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Mass hacking of Taiwan politicians' LINE accounts sparks national security concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The LINE accounts of over 100 Taiwanese political figures have been hacked, potentially posing national security risks. The Liberty Times revealed Wednesday (July 28) t...

Belarus arrests 3 journalists in continuing media crackdown

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus raided offices of an independent newspaper and detained three of its journalists Monday as part of a relentless crackdown on media outlets and civil society...

Russia: Afghan instability heightens with hasty US retreat

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — America’s hasty retreat from Afghanistan has destabilized the region and worsened the terrorist threat, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a conference of world po...

Belarus government blocks media outlet, detains reporters

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities blocked the website of a leading online media outlet and detained some of its journalists and several reporters from other news organizations Thursday, the ...

Russia targets investigative journalists with raids

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Tuesday morning raided the apartments of several investigative journalists and their family members, a move that comes amid mounting pressure on Russia's independe...

Dutch court convicts woman for spreading IS propaganda

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a 32-year-old woman and sentenced her to six years' imprisonment Tuesday for involvement in war crimes committed by the so-called Islamic State ex...

Jailed Belarus journalist, girlfriend moved to house arrest

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The dissident Belarusian journalist and his Russian girlfriend who were arrested after being pulled off a flight that was diverted to Minsk have been transferred from jail to hous...

Russia mandates vaccinations for some as virus cases surge

MOSCOW (AP) — They tried grocery giveaways and lotteries for new cars and apartments. But an ambitious plan of vaccinating 30 million Russians by mid-June still has fallen short by a third. ...

How Big Tech created a data 'treasure trove' for police

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When U.S. law enforcement officials need to cast a wide net for information, they’re increasingly turning to the vast digital ponds of personal data created by Big Tech compani...

Belarus denounces Western sanctions as 'economic war'

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus said Tuesday that the new prospective Western sanctions over its diversion of a passenger plane amount to the declaration of an “economic war,” and threatened to retaliate...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Russia fines Facebook, Telegram over banned content

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Thursday ordered Facebook and the messaging app Telegram to pay steep fines for failing to remove banned content, a move that could be part of growing government e...

HK activists light up night sky with LED resistance message

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Hong Kong democracy activists climbed the city’s Lion Rock on Wednesday (June 9) to plant LED signs that read “FREE HK” and “FAITH,&rdqu...

India asks Twitter to follow tough new social media laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Saturday warned Twitter to immediately comply with the country’s new social media regulations, which critics say give the government more power...

KMT sowing chaos amid Taiwan's COVID-19 emergency: Business leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) has chosen to be a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during Taiwan's COVID crisis, according to former United Microelectronics Corp...