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Taiwan and CPTPP trade pact a perfect fit

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Izumi Hiroyasu (泉裕泰) has been a good friend to Taiwan. In his time running the Chinese affairs department of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was an influ...

A worried Asia wonders: What will Joe Biden do?

TOKYO (AP) — As Asia comes to terms with the reality of a Joe Biden administration, relief and hopes of economic and environmental revival jostle with needling anxiety and fears of inattention. ...

Cricketer Khawaja's brother jailed over fake terror plot

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian international cricketer Usman Khawaja's older brother was jailed on Thursday after being sentenced for his actions in framing a colleague using a fake terror plot. ...

Former Australian, Swedish prime ministers, NATO chief to participate in Taipei's Yushan Forum virtually

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yushan Forum will kick off in Taipei on Wednesday (Oct. 8), with overseas speakers and guests taking part in the event virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. Presid...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 15, the 259th day of 2020. There are 107 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septe...

Australian Finance Minister Cormann to resign at end of year

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, one of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s most senior Cabinet members, says he is retiring from politics at the end of the year. ...

Taiwan president featured speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is going to discuss the defense of democracy amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a featured speaker at this year's Co...

Canada's Justin Trudeau thanks Taiwan for masks donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked Taiwan for donating medical masks to the country on Friday (May 9), a day after his foreign minister twice avoided mentioning ...

Australia defeated party urged to keep strong climate policy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An opposition review of the Australian conservative government's shock election win has urged the dispirited Labor Party to stick with strong policies on climate change. ...

Morrison sworn in as Australia's prime minister

SYDNEY (AP) — Scott Morrison has been sworn in as Australia's prime minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country's general election. Along with Deputy Prime Minister...

Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have...

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the cente...

Australian election vote count reveals close contest

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The vote count in Australia’s general election on Saturday was proving closer than opinion polls had predicted, with the ruling conservative coalition appearing ...

The Latest: Vote counting starts in Australian election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Votes are being counted after Saturday's Australian election, wit...

Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia's eighth prime minister in 12 years. Op...