Bills aim to halt legal sex between prostitutes and police

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan police would not legally be able to have sex with prostitutes anymore during undercover investigations under a bill advancing in the state Legislature. ...

Hong Kong arrests 2 disqualified lawmakers over oath fracas

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have arrested two disqualified pro-independence lawmakers over their attempts to barge into the legislature last year in a dispute over their oaths. ...

Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor fired up a gathering of Democrats by calling Trump a "...

Hungary's prime minister to face critics at EU parliament

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister will face his critics in the European Union parliament when the legislature debates his country's situation, including legal changes seen as limiting ...

NC governor's judicial pick marks small win in war with GOP

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Democratic governor needed just 15 minutes Monday to replace a resigning Republican judge with an openly gay replacement on the state's second-highest court, the ...

Justices won't hear challenge to Alabama campaign law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Alabama's ban on the transfer of campaign contributions between political action committees. The justices on Monday left...

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

PARIS (AP) — French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the s...

French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics

PARIS (AP) — French voters shut out the country's political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in the country's modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted across the s...

Democrats could tighten grip on California political control

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans have a lock on power in Congress and the White House. But far across the country in California, the party of Reagan is seeing yet another threat to its fraying relevance...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The top stories this week included blackout in Taiwan southern science park affects 10 manufacturers; Taiwan's low-income group to be exempted from taxes; Taipei ...

Cigarette prices to go up NT$20 per pack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - An amendment to the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Law passed its third and final reading in the Legislature Friday, raising cigarette tax by NT$20 per pack. The amendment will rais...

Cabinet approves draft bill easing regulations on foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet approved on Thursday a draft bill that is designed to streamline regulations governing the employment of foreign white collar workers in Taiwan and to incentiv...

The View from Taichung: Pension reform is Democratic reform

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen faces a trio of challenges perhaps no other world leader faces. Just finishing her first year, she must handle the normal challenges any president has, responding to dome...

Christie: State takeover helps Atlantic City turn the corner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is taking a victory lap in Atlantic City, saying his hard-fought takeover of the struggling gambling resort is starting to pay off with projects like a n...

Editorial: Protesters against reform of unfair pensions are no Sunflowers

Once again, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan has become the background for massive pushing and shoving, though this time, the scene did not feature lawmakers of either “blue” or “gree...