Hong Kong protesters rally at first legal demonstration since mask ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Oct. 14), well over 100,000 pro-democracy activists rallied at the first legal protest in Hong Kong since its leader Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) imposed a mask ban under ...

China condemns Ted Cruz, accuses him of inciting 'color revolution' in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Texas Senator Ted Cruz struck a nerve in China over the weekend after he made a series of statements about the social unrest in Hong Kong, voicing support for democracy, h...

Ongoing Hong Kong unrest may hurt Taiwan banks: Financial Supervisory Commission chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Oct. 14), the chair of the Executive Yuan’s Financial Supervisory Commission, Wellington Koo (顧立雄), issued a warning about the potential economic impact o...

President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capital

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offi...

Hong Kong protests draw thousands, down from earlier rallies

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters are marching again in Hong Kong but in numbers that so far seem significantly reduced from rallies that drew many thousands as recently as last weekend. A...

Indigenous pour in from Amazon to boost Ecuador protests

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds more indigenous protesters poured into Ecuador's capital from the country's Amazon on Friday, increasing pressure on President Lenín Moreno over fuel price hikes and eco...

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s two-decade border conflict with E...

Thai army chief rants at critics, warns of Hong Kong unrest

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's powerful army chief has declared that the country's government is virtually at war with its critics, warning that politicians and intellectuals may "manipulate" young people ...

Thousands of Nigerian hunters prepare to chase Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerian hunters, armed with charmed amulets and intimate knowledge of harsh terrain, are preparing an offensive against the Boko Haram extremists who have ravag...

China accuses Apple of aiding Hong Kong protests with tracking app

The Chinese Communist Party's main newspaper criticized Apple for a smartphone app that allows activists to report and track police movements in Hong Kong. The People's Daily said on Wednes...

Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad...

Hong Kong protesters target Chinese PLA soldiers with laser pointers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In Hong Kong on Sunday (Oct. 6), protestors in Kowloon marched past the garrison for China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and used laser pointers to target t...

Interior Ministry spokesman says 104 protesters, 8 security have been killed in anti-government unrest in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Interior Ministry spokesman says 104 protesters, 8 security have been killed in anti-government unrest in Iraq.

‘We fear Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city’

This exclusive interview with Martin Lee took place in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district last weekend. Martin Lee Chu-ming is affectionately known as the “grandfather of Hong Kong democra...

To ban or not to ban? Masked protesters in other countries

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government, faced with months of pro-democracy protests that have spiraled into violence, on Friday invoke emergency powers to ban masks from street demonstrations. ...