Venezuelan ska band leaves crisis-hit country for US tour

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jammed into a small studio, Venezuelan ska band Desorden Público rehearsed "One Step Beyond" and other tunes ahead of an American tour. Percussionist Oscar Alcaíno, 60, wore ...

Singapore's anti-fake news law could muzzle free speech

In May, Singapore joined the list of countries seeking to protect citizens from harmful online content by introducing legislation to combat the spread of false information. Activists, journalists and ...

Young Chinese think ‘Tank Man’ is a soft drink ad: Pelosi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese government has been so relentless in its censorship of the Tiananmen Square massacre, that on its 30th anniversary, young Chinese think ‘Tank Man’ ...

China's Taiwan Affairs Office calls Tsai's remarks on Tiananmen 'treacherous'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) accused Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen of “slandering” China following her remarks on Tuesday, June 4 slamming...

Malaysian rapper Namewee pens ode to Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just three days before the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Malaysian rapper Namewee (黃明志) on Saturday (June 1) released his latest track boldly praising Taiw...

A singer goes missing in China's effort to erase Tiananmen

BEIJING (AP) — It has been three months since Chinese rock musician Li Zhi disappeared from public view. First, an upcoming tour was canceled and his social media accounts were taken down. Th...

As rainbow flags flying all over Taiwan, only heterosexuality is ‘normal' in China

BEIJING (DW)-- Rainbow flags are flying all over Taiwan, as the first Asian territory to legalize same-sex marriage. Homosexual and heterosexual unions are now on an equal legal footing when it comes ...

US condemns China's crackdown on activists ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s crackdown on activists seeking to commemorate victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre “couldn’t be more troubling,” the U.S. State De...

Univision says it recovered contentious Maduro interview

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Univision television network says it has recovered the video of a contentious interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that was confiscated after he cut it shor...

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___ Why the US economy may have already peaked for the year WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% annual rate in the January-March quarter — a pac...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW ISRAEL MADE HISTORY Israel faces a snap election for ...

Facebook isn't deleting the fake Pelosi video. Should it?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — one altered to show the Democratic leader slurring her words — began making the rounds on Facebook last week, the social netw...

Naomi Wolf and publisher discussing fixes for new book

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Naomi Wolf says it is discussing possible corrections in her new book after an interviewer challenged some of her conclusions. Wolf's "Outrages: Sex,...

Arizona prisons ban book on black men in the justice system

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is...

UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the...