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US job market’s modest improvement may be stalling WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off workers seeking U.S. unemployment aid barely fell last week, and the reopening of small bu...

Taiwan confirms Yang Ming-jou as interim mayor of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (June 12) confirmed former Deputy Mayor Yang Ming-jou (楊明州) will serve as interim mayor of Kaohsiung City until citizens el...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung to elect new mayor Aug. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following last Saturday’s successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the city will hold a by-election to fill his post on August 15, the Central Election...

Han Kuo-yu manipulates democracy to avoid recall vote humiliation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last week there was torrential rain in Kaohsiung and large areas of the city were underwater. Torrential rains are not unusual in the tropical south of Tai...

Kaohsiung mayor first special municipality chief to face recall vote

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will face a recall vote on June 6, nearly 18 months after he began his four-year term at the end of December 2018. The mayor of the southern city, the third largest...

S. Taiwan mayor refuses to participate in recall briefing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) staff on Monday (April 27) said that he would not be participating in a proposed televised recall briefing session, as he...

Han Kuo-yu unfazed as recall vote set for June 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following two petitions to remove Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) from office, a recall vote set for June 6 was announced by the Central Election Commission (CEC) on Frid...

Recall vote for mayor of S. Taiwan city of Kaohsiung set for June 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The citizens of Kaohsiung will be able to decide on the fate of their Kuomintang (KMT) mayor, Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), in a recall vote on June 6, the Central Election Commission...

Court snubs Han's plea to halt Kaohsiung mayoral recall election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Administrative Court on Friday rejected Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) request to halt a planned vote to have him recalled as mayor. After a hea...

Citizens to determine S. Taiwan mayor's fate in June recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor and former presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is facing a grassroots petition calling for a recall vote that cleared its second major hurdle on Tuesday ...

NFL going virtual for upcoming draft

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Com...

Taiwanese recently returned from Wuhan test negative for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 361 Taiwanese who recently returned from Wuhan on two separate charter flights have all tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19), though a second round of tests ...

Recall campaign against Taiwan mayor clears first hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following his defeat in the presidential election last week, the campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has cleared its first major hurdle, the Central E...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate might lose recall as well: reporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Having lost the presidential election by a margin of almost 20 percent, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) could now also lose an eventual recall vote, senior reporter ...

China cries foul after 60 countries congratulate Taiwan's President Tsai on re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After more than 60 countries sent messages of congratulations to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) after her landslide victory in the 2020 election, China cried foul,...