Virus cases balloon around the world as China recovers

BEIJING (AP) — As the rest of the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, China continued to ease up lockdown measures in its hardest-hit region, where the number of ne...

The Latest: New Zealand orders self-quarantine on arrivals

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced what she says will be some of the toughest border restrictions in the world in...

New Zealand leader says nation changed after mosque attacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that New Zealanders have become more engaged with the Muslim community in the year since a gunman killed 51 people at two mos...

Bloomberg's hope for Super Tuesday splash lands in Pacific

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — What does more than $500 million get you? For Mike Bloomberg, it was 175 winning votes in this U.S. territory — a group of Pacific islands with lush vegetation and stu...

Bloomberg's hope for Super Tuesday splash lands in Pacific

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — What does more than $500 million get you? For Mike Bloomberg, it was 175 winning votes in this U.S. territory — a group of Pacific islands with lush vegetation and stu...

US should recognize American Samoans as citizens, judge says

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People born in the territory of American Samoa should be recognized as U.S. citizens, a federal judge in Utah decided Thursday in a case filed amid more than a century of legal l...

UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report re...

Taiwan to put US$2 million in health fund for Pacific nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will put US$2 million (NT$61 million) in a special fund to improve healthcare and living conditions in the Pacific islands, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said...

Reporter shut out of Vanuatu suspects China criticism as reason

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Canadian media director at Vanuatu’s only daily newspaper suspects he was barred from returning to the Pacific country because of a report critical of China&rsqu...

US-Taiwan Pacific leadership program opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than a dozen officials and professionals from Pacific island nations are in Taipei for a program jointly led by the U.S. and Taiwan that is aimed at fostering leaders...

US deputy assistant secretary of state visits Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior official of the United States Department of State, Sandra Oudkirk, visited the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Tuesday (October 8) before meeting with Preside...

Taiwan president meets US congressman, calls for closer ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed her gratitude to the U.S. Congress for its support for Taiwan during a meeting with U.S. Representative for New York Sean Patrick Ma...

Taiwan foreign minister urges action from Pacific partners to prevent China's expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) lashed out at China on Monday (Oct. 7) for poaching the island’s Pacific allies, warning countries in the region of B...

Foreign Minister praises US-Taiwan relations, Taipei Mayor offers pessimistic response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Monday (Oct. 7) stated that relations between the U.S. and Taiwan are the best they have been in 40 years ahead of the o...

Taiwan, US to hold first Pacific Island Dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. authorities are set to convene with Taiwanese officials at the first Pacific Island Dialogue, as the island nation faces up to the increasing challenge of keeping...