Cambodia denies secret port deal with China to host PLA Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 21, the Wall Street Journal reported that China has signed a secret agreement with the Cambodian government that would allow Chinese military forces access to a na...

China spotlighted at religious freedom panel in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s violation of religious freedom was spotlighted in a panel discussion at the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, hosted by the U.S. State Departm...

US State Department condemns continued Chinese provocation in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. State Department expressed its concern yesterday (July 20) over China's disruption of its neighbors' gas and oil operations in the South China Sea, coming a da...

Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to...

The Latest: Cause of transmission fires still unknown

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on power station fires that left thousands without electricity on a hot day in Madison (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Utility official...

Trump administration trying to bring A$AP Rocky home

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump says her husband's administration is working with the State Department to try to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home. The president also tells rep...

Top Taiwan diplomats attend religious freedom event hosted by US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's top representative to the U.S., Stanley Kao (高碩泰), and the first ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, Pusin Tali (布興·大立), attended the second Min...

About 10,000 au pairs to get paid in class-action settlement

DENVER (AP) — About 10,000 live-in childcare workers from around the world will be paid an average of $3,500 each under a class-action settlement that alleged exploitation of the mostly young women wh...

AP Explains: Why NATO member Turkey wants Russian missiles

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO ally Turkey is being kicked out of the U.S.-led F-35 fighter jet program over its decision to buy the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. The White Hous...

Photo of the Day: 'Taiwan clichés, inaccuracies, and bad takes' bingo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In anticipation of the standard disinformation spewed forth by Chinese state-run media and its regurgitation by Western media outlets over the latest arms sale to Taiwan, a res...

Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The round-faced woman from La Ceiba, Honduras, and her 5- and 12-year-old sons arrived in this city across the border from Laredo, Texas, where she had been promised a job ...

US sets tight travel limitations for Iran's UN diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. is tightly limiting travel by Iranian officials visiting or assigned to the United Nations, sparking concern from the world body. Representatives to th...

Dozens of pilot whales beach themselves on Georgia shore

ST. SIMONS, Ga. (AP) — Dozens of pilot whales beached themselves on a Georgia shore and most were rescued by authorities and onlookers who pulled the animals further into the water. ...

Minnesota man, twice denied passport, is declared US citizen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man and military veteran whose request for a passport was twice denied has been declared a U.S. citizen. Attorneys say Mark Esqueda can now get a passp...

Ambassador to resign to run for Tennessee US Senate seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty is currently in the process of resigning his position as he prepares to run for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. State...