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Mainland Affairs Council pledges to protect Taiwan's HK assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to evaluations by Taiwanese government officials, Taiwan’s national assets in Hong Kong may be under threat from the National Security Law in the territory...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Giuliani investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-running federal investigation into Rudy Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine moved back into public view Wednesday when federal agents seized electronic devices from the former mayo...

Thai protesters call on king to give up royal fortune

Thousands of Thai protesters called on King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday (Nov. 25) to cede control of a royal fortune valued in the tens of billions of dollars, as the latest in months of anti-gov...

Thailand: Protesters demand king renounce royal fortune

Thailand's Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) became the focus of protesters' anger on Wednesday after authorities blocked access to the Crown Property Bureau using barbed wire and shipping containers...

Why tariff war threatens Beijing's global economic ambitions

BEIJING (AP) — China's intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing's ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. The U...

Tsai: Taiwan must move towards becoming an innovative economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tsai Ing-wen said during a reception at the Presidential Office on Tuesday that Taiwan must brandish its technological expertise and move in the direction of becoming an i...

Pakistan shelves major project of China's Belt and Road initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pakistan government has announced its decision to shelve a major power plant project that was to be part of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiat...

AP Explains: The latest in Sri Lanka's political crisis

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lankan is in the midst of a political crisis set off by the president's decisions to remove the South Asian island nation's prime minister, dissolve Parliament and call snap elect...

China snatches up Zambia's state-run power company in southern Africa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s economic strategy of predatory lending to indebt poor nations and then take over critical infrastructure once a country defaults on its loans is on full disp...

Sri Lankan opposition protesters demand government step down

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have marched in Sri Lanka's capital to demand the government step down, accusing it of corruption and selling national assets to fo...

Sara Netanyahu preceded by avarice of other first wives

Associated Press (AP) — Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, has long been plagued by allegations of living a lavish lifestyle with the taxpayers' money, and squabbling with staff and m...

Polish court acquits protesters of logging in old forest

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court in eastern Poland has acquitted environmentalists who had blocked government-ordered logging in one of Europe's last pristine forests that has been condemned by the Europ...

Australia tightens foreign investment rules on power, farms

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — New restrictions will apply to foreign companies bidding for Australian electricity transmission infrastructure and some generators. Diversity of ownership of such cri...

Australia tightens foreign investment rules on power, farms

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government has announced tighter controls on foreign investment in electricity grids and farmland two years after Chinese buyers were blocked from high-profil...

Global companies snared in South Africa's corruption scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's biggest corruption case since the end of apartheid has entangled not only the president and ruling party but also some major international companies, including U.S. ...