A rough journey to new music for Jenny Lewis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life hasn't been easy for singer Jenny Lewis since the sunnier days when she performed in support of a 2014 album while wearing a rainbow-hued pantsuit and carrying a guitar with si...

Taiwanese psychiatrist warns of dangers of 'claw machine addiction'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A psychiatrist in southern Taiwan says that many Taiwanese have begun to become addicted to the promise of "cute dolls" inside claw machines, disrupting both their pr...

Taiwanese citizen arrested in New Zealand in major meth bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 39 year old Taiwanese man and his 27 year old Chinese partner in crime were arrested last week in New Zealand on charges of smuggling methamphetamine into the country. ...

Taiwanese biomedical company develops 10-min drug test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Quick drug screening kits produced by a Taiwanese company have become a reliable force on the frontline against substance abuse for Taiwan authorities. Prevention and s...

Thai police arrest brothers sought on UK drug charges

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested two brothers from Britain wanted on drug trafficking charges in their homeland. Police said in a statement that Joseph Michael Mulhare and Gr...

Taiwanese Buddhist monk caught doing drugs, throwing sex parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- News has surfaced of a Buddhist monk in western Taiwan caught breaking every monastic vow in the book, including allegedly taking drugs, filming pornographic videos, and throwi...

Man in drug-fueled rage decapitates mother, hurls head off 12-story building in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent drug-fueled rage, a man decapitated his mother and tossed her head off the roof of their 12-story apartment in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City last ...

Three Taiwanese nabbed in South Korea's biggest amphetamine bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - South Korean police officers busted the largest ever amphetamine smuggling case in the country, including 90 kilograms of the drugs being seized in connection wit...

Taiwanese man arrested in Philippines for carrying firearms and illegal drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man was arrested in the capital of the Philippines on Aug.24 for illegally possessing a large amount of ammunition and drugs.  The 31 year-old suspect ...

Suspect arrested in disappearance of 3 Italians in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers have arrested a suspect in the disappearance of three Italian men in the western state of Michoacan. The federal prosecutors' office sa...

Indonesia wants death sentences for 4 Taiwanese drug smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors in Indonesia are requesting death sentences for four Taiwanese men accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the country by sea, reports said Tuesday. The fou...

Taiwanese arrested for smuggling NT$6.75 bil of drugs into Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) reported March 23 that two Taiwanese men have been arrested for attempting to smuggle NT$6.6 billion (US$22...

Taiwan, Indonesian police bust amphetamine smuggling gang

JAKARTA (CNA) -- A joint effort by Taiwanese and Indonesian police resulted in the arrest of four Taiwan nationals attempting to smuggle amphetamine onto Batam Island, in Riau Islands Province, Indone...

Indonesian prosecutors want death for 8 Taiwanese drug suspects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors in Indonesia have requested death sentences for eight Taiwanese citizens arrested in the biggest amphetamine haul in the country’s history, reports said ...

Massive drugs catch on Chinese fishing boat near Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 500 kilograms of illegal drugs with an estimated market value of NT$1 billion (US$33 million) were found inside a fishing boat from China near Penghu County in t...