Progressive politician seeks Polish 'Spring' with new party

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A former Polish lawmaker who is openly gay has launched a progressive party ahead of two upcoming elections, presenting a program that includes phasing out coal production and li...

Ex-Israeli army chief launches campaign to replace Netanyahu

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Retired Israeli military chief Benny Gantz is launching his long-awaited political campaign Tuesday, seeking to position himself as the first serious challenger to Prime Minist...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s defeat is already emerging

Looking at the result of last weekend’s by-election in Taipei City, the candidate representing Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Chen Su-yu (陳思宇), ended up losing badly, showing that Ko is headed for defea...

Singapore PM’s brother vouches for rival in sign of intensifying family feud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍)’s brother publicly voiced his support for a new party leader on Jan. 24, in a sign of deepened family rift as a genera...

Once-prominent member leaves German far-right party

BERLIN (AP) — A once-prominent figure in the far-right Alternative for Germany has left the party after a falling-out and has reportedly founded a new group. Andre Poggenburg, who as...

Upcoming events in Taipei, Jan. 12 - 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Moving towards the middle of the first month of 2019, there are still plenty of activities and events happening in Taipei to pique everyone's interests. Saturday, J...

Germany: New leader of Merkel's party finds role for rival

BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party has given an advisory role to her narrowly defeated rival. The Christian Democratic Union is keen...

Taiwan's DPP votes for new party chairperson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) went to the polls on Jan. 6 to elect a new chairperson, reported CNA. The by-election, which is expected to...

Fragmentation helps Netanyahu re-election hopes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Barring a devastating legal ruling against him in a series of corruption allegations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks to be cruising toward re-election and a historic ...

Israel's largest opposition bloc splits in new upheaval

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of Israel's Labor Party has broken up the country's largest opposition bloc, the latest political upheaval ahead of April elections. Avi Gabbay announced ...

2 Israeli ministers to form new party ahead of elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two senior Israeli cabinet ministers say they are forming a new party to run in April elections. Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shake...

Former military chief jumps into politics in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — A popular former Israeli military chief says he is running for office in the upcoming election. Retired Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz registered his new party, "Israel Resili...

A look at Brexit as UK prime minister cancels the big vote

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal between her government and the European Union. Brexit explained: ...

Taiwan issues warrant for former KMT legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As former Kuomintang legislator Lee Ching-hua (李慶華) failed to appear at court hearings about allegations of corruption against him, the New Taipei District Court on Tuesday issu...

Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang named as Taiwan ruling party's acting chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday named current Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) as its acting chairman. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) resigned ...