China meddling allegations roil Taiwan election campaign

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 24, 2019

China meddling allegations roil Taiwan election campaign

New allegations that Beijing tried to infiltrate Taiwan's democracy roiled election campaigning on the island this weekend, with President Tsai Ing-wen's main opponent saying would drop out if he had taken money from China's Communist Party. A Chinese defector, named as Wang "William" Liqiang by ...

Australian bush fires spread to Victoria state

Asia Pacific Nov 21, 2019

Australian bush fires spread to Victoria state

Firefighters battled nearly 200 bush fires across Australia on Thursday as authorities issued a Code Red alert for parts of Victoria state and Sydney was blanketed in hazardous smoke for the third consecutive day. Officials imposed a total fire ban across Victoria where temperatures were ...

Australia battles 130 bush fires as conditions worsen

Asia Pacific Nov 17, 2019

Australia battles 130 bush fires as conditions worsen

Rising temperatures, lightning strikes and gusty winds further raised fire danger on both coasts of Australia on Sunday as the country already battles more than 130 bush fires and firefighters work day and night trying to contain them. Western Australia declared catastrophic fire ratings for ...

Field for 24-team Euros filling out

Soccer Nov 17, 2019

Field for 24-team Euros filling out

The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday as the trio booked their places at next summer's finals. Austria also made it through to the tournament, which kicks off in Rome on ...