Taiwan president meets vice president of Honduras after Panama break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the highest-level meeting with a government representative from Central America since Panama switched recognition to China on June 12, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rece...

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...

Taiwan down to 20 allies as Beijing tightens the screws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Panama's switching of diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, Taiwan is left now with just 20 countries that extend it diplomatic recognition. Below is a look...

Nicaraguan MBA student steals phone on MRT, says his was 'broken'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a Nicaraguan master's student was allegedly caught stealing a mobile phone from a female passenger on the Taipei MRT, he claimed that he had taken the phone to make 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...

Taiwan down to 20 allies as Beijing steps up the pressure

BEIJING (AP) — Panama's switching of diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China on Tuesday deprives Taipei of one of its most important and influential allies. Taiwan now is left with...

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 ...

Goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez on preliminary US Gold Cup roster

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, who has played for Mexico's Under-20 and Under-23 teams, is among 40 players on the U.S. preliminary roster for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup. ...

China likely to gain as US withdraws from Paris agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pullback from a global climate pact could accelerate China's unlikely ascent toward leadership in stemming global warming and promoting green technology, and...

Why Trump's decision to leave Paris accord hurts the US and the world

(THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: President Donald Trump stunned the world on June 1 by announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a landmark global ag...

Diplomats converge in Washington to discuss political crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign ministers from across the Western Hemisphere are trying to stave off Venezuela's worsening democratic crisis. The diplomats are holding an unusual meeting a...

Taiwan President to visit allies in South Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is expected to visit the nation’s allies in the South Pacific as her third state visit since taking office in May last year, the Mini...

End to 'temporary' status for US migrants feared under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Vasquez left the turmoil in her native El Salvador behind and moved to the U.S., where she was able to support her family, buy a house and start a food-truck business catering ...

Panama cuts stays for Colombians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama says it's halving the maximum time for tourism visits by people from Colombia, Venezuela and Nicaragua to 90 days. President Juan Carlos Varela's announceme...

Caribbean ally speaks out in support of Taiwan in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)  — Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Health Cabinet Minister, Luke Browne, voiced his country’s support for Taiwan’s attendance at the Wednesday&...