Taiwan Coast Guard chases illegal Chinese dredgers away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard sent a large patrol ship to the small island of Matsu to chase illegal Chinese sand dredgers away, reports said Friday (Sept. 25). The Chinese ships pos...

Belarusians are taking their children to anti-Lukashenko protests

Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko, whose job includes ensuring that children’s rights are respected, recently announced that legal action could be taken against people who bring ...

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the ...

Zimbabwe government abuses critics, allege rights groups

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Godfrey Kurauone, a Zimbabwean opposition official, sang a protest song at the funeral of a party member in July. For that, and other political charges, he spent 42 days in jai...

The Latest: Parliament opens in India, global virus hot spot

NEW DELHI — India reopened its Parliament after more than five months Monday even as the country continues to report the most daily new infections of the coronavirus in the world and daily virus death...

Asia Today: Indian Parliament reopens with virus precautions

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reopened its Parliament after more than five months Monday even as the country continues to report the most daily new infections of the coronavirus in the world and daily virus ...

British blogger compares quality of life in Taiwan and Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Which is a better country to live in, Taiwan or Singapore? According to a British video blogger who has resided in both, Taiwan wins in cost of living, price of owning a v...

Typhoon Haishen: Millions told to evacuate as storm hits Japan

More than 7 million people were advised to evacuate on Sunday as Typhoon Haishen battered Japan's southern mainland. Late Sunday night, the southern island of Kyushu was bracing for the full forc...

Taipei embarks on grand cycling network initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) vowed on Sunday (Sept. 6) to move forward on a decade-long project to create a cycling network as part of the city’s bid to complete the...

The Latest: India adds another 83K virus cases, 1,000 deaths

NEW DELHI — The number of people infected with the coronavirus in India rose by another 83,000 and is near Brazil’s total, the second-highest in the world. The 83,341 cases added in ...

Asia Today: New Zealand to maintain current restrictions

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday that New Zealand would keep its current coronavirus restrictions in place until at least mid-September as a precaution. Authorities ha...

Pet birds allowed on Taipei MRT from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pet birds are now allowed on public buses and the MRT in Taipei, the Public Transportation Office (PTO) announced Tuesday (Sept. 1). Passengers can now bring their bird...

German president condemns far-right protest in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president on Monday condemned an attempt by far-right protesters to storm the country's parliament building over the weekend, accusing other demonstrators who watched on of com...

German leaders condemn far-right attempt to storm Reichstag

BERLIN (AP) — Senior German officials on Sunday condemned attempts by far-right protesters and others to storm the parliament building following a protest against the country’s pandemic restrictions. ...

Berlin police shut down protest against virus restrictions

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police ordered a protest by people opposed to Germany's pandemic restrictions to disband Saturday after participants refused to observe social distancing rules. ...