China blasts US charges against agents seeking man's return

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused the U.S. of seeking to smear Beijing's efforts to pursue fugitives, a day after the Justice Department charged eight people with seeking to coerce a New Jersey...

US charges 8 in plot to intimidate Chinese nationals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight people were charged by the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday (Oct. 28) for carrying out a harassment campaign at the behest of the Chinese government to pressure ...

US charges 8 in alleged Chinese surveillance effort in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged eight people with participating in a covert effort on behalf of the Chinese government that aimed to locate Chinese dissidents and others in the U....

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted conference attendees

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to break into the email accounts of “high-profile” people with spoofe...

China: An unpopular winner in the year of the coronavirus

China has the pandemic under control. But is that also true of the collateral damage it has suffered on the international stage? Beijing faced massive international criticism for its nontransparent co...

Belarus: Over 100,000 protest against Lukashenko ahead of strike ultimatum

More than 100,000 Belarusians flooded the streets of the capital Minsk on Sunday, on the final day before a deadline set by the opposition for President Alexander Lukashenko to resign, following month...

Opinion: EU's Sakharov Prize for Belarus dissidents sends a strong signal

Belarus dissidents have defied all odds, bravely standing up to a state armed to the teeth and willing to deploy brute force to crush all opposition. The dissidents have refused to let themselves be i...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsu...

Official: Turkey holds man suspected of spying for UAE

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish intelligence has arrested a man suspected of spying on Arab dissidents in Turkey on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, a senior Turkish government official said Friday. ...

Germany searches premises of spyware maker FinFisher

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday that authorities have searched 15 premises linked to spyware maker FinFisher as part of a probe into allegations the Munich-based company broke export l...

China's human rights record slammed after UNHRC reelection

Following China's reelection to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Wednesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters the decision reflected the "inte...

Rights groups oppose China, Russia, Saudis on UN rights body

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights groups are urging the U.N.’s 193 member nations to oppose seats on the world organization’s premiere rights body for China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and others bec...

Party chaos threatens Mexican president's administration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Andrés Manuel López Obrador created his own party to win Mexico's presidency. Now its internal weakness and divisions threaten to undermine his administration. Lóp...

Hong Kong police arrest 9 over Taiwan escape plot

Hong Kong police have arrested nine people accused of helping pro-democracy activists flee the former British colony for Taiwan. The group allegedly supplied a speedboat for the 12 anti-Beijing demon...

US sees 'malign influence' in China-backed school program

The Trump administration on Friday encouraged U.S. schools and colleges to rethink their ties to the Confucius Institute, a program that brings Chinese language classes to America but, according to fe...