Twinning a tantalizing opportunity

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The dreaming spires of Oxford will be brighter in the morning sun for Taiwanese students, once university life in the U.K. returns to normal following the Wuhan coronav...

Taipei-Shanghai forum kicks off amid frayed cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei-Shanghai Twin City Forum is being held virtually on Wednesday (July 22) amid the coronavirus pandemic and at a time when cross-strait relations are at a ...

Taipei-Shanghai forum to be held virtually amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has said the Taipei-Shanghai forum will be held virtually later this year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and strained cross-strait t...

Protesters return to Sudan streets, calling for more reforms

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters returned to the streets Tuesday to pressure transitional authorities, demanding justice for those killed in the uprising last year that led to the military’s ouster of...

Gothenburg cuts sister-city ties with Shanghai as Sweden cans Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sweden's second-largest city Gothenburg has officially ceased its sister-city agreement with Shanghai as the country shuts down the last of its Confucius Institutes. ...

Sudan's women pursue soccer dream, challenging conservatives

OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Taipei, Perth ink art MOU to mark 20-year sister city bond

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei and Perth on Thursday (July 25) inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation on culture and art, including visual and performance art and cinema, to mar...

LEADING OFF: Carrasco treated, Epstein backs Maddon

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: COOKIE HEALING Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it's going to make hi...

Taipei mayor upset at newspaper for 'concocting fake news'

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday criticized a pro-independence newspaper for "concocting fake news" related to his upcoming trip to China and said he was against both "red"...

Death toll from clashes at Sudan rallies climbs to 10

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A leading Sudanese activist says at least 10 people were killed in clashes with security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule. ...

Taipei mayor to attend twin-city forum in Shanghai next month

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will lead a delegation to Shanghai early next month for the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum, focusing on economic cooperation, youth exchanges and issues relating to cit...

Sudanese generals want new talks as death toll reaches 60

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military council said Wednesday the ruling generals are ready to resume negotiations with the opposition, after three days of a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protes...

The Latest: US, Norway, UK criticize Sudan's ruling military

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Sudan (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The United States, Norway and Britain have issued a joint statement condemn...

Minnesota United gives MLS another soccer-oriented home

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's no clearer way to show the growth of Major League Soccer than with a shiny new stadium, built simply for the sport long dubbed "the beautiful game." Th...