Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola

MPONDWE, Uganda (AP) — Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. ...

Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation

PARIS (AP) — A justice official in France says former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. Confirming a report published...

Hong Kong head Carrie Lam apologizes for extradition bill fiasco

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At a press conference today (June 18), Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam apologized for her handling of the controversial extradition bill, expressed her sadness at the inju...

Four-year-old girl found living in deplorable housing conditions in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A four-year-old girl was found living in deplorable housing conditions with four generations of her family in Miaoli City (苗栗市) after her kindergarten teacher discovered c...

Wall Street Journal sows uncertainty over US arms deal to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Wall Street Journal is sowing doubt about the possibility of U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 Summit in Osaka, pr...

Han 'can't even deal with one mosquito much less Taiwan': Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) claimed that the responsibility for dealing with Kaohsiung's dengue fever outbreak lies with Pre...

The Latest: Hong Kong leader Lam to speak at news conference

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 3 p.m. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam plans a news conference Tuesday afternoon following massi...

Philippine Navy celebrates 121st anniversary with slew of new naval assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippine Navy celebrated the 121st anniversary of its founding on Monday (June 17) with announcements of new equipment and capability upgrades. According to a gov...

Asian markets mixed ahead of central banks' rate decisions

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as caution set in ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 2...

Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida police officer has been found guilty of culpable negligence for shooting at a severely autistic man and wounding the man's caretaker. News outlets report North...

China drops WTO case asking to be granted ‘market economy’ status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China is reported to have dropped the case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over its claim to be recognized as a market economy, which means it will have to accept co...

Former AIT director may leave post at National Taiwan University

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — William Stanton, former director at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), may no longer hold a teaching position at National Taiwan University (NTU) after July, possibly...

Sandy Hook families switch tactics, put hoaxers on defensive

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the lat...

Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement in Florida on Tuesday are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will pe...

Fiers solid, O's defense falters in Athletics' 3-2 victory

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics took advantage of Baltimore's shoddy defense to beat the Orioles 3-2 Monday night. ...