Hong Kong police defuse bombs designed 'to kill and to maim'

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they have defused two large homemade bombs packed with nails and designed “to kill and to maim people.” Police say the bombs found Monday eveni...

Spain launches app to fight trafficking of protected timber

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition has launched a mobile app to fight the trafficking of tropical species of timber, one of the world’s greatest environmental crimes. ...

Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year

In these uneasy times, as we move along to a new decade, the Pantone Color Institute has reached back in time to calming, confident Classic Blue as its color of the year for 2020. The color is an a...

Elimination of Chinese chips from US products benefits Taiwan firms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Security concerns that have emerged among major U.S. technology enterprises have led them to eliminate made-in-China components from their products, thereby creating busin...

China requires face scan for new mobile users

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A regulation that requires Chinese citizens to scan their faces when registering new mobile phones came into effect on Sunday (Dec. 1), as Beijing works to ensure the iden...

Trubisky’s 3rd TD pass lifts Bears to 24-20 win over Lions

DETROIT (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw a go-ahead, 3-yard touchdown pass to David Montgomery with 2:17 left, lifting the Chicago Bears to a 24-20 win over the slumping Detroit Lions on Thursday. ...

Vietnam, Taiwan reap biggest benefits from US-China trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam and Taiwan have seen the largest surges in exports to the U.S. as its trade war with China rages on, according to data from Statista. On Monday (Nov. 18), Germa...

NCC demands smartphone makers list Taiwan properly after Huawei alters caller IDs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to reports of Huawei smartphones suddenly changing Taiwan's listing to "Taiwan, China," the National Communication Commission (NCC) on Wednesday ...

Review: Jeff Lynne does it nearly all himself on new album

Jeff Lynne's ELO, "From Out of Nowhere" (Columbia Records) Jeff Lynne's ELO is an elastic band that alternates between being a one-man studio outfit and, nowadays, a 13-member tourin...

Australian consumer watchdog sues Google over location data

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian consumer watchdog is taking Google to court alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was use...

Travel to Hong Kong or Macau restricted for Taiwan submarine personnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Personnel working on the Indigenous Defense Submarine (IDS) have had to sign a "Defense Manufacturer Security Management" confidentiality agreement that forbids ...

Researchers: Cyberespionage campaign targets UN agencies

Cybersecurity researchers say a coordinated cyberespionage campaign has targeted U.N. relief agencies, the International Red Cross and other non-governmental organizations groups for the past 10 month...

Cairo schools close, day after heavy rainfall causes chaos

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has closed schools and universities in Cairo and companies saw only skeletal staff show up at work after heavy rains pummeled parts of the country's capital the previous day, causin...

Huawei lashes out at Estonia for 'unfounded' security claims

HELSINKI (AP) — Chinese telecom company Huawei has criticized the Estonian government and media for spreading what it says are "arbitrary and unfounded" allegations about cybersecurity risks related t...

India restores post-paid cellphone connections in Kashmir

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it has restored call facilities on post-paid cellphone connections in Indian-controlled Kashmir more than two months after it downgraded the region's semi-autonomy and impo...