Schiff hires ex-National Security Council staff for panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has hired former National Security Council staffers to work for him as he launches a sweeping new investigation into President Donal...

Norfolk Southern 4Q profit jumps 44 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. said it hauled in 44 percent more fourth-quarter profit as volume increased 3 percent and the railroad increased shipping prices. The Norfol...

Bolton's test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It's up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy. ...

US National Security Council spokesman expresses support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 5, a spokesman for the National Security Council of the Trump Administration, Garrett Marquis, expressed Washington’s support Taiwan, and the administration&...

Convenience stores for remitting wages likely in April: FSC head

Taipei, Dec. 28 (CNA) A new channel through which migrant workers can remit their wages directly back to their homes via Taiwanese convenience stores is likely to be launched in April, according to Fi...

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official. After reports circulated Tues...

Taiwan concludes 4-day national security drill

A four-day national security exercise that simulates various emergency scenarios, including protection of the country's key infrastructure, came to an end in Taipei on Tuesday. President Tsai I...

Taipei City Government criticized for interference in media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ) issued a statement Tuesday, filing a complaint against the Taip...

White House Mideast team staffing up for peace plan rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-P...

Trump criticized for not leading effort to secure elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the up...

Taiwan President calls NSC meeting over U.S.-China trade dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) and of top government officials Wednesday morning to discuss the potential impact of a...

Trump's Mideast team to push peace plan in region

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump's Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week to promote its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and hold talks on...

Ditching entourages, Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet 1 on 1

SINGAPORE (AP) — They came with scores of aides, bodyguards and diplomats in tow: Donald Trump from Washington, Kim Jong Un from Pyongyang. But for the better part of an hour, the two men will square ...

China considers issuing resident ID for Taiwanese working in China: former NSC chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan) - Former National Security Council Secretary-General Su Chi (蘇起) said that the Chinese government is talking about a plan to issue a resident identity card to Taiwanese studying and wo...

Taiwan 2nd largest consumer of salmon in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to data from the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), China boasts the greatest number of individual consumers of salmon in Asia followed by Taiwan. Yesterda...