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Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy: From comedian to national hero

An actor, a political satirist, underestimated even by his supporters, decides to switch careers and stand for the highest office in the country. It's almost inconceivable. And yet, this man has s...

Federal judge tells lawyers to pay in US election fraud case

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has ordered two lawyers who filed a class action lawsuit alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump to pay more than $180,000 in attorney’s fees...

Democrats launch sweeping bid to overhaul US election laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Abrams, whose voting rights work helped make Georgia into a swing state, exhorted Congress on Thursday to reject “outright lies" that have historically restricted access to th...

WHO inspector's denial of bats in Wuhan lab contradicted by facts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers have uncovered accounts from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) scientists and applications for patents for bat breeding that refute World Health Organizati...

After US cements election results, China-wary Taiwan sees rally for Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With throngs of people waving the stars-and-stripes and signs with slogans such as "Stop the steal" in central Taipei Saturday (Dec. 19), passersby would have be...

Vladimir Putin congratulates Joe Biden after Electoral College confirmation

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of congratulations to US President-elect Joe Biden following the confirmation of his win by the Electoral College. The Russian president stood out ...

Sri Lanka to release hundreds of inmates as death toll from prison riot rises

The Sri Lankan government agreed on Tuesday to release hundreds of prisoners held for minor offences and said it would free thousands more after a deadly riot broke out over coronavirus cases at one o...

Cannabis stocks surge as US election opens new markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cannabis stocks are flying high after voters in New Jersey, Arizona and three other states cleared the way for expanding legal sales of marijuana. Shares in some ...

Europe hails Biden Cabinet as a chance to 'restore' trans-Atlantic ties

US President-elect Joe Biden's first Cabinet appointments have been seen as welcome news for many leading politicians in Europe. The fact that so many Obama administration alumni, including Biden ...

Afghanistan: Cutting US troops could put Joe Biden in a tough position

US President Donald Trump is expected to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan from around 5,000 to 2,500 by the time President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20. By doing so, Trump ...

2 US B1-B bombers penetrate China's ADIZ, near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The U.S. is continuing to project force in the region as two U.S. Air Force (USAF) bombers were spotted apparently penetrating China's air defense identification zone (...

Afghanistan: NATO chief warns against hasty troop withdrawal

Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday that NATO could pay a heavy price for leaving Afghanistan too early. His comments come after US President Donald Trump vowed to significantly reduce the number of US tr...

US election: What does Joe Biden's victory mean for South Asia?

US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pursue a foreign policy that will be a sharp contrast to his predecessor's "America First" approach. South Asia, in recent decades, has becom...

US election: China congratulates Joe Biden on victory

China on Friday congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on his victory against incumbent Donald Trump, more than a week after Americans cast their ballots. Trump has so far refused to concede defe...

German US vote observer calls Trump's allegations 'baseless'

Unrecognized election results being counted by individual states is the "biggest danger" to US democracy, German parliament member Michael Link said on Thursday evening. The Free Democrati...