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Scott creates MLK Day videos, hopes to rebut Biden speech

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With a video series on issues he sees as pertinent to the Black community, the U.S. Senate’s only Black Republican, Tim Scott of South Carolina, is putting forth what he characte...

Mayor: DeSantis should take care of Florida, not just family

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Republican governor recently defended his lack of public appearances during the omicron surge, saying he was with his wife who is undergoing cancer treatment, but a Demo...

Tesla criticised for opening showroom in China's Xinjiang region

Tesla's (TSLA.O) announcement that it has opened a showroom in Xinjiang has attracted criticism from U.S. rights and trade groups, making it the latest foreign firm caught up in tensions related t...

US President Joe Biden signs Xinjiang Chinese imports ban into law

US President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a law that bans imports from China's Xinjiang province over the alleged mass repression of its Uyghur and Turkic Muslim minorities. The Uyghur Forced Lab...

Florida Democratic Rep. Murphy won't seek reelection

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Monday announced she will not seek reelection next year. The Florida Democrat, a leader of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition and mem...

Congress approves import ban targeting forced labor in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators gave final congressional approval Thursday to a bill barring imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove they were produced without forced labor, overco...

White House pushes GOP to end blockade of ambassador picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden unveiled two more ambassador nominees Wednesday, but the White House and Democrats warned that maneuvering by some Senate Republicans to block all but a small fr...

Rubio demands answers from Biden over cut video with Taiwan map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday (Dec. 14) sent a letter to President Joe Biden demanding answers after the video feed of a presentation by a Taiwanese official was cut af...

Father's Nazi past haunts Chilean presidential frontrunner

BERLIN (AP) — The German-born father of Chilean presidential frontrunner José Antonio Kast was a member of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, according to a recently unearthed document obtained by The Associa...

US senators propose ‘Taiwan Deterrence Act’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Jim Risch has introduced a bill for the “Taiwan Deterrence Act,” which would authorize US$2 billion (NT$55.82 billion) of yearly financing for Tai...

Rubio takes Big Business to task a year before election

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is taking Big Business to task. In an op-ed published Monday, the Republican from Florida called corporate America “the instrument of anti-...

American senators push for greater Taiwan participation in development bank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday (Oct. 27) put forward a bill to grant Taiwan a membership upgrade in the Inter-American Development Bank. The group of ...

Ex-UN Ambassador Haley gets lifetime Clemson board post

As she ponders her next political steps, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted a lifetime appointment to the Board of Trustees of Clemson University, her alma mater. ...

Marco Rubio wants answers on Florida prison rape scandal

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told the director of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons he's “deeply concerned" over the failure to protect inmates at a federal prison in Florida. In a le...

US Senator urges Biden to clarify ‘Taiwan Agreement’ statement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has sent U.S. President Joe Biden a letter, urging him to clarify his comments regarding the “Taiwan agreement” and leave no room for ...