Support for Taiwan gathers momentum at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Allies and like-minded countries spoke up in favor of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Assembly (WHA) on Tuesday (May 21) in Geneva, the second day of the ...

Mexico calls for regional development to address immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says U.S. support for economic development in Mexico and Central America is the best option for stemming the flow of immigrants. ...

Xi Jinping will be restricted in his maneuvers

DW: Professor Schubert, Xi Jinping has been party head for almost four months now and today he is president. Can what he has said and done in the past four months give an indication of what direction ...

Canadian girl encourages Taiwanese children to help the needy

Eleven-year-old Canadian Jayda Atkins, known in her community for placing warm clothing on light poles during winter for people in need, encouraged schoolchildren in Taipei on Tuesday to put their ide...

The Latest: Lithuania heads to runoff vote to pick president

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The latest on the presidential election in Lithuania (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Voting results from Lithuania's presidential election in...

Lithuanians choose a president to take over from 'Iron Lady'

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Voters are going to the polls in Lithuania to elect a president to succeed Dalia Grybauskaite, who has completed her maximum two terms in office. Nine candi...

EU elections: how they work, what they might change

BRUSSELS (AP) — About 400 million Europeans from 28 countries will head to the polls May 23-26 to choose lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. Here's a look a...

Voters to pick successor of Lithuania's popular 'Iron Lady'

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Nine candidates are vying in an election Sunday to become Lithuania's next president, including a well-known economist, a former finance minister and the incumbent prime mini...

Xi Jinping will be restricted in his maneuvers

DW: Professor Schubert, Xi Jinping has been party head for almost four months now and today he is president. Can what he has said and done in the past four months give an indication of what direction ...

Japan’s pivotal local elections will impact national politics

ADELAIDE (East Asia Forum) -- In Japan’s forthcoming quadrennial unified local elections there will be 1000 separate elections. More than 230 political heads, such as prefectural governors and c...

Investigative group says Gambia ex-leader stole $1 billion

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's ex-President Yahya Jammeh looted the tiny West African nation of $1 billion through fear and privilege during his 22 years in power, an amount nine times higher than ori...

Police nab Vietnamese mother of baby found by Pokemon player in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police tracked down a Vietnamese woman, who had abandoned her newborn baby girl found by a Pokemon player, to the dormitory of the electronics company where she works in New Ta...

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers'

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad echoes objections from drugmakers by warning that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing ...

Taiwan woman given 3 years 6 months after daughter dies in drink-driving incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman from Taitung (台東) was sentences to three years and six months in prison on Monday following the death of her 14-year-old daughter due to a drink-driving incident. ...

China considers legal changes on technology to placate US

BEIJING (AP) — In an unusual step, China's ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign comp...