Taiwanese netizen declares artist 'pro-Taiwan independence' to get pirated works off Taobao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To help out a frustrated Taiwanese artist whose pirated works were being sold on Taobao despite his requests to have his artwork taken down, a Taiwanese netizen decla...

Interpol: Raids in 36 countries yield $25M in fake goods

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says police, customs agents and other law enforcement agencies seized $25 million worth of counterfeit and illicit goods during raids in 36 countries between March and May. ...

Ring selling fake hi-end brand products busted in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taichung police today (Jan. 11) raided a warehouse in Beitun District and arrested three suspects in connection with the production of fake luxury goods such as bags, shoes and...

Garrison Keillor off the air after misconduct allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on "A Prairie Home Companion," became another celebrity felled by...

Garrison Keillor says fired over alleged improper behavior

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," said Wednesday he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. ...

Counterfeit kitty: Bogus Hello Kitty grows a mouth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A user of the Taiwanese social media group Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) posted images of what she originally thought were Hello Kitty bags, but turned out to be knockoffs with ...

China ponders public morality after video of gruesome death

BEIJING (AP) — A speeding taxi knocks the pedestrian off her feet, sending her hurtling through the air. Dozens of people stand gawking or walk past, as if the young woman sprawled in the busy interse...

Cambodian raids net 70 tons of fake cosmetics, ingredients

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities have confiscated nearly 70 tons of counterfeit cosmetics and raw materials for making them, a major haul that included imitations of South Korean, Tha...

Fake fashion fuels vast illicit profits, sea of human misery

LONDON (AP) — In a warehouse at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport, a border officer pulls open a cardboard box he suspects contains contraband goods. Bingo — his instincts are rewarded. ...

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BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org. Here'...

Jack Ma says English proficiency helped him build business

Taipei, March 3 (CNA) Jack Ma, executive chairman Alibaba Group, said Tuesday in Taipei that a strong command of the English language helped him to develop the business, which is now China's biggest...

Alibaba run-in with China regulator signals tougher scrutiny

BEIJING (AP) -- For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regulators stayed silent, apparently reluctant to disrupt ...

Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

NEW YORK (AP) -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve ...