Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end

HONG KONG (AP) — A major tunnel in Hong Kong reopened on Wednesday as a weeklong police siege of a nearby university appeared to be winding down, closing one of the more violent chapters in the ...

Hong Kong leader refuses to give ground despite poll setback

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters on Tuesday despite a local election trouncing, saying she will instead accelerate dialogue and iden...

Searchers find only one woman on besieged Hong Kong campus

Faculty teams searched through Hong Kong's Polytechnic University on Tuesday and found a young woman in weak condition, and said they believe all other anti-government protesters have left the cam...

Dominican man to face charges in deadly 1995 shooting

BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say hid in the Dominican Republic for more than two decades is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he killed a man who kicked him out of a house party in Bost...

Austrian Olympic judo champ denies sexual assault of pupils

VIENNA (AP) — Two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher of Austria has denied the alleged sexual assault of two young girls he was coaching in the early 2000s. At the start o...

Latest poll shows DPP ahead of KMT by 10%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the most recent poll results revealed by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) on Monday (Nov. 25), Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) leads the Kuomintang...

Carrie Lam's future in question after Hong Kong elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After pro-democracy candidates overpowered the pro-establishment camp in the Hong Kong district council elections on Sunday (Nov. 24), Chief Executive Carrie Lam said in a...

Pro-democracy parties secure clear majority in Hong Kong election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to partial returns as of 9 a.m. Monday (Nov. 25) morning, the pro-democracy candidates have won 387 out of 452 seats in the Hong Kong local elections, indicating...

Pro-democracy candidates advance in key Hong Kong elections

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections, according to partial returns Monday, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the...

Doctors say ailing Assange needs medical care in hospital

LONDON (AP) — More than 60 doctors have written to British authorities asserting that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urgently needs medical treatment at a university hospital. The ...

Hong Kong voters head to polls in record numbers

Update: 11/25 1:00 p.m. Results show the pro-democracy opposition has trounced the pro-establishment camp, winning at least 387 seats compared to pro-Beijing councilors' 59 at the time of writi...

UK police make new arrest over people-smuggling truck deaths

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland over the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam who were found in a refrigerated container truck last month. ...

'Detention' director reminds audiences of Taiwan's fight for freedom

The psychological horror film "Detention" is remarkable in many ways. For one thing, the film, which follows two students who find themselves stuck in their empty school and haunted by ve...

Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for elections

A small but determined group of protesters remained holed up Thursday inside a Hong Kong university campus as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the b...

Missouri jail escapee captured in makeshift hut in Delaware

PRINCETON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped twice from a Missouri jail was captured more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) away in Delaware where he was living in a makeshift hut in ...