Taiwan president’s aide urged to resign over cigarette smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-ban (陳水扁) called for the resignation of a senior official from the Office of the President over the cigarette smuggling scandal in a Face...

Taiwan intelligence agency chief moves 20 officers in cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Security Bureau (NSB) chief Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) has ordered 20 officers moved to new postings as a consequence of the scandal involving the smuggling of duty-fre...

Taiwan intelligence agency chief vows tough action against cigarette smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At his first news conference since taking office, National Security Bureau (NSB) chief Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) vowed to take severe disciplinary measures against any official...

Doubts emerge about Trump pick for US intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director has been mayor of a small Texas city, a federal prosecutor and a member of Congress. But questions were already emerg...

Taiwan’s China Airlines apologizes for cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chairman of Taiwan’s biggest carrier, China Airlines (CAL), apologized Thursday (July 25) for the cigarette smuggling scandal which has affected the company, the...

Force-feeding ordered for Russian immigrant on hunger strike

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have won a court order to force-feed an emaciated immigrant who has staged a monthlong hunger strike at an immigration detention center in Arizona as he awaits his forced re...

Taiwan appoints minister of veterans affairs as new intelligence agency chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Veterans Affairs Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) is the new director general of the main intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), following the resign...

Taiwan Transportation Minister sends deputy to supervise China Airlines in smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) sent his deputy, Wang Kuo-tsai (王國材), to China Airlines (CAL) Wednesday (July 24) to find out more about the company’s ro...

Trump denies CIA link to Iran spy claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is labeling as a "lie" a report by Iran that it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear ...

Taiwan intelligence chief resigns over cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chief of Taiwan’s top intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), resigned Monday (July 22) after it was revealed that one of his agents had used a ...

Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites, and that some of th...

The Latest: Iran says 17 CIA spies arrested, some sentenced

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Iran says it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly...

US targets Venezuela intelligence agency with sanctions

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on Venezuela's military intelligence agency, which is accused of torturing to death a navy captain in its custody. ...

Germany to step up surveillance of far-right 'Identitarians'

BERLIN (AP) — The German domestic intelligence agency said Thursday it is stepping up observation of the far-right Identitarian Movement in Germany, a group that campaigns against immigrants and Islam...

Anger over 'personality cult' around German far-right leader

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany is facing a rift after more than 100 elected party officials criticized the "personality cult" surrounding one of its regional leaders. ...