World Briefs: Taiwan's leader heads to Central America

Taiwan's leader heads to Central America

TAIPEI • Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen left for the United States yesterday on her way to Central America, a nine-day trip that will be scrutinised by China, which was incensed by her congratulatory call to US President-elect Donald Trump.

Ms Tsai has transit stops in Houston and San Francisco at either end of a tour meant to bolster ties with the island's Central American allies. Her US stopovers will be closely watched amid speculation she might make contact with Mr Trump.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Race assault suspects held without bail

CHICAGO • Four African- Americans accused of attacking an 18-year-old white man with special needs while making anti-white racial taunts in an assault broadcast on Facebook have been ordered by a Chicago judge to be held without bail.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 08, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe