Removal of portraits sparks speculation over Kim Jong Un's status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sudden removal of two portraits and a statue from Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang is rekindling speculation about Kim Jong Un's health and leadership status in the...

Kim Jong Un's sister might take power if he dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Tuesday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is gravely ill, North Korea watchers believe that his sister could take over in the event he dies. On...

S Korea conveys Trump's birthday message to Kim Jung Un

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it conveyed a message by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wishing him a happy birthday, which is believed to be Jan. 8. ...

Snubbed by North Korea, Pompeo hits other Asian turbulence

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Thailand on Saturday with his hopes for resuming nuclear talks with North Korea dashed, while facing an escalating trade war with China and a po...

Religious freedom yet rings in Taiwan: Ken Starr

Bob Fu is an American hero. Having narrowly escaped the atrocities of Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Bob served time in a Chinese prison, fled to Hong Kong, then was warmly welcomed 20 years ago as a ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 8, the 67th day of 2019. There are 298 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 8, 17...

Photo of the Day: Trump and Kim want you to sell Taiwanese tea!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --An American living in Taipei took this photo of an unusual sign featuring caricatures of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The sign is a want a...

US references to Libya model ahead of Kim Summit confuse

Libya is suddenly on the lips of President Donald Trump and his hawkish national security adviser John Bolton ahead of the much-vaunted summit with North Korea leader Kim Jung Un, or more precisely, t...

Taiwanese city council candidate compares himself to Kim Jung Un

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A candidate running for the Kaohsiung City Council's Fifth District has made the bizarre campaign decision to post massive billboards of himself standing next to an "e...

Bolton replacing McMaster as Trump national security adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador Joh...

The Latest: South wants 'good outcome' when Trump, Kim meet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 3:30 p.m. South Korea...

Asian shares rise as trade fears on Trump's tariffs ease

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on relief that President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports may not be as harsh as earlier feared. News Trump and North Korea's le...

Trump to meet North's Kim by May

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un by May to negotiate an end to Py...

For Pyongyang, Mideast offers cautionary nuclear tale

As North Korea considers negotiating over its nukes, it may find lessons in the Middle East, where leaders imperiled, paranoid or pugnacious have long used the doomsday weapon threat to secure a wobbl...

Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bleak description of "American carnage." A forceful rollback of his predecessor's achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium. And that was just...