VW pulls car ad after outcry, apologizes for racist overtone

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Volkswagen has pulled a social media ad for a new car and apologized after an outcry over its racist overtones. The ten-second spot posted on Instagram and Tw...

Taiwan-based pop stars to join Asian-American benefit event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several of Taiwan’s most popular stars will join an Asian-American livestreamed event to promote the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and xeno...

UN chief urges faith leaders to challenge harmful messages

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged religious leaders on Tuesday to challenge “inaccurate and harmful messages” that are fueling rising ethno-nationalism, stigma, hate ...

Clashes and unity calls at UN on World War II anniversary

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. Security Council meeting on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe on Friday saw a clash between Russia and some Europeans, calls for unity to fight COV...

PBS docu-series 'Asian Americans' more timely amid pandemic

A century of racist attacks detailed in the new PBS documentary series “Asian Americans” might have felt like ancient history just a few months ago. But through the lens of the coro...

Dutch police hold suspect after kosher restaurant vandalism

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police used pepper spray to subdue a suspect arrested Friday after a window was smashed at a kosher restaurant in the Dutch capital, the sixth act of vandalism at the restaurant in re...

The Latest: India starts bringing back stranded citizens

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

China, S. Korea see new virus cases as world lockdowns ease

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China and South Korea both reported more coronavirus infections Friday after reopening economies damaged by devastating outbreaks. Around the globe, governments are opting to...

UN chief says pandemic is unleashing a `tsunami of hate'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the coronavirus pandemic keeps unleashing “a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering.” ...

Hate crimes against Chinese in UK nearly triple during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of hate crimes against Chinese nationals in the UK sharply increased in the first three months of 2020 and has almost tripled compared to the same period the pr...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Biden 'apology,' virus test myths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is mischaracterizing Joe Biden's position on the U.S. pandemic response, stretching the facts on his own policies in the crisis and playing down the risk to me...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cites a Biden apology but none offered

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stated falsely on Sunday that Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden apologized for calling him xenophobic in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump al...

Unlike 2008 crisis, pandemic has no leader, no global plan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — When financial markets collapsed and the world faced its last great crisis in 2008, major powers worked together to restore the global economy, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been...

Asian celebs work to combat racist attacks amid pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Olivia Cheng was recently volunteering in Vancouver when she says she witnessed a man drive up to an elderly Chinese woman, roll down his window and yell, “This is your fault!”...

Germany's Bild sticks China with €149 billion bill for coronavirus damages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Germany's largest newspaper, Bild, on April 15, stuck Beijing with a bill for nearly €150 billion (US$165 billion) for damages inflicted on the country by the Wuh...