US senator to push Biden on trade deal with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) on Wednesday (Nov. 18) said that this week he would introduce a resolution in the Senate to support a free trade agreement (FTA) between the...

Senator Pat Toomey urges US to invite Taiwan's president to White House

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said Wednesday (Nov. 18) that the U.S. should increase its diplomatic support for Taiwan and invite President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to the White Hou...

Taiwan to host seminar on cross-strait issues with US think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) will host an online seminar Wednesday evening (Nov. 18) with Taiwanese and American think tanks on the state of cross-strait relations a...

Barrett ads tied to interest groups funded by unnamed donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday is the culmination of a decadeslong coordinated effort by a constellation of conservative groups, f...

Report: Exhibits damaged at Berlin museums, unclear by whom

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of exhibits at prominent museums in Berlin have been sprayed with an oily liquid, according to German media reports. Police said Wednesday that an investigation is ongoing, but wo...

Growing NKorean nuclear threat awaits US election winner

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where’s the war?” That’s how President Donald Trump defends his North Korea policy at campaign rallies even though he’s joined the list of U.S. presidents unable to stop the ever-gr...

Berlin museum to return 3 sets of human remains to Australia

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum is set to return to Australia three sets of human remains, including a pair of child mummies, which officials believe were removed from burial sites against the wishes of...

Time is 'ripe' for Taiwan-US BTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday (Sept. 10) said the government’s relaxation of import restrictions on American pork and cattle removes trade barr...

German museum agrees to return mummified Maori heads

BERLIN (AP) — A German museum said Wednesday that it will return two mummified, tattooed Maori heads that were part of its collection for more than a century. The Prussian Cultural H...

U.S. increases support for Taiwan, says to counter rising China pressure

The United States said on Monday (Aug. 31) it was establishing a new bilateral economic dialogue with Taiwan, an initiative it said was aimed at strengthening ties with Taipei and supporting it in the...

American think tank to hold video conference on US-Taiwan economic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington D.C.-based think tank Heritage Foundation will host a video seminar Monday night (Aug. 31) that will touch upon Taiwan-U.S. economic ties and trade. The vide...

Beyond November: At GOP convention, there's a 2024 subplot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans this week are focused squarely on their convention's star, President Donald Trump, and securing his reelection in November. But there's also plenty of angling for what — ...

Taiwan's economic minister, US assistant secretary of state to discuss economic relations in forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) will join U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell, who heads East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at a v...

The bully pulpit: Trump pushes Washington, but virus resists

WASHINGTON (AP) — His face framed by the golden Oval Office curtains behind him, President Donald Trump stared straight into the camera aimed at the Resolute Desk. It was the night o...

Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning 'pods'

MIAMI (AP) — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children's school building c...