Taiwan plans to punish fake news about coronavirus with three years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spreading fake news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak might soon be punishable by prison terms of up to three years, according to government plans under disc...

Philippines media report I-Mei workers’ letter played role in end of Taiwan flight ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of a decision to overturn a travel ban on Taiwan motivated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Feb. 14) migh...

Philippines scraps coronavirus Taiwan travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines scrapped a ban on travel to and from Taiwan over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak following threats of sanctions, reports said Friday (Feb. 14). ...

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company in a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets...

EU threatens trade sanctions against Cambodia over rights

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is threatening to punish Cambodia with sanctions for what it sees as human rights and trade union violations. The EU Commission said it wants to wi...

Opposition backers in Venezuela ask what's next for Guaidó

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Few places in Venezuela have a higher concentration of backers for opposition leader Juan Guaidó than the campus of the Central University of Venezuela, a hotbed of anti-gove...

Russian charged in brazen Berlin killing of Georgian man

A Russian man was charged by federal prosecutors Tuesday with the brazen killing of a Georgian man on the streets of Berlin last year, in a case that has already prompted political fallout between Ber...

Yankees' Tanaka feels cheated out of 2017 World Series

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka feels cheated by the Houston Astros. Tanaka's Yankees lost to the Astros in a seven-game AL Championship Series in 2017. Basebal...

Fire sale: An Iran plant makes the US flags protesters burn

KHOMEIN, Iran (AP) — Near the hometown of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, workers at a small Iranian factory diligently add all 50 stars and 13 red-and-white bars to what are supposed to be U.S....

Syracuse, ACC scoring leader Hughes under the radar no more

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has rarely taken transfers in his 44 years at Syracuse. Elijah Hughes is one of a handful, and he's become invaluable in his second season. ...

Russian foreign minister visits Venezuela, bolstering Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Russia's foreign minister s visedng Venezuela on Friday in a show of support for President Nicolás Maduro as mounting pressure from Washington threatens to...

Huawei, guarding US business, says Verizon violated patents

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei accused U.S. phone carrier Verizon of violating its patents in a lawsuit filed Thursday, broadening efforts to defend company's business in the United States a...

Virus impact: Huawei going to global mobile show

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese smartphone brand Huawei says it will attend the industry’s biggest global event this month in Barcelona while more companies reported losses due to China’s efforts to contain a ...

Not a break, but fissures in US-Iraqi military alliance

BAGHDAD (AP) — A new watchtower rose over an American military base in northern Iraq, and cranes lifted hefty slabs of concrete to reinforce the barricades in beefed-up protections. The danger, soldie...

No sanctions for Montana lawmaker over socialism comments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The speaker of the Montana House conceded Wednesday that the Legislature will likely do nothing to sanction a Republican state representative after the lawmaker refused calls to r...