Russian election officials cast doubt on gubernatorial vote

MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials have moved closer to canceling the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections in Russia's Far East, bending to the pressure of accusations of blatant vote rigging. ...

Taiwan proposes NT$1.5 billion in budget to counter Chinese hacking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An amount of over NT$1.5 billion (US$48.36 million) has been earmarked to strengthen Taiwan’s cyber defense capabilities against attacks from China in the central go...

'Team Taiwan' petition submitted to Election Commission with 520,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan Taiwan) – The campaign for a referendum to scrap “Chinese Taipei” before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics successfully submitted their petition books to the Central Election Co...

With 9,000 signatures per day, Taiwan petition for marriage equality passes referendum threshold 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With an average of 9,000 signatures collected each day, the petition for marriage equality passed the referendum threshold, announced the petition camp Thursday evening. ...

'Team Taiwan' 2020 petition surpasses 400,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With about 48 hours remaining in the month of August, the “Team Taiwan” campaign calling for a public referendum ahead of elections this November has succeeded...

Taiwanese groups call for 70,000 signatures to enact same-sex marriage referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's gender and LGBTQ rights organizations are working tirelessly to garner enough signatures before the end of August to initiate a plebiscite to vote on ...

Team Taiwan 2020 petition for referendum hits 85% of needed signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaign to have a public referendum on the designation of “Chinese Taipei” is moving fast towards collecting the needed number of signatures. As of Aug...

Taiwan election campaign starts Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaign for the November 24 regional and local elections officially starts on Thursday, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC). The elections, which ta...

Taiwan rejects proposal for referendum to ban Chinese flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Central Election Commission (CEC) on Tuesday rejected the proposal to hold a referendum on banning the Chinese flag after the proponent failed to come up with added informat...

Taiwanese LGBT groups upset with passage of anti-gay referendum proposals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) passed three referendum proposals made by local anti-gay groups on Tuesday to bring issues of same-sex marriage and g...

The Latest: Putin thanks Russians for re-electing him

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the re-election of Vladimir Putin as Russian president (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked Russian...

Russia's Putin declared winner in presidential vote

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian electoral officials have officially declared incumbent President Vladimir Putin the winner of last Sunday's election. The Central Election Commission on Friday ...

The Latest: Russian authorities punish ballot stuffing

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's re-election victory (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Russian election authorities have annulled voting r...

Russian vote problems: Ballot stuffing, coercion, gimmicks

MOSCOW (AP) — Social networks buzzed all day Sunday with videos, photos and firsthand accounts of voting violations in Russia's presidential election. Election authorities said they ...

Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him ...