French police arrest Taiwanese woman convicted of fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Police in France on Wednesday arrested a Taiwanese woman who had been on the run for half a year after being sentenced to four years in prison in a fraud case involving imitatio...

Nicaragua, Paraguay reaffirm Taiwan friendship and diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ambassadors to the U.S. of both Nicaragua and Paraguay recommitted to formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan and expressed hope for future strengthening of relations ...

Power, water cut to Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan, demolition set for next week 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the New York Times drew worldwide attention to a Buddhist temple which has been converted into a Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan, the Changhua County Magi...

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab's threat grows

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead, analysts say t...

Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Call it a struggle for the soul of the ghetto. Uganda's longtime president this month went on a whirlwind tour of some of the capital's poorest slums, handing ...

Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 20...

For Kavanaugh, path forward could be like Clarence Thomas'

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justi...

Tropical Storm Trami could pose threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A tropical depression expected to turn into Tropical Storm Trami (潭美) within 24 hours could pose a threat to Taiwan, experts said Friday. The depression was located near Guam...

Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her mo...

Breaking News: Vietnam President dies after illness: state media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang has died due to illness, Vietnam state television said on Sept. 21. Quang suffered from an unspecified serious illness and had sought m...

Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was...

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showd...

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61 due to illness

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died. He was 61. The official Vietnam News Agency says Quang died at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi on Friday due to...

Taiwan’s August exports reach new record, up 7.1% YoY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's August export orders increased at an annual rate of 8.4 percent, due to strong demand in electronics, machinery, and chemicals, the Ministry of Economic Affai...