Taiwan’s CAA agrees to discuss revival of Far Eastern Air Transport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) confirmed Saturday (December 14) it had received a request from troubled Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) to resume its services,...

Taiwan probes visa scam allowing visits by Chinese officials

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan prosecutors say they have detained 10 people, including a former staff member of the China-friendly opposition party, and are investigating them on suspicion of falsifying...

Suspected smuggler of 5,000 Chinese into Taiwan released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chief suspect in a scam involving the smuggling of more than 5,000 Chinese nationals into Taiwan was released on bail with a NT$250,000 (US$8,223) cash bond on Wednesd...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 10 The Chicago Tribune on the World Anti-Doping Agency banning Russia fr...

Travel agencies suspected of smuggling 5,000 Chinese into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fake associations provided letters of invitation to 5,000 Chinese, helping them obtain travel documents for short visits to Taiwan, reports said Wednesday (December 11). ...

AP FACT CHECK: How Trump's Russia claims line up with report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has railed for years against the FBI's investigation into his campaign, making incendiary — and sometimes easily disprovable — allegations. T...

Taiwan gang recommended spending counterfeit dollars in Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five men arrested in Taipei with US$11 million (NT$335 million) in counterfeit money had recommended the cash be distributed in Southeast Asia, reports said Friday (Dec. 6...

Business partner acquitted in $85M Mississippi Ponzi scheme

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The former business partner of a Mississippi man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme in which investors lost more than $85 million has been found not guilty of assisting in the c...

Holidays bring phishing scam surge aimed at small business

NEW YORK (AP) — The email looked legitimate, so Danielle Radin clicked on the link it contained, expecting to have her products included in a holiday gift guide. “I instantly regrett...

Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump kicks off a two-day whirlwind of meetings with NATO alliance members, but his focus appears to remain centered on the impeachment inquiry playing out at home. ...

Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event

President Donald Trump couldn’t resist riffing on the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday as he continued the tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, generating holiday-season laughter at th...

250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The federal government says it has arrested about 250 foreigners who knowingly enrolled at a phony school in suburban Detroit so they could remain in the U.S. ...

Indonesia arrests 85 Chinese nationals in alleged phone scam

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have arrested 85 Chinese nationals for alleged involvement in a cross-border telephone fraud ring. Jakarta police chief Gatot Edd...

US joins in global movement to make asylum harder to obtain

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. ...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before bank...