North American Taiwanese Medical Association to travel to WHA in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) will send a delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May to plead Taiwan’s case for joinin...

Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday in a visit focused primarily on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival...

Alabama lawmakers advance bill aimed at transgender athletes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Transgender students would be required to play sports under their “gender assignment at birth" instead of how they live under a bill approved Wednesday by a committee in the Al...

Harry Reid: Brokered convention 'not the end of the world'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said it was possible the crowded Democratic primary race was headed toward a contentious convention fight and downplayed the poli...

Democrat or Republican: Taiwan's choice in 2020 US presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taiwan's elections this past January, the 2020 US presidential contest will be the next political turning point to impact the island nation's economy and rel...

Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events

Shares slipped in Asia on Tuesday (Feb. 18) as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to postpone o...

China may postpone annual congress because of virus

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it may postpone its annual congress in March, its biggest political meeting of the year, as the military dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra suppl...

Dissidents declare China's Hunan independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A declaration of "Hunan independence" has been widely shared on Chinese social media over the past week, as Chinese citizens question the validity of the Chinese...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2020. There are 320 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, ...

US impressed by Taiwan-developed mask availability digital maps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many countries have been impressed by Taiwan-developed digital maps that provide information about facial mask availability, which are in short supply due to the coronavir...

Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw , the Texas Republican, has a book out in April. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonse...

Trump wants $1.5B over 10 years to revive US uranium mining

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium producti...

Barr agrees to testify as Democrats question his leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, appearing for the first time before the panel as questions swirl about whether he...

Vice President-elect William Lai’s US solo trip drives Taiwan forward

Vice President-elect William Lai became a hot property during his stay in the United States in February. He visited the country in the capacity of a private citizen, but was invited by Ambassador at L...

Asian shares rise despite continuing virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to finish ...