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Hungary: Is Orban losing control amid child abuse cover-up scandal?

Each year, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban gives speeches that are eagerly awaited by his supporters. Every February, Orban takes stock of the previous year and announces the kick-off of the new...

Hungary's Orban laments 'nightmare' pardon scandal

The resignation of Hungary's president over a child sexual abuse pardoning scandal was "correct, but a big loss" for the country, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in his annual state of ...

Taiwan singer Aaron Yan's travel ban over teen sex tape lifted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A district court lifted a travel ban imposed on Taiwanese singer Aaron Yan (炎亞綸) as he is investigated for allegedly violating the Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act...

New Taipei taekwondo coach sentenced to 29 years for sexually assaulting 11 girls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A taekwondo coach has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting 11 girls who were his students. Over four years, the man surnamed Lu (呂) commi...

50 French stars deplore 'lynching' of Gerard Depardieu

Dozens of France's leading stars and other well-known names have criticized what they called the "lynching" of screen star Gerard Depardieu amid allegations of rape and sexual assault. ...

Art teacher sentenced to 8 years for molesting 9 girls in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An art teacher has been sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting nine girls a total of 308 times. Chen Chin-ching (陳進清) is an art studio teacher in Tainan City,...

Binance's Zhao pleads guilty, steps down to settle US illicit finance probe

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Binance chief Changpeng Zhao stepped down and pleaded guilty to breaking U.S. anti-money laundering laws as part of a $4.3 billion settlement resolving a years-long probe ...

Taiwan gang suspected of forcing underage girls into sex work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei prosecutors said they have uncovered cases of underage girls being lured into sex work by gangs on Sunday (Nov. 12). Prosecutors said that a division of the ...

Spanish clergy sexually abused 200,000 children: report

More than one in 200 Spaniards say they were sexually abused by the Catholic church when they were minors, according a report published on Friday. The survey of 8,000 people was commissioned by Spain...

Haitian ambassador to Taiwan says UN force means country no longer alone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Haiti's representative to Taiwan, Ambassador Roudy Stanley Penn, said that the United Nations' (UN) decision to send a security force to the country is what Haitia...

Catholic Church's major global meeting: Controversy expected

Perhaps this small scene in Rome is symbolic of what is currently happening in the Catholic Church. A smiling Nathalie Becquart rides a bike that is too small for her toward St Peter's Square and ...

Shopee Taiwan removes AI-porn that appears to depict children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online retailer Shopee has removed AI-generated pornographic images depicting what appeared to be children after the health ministry called them illegal. The Liberty Ti...

Pope Francis' choice of new Cardinals marks Catholic Church's shift toward Asia

Malaysia, South Sudan, Israel: with the promotion of 21 clergymen on Saturday, Pope Francis is expanding the number of countries represented in the College of Cardinals. In the future, the body that e...

Statue of late German Cardinal Franz Hengsbach will be removed after allegations of sexual abuse

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — A statue of late German Cardinal Franz Hengsbach will be removed from outside a cathedral in western Germany after allegations of sexual abuse against him surfaced, Catholic chur...

Police suggested charging a child for her explicit photos. Experts say the practice is common

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When an Ohio father learned that his 11-year-old daughter had been manipulated into sending explicit photos to an adult, he turned to the police for help. But inste...