Judge set to sentence Ohio man who plotted US attacks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Friday is scheduled to sentence an Ohio man who plotted to kill military members in the U.S. following a delay in the case when a previous judge withdrew. ...

AP Explains: What happens when the government shuts down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That's the truth about a government "shutdown": The g...

AP Explains: What happens when the government shuts down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That's the truth about a government "shutdown": The g...

New mass start event spices up speedskating at Olympics

The big oval is going to get a lot more crowded at the Pyeongchang Games. Speedskating is spicing itself up with the Olympic debut of the mass start, featuring up to 24 skaters racin...

Ready to rock: Short track venue will be jumpin' at Olympics

If you like your Olympic competition staid and sportsmanlike, the short track speedskating rink isn't the place. The skaters' helmets and pads are a dead giveaway elbows will be flyi...

Group sues over passport marker for sex offenders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group representing sex offenders sued again Thursday to challenge a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against chi...

Pakistan reporter says he escaped kidnapping attempt

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When armed men tried to kidnap and threatened to kill him, Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui feared he would become another statistic in a growing list of activists and bloggers who ...

Germany, again, will be the team to catch in Olympic luge

There's some sort of mystical power when it comes to Germany and luge. Germany has more sliding tracks than any other nation, plus always seems to be ahead of the rest of the world w...

Taiwan passport ranked 32nd ‘most useful’ in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A poll released by Henley & Partners and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the “Visa Restrictions Index,” names the Taiwan passport as th...

Taiwan mulls a third gender option on national ID cards, passports

Taipei (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's government-level Gender Equality Committee said Thursday that to ensure the civil rights of transgender, intersex and other groups with different gender i...

American charged with subversion in Zimbabwe freed 'for now'

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court has freed "for now" an American woman charged with subversion for allegedly describing the former president on Twitter as a "sick man." Mar...

MOFA to put stickers on e-passport to cover Dulles Airport image

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has decided to use stickers to cover the error it made in the newly updated Taiwan e-passport, which bears an image of Washington's Dulles International Airp...

Taiwan government apologizes over higher amount of misprinted passports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) apologized Sunday after the number of new e-passports including an image of Washington Dulles International Airport was found to be ...

Multilingual guide to go online in Taiwan to help migrant workers understand employment transfer contracts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a statement released by the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency on Thursday, the department will release an online guide on Monday in order t...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - December 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) -- Top stories this week included expert warns against consequence of poor air defense capabilities, Taiwan to recall passports with Washington Dulles Airport image, track tests be...