the CEO of Dallas-based AriseBank has been arrested in a cryptocurrency scheme that tricked hundreds of investors out of more than $4 million. A...

Marshall Islands President survives no confidence vote amid alleged Chinese conspiracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine narrowly survived a vote of no confidence on Nov. 12, amid what she described as an influence campaign mounted by China. Heine sa...

Taiwan’s HTC launches early access version of world’s first blockchain smart phone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An early access version of the world's first "blockchain smartphone", the HTC Exodus 1 is now available to the public, and can only be bought with using digi...

TSMC cuts 2018 sales target; Q4 revenue growth forecast at 10%

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said Thursday it has trimmed its sales growth forecast to 6.5 percent for 2018, with market analysts attribut...

Taiwan records first crypto-currency political donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to several sources, a Taipei-based politician campaigning for the city council has made history by becoming the first person running for office to...