US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve ...

Trump, Erdogan to meet as thorny issues stress relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump will meet as relations between the two NATO allies are at their lowest point in decades, with Turkey rebuffing the U...

Report finds Chinese meddling in UK universities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British Foreign Affairs Select Committee has issued a report warning the Chinese government has infiltrated British university campuses to try to control criticism of ...

In Berlin, Pompeo says allied democracies must work together

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing the need for allied democracies to work together, saying that the Trump administration's stances on NATO spending, Iran, Chinese technolo...

Colombia defense minister quits amid firestorm over deaths

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's defense minister has resigned after coming under fire for failing to disclose the deaths of several minors in a military operation. Guillermo Boter...

Former military insider tries to rally Egypt's opposition

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A self-exiled businessman who claims to know the secrets of Egypt's ruling military says he is marshaling political groups to try to topple President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, des...

NTU students, faculty to raise funds for professor murdered during Taiwan's White Terror

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Faculty members and student representatives of National Taiwan University (NTU) are raising money in order to establish a memorial square on campus in honor of deceased pr...

Hong Kong disqualifies democracy activist Joshua Wong from local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong has disqualified democracy activist Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) from running in next month’s district council elections, he tweeted Tuesday (Oct. 29). The decisio...

Hong Kong protests: Suitcase murder suspect to be released, says he will return to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As social unrest continues in Hong Kong, the suspect in the murder case that initially prompted the Hong Kong government to draft the controversial extradition bill is set...

US House backs 3 bills to support protests in Hong Kong

The House passed three bills Tuesday aimed at showing U.S. support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The action follows months of protests over the Beijing government's aggressive atte...

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows to bolster intelligence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former defense chief, a presidential hopeful, says he will empower the state's intelligence sector with necessary legal cover for their duties to secure the count...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 1 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the guilty verdict for a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man: Dallas County jurors made a po...

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong to run in local election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong (黃之鋒) announced Saturday (September 28) he will run for a district council seat in November and warned any attempt to disqualify h...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 11 The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer on how a congressional election in ...

Israeli spyware firm adopts 'human rights policy'

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli spyware company that has been accused of helping authoritarian governments stifle dissent says it has adopted "a new human rights policy" to ensure its software is not misu...