China takes further step toward nationwide indoctrination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new guidelines released by China’s Ministry of Education on Wednesday (Sept. 23) indicate that Beijing is ramping up its brainwashing campaign on a national leve...

The Thorns open the fall series with a 3-0 win over Utah

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sophia Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft this year, scored in her Portland debut and the Thorns beat the Utah Royals 3-0 in a fall series ...

Australian lawmaker's adviser challenges interference law

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese-born adviser to an Australian lawmaker has launched a constitutional challenge in Australia’s highest court against laws banning covert foreign interference in dom...

Charges, sanctions revive specter of Russian interference

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has charged a Russian national in a sweeping plot to sow distrust in the American political process and imposed sanctions against a Russia-linked Ukrainian l...

Business Highlights

___ $300 in US jobless aid running out even as more seek help WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s unemployment safety net is looking increasingly shaky, with a $300-a-we...

Russia GRU hackers target U.S. campaigns, parties: Microsoft

BOSTON (AP) — The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has attempted similar intrusions into the computer systems of more than 200 organizations including politi...

Israel reports 'security incident' along border with Lebanon

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military ordered residents living in communities near the border with Lebanon to shelter in place and blocked roads early Wednesday following what it described as a “secur...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party responds to former president's 'national security laws' remark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) on Sunday (Aug. 23) responded to former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) allegation that the current administration is using natio...

Israel pushes for changes in UN's Lebanon peacekeeping force

JERUSALEM (AP) — As the United Nations prepares to renew the mandate of its peacekeeping operation in southern Lebanon, Israel is working with Security Council members to push for tough changes in the...

Taiwan says China behind cyberattacks on government agencies, emails

Taiwan said on Wednesday hacking groups linked to the Chinese government had attacked at least 10 government agencies and some 6,000 email accounts of government officials in an “infiltration&rd...

Army officer detained for attempting to sell China footage of Taiwanese drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Army lieutenant has been taken into custody for attempting to sell sensitive military data to China. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed the ca...

Netanyahu warns Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and others after Israeli forces said they thwarted an infiltration attempt from Syria...

Australian university under fire for deleting Twitter post critical of HK security law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has become the target of criticism after it deleted a Twitter post critical of Beijing's implementation of the na...

Israeli military strike likely kills 4 militants from Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it thwarted an infiltration attempt from Syria early Monday, likely killing four suspected militants it accused of trying to plant explosives. ...

Update: Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui passed away at age 97

Update: 07/30 10:30 p.m. Former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) died at 7:24 p.m. at the age of 97 in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, where he had been hospitalized since February. TAIPEI (Taiwan...