California church shooting motivated by anti-Taiwanese hate authorities say
Authorities say the suspect was a Chinese immigrant who harbored grievances against Taiwan. He is facing one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder.
Lockdowns cripple Chinese economy
The Chinese economy is slowing down markedly as strict lockdowns send big cities into hibernation. Repercussions will be felt in Germany, too.
North Koreas Kim orders military to help curb COVID-19 outbreak
Since North Korea reported its first official coronavirus case last week, the WHO has warned it might spread rapidly in the unvaccinated country. Kim Jong Un wants the military to turn the tide.
Iran Rights groups decry planned execution of Iranian-Swedish citizen
Diplomats and agencies have called the espionage charges against Ahmad Reza Jalali unfounded. Some experts speculate that his sentencing is in retribution for the trial in Sweden of former Iranian official Hamid Nouri.
Anniversary of Okinawas return to Japan rekindles calls for independence
Fifty years after the US ceded rule back to Tokyo, many Okinawans are calling for a renewed independence movement and to reduce the presence of US military bases.