China sends fighter jets as U.S. health chief visits Taiwan

Taipei, Aug 10, 2020 - Chinese air force jets briefly crossed the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait on Monday and were tracked by Taiwanese...

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law, bearing out ‘worst fears’

Hong Kong, Aug 10, 2020 - Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile person arrested under a new national security law on...

Anxious Mauritians use hair to stem Japanese ship’s oil spill

Nairobi, Aug 10, 2020 - Mauritians are making floating booms of human hair and leaves in a round-the-clock scramble to mop up oil leaking...

Chinese WeChat users fear being cut off from US friends

Beijing, Aug 8, 2020 — A US ban on the WeChat messaging platform could cut lines of communication between friends in China and America...

Hiroshima marks 75 years since atomic bombing in scaled-back ceremony

Tokyo, Aug 6, 2020 - Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized...

U.S. health chief to be highest-ranking official in decades to visit Taiwan, angering China

Taipei, Aug 5, 2020 - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on...

Trump says will ban TikTok amid pressure on Chinese owner to sell

New York/Washington DC, August 1, 2020 - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday to...

Hong Kong postpones elections over virus as China crackdown deepens

Hong Kong, July 31, 2020 — Hong Kong’s democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow today as authorities postponed local elections for a year...

Malaysia’s Najib sentenced to over a decade in jail in first 1MDB graft trial

Kuala Lumpur, July 28, 2020 - Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak was found guilty of corruption and sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in...

US envoy to South Korea shaves off mustache after debate over Japanese heritage

Seoul, July 27, 2020 — The US ambassador to South Korea has shaved off his mustache to stay “cool” during the hot summer, months...