Serbia to reintroduce curfew after virus spike

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president announced the reintroduction of a curfew after the Balkan country reported its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus Tuesday. ...

Focus on Taiwan's potential African ally, Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Somaliland, in the Horn of Africa, is set to establish mutual representative offices with Taiwan and it's a deal that comes with a lot of questions. As a former Br...

Seoul: North Korea blew up liaison office as tensions rise

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says that North Korea has exploded an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the tense Korean border. Seoul’s Unification Ministry says...

NKorea's military threatens to reenter demilitarized areas

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s military on Tuesday threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarized under inter-Korean peace agreements as the country continued to dial up pressure ...

Han Kuo-yu recall leaves Kaohsiung at a crossroads

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Since the result of Saturday’s recall election in Kaohsiung and the subsequent tragic news about the apparent suicide of Kaohsiung Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許...

Xi Jinping's rule increases press restrictions in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New York Times journalist who covered events in China for seven years until his recent expulsion has spoken of the deteriorating media environment in the country under t...

Taiwan legislator tells China mouthpiece to 'do fking math' on GDP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a string of tit-for-tat tweets, Independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) on Thursday (June 4) posted a snappy comeback to the editor of a Chinese-state-run tabloid claim...

India expels 2 Pakistani embassy officials on spying charges

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday said it caught two Pakistan High Commission officials in the Indian capital spying and ordered them to leave the country within 24 hours. An Indian E...

Thailand seeks to restart tourism on islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Once the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is over, Thailand might seek to launch the reopening of its vital tourism sector on islands like Phuket and Koh Samui, repor...

Australia says it doesn't want trade war with China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s trade minister said Tuesday that his country does not want a trade war with China, but maintained Beijing had erred by imposing stiff tariffs on Australian barle...

Expelled US journalists to relocate from China to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of New York Times journalists will be stationed in Taiwan following their expulsion by China in March, according to the Liberty Times. Prompted by the measure,...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 11 The Brunswick News on the investigation into the shooting of Ahmaud Ar...

China thinks US will abandon Taiwan, past American military operations prove otherwise

If China were to successfully occupy Taiwan, it would no longer merely be a country on the Asian continent. Such a victory would cement its claim as a Pacific military superpower. The takeover woul...

Trump administration tightens visas for Chinese reporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in China, as tensions flare between the two nations ov...

40 years later, vote to skip Moscow Games still 'horrible'

DENVER (AP) — By the time the news filtered to him, Edwin Moses had already left a promising engineering job to focus on a full-time career on the track. He was lucky. He already had...