Ex-Turkish deputy PM forms new party to challenge Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A one-time Turkish deputy prime minister established a new political party on Monday — the second former ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to break away from the ruling part...

Beijing fails to congratulate Taiwan KMT's new chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing failed to send its standard congratulatory telegram after the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party selected reformist Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) as party chairman on Sa...

Taiwan opposition party elects reformist leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party on Saturday (March 7) elected legislator and former Cabinet spokesman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) as their chairman in what w...

Taiwan's KMT party set to elect new chair amid coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, which holds 38 seats in the legislature, is set to elect its new chair and leaders on Saturday (Mar. 7). More than 340,000 m...

Thai prime minister and colleagues survive censure vote

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister and five of his fellow Cabinet members on Friday defeated non-confidence motions filed against them in Parliament. All six managed to gain vo...

Court in Thailand orders popular opposition party dissolved

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader, cha...

Germany's Merkel won't interfere in choice of party leader

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she won't try to interfere with her center-right party's choice of a new leader, a person the party will likely try to turn into her succes...

Democratic race opens in Iowa amid worry over beating Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce ...

Bloomberg could qualify for debates under new party rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has dropped grassroots fundraising qualifications for the party’s Feb. 19 debate before the Nevada caucuses, opening the possibility that bill...

Contenders to lead UK Labour Party stress unity after loss

LONDON (AP) — Politicians vying to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's faltering Labour Party pleaded for unity during their first campaign event held Saturday in Liverpool. ...

Taiwan's changing political landscape: two-party system at risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three trends can be observed from Saturday's elections: split-ticket voting, an embattled KMT, and extremist parties losing ground. Voters prefer Tsai to her party ...

Nigel Farage gets his way, and last laugh: Brexit is coming

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Nigel Farage, the self-declared “pantomime villain” of Brexit, is leaving his favorite theater — the European Union's parliament in Strasbourg — this week with a sense of mis...

China likely to increase pressure against Taiwan: analysts

China is likely to increase its pressure on Taiwan on many fronts as a result of Saturday's presidential and legislative elections, foreign and local analysts who observed the polls said at a work...

KMT candidates accuse Taiwan president of 'bootlicking Communist China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Cheng Cheng-chien (鄭正鈐), KMT Taipei City Councilor Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強), and New Party Taipei City Councilor Hou Han-ting (侯漢廷) on W...

Brazil's Bolsonaro keeps far-right entering tough 2nd year

SAO PAULO (AP) — Heading into his second year as Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro has held firm to his combative culture-warrior policies while feuding with critics at home and abroad — an approach ...