5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CHINA-US DIPLOMATIC SPAT GROWS Beijing orders Washington to close its consu...

China dismisses Australian warning of arbitrary detention

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Chinese Embassy on Wednesday dismissed Australia’s warning to travelers of arbitrary detention in China as “ridiculous” and “disinformation” in the latest diplomatic spa...

Spain pulled into diplomatic spat between Bolivia, Mexico

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A tense diplomatic feud between Bolivia's conservative interim government and Mexico expanded to include Spain on Friday when a confrontation broke out as Spanish diplomats visi...

Poles to vote in one of most important elections in decades

LEGIONOWO, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has assert...

Japan embassy in S. Korea publishes radiation data on Fukushima and Seoul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a move that is drawing mixed reactions from observers in Japan and South Korea, the Japanese Embassy in Seoul began to publish daily data on radiation levels in Fukushi...

Son of Solomon Islands PM makes hasty retreat from Taiwan after diplomatic switch to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that the Solomon Islands had cut ties with Taiwan in favor of communist China, a son of the island country's Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare allegedl...

8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel convicted for 2013 fatal shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Manila court has convicted and sentenced eight Philippine Coast Guard personnel for gunning down a Taiwanese fisherman in 2013. Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 15 today...

Taiwan envoy to Canada urges Ottawa to pursue closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s official representative in Canada, Winston Chen (陳文儀), has been busy in Ottawa promoting increased Taiwanese-Canadian ties. As diplomatic relations between ...

Swedish court documents give details on A$AP Rocky case

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish authorities have released court documents in the assault case in which American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men are charged, with prosecutors saying that the victim was pun...

Brazil in diplomatic impasse with Iran over US sanctions

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is entangled in a diplomatic spat with the Iranian government that could seriously damage a long-standing commercial relationship with Iran, which is the biggest buyer of ...

Trump reads from FDR's prayer to the US on D-Day

PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump read from a prayer delivered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he joined other world leaders and veterans Wednesday in marking the 75th anni...

D-Day symbol of American-French friendship under strain

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Side by side the presidential sons lie, separated by two world wars, united in their fervor for the freedom of France. Quentin Roosevelt was a dared...

Erdogan and Trump to meet at G-20 summit in Japan

ISTANBUL (AP) — A senior Turkish official says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Japan being held June 28-29. ...

Detailed and public, Kim Jong Nam murder may never be solved

KUAL LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother at an airport in Malaysia was brazen, intricately orchestrated and, thanks to scores of security cam...

US Consulate worker spy trial begins in Turkey

A Turkish employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul went on trial on Tuesday, more than 17 months after he was jailed over alleged ties to Turkey's 2016 failed coup. Metin Topuz, a US D...