Tsai blasts Han for 'chickens,' 'causing trouble' comments about Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to task for his reference to migrant workers as "c...

Filipina Instagrammer 'hurt' by Han's 'chickens' comments about Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Filipina Instagrammer Shaira Habon said that she was "very hurt" by itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's reference t...

NIA says Taiwan's migrant workers should not be 'insulted' after Han's 'chickens' comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) referred to migrant workers as "chickens" last week and on Wedn...

Han says he won't accept migrants 'causing trouble' in Taiwan after 'chickens' comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu is sure to stir more controversy after he said he will not accept migrants who "...

Last legal brothel in Yilan, Taiwan closes doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The last legal brothel in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County has closed its doors after its owner died and the police revoked its license. Pine Moon House (松月屋), which i...

HK police fire tear gas as protests take violent turn again

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday f...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet cont...

Taiwanese film wins Award of Excellence at IndieFEST Film Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Lethe," a Taiwanese film directed by Charles Yang (楊孟嘉), won an Award of Excellence at the IndieFEST Film Awards on August 8. "Lethe" was produced ...

Close the windows? Amsterdam mulls red light district change

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam is proposing "fundamental" changes to its famed red light district to ensure the rights of sex workers, prevent crime and reduce nuisance for local residents an...

Review: Barron's 'Black Mountain' stars his ex-mob enforcer

"Black Mountain," by Laird Barron (Putnam) Like a lyricist, Laird Barron excels at manipulating the tones and cadence of language. Like a Gothic novelist, the mood he creates is ofte...

Spain smashes prostitution ring that duped Ukrainian women

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have freed 11 women, most of them Ukrainian, who traveled to Spain thinking they were taking jobs as hotel chambermaids but were forced to work as prostitutes. ...

Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking women

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — With waves of arrests, Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men ...

Spanish police free women held by Marbella prostitution gang

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have freed eight women who were being held at a house in Marbella, and arrested 21 presumed members of a gang that allegedly sexually exploited them. ...

'Dr. John,' funky New Orleans 'night-tripper' musician, dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family ...

Computer algorithm helps reopen dozens of Chicago cold cases

CHICAGO (AP) — The bodies turned up in some of Chicago's most derelict places: alleys, abandoned buildings, weed-choked lots and garbage containers. The victims were mostly black women who had been st...