Rochester cops clear Daniel Prude protesters from city hall

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester police began dispersing demonstrators from City Hall Wednesday morning as protests over the suffocation death of Daniel Prude continued. Protesters w...

Taiwanese man detained for refusing to pay fines after breaking home quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man in the northern city of Taoyuan has become the first person in the country to be detained for refusing to pay fines after he violated the 14-day home quara...

Trump, Barr to expand anti-crime surge to several US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr are expected to announce Wednesday that federal agents will surge into several American cities including Chicago to help comb...

Trump's show of federal force sparking alarm in cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using the Department of Homeland Security in unprecedented ways as he tries to bolster his law and order credentials by making a heavy-handed show of force ...

US citizens warned they face arbitrary arrest in China

The US State Department has warned US citizens in China of an increased risk of arbitrary detention by authorities. The State Department specifically warned against the threat of deportation or detai...

Family says sister of prominent Egyptian activist arrested

CAIRO (AP) — The family of a leading Egyptian pro-democracy activist, who was arrested amid a clampdown following anti-government protests last year, said his youngest sister was detained Tuesday. ...

Groups condemn detainment of journalists in Atlanta protests

ATLANTA (AP) — Journalism organizations are condemning authorities' detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta. The Georgia chapter of the Society of Profess...

Police chief denies racial profiling in controversial video

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The police chief of a South Carolina city has defended the actions of his officers who are accused of racial bias and excessive force after video of a black man being det...

Sweden shutters all China-sponsored Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As relations between China and the rest of the world continue to worsen due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Swedish government has decided to shut down...

Sanctions bill aimed at Lebanon over detained US citizen

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire senator is sponsoring a bill to ban visas and freeze assets of Lebanese officials involved in the detention of an American citizen since September. ...

Libyan authorities say prominent journalist arrested

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Libyan journalist was detained by an intelligence body that's loosely allied with the U.N.-backed government, authorities said Monday. Intelligence agents ar...

Canadian Parliament to propose human rights sanctions against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canadian senators Thanh Hai Ngo and Leo Housakos revealed Thursday (Dec. 5) that the Conservative Party plans on initiating a motion next week to adopt stronger measures a...

NYPD detains 2 women selling churros in subway stations

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police detained two women for selling churros without a license at subway stations, sparking backlash from social media users and at least one city official. ...

Australian academic arrested in China could face death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese-born Australian academic apprehended while transiting in Guangzhou in January is pleading for Australian authorities to help secure his release after being charg...

Australia concerned writer faces espionage charge in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Tuesday it was "very concerned and disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer had been formally arrested in China on su...