N. Korean official executed for violating quarantine rule after China visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A North Korean trade official has reportedly been executed by firing squad for going to a public bath, in violation of his coronavirus quarantine after having returned fro...

Anonymous adds Taiwan back to WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The decentralized international hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into a World Health Organization (WHO) website and created a page that supports Taiwan, a country tha...

This week's American turmoil, seen through allies' eyes

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most co...

Trump aide ties Israeli settlements to rising anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Palestinians on Wednesday that Israeli settlements will continue to expand because rising anti-Semitism around the world mea...

North Korea making 'all-out efforts' to guard against virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it was mobilizing 30,000 health workers everyday in its “all-out efforts” to guard against the spread of a virus from neighboring China. ...

Trump speech to project optimism at time of bitter division

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before lawmakers in the grand-domed Capitol where his impeachment trial is still underway, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will declare the state of the union s tro...

N Korea delays removal of S Korean facilities over outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has postponed plans to tear down South Korean-made hotels and other facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort to prevent the spread of a new virus that ha...

North Korea says it has intensified efforts to block virus

North Korea is intensifying efforts to prevent the spread of a new virus from China into the isolated country by blocking tourists, reducing flights and mobilizing more screening efforts, a health off...

German court to rule on Berlin hostel at North Korea embassy

BERLIN (AP) — A German court is expected to rule Tuesday on whether a hostel on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin violates international sanctions against the East Asian nation. ...

Kim's aunt reemerges after years of speculation about fate

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made her first public appearance in about six years, state media reported Sunday, quelling rumors that she was purged or executed ...

North Korea names army figure as new foreign minister

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has named as its new foreign minster a former senior army officer with little experience in dealings with the United States, in a possible indication it will take...

Tour agency: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China, a tour operator said. The temporary closing of the North Kor...

US envoy say it's his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea has some unusual explanations for the harsh criticism he's faced in his host country. His mustache, maybe? Or a Japanese ancestry that rais...

Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threats

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology and the new unit w...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2020. There are 348 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, ...