The Latest: UK House speaker candidates vow to restore calm

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the election to select a new U.K. House of Commons speaker (all times local): 3 p.m. Candidates to become the next speaker of Britain's ...

Water cannon and tear gas fired at Hong Kong protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong streets were scarred by petrol bombs, tear gas and water cannon with blue dye at an illegal march in Tsim Sha Tsui by pro-democracy Hongkongers on Sunday (Oct. 2...

Uncertainty cloaks latest match in England-Australia rivalry

OITA, Japan (AP) — Undercooked or fresh for the challenge ahead? That's the question hovering around England. As for Australia, the main issue is this: Can a team known for pulling o...

Electric scooter sales in Taiwan soon to reach annual goal of 100,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of electric scooters sold in Taiwan is expected to reach the annual goal of 100,000 units in the coming days. According to the latest data from the Industria...

‘We fear Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city’

This exclusive interview with Martin Lee took place in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district last weekend. Martin Lee Chu-ming is affectionately known as the “grandfather of Hong Kong democra...

Zimbabwe opposition lawmakers walk out of president's speech

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's opposition lawmakers have walked out of Parliament as President Emmerson Mnangagwa presents his state of the nation address, a sign of the political tensions still g...

Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Police accused some protesters of thr...

India capital to temporarily restrict cars to curb pollution

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have announced a plan to restrict the movement of private cars in the capital for nearly two weeks after a major Hindu festival that features fireworks that cloak t...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 11 The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer on how a congressional election in ...

Public transportation greener than Tesla: Singaporean minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Singapore’s Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, on Wednesday (Aug. 21) said that taking public transportation is a better solution to clim...

China media calls for shooting HK protesters on spot, Wang asks 'Do Taiwanese want to be unified?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the head of a Chinese state-run media mouthpiece called for Hong Kong protesters to be shot on sight, a Taiwanese legislator questions if Taiwanese would ever really want...

Police fire tear gas in Hong Kong train station, no end in sight to protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired tear gas Sunday inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrat...

US urges increased caution for Americans visiting Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday stepped up its warnings to travelers to Hong Kong because of increasing violence surrounding pro-democracy protests in the Chinese city. The S...

The Latest: Ex-HK leader offers bounty for info on flag

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Former Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung has offered 1 million Hong Kong dollar...

Hong Kong police arrest over 20 protesters in new scuffles

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested more than 20 people for unlawful assembly and assault after confrontations between protesters and authorities continued deep into the night. ...