Photo of the Day: Czech Pirate Party thanks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a rally in Prague to protest alleged government corruption, a giant image of the Taiwanese flag was beamed onto a screen to thank the country for donating personal ...

Czech parliament refuses to thank Taiwan for help amid Chinese pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the Czech Republic parliament on Thursday (June 4) criticized their fellow MPs as kowtowing to China after a measure to thank Taiwan for its help fighting the W...

Czech Senate President may visit Taiwan after all: Think tank director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the sudden death of Czech Senate President Jaroslav Kubera, his replacement Milos Vystrcil may schedule a trip to Taiwan, triggering concerns among pro-Chin...

Mayor of Prague calls Beijing 'unreliable business partner'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib, who has been seen as a staunch supporter of Taiwan, has openly called Beijing “an unreliable business partner” and called on the inte...

Beijing threatens Prague for canceling sister-city ties, Czech Pirate Party responds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Earlier this week, after the city of Prague announced plans to formally terminate its sister-city relationship with Beijing, the Chinese embassy on Wednesday (Oct. 9) sent...

China says Prague's pro-Taiwan stance 'hurts feelings of Chinese people'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday (July 17) said that several pro-Taiwan stands by Czech Pirate Party member and Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib 'harmed the feelings of th...

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Polls have opened for ...

55 members of Czech parliament sign letter backing Taiwan's presence at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday (May 10), 55 members of the Czech Republic's parliament signed a letter asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow Taiwan to participate as an observer a...

President Tsai thanks visiting Prague mayor for support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday thanked visiting Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib for his staunch support of Taiwan and said she hoped the relations between the two sides would contin...

EU Parliament approves controversial copyright reform

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to approve a controversial new copyright law that hands more power to news publishers and record companies. The deal brings measures that would make platforms...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to...

Prague Pirate Party Mayor to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The new mayor of the Czech capital Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, will visit Taiwan later this month to look at smart healthcare, transportation and energy on the island, reports said Sat...

Prague Pirate Party Mayor puts human rights above One China policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The new mayor of the Czech capital Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, wants to scrap a “One China” article from a sister city agreement with Beijing while professing interest in h...

Andrej Babis — The anti-migrant Czech premier and his migrant workers

36-year-old Van Ga Nguyen (name has been changed to protect identity) comes from North Vietnam. Like thousands of his fellow countrymen, he sought to improve his living standards by working in a Europ...

New gold rush: Energy demands soar in Iceland for bitcoins

KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy mining bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electr...