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Taiwan doctor opposes 4-year naturalization period for Chinese spouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A doctor has launched a campaign against shortening the naturalization period for Chinese spouses to four years due to potential abuse of Taiwan’s health insurance s...

Stonehenge: Campaigners lose court challenge to tunnel plans

The High Court in London on Monday rejected a bid to stop the construction of a controversial road tunnel near the prehistoric megalithic stone circle Stonehenge in southwest England. The case pitte...

Indonesians vote to replace President Jokowi, candidates call for clean election

JAKARTA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Indonesians cast their ballots on Wednesday across the Southeast Asian archipelago in an election headlined by the race to succeed President Joko Widodo, whose influence co...

Thailand's popular Move Forward party faces dissolution threat

Thailand's Move Forward Party (MFP), which won the most seats in parliament during last year's general election, is facing the threat of being disbanded, according to many analysts and politic...

No space for SUVs? Paris to vote on tripling parking fees

The stylized red car splashed against a black background certainly looks threatening. The question posed on posters lining the streets of the French capital ahead of a referendum on Sunday is rhetoric...

China Evergrande: What if the property giant is liquidated?

Troubled property developer China Evergrande could be liquidated as early as Monday, as a court in Hong Kong hears a winding-up petition against the firm by foreign creditors. The legal proceedings a...

Thailand: Popular politician Pita cleared by top court

Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that former prime ministerial candidate Pita Limjaroenrat had not broken election rules and lifted his suspension from the country's parliame...

Czech Republic debates firearm ownership after mass shooting in Prague

There are one million registered firearms in the Czech Republic. This means that this small Central European country with a population of 10 million has one of the highest rates of private gun ownersh...

South Korean parliament passes bill to ban dog meat trade

Parliamentarians in South Korea on Tuesday passed a bill that will make it against the law to eat or sell dog meat, something that has been practiced in the country for centuries. The law, which is t...

In North Korea, torture awaits those deported from China

Kim Cheol Ok managed a hasty phone call to inform her family about her imminent deportation to North Korea on October 9. On that day, Cheol Ok and 500 other North Koreans living in China were forcibl...

Taiwan's EVA Air pilots start strike vote on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air pilots will hold a vote over a two-week period starting Friday (Dec. 22), and they cannot rule out the possibility that the strike may take place during the Lunar ...

As Serbia prepares to vote, Vucic's party dominates campaign

On a Saturday in early December, hundreds of buses lined up along the wide streets of New Belgrade, a district in the capital. Crowds streamed toward the Belgrade Arena, one of Europe's largest sp...

Taiwan taxi drivers protest 'driving hell' pedestrian safety laws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taxi drivers by the hundreds took to the streets in Taipei City and Kaohsiung to protest new traffic laws such as the "Overlord Clause," which they claim have tu...

Greenbriar Provides Water Update

Phoenix, Arizona - Newsfile Corp. - December 11, 2023 - Greenbriar Sustainable Living Inc. (TSXV: GRB) (OTC Pink: GEBRF) ("Greenbriar" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the following water u...

Russian soldiers' wives: 'Bring them home'

Relatives of mobilized Russians sent to fight in Ukraine have come together to form a movement. They are organizing vigils and flash mobs, and appealing to the Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, ...