Workshop on US economic plan for Palestinians kicks off

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — An international conference to promote the Trump administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians is getting underway in the tiny Gulf kingdom of Bahrain....

TFTC looks at competition law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The conference “Challenges of Competition Law Enforcement in Digital Era” (CCLEDE), featuring 15 delegations from abroad, got underway at Taipei Grand Hotel on...

Dalai Lama sends message of support for Taiwan and religious freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 14th Dalai Lama sent a letter dated May 24 to the International Conference on Religious Freedom, held in Hsinchu on Thursday (May 30), which said religious freedom is a hum...

My Europe: Serbia's military parade between the East and the West

West Europe celebrates victory against Nazi Germany on May 8, and Eastern Europe marks the event one day later. This is due to the time difference between Berlin, where the surrender was signed, and M...

Palestinians: EU, Russia and UN should counter US peace plan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian U.N. ambassador says the European Union, Russia and the United Nations should take action to save a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if the ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 4, the 124th day of 2019. There are 241 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 4, 196...

Former DHS head took up cyber despite White House aversion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official told Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security secretary, not to bring up election security with President Donald Trump, steering her away from discussing a...

Panama president cheers China's 'Belt and Road' initiative

HONG KONG (AP) — Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela says his country sees a "big opportunity" in China's massive "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative. Speaking Tuesday in H...

CommonWealth: Taiwan universities fall prey to predatory journals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After six months of collaboration with German-based Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), Taiwan's CommonthWealth Magazine recently published a 14-page investigative report on a mo...

Is Germany reassessing its role in Afghanistan?

Germany has been deeply involved in Afghanistan since the US-led international forces invaded the country in 2001 and toppled the Taliban regime there. The first international conference for Afghanist...

The Latest: Methodist conference rejects same-sex marriage

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on The United Methodist Church's deliberations on LGBT inclusion (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Delegates to a crucial conference of The U...

Taiwan to provide US$500,000 in humanitarian aid to Venezuela

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to the United States Stanley Kao (高碩泰) said the Taiwan government will provide humanitarian assistance worth US$500,000 to Venezuela during an interna...

On immigration, Mideast and more, Kushner keeps pushing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ink wasn't dry on a border security compromise before Jared Kushner had moved on to another enormous challenge. As lawmakers fine-tuned a border agreement that ...

The Latest: Pence arrives in Poland for Mideast conference

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the international conference on the Middle East (all times local): 2 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Poland, ...

US, Poland launch Mideast conference despite uncertain aims

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The United States and Poland are kicking off an international conference on the Middle East on Wednesday amid uncertainty over its aims and questions about what it will deliver. ...