Showing support for Taiwan, EU group presents letter signed by 155 MEPs to President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the morning of Feb. 20, the chair of European Parliament-Taiwan Friendship Group, Werner Langen, presented an official letter and declaration affirming the support of E...

Taiwan loans Nicaragua US$100 million despite deteriorating human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has supplied the Nicaraguan government with a US$100 million dollar loan, a move that experts say could prop up President Daniel Ortega’s crumbling regime. ...

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Ahead of election, tech could unite Europe's populist groups

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The Latest: May, Juncker to meet again on Brexit Wednesday

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 12:25 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with EU Commission President Jean-Cla...

EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, to get polluting CO2 levels down. Tuesday's agreement among negoti...

EU chief: UK voting in European election would be a 'joke'

BERLIN (AP) — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he can't rule out that a delayed Brexit could mean the United Kingdom would participate in this spring's European Parliament election. ...

2 French pilots who fled Dominican Republic go on trial

PARIS (AP) — Two French pilots who made a mysterious escape from the Dominican Republic in 2015 are going on trial in southern France accused of international cocaine trafficking. Pa...

EU projects center-right group to be top party in May vote

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Barred from Venezuela, European lawmakers call for action

MADRID (AP) — Conservative European lawmakers who were barred from entering Venezuela this weekend are urging the European Union's top diplomat to suspend contacts with Nicolas Maduro's government. ...

3 MEPs granted medal of diplomacy to recognize promotion of Taiwan-EU ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) conferred the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy to three members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Monday. Bas Belder, Eduard Kukan, and...

European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group visits Taiwan

Werner Langen, chairman of the European Parliament Taiwan Friendship Group (TFG), and his delegation arrived in Taiwan for a six-day visit. They will be received by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Le...

Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in re...

French Le Pen boasts far-right power crowd for EU elections

NANTERRE, France (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she is now part of a movement of populist parties on the rise across Europe. With less than 100 days until electio...

High-speed tunnel project divides Italy's ruling populists

SAINT-MARTIN-LA-PORTE, France (AP) — A project to build a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps, meant to speed up journeys between France and Italy, is moving extraordinarily slowly because of an i...