UK, France, Germany oppose US deadline to reimpose sanctions on Iran

The United Kingdom, France and Germany said on Friday that the United Nations sanctions relief for Iran would continue after September 20 — a deadline set by the US to reimpose sanctions. In a ...

Netherlands puts Syria on notice for human rights abuses

The Netherlands on Friday said it would hold Syria responsible for "gross human rights violations," including the use of chemical weapons against civilians and systematic torture. In an act...

Rare books worth millions stolen from UK found in Romania

About 200 rare and valuable books worth 2.5 million pounds (€2.7 million; $3.5 million), which were stolen from the UK in 2017, were found buried in a house in Romania by local police on Friday. ...

Belarus president puts military on alert amid EU border tensions

Embattled Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday said troops would be pulled from the street to guard its borders with EU countries. "We are compelled to withdraw our troops from...

UK seeks to calm US fears over Brexit and Northern Ireland

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK's commitment to the Good Friday Agreement was "absolute," as he stood alongside his US counterpart Mike Pompeo in Washington on Wednesday. ...

Earthquake alert to be sent to Taiwan cellphone users on Sept. 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cellphone users in Taiwan are asked not to panic on Sept. 21, when they receive an emergency SMS to mark the 21st anniversary of the 1999 Earthquake, the second-deadliest ...

Taipei owner of pit bull that fatally attacked poodle faces hefty fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a pit bull that fatally attacked a poodle in a Taipei park on Sunday (Sept. 13) is facing a hefty fine for violating the Animal Protection Act, the Taipei Cit...

'This is the moment for the EU to lead the way,' says EU chief Ursula von der Leyen

The EU's most powerful senior official unveiled plans to reboot the bloc's battered economy with what is being dubbed a "green new deal." Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the ...

Japan elects Yoshihide Suga new prime minister

Yoshihide Suga was elected as Japan's prime minister on Wednesday. "According to the results, our house has decided to name Yoshihide Suga prime minister," lower house speaker Tadamori ...

Pro-independence Catalans rally on annual holiday, despite pandemic

Thousands gathered in Spain's Catalonia on Friday, to commemorate "La Diada," the region's annual holiday. Although celebrations were dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, many took ...

Hungary: Radio station critical of Viktor Orban set to lose license

An independent Hungarian talk radio station is set to lose its license after the country's media regulator said Friday that the station had "repeatedly infringed" the rules. Klubradio&#...

Pakistan: Victim-blaming after gang rape spurs calls for police chief's removal

Rights groups are calling Friday for the removal of a police chief in Pakistan who blamed the victim of a gang rape for driving at night without a male companion. Two men dragged a woman and her chi...

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi suspended from rights prize community

Lawmakers at the European Parliament based their decision to suspend Aung San Suu Kyi, who received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990, on what they called "her lack of actions and...

Moria: Germany, France forge deal to relocate 400 children from Greek camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that their countries had agreed to a deal that would allow 400 unaccompanied minors from the Greek migrant camp to...

Taiwan's Ketagalan Forum 2020 begins Sept. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) have partnered together to hold the Ketagalan Forum 2020 Asia-P...