Editorial: Panama and the fear of dominoes

On June 13, Taiwan lost Panama to see the number of official diplomatic allies drop to 20 for the first time. The latest ally to desert the island and chose Beijing’s side followed Sao Tome a...

China pressures Taiwan to change office names in 5 countries: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Tuesday’s rupture in official ties between Taiwan and Panama, China was exerting pressure to have the names of Taiwanese representative offices in five cou...

Nicaragua: ex-diplomat Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann dies at 84

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, Nicaragua's former foreign minister and ex-president of the United Nations General Assembly, has died. He was 84 and had suffered a stroke several ...

France's Macron joins ranks of world's youngest leaders

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron, who is 39 years old, will join the ranks of the world's youngest leaders when he is inaugurated as president of France on Sunday. Other leaders past and present, elected ...

In Nicaragua, IMF advises tough measures for social security

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — An International Monetary Fund delegation visiting Nicaragua is recommending that the country adopt tough measures to shore up a financially troubled social security system. ...

Nicaragua downplays potential impact of US bill on lending

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua is downplaying the possible impact of a U.S. bill that proposes to condition international lending to the country on a range of democracy and rights issues. ...

From the Liaoning to Lagos: China stays on an aggressive course

        The Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, spent most of Wednesday moving through the Taiwan Strait from south to north on its way back to Qingdao from exerci...

Nicaraguan president calls Tsai his “sister” from the “Republic of Taiwan”

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During his inauguration speech Tuesday, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reportedly referred to President Tsai Ing-wen as his “sis...

Daniel Ortega sworn in for 3rd term as Nicaragua's president

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Daniel Ortega has been sworn in for another term as Nicaragua's president while his wife, Rosario Murillo, is the new vice president, giving a married couple the reins of pow...

Nicaragua reiterates support for Taiwan’s international participation

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reaffirmed his country's support for Taiwan's international participation, during a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in Managua on Tuesday. Tsai...

Taiwan media caught off guard by Tsai-Ortega meeting

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese reporters traveling with President Tsai Ing-wen to Nicaragua found out about her meeting with President Daniel Ortega by switchi...

Tsai arrives in Nicaragua to attend presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - President Tsai Ing-wen has arrived in Nicaragua on Tuesday in the second leg of her four-nation tour to Central America. She was greeted by Nicaragua’s newly elected Pr...

Taiwan's president arrives to attend Nicaraguan inauguration

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Taiwan's president has arrived in Nicaragua to attend the inauguration of President Daniel Ortega. It is the second stop on President Tsai Ing-wen's tour of ...

Tsai Ing-wen embarks on 2nd state visit

  TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen departed Saturday on a nine-day tour to Central America, her second state visit since taking office in May 2016. Speculation is ...

Senior North Korean leader to attend Nicaragua inauguration

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean delegation left Pyongyang on Friday to attend the inauguration of Nicaragua's newly elected President Daniel Ortega. Choe Ryong Ha...