Amazon land grabbers assail ecotourism paradise in Brazil

ALTER DO CHAO, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s Alter do Chao, a sleepy village that blends rainforest and beaches, bet on tourism and scored big. Visitors flocked here to eat Amazonian river fish while gazing ...

Opinion: The EU failed displaced people at Moria camp

The European Union's political response to the fire that destroyed the Moria camp for displaced people on the Greek island Lesbos makes one seethe. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, Euro...

China nominates candidate for international maritime disputes tribunal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has nominated a candidate for a judge on an international tribunal that deals with maritime disputes, a move that the U.S. is looking to block citing Beijing’s...

Statue mocking Donald Trump torched in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A wooden statue mocking U.S. President Donald Trump was burned to the ground Thursday in Slovenia, the birthplace of his wife Melania, authorities said. Th...

Soleimani, a general who became Iran icon by targeting US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranians whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergy, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani widely represented a figure of national resilience in the face of fou...

Homeless American English teacher charged with arson in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A homeless American English teacher has been charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to a bar at a campground in southern Taiwan on Sept. 20 and is awaiting release ...

Dead deer spotted at scene of W. Taiwan wildfire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a wildfire struck Taichung City on Sunday, local residents on Monday (Nov. 11) discovered the carcass of a deer, suspecting it had fallen victim to the blaze. At ...

Galician film wins top prize in Thessaloniki Film Festival

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — "Fire Will Come," (O Que Arde), a film shot in Spain's regional Galician language, has won the Golden Alexander Award at the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. ...

Minister of Justice responds to Taiwan death penalty comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During a press interview on Tuesday (Nov. 5), Taiwan Minister of Justice Tsai Ching-hsiang (蔡清祥) responded to Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌)'s remarks on capital punishm...

Criminals given death sentence in Taiwan will be executed: Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (Oct. 4) expressed his support for upholding the law to carry out the death penalty for certain criminal offenses. ...

Homeless American English teacher allegedly sets fire to bar in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A homeless American English teacher allegedly set fire to a bar in a campground in southern Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) and was arrested today (Sept. 23) for driving a motorcyc...

Chinese nationalist threatens to burn down Shinto shrine in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese nationalist with an extreme dislike of Japan has reportedly declared his intent to burn down a Shinto shrine located in Taiwan’s Pingtung County this month...

Fuming Egyptian man suspected of starting fire in Kaohsiung night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Egyptian man was arrested early this morning (July 26) after he was suspected of starting a fire at the Rui Feng Night Market in Kaohsiung. At 2 a.m. this morning, the Zu...

Reports say suspect in deadly Kyoto arson attack had grudge

TOKYO (AP) — Police were investigating Friday the gutted animation studio building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people, crushing the hearts of comic fans in ...

Trump's tweets against liberal congresswomen called racist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries th...