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China responds to Taiwan president's New Year's address, threatens 'decisive measures'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) responded to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) new year’s address by saying Tsai&rsq...

President says she aims to maintain Taiwan's economic momentum in New Year’s address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) livestreamed New Year’s address on Saturday (Jan. 1) highlighted four goals she has set for her administration in 2022 that aim ...

Omicron's New Year's cocktail: Sorrow, fear, hope for 2022

PARIS (AP) — Sorrow for the dead and dying, fear of more infections to come and hopes for an end to the coronavirus pandemic were — again — the bittersweet cocktail with which the world said good ridd...

President strikes optimistic tone in New Year’s address to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) struck an optimistic tone in her televised New Year's address on Friday (Jan. 1), thanking Taiwanese for their efforts to ensure that life...

France enters crucial week of talks with unions on pensions

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to launch a crucial week of negotiations with labor unions amid nationwide protests and transport strikes against the government's plans to o...

For France's Macron, 2020 again brings rocky start, outlook

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron embarked Wednesday on what is shaping up to be another rocky year for his presidency of France, facing a fresh barrage of anger from critics for using a new year's address...

Taiwan's Tsai defends Anti-Infiltration Law aimed at China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has been relentless in its attempts to influence and infiltrate Taiwan's politics and society but the island's new ban on political interference should have no effect on no...

China's Xi calls for Hong Kong stability in new year address

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. In a New Year's address Tuesday evening, Xi s...

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's months of ambitious summitry

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has included summits with the leaders of the United States, South Kor...

Key moments in Kim Jong Un's diplomatic charm offensive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expands a diplomatic charm offensive that has included meetings with leaders from Chi...

A look at Nigeria's president as he secures a 2nd term

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — He is a former military dictator who briefly seized power in the 1980s and now says he regrets his ruthless past. Spare in charisma and physique, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buha...

A look at Nigeria's president as he secures a 2nd term

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — He is a former military dictator who briefly seized power in the 1980s and now says he regrets his ruthless past. Spare in charisma and physique, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buha...

Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nears

TOKYO (AP) — The future of a key North Korean nuclear facility is on the table as leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump prepare to meet in Vietnam next week. The Yongbyon Nuc...

North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

NAMPO, North Korea (AP) — Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards an...

Trump-Kim summit to focus on NKorea nuke complex, US rewards

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first met in Singapore last year, there was pomp, there was circumstance, but there wasn't much substance. ...