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Despite UK clampdown bid, 100s cross Channel in small boats

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of people have crossed the English Channel in small boats in the last 24 hours, British officials said Monday, after more than a week in which none of the hazardous journeys wer...

Rivals say Macron is using EU as springboard for French vote

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc's presidency for six months — yet he has been accused by r...

French National Assembly delegation departs Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French National Assembly delegation, headed by Francois de Rugy, chair of the Taiwan-France Friendship Group, departed Taiwan on Sunday (Dec. 20) after meeting with a ...

French delegation drives home need to support Taiwan on world stage

[Updated 12:00 p.m. Dec. 20] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French lawmakers of various political stripes delivered a message of goodwill and support for Taiwan's right to self-determination and ...

Premier emphasizes close Taiwan-France ties to French National Assembly delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) met with the French National Assembly delegation on Thursday (Dec. 16), highlighting the close friendship between the two countries. Su rec...

Taiwan's Tsai urges unity against rising authoritarianism

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Addressing a group of visiting French lawmakers, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called Wednesday for greater unity among democratic nations in the face of rising authoritariani...

Taiwan president receives French National Assembly delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received the visiting French National Assembly delegation, led by Francois de Rugy, chair of the France-Taiwan Friendship Group, in the Presid...

French National Assembly delegation arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French National Assembly delegation arrived in Taiwan Wednesday morning (Dec. 15) and will meet with top government officials before departing Sunday (Dec. 19). The g...

Foreign ministry thanks French National Assembly for passing pro-Taiwan resolution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French National Assembly on Monday (Nov. 29) passed a resolution affirming the French government’s continued backing of Taiwan’s participation in internati...

French National Assembly to vote on resolution backing Taiwan's international space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French National Assembly is set to vote on a resolution supporting Taiwan’s international participation on Nov. 29, following its approval by the French Senate i...

An architect of European unity moves ahead on sainthood path

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Robert Schuman, a French statesman who paved the way for the bloc that eventually evolved into European Union, has moved ahead on the Catholic church’s path toward possible saintho...

Membership in EU's pro-Taiwan group sees rapid growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a little over a year, the "Formosa Club," which was established by the European Parliament and the parliaments of Britain, France, and Germany, has expanded t...

Taiwan's France envoy shares nation's COVID experience with French National Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French National Assembly groups Agir ensemble (AE) and the Taiwan-France Friendship Group invited Taiwanese envoy to France Wu Chih-chung (吳志中) to participate in separ...

European top court upholds French ban on bee-harming pesticides

The European Court of Justice on Thursday found that France did not violate EU rules when it banned certain chemicals considered harmful to bees. The legal row between the French Crop Protection Asso...

French legislators pay respect to Taiwan's former president Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several French political leaders have expressed condolences for Taiwan's former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) after he passed away last Thursday (July 30) at the age of...