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.


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.


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