Former AIT director visits Taiwan, has closed-door meeting with Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and current director of Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace, Douglas H. Paal, is in Tai...

China's CCTV features Daily Show report on Huawei lead in 5G

BEIJING (AP) — China's latest media broadside in its tariffs war with the U.S. features an unlikely star: Trevor Noah of the Daily Show. A clip from Noah's "If you don't know, now yo...

Taiwan president nominates four grand justices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has nominated Judicial Yuan Secretary-General Lu Tai-lang (呂太郎) and three others to the Council of Grand Justices. In addition to Lu, Presi...

After Canada garbage row, Manila eyes waste shipped from Hong Kong, Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the diplomatic crisis between the governments of the Philippines and Canada moves towards resolution, the Duterte administration is being advised by lawmakers to consid...

Video shows fatal collapse of school stage in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One 13-year-old student has died and 14 others were injured after a stage suddenly collapsed during a dance audition in China's Fujian Province on Saturday (May 25). It...

Anthony Albanese set to become Australia's opposition leader

SYDNEY (AP) — Veteran Sydney lawmaker Anthony Albanese will become Australia's new opposition leader this week, after being made head of the Labor Party on Monday. The 56-year-old be...

Asian shares mixed as markets await news on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China. U.S. markets will be closed for the Memorial Da...

Europe at crossroads as far right makes big gains in vote

BRUSSELS (AP) — The traditional centrist leaders of Europe have been assailed from the nationalist, anti-immigration far-right and the environmental activist left in polarized, continentwide elections...

North Korea calls Bolton 'war monger' over missile comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "defective human product" after he called the North's recent tests of short-range missile...

Taiwan's China Airlines grounds jet bound for Shanghai after bomb threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's China Airlines pulled its jet from a flight scheduled to fly from Taoyuan to Shanghai after it received a letter threatening to blow up the aircraft on Sunday (May...

Businessman Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a ...

Lai to file lawsuit if DPP alters polling method or forces vote at national congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Central Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday (May 29) with the aim of resolving a dispute around the primary polling process. ...

The Latest: Trump, Abe hold talks on North Korea, trade

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has a good feeling about getting Nor...

Wan An drill simulating air raid by China to held in Taipei today from 1:30-2 pm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 41st annual Wan An exercise, a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, will be held today (May 27) in northern Taiwan, with drills to be held in other pa...

The Latest: Trump meets Japan's Emperor Naruhito

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump and Japan's Emperor Naruhito walked along a r...