KMT seeking to lower voting age before Taiwan's 2022 elections

Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), expressed hope Sunday that a recent proposal raised by the party to lower the legal voting age to 18 by means of constitutional amendment can ...

Guinea voters back change that could extend president's rule

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea has voted to change its constitution, according to provisional results from a referendum that could see the West African country's president remain in power for two more ...

States impose new restrictions on travelers from New York

BOSTON (AP) — States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, and some say at least one state’s measures are...

GOP's Massie outrages House, Trump by seeking to stall vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Thomas Massie has always gone his own way in Congress, ever since he first ran for office inspired by a fellow libertarian-leaning Kentuckian, Rand Paul. Now i...

Trump has megaphone, but states control virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide when to begin reopening their economies after shuttering them to try to slow ...

Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather with others and keep your stores closed. But growing segments of the U.S. po...

Police: Man points gun at women in masks, feared coronavirus

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who feared getting the coronavirus pointed a gun at two women wearing medical masks and gloves in a post office, authorities said. The suspect confronte...

Violence mars Guinea referendum vote

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Violence marred the weekend's vote in Guinea, with at least four killed in violence between security forces and demonstrators opposed to a referendum that could see the presiden...

North Carolina wins court piracy case over Blackbeard's ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided unanimously Monday with North Carolina in a copyright fight with a company that has documented the salvage of the pirate Blackbeard's ship off the state's coa...

Hungary seeks indefinite extension to state of emergency

The Hungarian government is seeking to extend indefinitely the state of emergency introduced on March 11 because of the coronavirus epidemic, leading some to fear an unjustified power grab and an eros...

2020 Watch: Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has grounded the 2020 presidential race — but not ended it. What we're watching heading into a new week of what we used to call the campaign trail: ...

Guinea defies virus for vote that could keep leader in power

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African nation of Guinea is defying the coronavirus pandemic to hold a controversial referendum on Sunday that could allow the president to stay longer in power. ...

Video shows KMT chair call himself 'Taiwanese and Chinese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a video that surfaced on Tuesday (March 17), the Kuomintang (KMT) party's new chairman, Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), declared himself to be both "Taiwanese and Chinese...

Proposed UN resolution would support Sudan's peace efforts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. Security Council resolution would replace the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s restive Darfur region with a U.N. political and peace-buildin...

President has no plans to declare state of emergency: Taiwan presidential office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has no plans to declare a state of emergency for the moment, as the country’s health authorities have stepped up measures in an attempt ...