Tolerant Thailand to welcome pope, but martyrs tale haunts

SONGKHON, Thailand (AP) — When Pope Francis makes his first trip to Thailand this week, he will be visiting a country that welcomed Roman Catholic missionaries more than five centuries ago and whose B...

Ex Taiwan vice president in disbelief over Tsai’s steady poll numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) said on Tuesday (Oct. 8) that the Taiwanese people deserve a third option on the presidential ballot and appealed to the public to a...

Taiwan condemns Beijing's 'out of control actions'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news that China had created a new list singling out Fortune 500 companies for listing Taiwan as an independent country, Taiwan's government on Thursday (Jan....

Taiwan moves to ban foreign purchase of political advertising

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) will draft an amendment to ban the media from publishing advertisements paid for by foreign interests, in a bid to quell fore...

Cancellation of Taichung games unacceptable: Taiwan Olympic medalist

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Chi Cheng (紀政), an Olympic medalist and president of the Hope Cultural and Educational Foundation, said Tuesday it was unacceptable that the first East Asia Youth Games, scheduled for ...

Commercial dispute showcases Salah's star power in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A commercial dispute between Mohammed Salah and football authorities in his native Egypt has been swiftly resolved following top-level political intervention, a quick turnaround that show...

US Skating execs warn against potential OLY boycott

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two executives for U.S. Figure Skating warned against any potential boycott of the Pyeongchang Olympics by the United States. USFS President Sam Auxier, asked...

DPP denies allegation of intervention in Cambodia’s politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday denied accusations of intervening in Cambodia's domestic affairs after a Cambodian internet news outlet accused DPP m...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: Children's issues absent from government judicial reform agenda @China Times: Edu...

The Latest: Assange hails Swedish move to drop investigation

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutor ending investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Julian Assange says Sweden's de...

New Moroccan prime minister revives hope for end to deadlock

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's new prime minister is determined to succeed where his predecessor failed, and swiftly began negotiations this week with rivals to build a government and end a crisis th...

FIFA suspends Mali teams, officials for government meddling

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says it has suspended Mail's teams and officials from international soccer because of government interference in how the federation is run. Mali's World Cup qualif...

China to US: Avoid politics in purchase of Germany's Aixtron

BEIJING (AP) — China is appealing to Washington to avoid injecting politics into the proposed takeover of German tech company Aixtron following a report President Obama plans to oppose it as a securit...

Chinese delegation visits 'blue' territories in Taiwan, skipping 'green' ones

A Chinese agriculture produce and gift industry delegation arrived in Taiwan on Monday to visit the eight counties and cities ruled by the Kuomintang (KMT) party, skipping all the other territories ru...

Academia Sinica members call for reform of academy

Some members of Academia Sinica, Taiwan’s top government-funded research institute, renewed their call for direct election of the academy’s president on Monday at an academy convention presided over b...