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Taiwan is clearly worthy of diplomatic recognition: William Stanton

The world is not just In a world operating on ethical principles, where justice and good would always prevail, there would be no question about whether the United States should formally recognize T...

Africa mostly quiet amid widespread condemnation of Russia

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently remarked that Russia's war on Ukraine should be seen in the context of Moscow being the “center of gravity” for Eastern Europe. ...

Taiwan ranks 6th in world in economic freedom, China 158th

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranked sixth in economic freedom and was rated as "Free" for the first time in the Heritage Foundation's global economic freedom index. In the Amer...

Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

Why are so many Indian housewives killing themselves?

In April last year, two women who had lost their loved ones to the coronavirus pandemic killed themselves in India's central Madhya Pradesh state. Devastated by the death of her mother, one ...

Furor over Miss South Africa appearing in pageant in Israel

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Controversy is swirling around the Miss South Africa beauty pageant, as the government has withdrawn its support for the event because of its plans to participate in the Miss Unive...

De Klerk's death sparks debate over his role in apartheid

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Liberator of Nelson Mandela? Or a leader responsible for racist murders? South Africa is engrossed in debate over the legacy of apartheid's last president, F.W. de Klerk, who died ...

F.W. de Klerk, South African president who oversaw end of apartheid, dies at 85

South Africa's last white president, Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, died on Thursday leaving a final apology via video for crimes against other ethnic groups during decades of apartheid. "...

South Africa's last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died ag...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 28 The (Johannesburg, South Africa) Mail & Gazette on climate denial within political part...

South African municipal vote to gauge support for ruling ANC

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are voting on Monday in local government elections that will offer an indication if support for the ruling African National Congress has rebounded after waning in re...

South Africa's power cuts a key issue in local elections

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As South Africa heads into crucial local elections Monday, the country has been hit by a series of crippling power blackouts that many critics say highlight poor governance. ...

Taiwan 6th in economic freedom index thanks to new court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The launch of the Intellectual Property and Commercial Court played a key part in Taiwan climbing to the sixth spot on a list of the freest economies in the world from the...

South Africa battles rapid rise of COVID-19 in Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rapid resurgence of COVID-19 is slamming South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, and threatens to overwhelm its hospitals. Johannesburg, a city of 5 million,...

College athletes decry possible delay in compensation law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Just when some college athletes in Florida were readying to cash in on their athletic prowess, the state's Legislature has unexpectedly delayed their ability to hire agents an...