Man pleads to 39 manslaughter counts in container case

LONDON (AP) — A truck driver from Northern Ireland on Friday pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the deaths of 39 people found in the back of a container truck last year in southeastern England. ...

China 'willing' to share data with Mekong countries after its dams worsen drought downstream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's premier met the leaders of the five other states of the Mekong River Basin Monday morning (Aug. 24), assuring them that China would begin sharing hydrological ...

China holds another round of naval drills in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The w...

China holds another round of naval drills in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Taiwan returnees test positive for coronavirus in Laos, Vietnam, and Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Aug. 19) announced no new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) but provided details on passengers who te...

Shanghai reports new coronavirus case imported from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai on Wednesday (Aug. 19) reported that a Chinese national had tested positive for COVID-19 five days after arriving from Taiwan. Recently, multiple people have t...

Vietnam demands Malaysia probe fatal shooting of fisherman

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has voiced concern over the Malaysian coast guard's move to open fire on two Vietnamese fishing vessels that led to the death of one fisherman, and demanded Kuala Lumpur ...

Vingroup partners with Medtronic to produce ventilator components

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - August 13, 2020 - On August 12, 2020, VinSmart Research and Production Joint Stock Company (a subsidiary of Vingroup) officially announced the strategic agreement wit...

Catholic church central to Filipino community in Taipei amid COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei church popular among the foreign Catholic community is seeing smaller congregations since it adopted safety protocols to ward off the coronavirus, and nearby Fili...

Vietnamese worker arrested for 'magic marker' license plate in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for Vietnamese worker was apprehended after an immigration officer spotted him riding a motorcycle in southern Taiwan with a homemade license plate. Whil...

Taiwan’s domestic abuse hotline available in 7 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 113 hotline for the protection of women and children in Taiwan is now available in Japanese, in addition to Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, and Cambodi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 7, the 220th day of 2020. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7,...

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon th...

'Rock star' doctor tackles virus on California-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father si...

Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam reported more than two dozen new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while a second man died of virus complications a day after the country recorded its first death fro...