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Migrant workers rally ahead of January march for right to change jobs

A coalition of migrant rights groups and migrant worker organizations rallied outside the Ministry of Labor (MOL) in Taipei on Sunday to call on the public to join them on a march next month to push t...

Taichung 2 by-election: the powerful Yen clan is under siege

Something truly remarkable is happening in Taichung: the once almighty Yen clan that heads the Taichung Black Faction is under attack. Every few days a new allegation against the family surfaces. S...

Taiwanese land developer named among Forbes Asia's top philanthropists of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The founder of the controversial Taiwanese land developer Pau Jar Group was named among 15 Asian billionaires who are this year’s "Heroes of Philanthropy,"...

Nobel laureate: Media should fight for facts, not each other

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Media worldwide should join forces in “fighting for facts” amid threats to press freedoms instead of competing with each other, Maria Ressa, joint winner of the 2021 Nobel P...

Undocumented Filipina worker arrested in northern Taiwan after vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for migrant worker was arrested at a vaccination station on Tuesday (Dec. 7), despite promises by the government that it would not arrest foreign workers wh...

Taiwan reports 4 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed four new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Nov. 13) but no local infections or deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The fou...

Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in th...

Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in th...

Filipina, Indonesian latest Sinovac breakthrough cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) reported that two of its three new breakthrough COVID-19 infections that day had been vaccinated...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, 4 imported breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 15) reported four imported breakthrough COVID-19 cases, half of which were vaccinated with China's Sinovac. ...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, 5 imported breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 12) reported eight imported COVID-19 cases, five of which were breakthrough infections. CECC Spokesman Chuan...

Philippines: What does Maria Ressa's Nobel Peace Prize mean for the rights movement?

The Nobel Peace Prize for Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has brought global attention to the struggle for human rights and press freedom in the Philippines. It is also the first time the prize, whos...

Philippines: Duterte's office 'happy' about Ressa's Nobel Prize

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's office announced on Monday it was "very happy" that Maria Ressa had won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. "It's a victory for a Filipina and we...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech (Full Text)

TAIPEI (Central News Agency) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address on Sunday (Oct. 10), pledging to defend Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy amid "un...

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US envoy to warn Taliban not to bet on Afghan takeover KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. peace envoy was back in the Middle East on Tuesday to warn the Taliban not to pursue a military victory...