Singaporean scientist among California boat fire victims

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victim...

Tropical Storm Francisco, soon to be typhoon, heads for Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tropical storm, dubbed Francisco, has taken shape over the Northwest Pacific Ocean, and is expected to reach typhoon status before making landfall in Japan in the next f...

North Korea, China top Pompeo agenda on Asia trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Asia next week with an agenda dominated by a stalemate in North Korea nuclear talks and impasses with China over trade, Taiwan and the South C...

Top Taiwan diplomats attend religious freedom event hosted by US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's top representative to the U.S., Stanley Kao (高碩泰), and the first ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, Pusin Tali (布興·大立), attended the second Min...

Organization's new name signifies trust between US, Taiwan: Tsai

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Taiwan government organization has been renamed to include for the first time the terms "U.S." and "Taiwan," a development that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said ...

Micronesia official pleads guilty to bribery in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A Micronesia government official has pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge in Hawaii. Master Halbert, 44, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Honolulu Tuesd...

Taiwan's President Tsai meets US ambassador in Palau

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Two scholars believe that the presence of Amy J. Hyatt, the United States ambassador to Palau, at a banquet hosted by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday reflected growing ...

Taiwan Deputy Foreign Minister meets U.S. NSC official in Solomon Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Deputy Foreign Minister Hsu Szu-chien (徐斯儉) met White House security official Matt Pottinger in the Solomon Islands, according to a post on the United States embassy in Papua Ne...

Taiwan's Pacific allies propose Taipei and Beijing receive equal diplomatic recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A change may be in order regarding diplomatic relations between Micronesian nations and China, as five Micronesian nations have issued a joint communique, which calls for ...

Wutip strikes Guam, declared super-typhoon, unlikely to reach Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After striking the Federated States of Micronesia earlier this week Typhoon Wutip in the Pacific Ocean is giving the island of Guam a mild lashing as it powers towards Eas...

Tropical storm warning issued for Guam as typhoon nears

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam remains under a tropical storm warning as a typhoon is expected to pass south of the Pacific U.S. territory. The National Weather Service says Typhoon Wutip...

Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend. The U.S. National Weath...

US Secretary of State emphasizes importance of supporting Taiwan among Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 19 at the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, addressed leaders of five Pacific Island nations, and allies of Taiwan. Spe...

Intensifying tropical storm bearing down on Pacific islands

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia and could threaten the U.S. territory of Guam in the coming days. The U.S. National W...

Taiwan and Marshall Islands ink 2 deals to enhance cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), on behalf of the Taiwanese government, has inked two deals with his Marshallese counterpart as part of the commitment to strengthen bilat...