Tokyo governor tearful when paying respects to late Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was overwhelmed on Wednesday (Aug. 5) when she paid tribute to former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a Taiwan Economic and Cultural Rep...

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, which is estimated to have killed 140,000 people just in the months following the explosion. Survivors, their relative...

Coronavirus: Germany warns against travel to parts of Belgium

Germany's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday cautioned citizens from non-essential travel to the Belgian province of Antwerp, citing "renewed high infection numbers." "Numbers of new in...

Belarus: Lukashenko slams Moscow 'lies' as row with Russia escalates

Belarus faces a "hybrid war," President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday, just days before as he is set to face his most difficult election since taking power in 1994. In the lengthy, b...

Has Spain's former king Juan Carlos I fled to the Dominican Republic?

Former Spanish king Juan Carlos I has abruptly left his homeland for the Dominican Republic amid a $100 million (€85 million) corruption scandal, according to Spanish media on Tuesday. The 82-ye...

UN: North Korea 'probably' has mini nuclear warheads

Pyongyang is pursuing a nuclear weapons program, according to an interim report submitted to the UN Security Council. Numerous countries believe North Korea has "probably developed nuclear devic...

Apple removes more than 26,000 games from China app store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple pulled 29,800 apps from its China app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to Qimai Research Institute. The removals are in response to ...

Irish Nobel Peace laureate John Hume dies

John Hume, a key architect of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace agreement, died on Monday at the age of 83, his Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) party said. "The death of John Hum...

Italy: Genoa inaugurates bridge, two years after tragedy

The Italian port city of Genoa is set to inaugurate its new San-Giorgio motorway bridge on Monday, shortly before the two-year anniversary of the Morandi bridge collapse. On August 14, 2018, the Mora...

UK conservative lawmaker arrested over rape allegations: Reports

A lawmaker and former minister of Britain's ruling Conservative Party was arrested on Saturday after being accused of rape, sexual assault, and coercive control, the Sunday Times reported. London...

Anti-Moscow protests in eastern Russia erupt for fourth weekend

Thousands of protesters hit the streets of the far-eastern Russian city of Khabarovsk on Saturday for the fourth weekend in a row to vent their frustration at the arrest of the region's popular fo...

Russia plans coronavirus vaccination program from October

Russian health authorities are preparing a mass vaccination campaign to fight the coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko announced that th...

South Korea church leader arrested over coronavirus outbreak

South Korean authorities on Saturday arrested Lee Man-hee, the powerful head of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which is linked to more than 5,200 coronavirus infections, or 36% of South Korea's ...

Alan Parker, director of 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Evita', dies aged 76

Acclaimed British film director Sir Alan Parker died on Friday after a lengthy illness at the age of 76. Parker was best known for directing "Fame", "Evita" and "Bugsy Malone...

India: 9 die drinking sanitizer amid coronavirus alcohol ban

Local police said on Friday that at least nine men had died after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol. Members of the group were reported to have lost consciousness aft...