Taipei City mayor compares himself and potential election allies to animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) told a radio show broadcast Friday (August 16) he saw himself as a lion, Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) as a tiger, and forme...

Taipei City Councilor steps up as contender for NPP chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the resignation of New Power Party (NPP) chairman Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) on Monday (Aug. 12) and the departure of several prominent members, Taipei City Council m...

Former diplomat tapped as Taipei City spokesman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former ambassador to the Netherlands Tom Tai-Chu Chou (周台竹) has been appointed as the new spokesperson for Taipei City in a reshuffle of the city government as Mayor Ko We...

Chairman of Taiwan's New Power Party resigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chairman of Taiwan’s New Power Party (NPP) Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) announced his resignation as head of Taiwan’s third most powerful political party on Monda...

Taipei Mayor founds Taiwan People's Party, elected chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) formally established the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) today (Aug. 6) and was elected the new party's chairman. At noon today, the foundin...

Fewer Chinese tourists make Taiwan more attractive to Japanese travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Aug. 1, the Chinese government announced that it would be suspending all individual permits for travel to Taiwan, forcing Chinese citizens hoping to visit the country t...

AP Interview: Jesse Jackson slams 'dangerous' Trump rhetoric

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has condemned recent outbursts by President Donald Trump targeting lawmakers of color and inner cities as "dangerous, divisive and diversionary" and says h...

Scott says he wasn't told about Russian hacking in 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that he was never told by Homeland Security officials in 2016 when he was Florida's governor that Russian hackers had gained access to voter datab...

In Burundi, fears that next year's vote will be bloody again

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — It made history as the first country to quit the International Criminal Court. Then it kicked out the United Nations human rights office. Even as Burundi's vice president ass...

Myriad election systems complicate efforts to stop hackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Senate report on Russian interference in U.S. elections highlighted one of the biggest challenges to preventing foreign meddling: the limited powers and ability of the federal ...

US government will execute inmates for first time since 2003

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nat...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to upd...

Han wins KMT primary poll for Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has officially won the Kuomingtang's (KMT) nationwide poll to select its candidate for the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, with ov...

Washington AG opens inquiry into NRA's financial affairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for Washington D.C. has issued subpoenas to the National Rifle Association and its related charitable foundation as part of an investigation into allegations of ...

Taiwan Foxconn founder to consider independent presidential bid: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) continued its presidential primaries Friday (July 12), there were an increasing number of media reports hinting that Foxconn Technology ...