African defense expo reflects South African budget cuts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. military aircraft and Russian sniper rifles are on display at a defense fair in South Africa, whose military is increasingly stretched because of budget cuts. ...

Militants free 3 Indonesian hostages in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say Muslim militants in the southern Philippines have freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year. Police say the Indonesian...

Prince's estate sues alleged European piracy network

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's estate is suing what it says it a European piracy network that is selling his music around the world, including his final concert. The lawsuit filed in fe...

Taiwanese netizen declares artist 'pro-Taiwan independence' to get pirated works off Taobao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To help out a frustrated Taiwanese artist whose pirated works were being sold on Taobao despite his requests to have his artwork taken down, a Taiwanese netizen decla...

Author tells of kidnapping by pirates he'd gone to interview

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Scott Moore is walking a bit gingerly these days, but it has nothing to do with the 2½ years he spent imprisoned by Somali pirates, the beatings he suffered, his time spent ...

Shu Lea Cheang to represent Taiwan at 2019 Venice Biennale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese artist Shu Lea Cheang (鄭淑麗) has been chosen to represent Taiwan at the at 2019 Venice Biennale, said the Taiwan Fine Arts Museum in a press release on July 12. ...

A look at NATO and what the alliance does, past and present

BERLIN (AP) — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, known as NATO, grew largely out of Cold War fears of Soviet aggression and expansionism, prompted by a Moscow-backed communist coup in Czechoslova...

In Mexico, rising 'mass crime' defies security forces

TENANTLA, Mexico (AP) — Whoever wins Sunday's presidential election will have to face not only Mexico's drug cartels, but a new kind of crime involving whole neighborhoods defying police and military ...

CASBAA: The Upsurge in Hong Kong of Pirated TV Boxes Poses a Major Threat to the Subscription Video Industry

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 24, 2018--In a newly released CASBAA survey of the content viewing behavior of Hong Kong consumers, it was revealed that close to one in four consumers (24%) use a TV b...

Saudi minister tweets barb at UEFA chief in TV rights row

MOSCOW (AP) — Saudi Arabia's sports minister has criticized the president of European soccer on Twitter in an escalating dispute over Qatar-owned sports broadcasting rights. World Cu...

GA-ASI Guardian Concludes Demonstration Flights

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2018--General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that the Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has concluded the first large-scale demonstr...

Colombia becomes NATO partner in Latin America

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia will become NATO's first partner in Latin America in recognition of the country's battle-tested military. President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday said...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Philippines to launch first missile-firing assault vessels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine navy chief says the country's first-ever missile-firing assault vessels will be launched in about three months, likely for territorial defense, anti-insurgenc...

Movie Producer Andrea Iervolino Launches ‘TaTaTu’ – a Blockchain Powered Social Entertainment Platform That Rewards Users to Consume Content

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2018--AMBI Media Group co-founder and CEO is launching a new blockchain based platform intertwining social media activity with entertainment viewing. BG is a gl...