Taiwan to impose stricter visa scrutiny on Hong Kong, Macau reporters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters working for certain media outlets in Hong Kong and Macau will be subject to tougher visa scrutiny amidst reports that a number of HK tourists have been engaging ...

Schultz launches Midwest tour, says he'd win with GOP votes

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz launched a heartland tour in reliably GOP Kansas on Tuesday, saying he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by drawing mu...

A look at the field: Major players in Israel's elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — It's a crowded field in Israel's elections as over 40 parties are slugging it out on Tuesday for seats in the country's parliament. There is the right-wing flagship,...

A look at the field: Major players in Israel's elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — It's a crowded field in Israel's elections as over 40 parties will be slugging it out on Tuesday for seats in the country's parliament. There is the right-wing flags...

Pro-Taiwan Independence group Formosa Alliance announces split from DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the second anniversary of Taiwan’s “Freedom of Speech Day” designated as April 7, by former Premier Lin Quan (林全) in 2016, the Formosa Alliance ...

Thai junta files sedition complaint against new party leader

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling junta has filed a complaint accusing the leader of a popular new political party of sedition and aiding criminals. The Future Forward Party ran a strong third in the e...

Progressive politician seeks Polish 'Spring' with new party

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A former Polish lawmaker who is openly gay has launched a progressive party ahead of two upcoming elections, presenting a program that includes phasing out coal production and li...

Ex-Israeli army chief launches campaign to replace Netanyahu

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Retired Israeli military chief Benny Gantz is launching his long-awaited political campaign Tuesday, seeking to position himself as the first serious challenger to Prime Minist...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s defeat is already emerging

Looking at the result of last weekend’s by-election in Taipei City, the candidate representing Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Chen Su-yu (陳思宇), ended up losing badly, showing that Ko is headed for defea...

Singapore PM’s brother vouches for rival in sign of intensifying family feud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍)’s brother publicly voiced his support for a new party leader on Jan. 24, in a sign of deepened family rift as a genera...

Once-prominent member leaves German far-right party

BERLIN (AP) — A once-prominent figure in the far-right Alternative for Germany has left the party after a falling-out and has reportedly founded a new group. Andre Poggenburg, who as...

Upcoming events in Taipei, Jan. 12 - 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Moving towards the middle of the first month of 2019, there are still plenty of activities and events happening in Taipei to pique everyone's interests. Saturday, J...

Germany: New leader of Merkel's party finds role for rival

BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party has given an advisory role to her narrowly defeated rival. The Christian Democratic Union is keen...

Taiwan's DPP votes for new party chairperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) went to the polls on Jan. 6 to elect a new chairperson, reported CNA. The by-election, which is expected to...

Fragmentation helps Netanyahu re-election hopes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Barring a devastating legal ruling against him in a series of corruption allegations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks to be cruising toward re-election and a historic ...