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More nations speak up for Taiwan on 3rd day of WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the World Health Assembly (WHA) continues, more like-minded countries and allies voiced their support of Taiwan on Tuesday (May 24). Despite not including a suppleme...

WHA rejects Taiwan bid for inclusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite Taiwan’s and its allies’ efforts, the World Health Assembly (WHA) will not include a supplemental item proposal (to include Taiwan at the event), WHA P...

Morrison first recent Australian leader to survive 3 years

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In at least one sense, Scott Morrison has become the most successful Australian prime minister in years just by standing for reelection on Saturday. He is ...

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a pe...

Taiwan foreign minister awards Tuvalu ambassador with prestigious medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (April 27) awarded outgoing Tuvalu Ambassador to Taiwan Limasene Teatu the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon for her ...

US assistant secretary of state pledges to encourage global partners to deepen ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has always lauded Taiwan as a democratic leader and will continue to call on regional allies to deepen ties with it, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East As...

UK says Rwanda flights to start in weeks; critics slam plan

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday that it plans to start putting asylum-seekers on one-way flights to Rwanda within weeks, as it defended a deal that has outraged refugee groups and hum...

UK plan to fly asylum-seekers to Rwanda draws outrage

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced a deal with Rwanda on Thursday to send some asylum-seekers thousands of miles to the East African country — a plan it said would stop people-smugglers sending desperate...

Australia PM Morrison first to serve full term in 15 years

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In at least one sense, Scott Morrison is the most successful Australian prime minister in years. He is the first to survive in office from one election to ...

Australia accepts New Zealand offer to take boat refugees

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia on Thursday accepted a longstanding New Zealand offer to resettle boat refugees it had sent to the remote island nation of Nauru. Australia h...

Samoa detects scores of COVID cases within days of outbreak

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa has reported scores of new COVID-19 cases each day since detecting its first case of community transmission last week. The South Pacific island n...

Facing its first COVID outbreak, Samoa goes on lockdown

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa will go into lockdown from Saturday as it faces its first outbreak of COVID-19 after a woman who was about to leave the country tested positive. ...

Djokovic's deportation exposes Australian border debate

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Weary after two years of some of the harshest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world, many Australians wanted Novak Djokovic kicked out of their country for traveling to...

Djokovic ruling fits with Australia's tough immigration line

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The treatment of tennis star Novak Djokovic by Australian immigration officials might seem harsh to people watching from afar. But Australia has long ...

Djokovic detention draws focus to Australia's asylum-seekers

SYDNEY (AP) — Novak Djokovic spent a fourth day on Sunday among the unwilling occupants of Melbourne's Park Hotel. The tennis superstar is awaiting court proceedings on Monday that w...