Colombia seeks extradition of senator arrested in Venezuela

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials are seeking the extradition of a former senator who was arrested in Venezuela after escaping from prison four months ago. But the prospect...

Taiwanese coronavirus patient faces fine, possible jail time for lying about illness

[Last update January. 27 16:20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus on Friday (Jan. 24) is facing a heavy fine and possible prison sentence for...

Australian police investigate Taiwan KMT official amid bribery allegations involving Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) official on Thursday (Jan. 9) confirmed that Australian police had sought to verify the identity of a Kuomintang (KMT) official for his alleged...

Colombia proposes to resume aerial spraying of coca fields

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government has proposed resuming the aerial spraying of coca fields, four years after it was suspended over health concerns. On Friday the Ministry...

Drawn-out sex crimes case rattles Israel-Australia ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Nicole Meyer endured years of sexual abuse allegedly at the hands of her former school principal. She’s had to watch as her alleged abuser fled her residence in Australia for Israel, ...

Taiwan Ministry of Justice refutes reports of drug decriminalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday (Dec. 24) rejected media reports that the Legislative Yuan was amending legislation to decriminalize the use of recreational drugs. T...

Accused of inaction in robbery case, Hong Kong says Taiwan should put laws before politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong authorities have accused Taiwan of misleading the public and refused to offer up additional evidence beyond the scope of its current laws to assist in the ongoin...

Taiwan asks for judicial assistance from Hong Kong in case of watch robber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Justice has requested judicial assistance from the Hong Kong authorities in the case of a Taiwanese man suspected of robbing watches in the territory last ...

Bill raising penalties for possessing, supplying drugs passes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature has greenlit a bill raising the penalties for possessing and supplying drugs, with those caught selling drugs to teenagers or pregnant women subje...

UN official: Chilean police abused protester's human rights

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A U.N. human rights report released Friday accused Chilean security forces of serious human rights violations against protesters over the past two months, including deaths, tort...

Illegal money transfers linked to Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing underground transfers of overseas money totaling NT$100 billion and investigating if it is linked to campai...

Taiwan's Ministry of Justice asks Australia for information about 'Chinese spy defector'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Justice Chen Ming-tang (陳明堂) said that the country's prosecutors have begun investigations over the espionage claims made by a self-professe...

Green Party Taiwan says man in court video scored only 59% facial similarity with Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Green Party Taiwan says a man in a video purported to be self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang (王立強) being convicted for fraud only has 59 percent s...

Alleged Chinese spymaster, wife visited Taiwan multiple times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A suspected spymaster and his wife — who a Chinese defector on Saturday (Nov. 23) claimed had recruited him — have often visited Taiwan and said their latest t...

Alleged Chinese spymaster, wife nabbed at Taiwan Taoyuan airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two executives of a Hong Kong company alleged to be spies, including a suspected spymaster who a Chinese defector on Saturday (Nov. 23) said had recruited him, were arrest...