Taiwanese fraud ring nabbed in Portugal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cooperation between Taiwan and Portugal resulted in the arrest of 19 fraud suspects in the Portuguese holiday resort of Cascais and their two suspected backers in Hsin...

China ties shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

For Canada and the European Union, they are a "situation." For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. ...

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul&rsqu...

Canada and EU voice support for Hong Kong protesters, urge dialogue over violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday (Aug. 17), the foreign affairs chiefs of Canada and the European Union issued a joint statement condemning violence in Hong Kong, and also urged restraint by a...

US-China trade war leaves Europe as collateral damage

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Like a sleek Mercedes crunched between two freight trucks, Europe's economy is being knocked off course by the conflict between the U.S. and China over trade. Th...

Taiwan expands restrictions on single-use cutlery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tougher restrictions on the use of single-use cutlery at department stores, shopping malls, and retailers, announced the Environmental Protection Admini...

President decorates outgoing EU envoy to Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday conferred the Order of Brilliant Star with Violet Grand Cordon on Madeleine Majorenko, outgoing head of the European Economic and Trade Office, for her contribut...

Falling pound appears to give UK service companies a lift

LONDON (AP) — A closely watched survey shows that the falling pound has helped Britain's service companies pick up new business. In their joint survey, financial information company ...

UK's Johnson pledges $2.2B more to public health system

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will pump an additional 1.8 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) into the National Health Service, feeding speculation he wants an early election to...

40 migrants on German rescue ship transferred to Malta port

MILAN (AP) — A German humanitarian group says 40 migrants rescued at sea off the coast of Libya have been successfully transferred to Maltese military boats to be brought to port. Se...

Polish president wants parliamentary election held on Oct.13

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president says he wants the country's parliamentary election to be held on Oct. 13 after a short campaign season but still needs approval for that from the state elector...

White House: US to sell more of its 'great beef' to EU

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top economic adviser says the U.S. will be selling more beef to the European Union. President Donald Trump is set to make the announcement Friday ...

Western sanctions push war-weary Syrians deeper into poverty

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Mohammed Haji Abed drives his yellow taxi through the busy streets of the Syrian capital for about 12 hours a day, toiling in the sweltering summer heat but earning barely enoug...

Boris Johnson's party suffers defeat in UK special election

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's governing Conservative Party has a lost a special election, leaving it with a wafer-thin working majority in Parliament of just one vote. ...

Refugee-friendly German club forgoes sponsor for cause

BERLIN (AP) — German soccer club Babelsberg is mixing sport with politics again. The fourth-tier club is forgoing a main jersey sponsor for the coming season to carry the logo of See...