Taiwan Coast Guard boards ship in North Korea investigation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard boarded a tanker believed to be linked to the Kaohsiung businessman accused of selling oil to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions. Chen...

A look at travel lists: Where to go in 2018

Many travel brands, guidebook publishers and websites offer lists of places to go in the new year. Here's a look at some of those lists for 2018. They include destinations from every continent, cities...

UN General Assembly votes 128-9 to declare US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital 'null and void'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, largely ignoring Trump...

A look at travel lists: Where to go in 2018

Many travel brands, guidebook publishers and websites offer lists of places to go in the new year. Here's a look at some of those lists for 2018. They include destinations from every continent, cities...

Taiwan and Dominican Republic step up fight against transnational crime

Recent law enforcement measures undertaken by Taiwan and Caribbean diplomatic ally Dominican Republic highlight the nations’ efforts in the fight against transnational crime, according to t...

Visitors to Palau now required to sign eco-pledge on arrival: MOFA

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has issued a reminder to Taiwan citizens that visitors to Palau are now required to sign an eco-pledge upon arrival in the Pacific island country. Th...

Taiwan-US workshop on fostering digital inclusion opens in Taipei

An international workshop exploring ways to bridge the digital divide and enhance broadband penetration in the Asia-Pacific kicked off Dec. 4 in Taipei City, bringing together experts and policymakers...

Taiwan confident it can keep Palau as an ally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) said Wednesday he was watching developments in the Pacific island nation of Palau, but was confident it would remain an ally of Taiwan. ...

China bans tour groups to Vatican, Palau to isolate Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Beijing has ordered Chinese tour agencies to remove the Vatican and Palau from their list of travel destinations, in an apparent bid to place further pressure on Taiw...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Nov. 23 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows: @United Daily News: China bans tour groups to Vatican, Palau in latest diplomatic move targeting Taiwan ...

Search underway for crew of capsized fishing ship off Palau

TOKYO (AP) — A multination search is underway for two Japanese and five Indonesian crew members after their fishing ship was found capsized about 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the Pacific island of ...

Trump admin to defend Cuba embargo at UN, reversing Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will defend America's decades-old economic embargo on Cuba in a United Nations vote this week, the State Department said Tuesday, in a reversal from the Obam...

Taiwan President addresses Marshall Islands parliament

MAJURO (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) addressed the parliament of the Marshall Islands on October 31 (Taipei Time), during which she announced the country would soon offer v...

President Tsai plans to give visa waiver to six Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced that Taiwan will offer visa waivers to six countries in the Pacific during her official visit to Taiwan's diplomatic allies. ...

UN expert: Anti-gay sex laws wane; rights 'crucible' endures

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. expert says that laws criminalizing consensual gay sex have been scrapped in about 25 countries in the last 20 years. But more than 70 nations still have such prohibitions...