EU leaders call for steps to tackle election disinformation

BRUSSELS (AP) — With European Union elections closing in, EU leaders are calling for measures to tackle the deliberate spread of disinformation. EU leaders said Friday that the threa...

The Latest: Iran accuses US of 'lies' about its missiles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Iran's deputy U....

Suspicious optics said to have exposed Israeli raid in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate: Everyone knows everyone and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strang...

Taiwan keen for international collaboration against disinformation: president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she hopes Taiwan and the U.S. continue to deepen cooperation in a host of fields, including efforts to combat disinformation, repo...

EU steps up fight against Russian 'fake news' ahead of vote

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating Russian-backed "fake news" from their pl...

Mueller is back _ and so are questions about Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is back. After a quiet few months in the run-up to the midterm elections, the special counsel's Russia investigation is heating up again with a strin...

Mueller is back - and so are questions about Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller is back. After a quiet few months in the run-up to the midterm elections, the special counsel's Russia investigation is heating up again with a strin...

Taiwan election results do not indicate desire for integration with China: Foreign Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu recently had an interview with the Al Jazeera news network, where he discussed Taiwan’s political landscape foll...

Global lawmakers grill Facebook exec in UK parliament

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers from nine countries are grilling a Facebook executive as part of an international hearing at Britain's parliament on disinformation and "fake news." Richard A...

German FM expects EU election to polarize European politics

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says he expects an "enormous polarization" of the political debate in Europe ahead of next spring's European Parliament election, in which populist parties hop...

Dictionary.com chooses 'misinformation' as word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com's word of the year on the tattered coattails of "toxic," picked earlier this month for the same honor ...

UK parliament seizes Facebook files from app executive

LONDON (AP) — Britain's parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it seeks answers from the social media company about its...

Four alarming indications from Taiwan's nine-in-one elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The results of Saturday's local elections have been announced, and they were far worse than a simple electoral defeat for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). ...

DPP learns a hard lesson from the Taiwanese voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During the victory speech she delivered on Jan. 16, 2016 after being elected Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the crowds of adoring supporters that she and her...

KMT Taichung mayoral candidate declares victory in Taiwan's local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕), the Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for mayor of Taichung, declared victory at 8:25 p.m., Nov. 24, after winning 56.57 percent of the votes collected from 87 perc...