Taiwan Air Force will lose advantage in 2027 without F-16V jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan needs the 66 F-16V jets it has ordered from the United States as soon as possible as its present fighters will lose their advantage in 2027, the Air Force said Frid...

New US National Security Adviser O’Brien friendly to Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States' new National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien visited Taiwan in 2016 and is known to be friendly to the island country, the Ministry of Foreign...

Lawyers seek testimony for US woman charged with aiding IS

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys for an Indiana woman accused of providing support to the Islamic State group received a judge's approval to seek depositions from three Yazidis who were taken as slaves ...

Taiwan inks MOU with US to improve consular assistance

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan and the United States on Friday (September 13) signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate consular assistance and institutionalize consular functions for better pro...

Taiwan president hopes for regular Indo-Pacific democracy consultations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby Wednesday (September 11) that she hoped a dialogue on democratic governance...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Taiwan wants US to complete delivery of F-16V jets in 2026

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense wants the delivery of 66 F-16V “Viper” fighter jets to be completed in 2026, one year earlier than originally planned, reports...

US expands list of Cuban companies under sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is prohibiting direct financial transactions with four companies owned by the Cuban military and imposing travel bans on an undetermined number of officials ...

Arms sales to Taiwan helpful to regional peace and stability: US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Responding to China’s remarks during the Wednesday (July 24) briefing on its new defense white book, the U.S. Department of State said that arms sales to Taiwan were...

Jailed judge alleging pedophile ring on verge of extradition

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for a former Lithuanian judge and parliament member jailed in Chicago said Monday that a new court ruling could be a fatal blow to his client's long fight against extradition t...

US Treasury Department assistant secretary visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. acting assistant secretary responsible for international markets, Mitchell Silk, is on a two-day visit to Taiwan from Wednesday (July 17). The acting assistant...

Taiwan significantly improves rights for Muslims: U.S. religion report

Taiwan has made "significant" progress in improving the rights enjoyed by Muslims, according to the 2018 International Religious Freedom report released by the U.S. Department of State on Fr...

Taiwan ranks among top countries combating human trafficking for 10th year in row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States Department of State released its annual report on human trafficking across the globe on Thursday (June 20). According to the report, Taiwan, clearly i...

Florida effort to block election hacking gets extra $2M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's county elections departments will retain $2.3 million in unspent grant money aimed at stopping cyber-attacks on the state's voting system, Gov. Ron DeSantis announce...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked t...