Taiwan high school student pinned inside Hong Kong PolyU arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese student, who had become trapped in Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) as police besiege the fortified campus, was arrested on Tuesday (Nov. 19). Durin...

Q&A: How the Hong Kong protests converged at Poly U

HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters are occupying Hong Kong Polytechnic University after retreating from the other campuses where they had held demonstrations last week. The ongoing confrontat...

Vatican watchdog agency loses member over police raid

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A board member of the Vatican’s financial watchdog is resigning in the wake of a Vatican police raid that resulted in the agency’s suspension from the global communications network...

Hong Kong appoints hardline police chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong’s new police commissioner who took office Tuesday (November 19), Chris Tang Ping-keung (鄧炳強), is known as a hardliner in the conflict with the pro-democrac...

Turkey issues warrants for 133 officers over coup links

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 133 military officers over suspected links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is blamed...

Asian shares mixed amid caution on US-China trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as investors stayed cautious over prospects for an agreement in trade talks between the United States and China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei...

Scuffles as protesters in Beirut block lawmakers’ path

BEIRUT (AP) — Scuffles have broken out in central Beirut as hundreds of anti-government protesters tried to prevent lawmakers from reaching Parliament. The house was to meet on Tuesd...

Deadly attack leaves California Hmong community in shock

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An attack on a family party in California’s Central Valley that left four people dead and six wounded has spurred shock and fear in the close-knit Hmong community. ...

Taiwan Public TV director mysteriously arrested in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Teng Cho-ju (鄧卓儒), a director for a TV show produced by Taiwan's Public Television Service (PTS, 公視), has been arrested in Hong Kong without explanation and is current...

Ex-New Taipei mayor to be named KMT's presidential campaign manager: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) has reportedly agreed to lead the campaign of the Kuomintang’s (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). Chu has ac...

The Latest: China body criticizes court ruling on mask ban

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 11 a.m. China’s rubber stamp parliament has criticized the Hong Kong high court’s ruling to str...

Taiwan leaps seven spots to 20th in IMD World Talent Ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has jumped seven spots to take the 20th position in this year's World Talent Ranking compiled by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Developm...

Taiwan high school student trapped inside Hong Kong PolyU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As clashes between protesters and police continue to intensify in Hong Kong, a Taiwanese high school student appears to be trapped inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic Univers...

100 protesters still holed up in Hong Kong university

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader says an estimated 100 protesters remain holed up in one of the city’s main universities that had been blockaded by police. Leader Carrie Lam said ...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says about 600 protesters have left university campus surrounded by police, about 100 remain

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says about 600 protesters have left university campus surrounded by police, about 100 remain.