Taiwan to offer Mandarin scholarships to 100 UK students

Local universities are set to offer 100 U.K. students scholarships to learn Mandarin in Taiwan as part of a deal brokered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 22, spotlighting the country’s a...

Under fire over LGBT rights, Polish leader blames activist

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Bart Staszewski felt angry and hopeless when local governments in Poland started passing resolutions last year declaring themselves to be free of "LGBT ideology.” ...

Kaczynski joins new Polish Cabinet as deputy prime minister

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented a reshuffled Cabinet on Wednesday that formally brings in party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski as a deputy prime minister as well as...

Syria's schools open amid anti-coronavirus measures

BEIRUT (AP) — More than 3 million Syrian students started school in government-held areas Sunday, marking the first school day amid strict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, state medi...

Taiwan weighs lifting restrictions on Chinese students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three Taiwanese university associations pushed for new and returning students from China to be allowed into Taiwan, Education Minister Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said Wedne...

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he tested negative for coronavirus

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Saturday that he has tested negative for the new coronavirus, based on a fourth test since he said July 7 that he had the virus. ...

Two more Cabinet ministers hit with COVID-19 in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Two more ministers in the Cabinet of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday they have tested positive for the new coronavirus, which has been raging through Latin Ameri...

Summer best time for foreign students to enter Taiwan: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) on Sunday (June 14) said the best time to allow foreign students to return to Taiwan is during summer vacation as the country...

AP PHOTOS: Manaus indigenous struggle for care amid pandemic

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — They left their tribal lands in the Amazon for the city, many seeking a better life. But in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic they have neither the protective isolation of th...

New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan poet and priest, dies at 95

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Ernesto Cardenal, the renowned poet and Roman Catholic cleric who became a symbol of revolutionary verse in Nicaragua and around Latin America, and whose suspension from the ...

Taiwan grabs five golds in 2020 tug-of-war competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese national tug-of-war team won five gold medals and one silver medal at the 2020 World Indoor Tug of War Championships in Ireland on Sunday (Feb. 23). The c...

Taiwan cram schools to stay open without masks, sparking fears of coronavirus 'bomb'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is extending holiday leave for public schools in an attempt to contain the spread of China's coronavirus, but cram schools will be allowed to remain ope...

Children's masks distributed to Taiwan kindergartens for free

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Sunday's (Feb. 2) decision to postpone the opening day of all primary and secondary schools in Taiwan due to the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education...

Taiwan schools to extend winter break over coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Refusing to risk the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spreading on school campuses, Taiwanese officials announced Sunday (Feb. 2) that all primary and secondary schools will ...