From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads

BOSTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston. Those are a few of the sp...

Tensions in their past, Trump, Pope Francis to meet

ROME (AP) — Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with w...

Taiwanese blocked by guards from attending WHA as observers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—At least five Taiwan or also known as Republic of China passport holders were expelled by guards at World Health Assembly (WHA) and barred from attending the global health e...

US ambassador assures Syrian refugees more help is coming

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee ca...

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications o...

Editorial: President Tsai Ing-wen after Year One

May 20 is always a major date on Taiwan’s political calendar since it was chosen as the inauguration day for new presidents beginning from the first direct election in 1996. On each anniversa...

President urges Beijing to respect Taiwanese public opinion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday urged Beijing to "correctly understand" the meaning of last year's presidential election in Taiwan and what she ...

AP Explains: Why France's new president is visiting Mali

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — France's new president has chosen the West African nation of Mali for his first official visit outside Europe. Why? Here's a look at Emmanuel Macron's trip on Friday to France's la...

Amid White House crisis, Pence tries to avoid political fray

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has tiptoed gingerly through the chaos engulfing the White House — offering loyalty to his boss, while trying to avoid the spreading stain of scandal. ...

Trump's first foreign trip has high stakes at each stop

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting pres...

Taiwan president promises more reform on eve of anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) promised more reform ahead in comments on the eve of the anniversary of her inauguration as Taiwan’s first-ever woman president. She ...

Trump, dogged by questions at home, makes first trip abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting presid...

AP Explains: Why France's new president is visiting Mali

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — France's new president has chosen the West African nation of Mali for his first official visit outside Europe. Why? Here's a look at Emmanuel Macron's trip on Friday to France's la...

Taiwan’s mainland affairs head: ROC is a sovereign country, won’t accept one-China principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Katharine Chang (張小月) said on Thursday during a press conference, “The Republic of China [Taiwan] is a sovereign nati...

Editorial: President Tsai Ing-wen after Year One

May 20 is always a major date on Taiwan’s political calendar since it was chosen as the inauguration day for new presidents beginning from the first direct election in 1996. On each anniversa...