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Russia: Arrest of editor-in-chief underscores 'new level' of pressure on journalists

Sergei Smirnov was about to go for a walk in snowy Moscow with his young son and two colleagues. But the plan came to a halt when he was suddenly arrested — a move that soon put Russia's pre...

France: Security officials fear Russian hacking attack

France's national cyber security agency said on Monday that several organizations had been targeted by hackers in cases that bore similarities to other attacks by a group linked to Russian intelli...

Denmark charges seven with attempted terrorism

Danish authorities said on Thursday that they have detained 13 people, through separate arrests, and charged seven with attempted terrorism. Germany also arrested a suspect in the same case. "U...

Businessman fined NT$100,000 for breaking Taiwan quarantine to see dentist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman has been fined NT$100,000 for stopping by a dentist when he was supposed to be in quarantine. A Taiwanese businessman surnamed Li (李) returned f...

Progress made on return of illegal kickbacks in Lafayette Frigate case

The Ministry of Justice on Friday confirmed that progress has been made in its pursuit of illicit kickbacks involved in the long-running Lafayette frigate scandal. The confirmation came after Switz...

Taiwanese man taken from quarantine facility by debt collectors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has withdrawn a quarantine violation fine against a man in central Taiwan after he proved that he was taken from his quarantine location by a...

Two mainland lawyers involved with HK activists say they face having licences revoked

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has said it would revoke the licences of two human-rights lawyers involved in the case of 12 Hong Kongers whom mainland authorities arrested at sea and accused of t...

Russia: Putin expands 'foreign agent' law to target individuals

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new law on Wednesday that critics say tightens his grip over the country's media. The law hands authorities new powers to label individuals "foreign...

No application received from ex-president to host radio show: Taichung prison

Taichung Prison authorities on Monday said they have not received an application from former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who said he will host a radio show next year amid speculation that doing so...

Denmark: Reform recognizes sex without consent as rape

It was the middle of the night when Kirstine Holst was awoken by a man coming into her room. He tried to have sex with her even though she repeatedly asked him to stop. "I didn't know what ...

Government uncovers fake news alleging US-Taiwan plot to help Thai protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese are being investigated for spreading “fake news” from China that the United States and Taiwan planned to work together to back the recent wave of...

Taiwan's first 'smart prison' unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first "smart prison" was recently launched in Chiayi, with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities set into various devices that will deliver sign...

Hundreds march in Haiti after outrage over student's murder

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of protesters – many dressed in school uniforms – marched through the streets of Haiti’s capital Thursday to demand answers after the kidnapping and murder of a y...

Taiwanese commentator calls for caning of Malaysian student's killer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the brutal sexual assault and murder of a Malaysian student by a Taiwanese man, a political commentator on Sunday (Nov. 1) called for the legalization of ca...

Taiwan joins US, Japan, Australia in holding global workshop on pandemic-related crime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, the U.S., Japan, and Australia came together on Wednesday (Oct. 28) to co-host a virtual workshop about combating COVID-19-related crimes, such as fraud schemes an...