Malaysia police block off suburb to stop protest

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, AP Malaysian police in riot gear and backed by water cannons mounted on trucks sealed off an upmarket Kuala Lumpur suburb...

British PM Blair faces country with revamped government

LONDON, AFP British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced the country Saturday with a new-look government charged with initiating key pledges of public service reform...

School slayings traumatize Japan

IKEDA, Japan, Reuters A stunned Japan, its myth of safety in tatters, was searching for answers on Saturday to the brutal slaying of eight...

Easing cross-strait investment will not end woes: CEPD

The China Post Staff Easing current restrictions on cross-strait investment will not solve existing problems haunting business ties across the strait once and for all,...

‘Spiritual leader,’ legislator

The China Post staff The self-proclaimed spiritual leader of one of Taiwan’s biggest gangs, Legislator Luo Fu-chu, will set up a political party eying...

Malaysian party tries to turn page on news tow

KUALA LUMPUR, Reuters Malaysia’s main ethnic Chinese party wants to offload part of its newly acquired stake in two newspapers as bitterness over the...

IFEX demands action for attacks on journalists

BANGKOK, AFP An international press freedom alliance Friday called for the Thai and Bangladeshi governments to investigate serious assaults against crusading journalists from their...

Timor refugees want to stay in Indonesia

JAKARTA, AFP More than 95 percent of the East Timorese refugees stranded in West Timor are afraid or unwilling to return home yet and...

Diebold and Licent launch ATM vending

By Karen Huang, The China Post Diebold, one of the world’s leading ATM providers, and Licent yesterday jointly announced the launch of their first...

TSMC sales in May down 21.8 percent from last year

By Alfred Lee, The China Post Sales in May of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) declined by 21.8 percent to NT$8,551 million from...