The Latest: Syrian army enters Manbij, Turks prepare assault

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's offensive in northern Syria (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Syrian state media says government forces have entered t...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the...

Indigenous pour in from Amazon to boost Ecuador protests

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds more indigenous protesters poured into Ecuador's capital from the country's Amazon on Friday, increasing pressure on President Lenín Moreno over fuel price hikes and eco...

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder rules out cooperation with PFP leader James Soong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) ruled out cooperation with People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) in the presidential campaign after appearing with...

Athletes united, but rival fans show Ethiopia's divides

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Ethiopian supporters are the loudest in the stadium at the track world championships — because they're trying to drown each other out. As Ethiopian runners cle...

AP Photos: Beijing preps to mark 70 years of communist rule

BEIJING (AP) — Patriotic banners, elaborate flower displays and tightened security are all on tap as the Chinese capital prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Tuesday. ...

Lebanese clear civil war-era mines from famed cedar forests

HADATH EL-JEBBEH, Lebanon (AP) — Three decades after Lebanon's civil war ended, explosives experts are still working to remove mines from a mountainous northern region famous for its centuries-old ced...

Voters wearing Taiwan flag-themed clothes to be allowed into polling stations in elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters wearing outfits bearing the national flag of Taiwan will be allowed to cast their ballots in the January elections, the country’s Central Election Commission ...

Taiwan unveils emblem for 2019 Double Ten National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The main visual for the 2019 National Day of Taiwan was unveiled on Thursday (Sept. 4), featuring the slogan “Taiwan forward.” Inspired by arrows, the visua...

Former president advocates new e-ID marked 'Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) said on Monday (Sept. 1) that Taiwanese should be offered the choice of obtaining a new identity card marked with either “Taiwa...

Image promoting Taiwan’s scallion removed for possible copyright infringement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A marketing contractor of Yilan County Farmers' Association was asked to take off an online image the company created to promote Sanxing Township’s scallion beca...

Taiwan to unveil new eID card in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While the Cabinet approved plans for the new e-identity card on Thursday (August 22), the final design will only be unveiled in April or May next year, with the changeover...

Taiwan to approve new identity card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cabinet is set to approve a new design for the identity card, which will include the national flag but far fewer personal details than on the previous version, reports...

Protests in Europe highlight divide between China, Hong Kong

PARIS, BERLIN, LONDON (CNA) -- Hong Kongers rallied Saturday in Berlin, Paris and London in protest against what they said was police violence in their homeland, while Chinese nationals staged counter...

Police in Singapore investigate illegal display of Chinese flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Authorities in Singapore have launched an investigation into the appearance of a Chinese flag in a residential neighborhood of the city-state, where public displays of fore...