Taiwan joins Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines police in busting fraud ring

An international telecom fraud ring was busted in a cross-border operation that resulted in the arrest of more than 60 suspects, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced Wednesday. The rin...

China reports 35 Japanese detained on telecom fraud charges

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has detained 35 Japanese citizens on suspicion of telecoms fraud. The June 30 detentions appeared to mark the largest roundup of Japanese citizens engage...

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ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur denounces Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, c...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Kor...

Taiwan protests Spain's deporting of 200 Taiwanese to China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's foreign ministry has protested Spain's decision to deport more than 200 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects to China. The action by Spain is the latest ins...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korean President Park Geun-hye's conditional resignation offer appears to be causing cracks in what previously had been a strong push for her impeachmen...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korea's three main opposition parties agreed Wednesday to stick to their plans to impeach President Park Geun-hye, dismissing as a stalling tactic her o...

Malaysia deports 74 telecom fraud suspects to China

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia has deported 74 telecom fraud suspects — including 21 from Taiwan — to China, in the latest instance of Southeast Asian countries deferring to China's position on the self-gove...