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ADATA Chair Simon Chen opens museum with 1 million records in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — ADATA Chair Simon Chen (陳立白) appeared at his newly opened vinyl record museum in Taipei’s Neihu District on Monday (Feb. 19). Chen rose to fortune by leading a co...

Cambodia: Taiwanese streamers jailed for fake kidnapping

A court in Cambodia on Friday sentenced two Taiwanese men to two years imprisonment for staging a kidnapping from a seaside resort and posting video of it online. Chen Neng-chuan, who goes by the han...

Ukraine updates: 'Fierce' fighting continues in Avdiivka

The Ukrainian military said there was fierce fighting in the besieged frontline town of Avdiivka. It said it was preparing new positions around the industrial hub as Russia stepped up attacks. "...

Ukraine updates: Russia decries Belgorod attack

A missile strike on the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border killed at least six people and wounded another 17 in the Russian city of Belgorod, officials said. Russia said Ukraine carrie...

US: Volkswagen cars stuck in ports over banned part — report

German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) on Wednesday said there had been a hold-up in the delivery of certain models to the US market over issues related to a car part — which according to a Financial T...

Germany to hit NATO budget goal for 1st time since Cold War

Germany will meet NATO's defense spending target of 2% of its gross domestic product (GDP) for the first time since the early 1990s, according to a Defense Ministry spokesman and NATO forecast rel...

German detained at Russian airport for cannabis gummy bears

A 38-year-old from Germany has been arrested by Russian authorities after cannabis-laced gummy bears were allegedly discovered in his luggage. The man was held at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport...

Indonesia elections: Polls close in vote to replace 'Jokowi'

Polls have closed in Indonesia for the world's biggest single-day election that will see a new president succeed Joko Widodo, also known as President Jokowi. The voters are also deciding on new la...

Finland to pick new president in second-round vote

Polls opened in Finland on Sunday morning for the final round of the country's presidential vote, which pits former prime minister Alexander Stubb, a conservative, against Green party lawmaker Pek...

Russian cosmonaut breaks record on space deployment

Russia has maintained the world record for total time spent in space, with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko logging over 878 days in orbit, Russia's space corporation announced on Sunday. Roscosm...

Ukraine updates: Kyiv pushes Ukraine peace plan in Davos

National security advisors of 81 countries and international organizations are meeting in Davos to discuss Ukraine's plan for peace. The initiative calls for the restoration of Ukraine's terr...

India-Maldives row: Muizzu says Maldives won't be bullied

Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu asserted his country's independence amid fraying relations with India, as the island nation seeks closer ties with Beijing. "We may be small but that doesn...

Western Australia: Locals told to evacuate as bushfires rage

Authorities issued an emergency warning over fires in the state of Western Australia on Saturday, with residents urged to evacuate. A bushfire burnt relentlessly in the shire of Chittering, some 60 k...

Nobel Prize winner Yunus sentenced to jail in Bangladesh

A court in Bangladesh on Sunday sentenced Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus to six months in jail for labor law violations. The 83-year-old Yunus won his Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for creating a so-calle...

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II announces surprise abdication

Europe's longest-serving monarch Queen Margrethe II of Denmark surprised her nation on Sunday by announcing her abdication, saying she would pass the baton to her son. During her traditional New ...