Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 2, the 215th day of 2020. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 2,...

KMT holds meeting to discuss abolishing Taiwan's Examination, Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) held a Central Standing Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon (July 30) in which there was much discussion regarding whether to abolish the nation&rsq...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 14 The New York Times on extending unemployment benefits in the United S...

Legislature confirms Examination Yuan nominees

The Legislature on Friday approved the appointment of 11 members of the Examination Yuan, the branch of government that is responsible for administering national civil servant exams and appointing, tr...

Coronavirus: Spain's young lose out again

Pablo Garcia can count himself lucky. He's being paid to spend the entire summer on the beach. From 9 a.m., he goes on patrol with his colleague, Laura Moreno, along an almost two-kilometer stretc...

Boris Johnson says COVID-19 has been a disaster for Britain

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Monday that the coronavirus pandemic has been a “disaster” for Britain, as he announced a spending splurge designed to get the country — and his...

Britain's top civil servant steps down from powerful role

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top civil servant and one of the most powerful people in government announced Sunday that he would step down, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to shake up the the count...

Taiwan to set up constitutional amendment committee later this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A constitutional amendment committee will be formed later this year to push for legal changes that include the definition of citizenship, said the head of Taiwan's leg...

Hong Kong pro-democracy figure steps back from politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Hong Kong chief secretary and a strong supporter of democracy, Anson Chan (陳方安生), announced Friday (June 26) her intention to step back from "civic and politic...

Arab Israeli diplomat says security guards choked him

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli diplomat once deployed abroad to push back against Israel's critics says he was beaten by security guards at Jerusalem’s central bus station last week in what he belie...

House subpoenas Justice Dept lawyers over politicization

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have subpoenaed two Justice Department lawyers to testify before the Judiciary Committee about the politicization of the agency in the Trump administration, the commi...

Rethinking police: How Camden, NJ, reimagined its force

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — To Scott Thomson, changing the culture of policing in America is a relatively simple process. It’s just not an easy one. Thomson led a tumultuou...

Taiwan's Presidential Office nominates new Examination Yuan members

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office nominated on Friday (May 29) its new candidates for the Examination Yuan, the government agency in charge of qualifications for public ser...

UK's Johnson struggles to shift attention from aide's trip

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to announce further lockdown-easing measures were being overshadowed Monday by an outcry over the movements of a senior aide who allegedly fl...

Calls grow for UK leader's aide to quit over lockdown trip

LONDON (AP) — Several lawmakers from Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Sunday joined opposition calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide to be fired for allegedly violating the nation...