The real purpose of China’s global propaganda

China has launched its "Global Propaganda" campaign to change the narrative of the Wuhan coronavirus even as the global pandemic worsens. It paints the picture that the authoritarian governm...

13 mysterious 'Taiwan deputies' spotted at China's NPC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During Friday's (May 22) session of China's rubber-stamp legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), 13 "Taiwan representatives" appeared to e...

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, everyone else is to blame for virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil emerging as one of the world's most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors,...

Taiwan's NIA beefs up screenings on entries by Chinese associated with CPC

Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) has strengthened its screening of entry permit applications by Chinese nationals affiliated with the Communist Party of China (CPC) over the past year to...

A top Rwanda genocide suspect died years ago, DNA test shows

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One of Rwanda's most wanted fugitives in the country's genocide died 20 years ago, the international tribunal overseeing justice efforts announced Friday, less than a week after ...

Concerns about virus in Tanzania grow amid lack of data

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — On just one day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the coronavirus after crossing into neighboring Kenya. Back home, their president insists that Tanzania...

Senate panel advances Trump pick to head VOA, other outlets

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel voted along party lines Thursday to advance President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Voice of America and other U.S. government-funded internationa...

China kicks off key political event delayed by pandemic

BEIJING (AP) — China began its most important political event of the year on Thursday after a two-month delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the annual session ...

Investigators build a case for IS crimes against Yazidis

QASR AL-MIHRAB, Iraq (AP) — He was burly, with piercing blue eyes, and it was clear he was in charge when he entered the Galaxy, a wedding hall-turned-slave pen in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Dozens of Y...

Sept. 11 convict now says he renounces terrorism, bin Laden

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism, al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Zacarias Mo...

AT&T quits Venezuela as US sanctions force it to defy Maduro

MIAMI (AP) — AT&Tsaid Tuesday it will immediately abandon Venezuela's pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the s...

Song critical of Polish leader disappears from hit chart

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A song took aim at an alleged abuse of power by Poland's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski. It rose to the top of the chart of a public radio station. Then it disappeared. ...

China admits to destroying early coronavirus samples to avoid leak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Friday (May 15) admitted to destroying Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) samples in early January, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has alleged, but claimed that...

Lawyer: Iran sentences dual national academic to 6 years

An Iranian court has sentenced a prominent researcher with dual French-Iranian citizenship to six years in prison on security charges, her lawyer said Saturday. Fariba Adelkhah was s...

Top fugitive in Rwanda's genocide arrested in Paris

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has been arrested in Paris, authorities said Saturday. Felicien Kabuga, who had a $5 million bounty o...