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Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in th...

Filipina, Indonesian latest Sinovac breakthrough cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) reported that two of its three new breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, 4 imported breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 15) reported four imported breakthrough COVID-19 cases, half of which were vaccinated with China's Sinovac. ...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, 5 imported breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 12) reported eight imported COVID-19 cases, five of which were breakthrough infections. CECC Spokesman Chuan...

Philippines: What does Maria Ressa's Nobel Peace Prize mean for the rights movement?

The Nobel Peace Prize for Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has brought global attention to the struggle for human rights and press freedom in the Philippines. It is also the first time the prize, whos...

Philippines: Duterte's office 'happy' about Ressa's Nobel Prize

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office announced on Monday it was "very happy" that Maria Ressa had won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. "It's a victory for a Filipina and we...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech (Full Text)

TAIPEI (Central News Agency) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address on Sunday (Oct. 10), pledging to defend Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy amid "un...

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US envoy to warn Taliban not to bet on Afghan takeover KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. peace envoy was back in the Middle East on Tuesday to warn the Taliban not to pursue a military victory...

Weightlifter wins Philippines' 1st Olympic gold medal, foils China's plans for 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina weightlifter on Monday brought home the first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines in history while dashing China's hopes of a perfect sweep of eight gold...

Filipina finds long-lost Taiwanese mother after 19 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina living in the Philippine province of Pampanga has found her long-lost Taiwanese mother nearly 20 years after she last saw her. Aivan Chung, 26, a realtor, to...

Taiwan co-hosts regional dialogue on post-pandemic cultural exchanges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mekong Cultural Hub (MCH) and Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) held a forum examining how cultural exchanges have been restricted by the pandemic in partnership ...

Taiwan reports 5 COVID cases imported from Philippines, India, and UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 7) announced five imported COVID-19 cases, including one with 194 Taiwan contacts. During a press conference o...

Taiwan reports 12 imported COVID cases in 1 day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (May 6) announced 12 imported cases and one local COVID-19 case. During a press conference on Thursday, Health an...

Taiwan reports 2 COVID cases imported from Mexico, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (April 29) announced two local and two imported COVID-19 cases and one case that has yet to be classified. Health...

Suspect arrested in attack on Chinese immigrant in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday in an assault on a Chinese immigrant who was kicked repeatedly in the head in East Harlem, police said. Jarrod Powell was charged with two ...