Professor discovers new Taiwan species lobster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A professor at the National University of Tainan (NUTN) has discovered a species of lobster never before cataloged in Taiwan that has a brilliant red-and-white exterior. ...

Review: In 'Collective,' the rot of government corruption

A politicized healthcare crisis, horrifyingly unnecessary death, a crucial election. “Collective," a piercing documentary about corruption in Romania, may not directly concern current events but it fe...

Cartoonist brings Taiwan's extinct Formosan clouded leopard to life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An award-winning Taiwanese cartoonist has paid tribute to the extinct Formosan clouded leopard with a comic book created in collaboration with the National Taiwan Museum (...

Moldova presidential election: Pro-EU Maia Sandu narrowly ahead in early results

The leader of Moldova's opposition, Maia Sandu, had a narrow lead in exit polls on Sunday with over 53% of the vote in the presidential runoff, according to partial results. Incumbent Igor Dodon,...

Peru ouster throws nation's anti-corruption drive into doubt

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Peru’s legislature booted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a popular leader — they likely put the country’s best chance at...

Lebanese official says US sanctioned him over Hezbollah ties

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s former foreign minister said Sunday that last week’s U.S. sanctions targeted him over alleged corruption because he repeatedly refused Washington’s calls to severe ties with Ir...

Lebanon's leader challenges US sanctions against son-in-law

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's leader on Saturday asked the United States to offer evidence to back up new sanctions against the former Lebanese foreign minister, who is an important political ally of the Ir...

Taiwan’s Silver Grass Festival of Caoling Historic Trail kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Silver Grass Festival of Caoling Historic Trail gets underway on Saturday (Nov. 7) and is scheduled to finish Nov. 29. The Northeast and Yilan Coast National...

Iraq ratifies new election law, paving way for early vote

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president ratified on Thursday a new election law aimed at giving political independents a better chance of winning seats in parliament, paving the way for early elections next y...

Ukraine's president moves to dissolve top court over ruling

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine faced a new political crisis Friday as the president moved to dissolve the nation's top court following its decision to freeze the country's anti-corruption reforms. ...

Ukraine's local elections test leader and his young party

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians were voting Sunday in local elections that are considered a test for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comedian who took office last year vowing to bring peace, u...

Taiwan monkeys create chaos on school campus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Experts set off firecrackers on Friday morning (Oct. 23) to keep away a pack of Formosan macaques that have recently made a school campus their playground, harassing stude...

Nagorno-Karabakh's record growth in ruins

If it were internationally recognized as a country, Nagorno-Karabakh would have one of the smallest economies in the world. With GDP at just $713 million (€603 million)in 2019, it ranks lower tha...

Formosan black bear freed from trap in Taiwan orchard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear that walked into a trap set up to catch wild boar and monkeys was freed after intervention by veterinarians, reports said Thursday (Oct. 1). A far...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government...