Ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa leaves leftist ruling party

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is leaving the political party that helped cement his rise to power in the latest squabble with the man he chose to succeed him and cont...

South Africa's new party leader targets 'billions' in graft

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The new leader of South Africa's ruling party vows to crack down on the corruption that has weakened the African National Congress in a new push to end inequities that haunt the na...

Taiwan officers not involved in spying for China: Ministry of National Defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Four serving military officers and two retired employees made statements as witness but were not being accused of spying for China in the scandal surrounding a New Party o...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Jan. 3 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Prosecutors: Zhou Hongxu allegedly developing spy network in Taiwan @China Times: Cabi...

Taiwan's New Party spokesman rejects allegations about funding from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hours after accusations he had been involved in a Chinese spy ring, New Party spokesman Wang Ping-chung (王炳忠) denied Tuesday that he had accepted US$200,000 (NT$5.9 millio...

Taiwan charges Chinese student with using New Party spokesman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Chinese student who is appealing against a 14-month prison sentence with using New Party spokesman Wang Ping-chung (王炳忠) to develop a spy ...

Taiwan National Women’s League to donate assets to government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Women’s League (婦聯會) signed an agreement with the government Friday to donate 90 percent of its assets to the treasury while accepting a third of its fo...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Dec. 21 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows: @United Daily News: Search of New Party officials spurs calls for law amendment @China Times: America'...

The Latest: South Africa's new party leader: Graft must end

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on the new leader of South Africa's ruling party (all times local): 12:50 a.m. The new leader of South Africa's ruling party and the ...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Dec. 20 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Four New Party members released following questioning by Taipei prosecutors @China Ti...

Taiwan investigators search homes of pro-Chinese New Party officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors searched the homes of four officials from the small pro-Chinese New Party (新黨) Tuesday morning, with media reports claiming a link with the recent conviction o...

South Africa's ruling party continues voting for new leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Voting for the next president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress continued through the night and was wrapping up on Monday morning, with the new leader of Nelson Ma...

South Africa's ruling ANC part prepares to elect new leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The vote to choose the next president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is getting underway Sunday, after disputes over the credentials of party delegates, h...

South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The stakes for Africa's oldest liberation movement have rarely been higher. As thousands of delegates from the ruling African National Congress party meet this weekend to choose a ...

Global companies snared in South Africa's corruption scandal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's biggest corruption case since the end of apartheid has entangled not only the president and ruling party but also some major international companies, including U.S. ...