Leader of La Luz del Mundo charged with child rape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human traffic...

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White natio...

UK foreign secretary tweets congratulations to Taiwan for introducing same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three hours after Taiwan's Legislative Yuan passed the third reading of a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage today (May 17), UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted con...

China's Huawei willing to sign 'no-spy agreement'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Huawei’s chairman told reporters via an interpreter in London on Tuesday (May 14) the Chinese company would be willing to sign a “no-spy agreement” with ...

Texas boys ranch moves forward as more men allege abuse

DALLAS (AP) — More men are coming forward to say they suffered abuse decades ago while living at a boys ranch for at-risk youths in Texas. But the reckoning some had hoped for still hasn't happened. ...

Rights groups slam Singapore law against fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A law against “fake news” which Singapore approved on Wednesday (May 8) gives the city-state’s government too much power to decide what’s true or n...

Arab activist says CIA notified Norway of threat against him

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Palestinian-born activist living in Norway under asylum protection has reportedly been whisked away to a secure location by Norwegian security after the CIA inform...

Japan to compensate victims of forced sterilization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— It has been 23 years since the controversial National Eugenic Law was abolished and now the Japanese government has finally agreed to offer compensation to the survivors of...

John Singleton, maker of 'Boyz N the Hood,' dies at 51

NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of bla...

GOP to review lawmaker's comments on surveillance of foes

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republicans in the Washington state House of Representatives will conduct a review of the actions of a controversial state representative who reportedly suggested spying on polit...

China to address growing 'debt trap diplomacy' concerns at second Belt and Road forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A three-day summit from today (Thursday, April 25) in Beijing will see Chinese officials clamber to defend the country’s flagship Belt and Road project from mounting...

Conservative Washington lawmaker strikes back at critics

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from Washington is striking back at critics who say he should resign for appearing to support spying on political opponents. The Guardian ...

Democrats criticize GOP state rep for chats about spying

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state Democrats are criticizing a conservative state representative for appearing to support spying on political opponents. ...

Ecuador's president claims Julian Assange was spying from embassy

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Monday said Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had violated his asylum conditions by using the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as a "center for spying" during...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2019. There are 261 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14,...