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Opposition wins Slovenia vote, defeating right-wing populist

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An opposition liberal party convincingly won Sunday's parliamentary election in Slovenia, according to early official results, in a major defeat for populist Prime Minister ...

Activists urge release of 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Rusesabagina

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rights activists and others are urging Rwandan authorities to free the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” saying his health is failing after an appeals court upheld his 2...

Ukraine war: How Russian propaganda dominates Chinese social media

China may have wanted to present itself as a neutral party to the war in Ukraine, but dominant messages on its internet are portraying a different reality. As Russia continues to spread its propagand...

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...

Taiwan ranked 2nd freest in Asia by Freedom House, China 81st

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan retained its ranking as the second-freest country in Asia and seventh in the world in Freedom House’s latest report on global freedom. Taiwan scored 94 out...

Cambodia determined to implement China-style 'Great Firewall' despite glitches

A controversial scheme to route all internet traffic through a Chinese-style 'firewall' was delayed in Cambodia this week just as it was supposed to go live, giving pro-democracy activists som...

Turkey's intelligence agency abducts arms dealer in Ukraine

Nuri Bozkir is a man who many believe poses a threat to the Turkish president. The abducted arms dealer is viewed as one of the few people who could unveil systematic wrongdoing by the Turkish governm...

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...

What to expect from Europe-ASEAN relations in 2022

In his end-of-year "review" for 2021, European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Josep Borrell set a positive note on the bloc's relationship with Southeast Asian countries. "We have...

Biden to decry democracy 'recession' at White House summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to urge participants at the first White House Summit for Democracy to reverse an ongoing “recession” of democracy that is playing out at a time of rising...

Can the EU's global investment scheme rival China's Belt and Road?

Earlier this month, the European Union announced details for its new global investment scheme, dubbed the "Global Gateway," which aims to mobilize up to €300 billion ($339 billion) in i...

Can democracy still deliver? Biden convening global summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is convening global leaders Thursday to pledge strong new commitments to democracy, even as the U.S. itself is facing some of the gravest threats in years to its ...

Hong Kong: How is China's crackdown changing the city's identity?

Hong Kong authorities are pursuing new laws to tighten the city-state's grip on public discourse critical of its Beijing-aligned government. Residents are resorting to self-censorship and many fe...

Nicaragua's Ortega seeks re-election in questioned vote

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega sought a fourth consecutive term in elections Sunday against a field of little-known candidates while those who could have given him a real...

Chinese users have mixed feelings about LinkedIn departure

HONG KONG (AP) — For nearly seven years, LinkedIn has been the only major Western social networking platform still operating in China. People like 32-year-old Jason Liu view it as an important career ...