China accuses UN rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest

China accused the U.N. high commissioner for human rights of emboldening "radical violence" in Hong Kong by suggesting the city's leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessiv...

Anti-infiltration bill sent to second reading at Taiwan's legislature

A draft bill designed to complement existing laws on preventing foreign hostile forces from intervening in Taiwan's democratic political system and elections went directly to a second reading at t...

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken, sometimes introducing ...

DPP majority in Taiwan legislature would be nightmare: PFP candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An absolute majority for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the new Legislative Yuan would be "a nightmare within a nightmare," the Foxconn Technology fou...

Ex-Vice President Lu proposes formalized Taiwan-South Korea relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) called for the formalization of bilateral relations between Taiwan and South Korea in a keynote speech delivered in Seoul ...

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

BEIJING (AP) — It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken...

EU Parliament declares climate “emergency” in symbolic move

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s legislature has declared a “climate emergency” in a symbolic bid to push the issue as high as possible on the agenda of the EU’s executive team. ...

Peru’s Fujimori will leave prison to new political landscape

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison, her supporters will applaud her freedom and her detractors will lament what they consider more impunity for the corrupt, but the ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 26 The New York Times on an attempted cover-up of past cheating by Russian athletes in global ...

In Florida and elsewhere, GOP pressured over climate change

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Since taking office in January, Florida’s Republican governor has appointed a science officer, established a climate change czar and pledged to spend billions of dollars to re...

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...

In Virginia, Bloomberg blasts Trump for Navy leader’s ouster

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — New presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg traveled to the city that hosts the world’s largest Navy base on Monday and blasted President Donald Trump over the recent ...

Analysis: Hong Kong election shows desire for change

HONG KONG (AP) — The people of Hong Kong have said in no uncertain terms that they want change. The question is whether they will get it — or a return to the violent protests that have plagued the cit...