Germany grants Hong Kong pro-democracy protester asylum

BERLIN (AP) — A 22-year-old university student from Hong Kong says she has been given refugee status by Germany after demonstrating against the city's extradition law. Germany’s Fede...

3 countries to assess new info about 1994 ferry sinking

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The governments of Sweden, Finland and Estonia said Monday they will jointly assess what that they called “new significant information” in connection with one of Europe’s deadliest pe...

Taiwan saw record number of drowning cases last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In 2019, Taiwan recorded its highest number of drowning accidents ever, according to data released Sunday (Sept. 6) by the Fire Department of the Ministry of the Interior....

Taiwan 'determined' to play international role, despite Chinese pressure

Two high-level diplomatic visits between Taiwan and allied democracies come as China is ratcheting up military pressure on the self-ruled island. Now Taipei is looking to its informal network of inter...

Artist Banksy on migrant crisis: 'All Black Lives Matter'

LONDON (AP) — Street artist Banksy has released a video with a strong political message explaining why he became involved in a search-and-rescue ship helping migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Body of missing snorkeler found on Taiwan's Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a man who went missing in the island township of Liuqiu (小琉球, Xiao Liuqiu) while snorkeling was found dead by the Coast Guard on a shore of Green Island Saturd...

Migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast, 8 killed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast, killing eight people, Turkey's Interior Ministry said Friday. A search-and-rescue mission continued for about seven migra...

Finns probe if robot illegally explored Estonia ferry wreck

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland is investigating whether a German ship sent down a diving robot into an area of the Baltic Sea where the wreck of an Estonian ferry that sank 24 years ago rests. ...

The Latest: Turkish coast guards rescue 15; child missing

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Turkish coast guards have rescued 14 migrants and their Turkish smugg...

Libya confirms it rescued 87 migrants in Mediterranean

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's navy has confirmed it rescued 87 Europe-bound migrants, including six women and a child, off the country's Mediterranean coast, following a video released by a German aid group ab...

Germany's conservatives issue anti-nationalist, pro-Europe rallying cry

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), have launched their first joint European election campaign with a call to re...

Ship takeover by migrants raises concerns for rescues at sea

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A rescue in the Mediterranean Sea that took an ominous turn has raised concerns that some merchant ship captains might become reluctant to save migrants in danger of drowning dur...

Greek coast guards recovers 2 bodies on Lesbos

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says the bodies of a woman and a girl have been separately recovered on the shores of the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea. The first bod...

From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't ...

Moscow courts extends arrest for Ukrainian seamen

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has extended the detention of eight out of 24 Ukrainian seamen captured by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea. Three Ukrainian vessels and their crews...