Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Igor Smirnov was introduced to opiates the day his first son was born, when he got celebratory drunk and a neighbor injected him with an intoxicating extract of opium poppies. ...

S. Korean prosecutors probe suspects in chatroom sex abuse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday began reviewing whether to formally charge a man arrested last week on allegations he operated secretive chatrooms where he posted sexua...

Jailed Ronaldinho facing multiple issues off the pitch

SAO PAULO (AP) — Retired soccer star Ronaldinho and his brother are in jail in Paraguay after being accused of entering the country using fake passports. It was the latest in a string of incidents inv...

2 Chinese nationals charged in $100M cryptocurrency scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals were charged Monday with laundering over $100 million in cryptocurrency that had been stolen by North Korean hackers, U.S. prosecutors said. T...

Taiwanese startup's app to give voice to Chinese under coronavirus lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese startup TokenBacon has created the instant messaging app BaconTok based on its specialized blockchain technology that provides a safer, easier way for residents ...

What to know for year two of the Trump tax plan

It’s that time again. The IRS began accepting and processing tax returns for individuals on Monday. Last year’s filing season was an adjustment for taxpayers and ...

Cryptocurrency expert released on $1M bond in sanctions case

NEW YORK (AP) — A cryptocurrency expert charged with violating economic sanctions against North Korea has been released on $1 million bond despite federal prosecutors' concerns he might flee the Unite...

Greece: Bitcoin fraud suspect to be extradited to France

Greece's justice minister has signed an order for bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to be extradited to France — concluding an international legal battle surrounding the Russian cryptocurrency tr...

Iran leader urges deeper Muslim links to fight US 'hegemony'

KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday urged Muslim nations to deepen financial and trade cooperation to fight what he described as U.S. economic hegemony, using an...

British man pleads not guilty in alleged hacking scheme

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges alleging that he and co-conspirators in a hacking group called The Dark Overlord stole data from health care and accounting compa...

November sales for Taiwan's HTC down 16% month-on-month

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. saw a monthly sales drop of 16 percent in November, which market analysts attributed to escalating competition in the global smartphone market. In a statemen...

US says cryptocurrency expert violated NKorea sanctions

NEW YORK (AP) — A cryptocurrency expert has been charged with violating sanctions against North Korea by speaking at a conference there. Federal prosecutors in New York say Virgil Gr...

HTC brings VR to Adidas' design, development processes

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp., which had become a leader in the virtual reality business, has been working with the German footwear company Adidas to optimize its design and production proce...

Facebook stock jumps after solid 3Q results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is reporting solid results for the third quarter along with a steady growth in its user base even as it faces broad regulatory threats and criticism. Fa...

The Latest: GOP politician defends Facebook in hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress (all times local): 11 a.m. An unusual partisan divide has quickly opened du...