Catalan chief on trial over display of secessionist symbols

MADRID (AP) — The pro-independence regional president of Catalonia is standing trial for allegedly disobeying Spain’s electoral board by not removing pro-secession symbols from public buildings during...

Tolerant Thailand to welcome pope, but martyrs tale haunts

SONGKHON, Thailand (AP) — When Pope Francis makes his first trip to Thailand this week, he will be visiting a country that welcomed Roman Catholic missionaries more than five centuries ago and whose B...

US aims to protect Taiwan against military unification with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on Thursday (Nov. 14) released its 2019 annual report, which outlines China's objectives of interfering w...

GOP senators confronted Erdogan over video, participants say

WASHINGTON (AP) — A band of GOP senators rebuffed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s effort to depict anti-Islamic State Kurd forces as terrorists in a contentious Oval Office meeting, as the Wh...

Officer: I quit Proud Boys over fears of ‘far-left’ attacks

A Connecticut police officer accused a civil rights organization’s leader of trying to “silence conservative voices” by raising concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for its violent...

More nations following Russia, China to spread fake news: U.K. scholar

More countries around the world have been copying the efforts of Russia and China to systematically disseminate fake news, a phenomenon that is now considered a cause for global concern, a visiting pr...

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___ Trump pushes back on reports US will remove China tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he hasn't agreed to remove any of the tariff...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TRUMP WANTED TO HEAR Three words from the Ukraine pr...

Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October, supporters of the offensive launched a different kind of campaign — online. Dozens of images claiming to show Turkey's sold...

KMT Taiwan TV host gushes over China's '26 measures'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwanese TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien (黃智賢) has praised Communist China's newly released raft of incentives to lure Taiwanese talent. On Monday...

Sarcastic 'Wan Wan come home' memes spread across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a creepy broadcast by a CCTV anchor calling on "Wan Wan [Taiwan]" to return home (湾湾, 回家吧) after China's release of "26 measures" to...

Taiwan says China’s ’26 measures’ unlikely to offset impact of trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s recent announcement of “26 measures” officially designed to benefit Taiwanese citizens and corporations was unlikely to offset the impact of the ...

CCTV anchor calls for 'Wan Wan to come home' after '26 measures' for Taiwan released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After announcing China's "26 measures" to entice Taiwanese talent to work in the country, an anchor from China's state-run TV station CCTV called on &quo...

Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of "Abrazo," a play for children about a fictional dicta...

China adds 26 more 'measures' to lure Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to lure more Taiwanese talent, China has announced 26 more incentives on top of the '31 measures' it released last year. China issued the "31...