Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Japan considering Myanmar goalie's asylum request

TOKYO (AP) — A member of Myanmar’s national soccer team who played a 2022 World Cup qualifier in Japan has refused to return home and is seeking asylum, a request the government was considering taking...

US Open serves up major championship with a side of 'beef'

Fans who worry golf’s image could be tarnished by the spitting match between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau probably think figure skating is too rough. For the rest of us, nothing goes down bett...

US lawmakers reintroduce Taiwan Defense Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Republicans in both houses of Congress have introduced twin bills to ensure the U.S. provides adequate military deterrence to discourage China from attempting an invasion ...

Taiwan finalizes missile systems deal with US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced Thursday (June 17) that it has signed two contracts with the American Institute in Taiwan's headquarters in Virginia f...

EXPLAINER: The significance of China's new space station

JIUQUAN, China (AP) — Adding a crew to China's new orbiting space station is another major advance for the burgeoning space power. Here's a look at key developments: ...

Power outage hits 337K in Puerto Rico amid growing outrage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A sudden power failure left more than 337,000 customers in the dark across Puerto Rico late Wednesday, enraging many who were recovering from a massive outage that hit the...

US Open tennis tournament to allow 100% fan capacity in 2021

The U.S. Open tennis tournament will allow 100% spectator capacity throughout its entire two weeks in 2021, a year after spectators were banned from the event because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

EXPLAINER: Iran vote to determine next president, direction

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election Friday will determine who will lead the country's civilian government as tensions remain high between the Islamic Republic and the West ...

A look at the candidates in Iran's presidential election

Iranians will vote Friday on who should be the country's next president amid tensions with the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. While the race is wide open due...

Apple Daily editors arrested under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law against a pro-democracy newspaper for the first time Thursday, arresting five editors and executives on charges of collusion wit...

Taiwanese COVID vaccine dealt blow as US FDA hesitates to approve immunobridging: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-developed vaccines may not be available in late July as expected, as the Taiwanese government has tied their launch to international recognition when the U.S. FDA h...

A return to Torrey and prime time for US Open on West Coast

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The USGA is starting to escape that reputation of an East Coast bias for the U.S. Open. The return to Torrey Pines for the 121st U.S. Open means another prime-time s...

The Latest: Australia raises AstraZeneca safety age to 60

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has raised the age for which the AstraZeneca vaccine is recommended to 60 from 50 after the shot was blamed for a 52-year-old woman’s death last week from blood clots i...

Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance as Islamic Republic votes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the balance as the country prepares to vote on Friday for a new president and diplomats press on with efforts...

In poorest countries, surge combines with vaccine shortage

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hati Maronjei once swore he would never get a COVID-19 shot, after a pastor warned that vaccines aren't safe. Now, four months after the first batch of vaccine...