Three student activists arrested under Hong Kong's national security act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three young activists in Hong Kong were arrested Tuesday (Oct. 27) under the city's national security law three months after police first booked them for social media ...

Man arrested for vandalizing Hong Kong-supporting restaurant with feces in Taipei

Taiwan News (TAIPEI) — A man has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing with feces a Taipei restaurant that was established to provide Hongkongers living in exile with work. Around noon on F...

Time's Up study: Many who report harassment face retaliation

Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from ...

Belarus activist shares ‘Alternative Nobel’ with 3 others

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A prominent Belarus opposition figure and an imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer on Thursday were awarded the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes referred to as the “Alternative Nobe...

Russia accuses Germany of obstructing probe in Navalny case

Russia on Friday accused Germany of refusing to cooperate in a probe into the case of poisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. The German government is violating the 1959 European Convention on Mutu...

Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many

CAIRO (AP) — An announcement last month that Egypt’s top prosecutor would investigate an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel marked a rare moment of triumph for human ...

Rights group: Dozens in Belarus investigated amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus, that's seen six weeks of protests against the country's authoritarian president after a disputed election, have opened more than 250 criminal cases against...

Mother of IS member loses bid to block UK evidence transfer

LONDON (AP) — The mother of a British man who is suspected in the beheadings of Westerners taken hostage by the Islamic State group lost a court challenge Tuesday to the British government’s decision ...

EU response to Belarus protests hampered by internal divisions

Sviatlana Tsikanouskaya's fervent call for European Union courage — backed up by the photos she shared of beaten and bruised protesters in Belarus — wasn't enough to forge the nece...

Germany approves Russian request to assist in Navalny probe

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Justice Ministry has approved a request from Moscow for legal assistance in the investigation of the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and has tasked state prosecut...

Mexico president attacks environmentalists' foreign funding

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president launched a blistering attack on several environmentalist groups Friday, suggesting they were being paid by foreign foundations to oppose his controversial train p...

Hong Kong will suspend some legal cooperation with U.S., China says

Hong Kong will suspend an agreement on mutual legal assistance with the United States, China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday (Aug. 20), in a tit-for-tat response to Washington ending some ag...

China, HK slam US for suspending tax and extradition agreement

The Hong Kong government on Thursday criticized Washington's decision to suspend extradition and tax exemption treaties with the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Following in the footsteps of ...

Hong Kong: National security law targets overseas activists

Samuel Chu, a US citizen and the managing director of the Washington-based Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC) advocacy group, told DW he was surprised to learn that Hong Kong authorities wanted to arr...

Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday it would no longer provide data in response to requests from Hong Kong authorities following the enactment of a new national security l...