US expands list of Cuban companies under sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is prohibiting direct financial transactions with four companies owned by the Cuban military and imposing travel bans on an undetermined number of officials ...

Arms sales to Taiwan helpful to regional peace and stability: US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Responding to China’s remarks during the Wednesday (July 24) briefing on its new defense white book, the U.S. Department of State said that arms sales to Taiwan were...

Jailed judge alleging pedophile ring on verge of extradition

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for a former Lithuanian judge and parliament member jailed in Chicago said Monday that a new court ruling could be a fatal blow to his client's long fight against extradition t...

US Treasury Department assistant secretary visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. acting assistant secretary responsible for international markets, Mitchell Silk, is on a two-day visit to Taiwan from Wednesday (July 17). The acting assistant...

Taiwan significantly improves rights for Muslims: U.S. religion report

Taiwan has made "significant" progress in improving the rights enjoyed by Muslims, according to the 2018 International Religious Freedom report released by the U.S. Department of State on Fr...

Taiwan ranks among top countries combating human trafficking for 10th year in row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States Department of State released its annual report on human trafficking across the globe on Thursday (June 20). According to the report, Taiwan, clearly i...

Florida effort to block election hacking gets extra $2M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's county elections departments will retain $2.3 million in unspent grant money aimed at stopping cyber-attacks on the state's voting system, Gov. Ron DeSantis announce...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked t...

4 Jamaican fishermen detained on Coast Guard ships

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Jamaican fishermen were detained for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, spending much of their time chained to the deck in the blistering sun w...

NOT REAL NEWS: Reports of Ebola cases in Texas unfounded

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials said Tuesday there are no "suspected or confirmed cases" of Ebola in the state as social media posts have falsely suggested in the wake of immigrants arrivi...

Netherlands vegetable seed developer wins World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A seed developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds to more than 60 countries including the Philippines, Thailand and...

Cuba/US scientific cooperation declines under Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The degradation of relations between the U.S. and Cuba under President Donald Trump has begun to cut into scientific and medical cooperation on issues ranging from treatment of infecti...

Taiwan, US, and Japan co-host workshop on cybersecurity

[Last update: May 29 09:15] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international workshop co-hosted by Taiwan, the United States, and Japan opened on Tuesday (May 28) in Taipei, bringing together 33 exper...

Health warnings lifted on 2 Texas bays after accident, leak

BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials have lifted some advisories that warned against eating seafood from parts of two Houston-area bays following a maritime accident and toxic spill this month...

US Senate Foreign Committee passes bill supporting Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday (May 22) that demands the U.S. administration come up with a plan to help Taiwan obta...