Trump defends immigration deal with Mexico

STERLING, Va. (AP) — With his threatened Mexican tariffs now on the backburner, President Donald Trump was looking to claim victory even as some of his Democratic challengers for the White House criti...

Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country “has agreed to take strong measures” to stem the flow of C...

Ex-AIT chief sees name change of Taiwan agency as insignificant

A former director of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT's) Taipei office does not see much significance in the change in name of the Taiwan agency handling ties with the United States, in...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1

May 26: Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 74. Singer Stevie Nicks is 71. Actor Philip Michael Thomas ("Miami Vice") is 70. Actress Pam Grier is 70. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 70. Act...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 9 The Japan Times on the importance of calm demeanors when it comes to U....

Time for Washington to change how it talks about Taiwan

THE TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT CHANGED U.S. POLICY TOWARD TAIWAN The recent 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) was an important reminder that foreign policy changes over time to reflect a...

Trump confident US-Japan trade deal can be reached ‘quickly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed confidence Friday that a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Japan can be reached quickly despite ongoing differences over tariffs as he ...

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Pe...

Pence says on Texas visit Venezuelan president 'must go'

HOUSTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Friday during a visit to Texas that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro "must go" because of the "suffering he has brought" to the people of that country....

O'Rourke compares Trump's immigrant rhetoric to Third Reich

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is comparing the rhetoric used by President Donald Trump to describe immigrants to the rhetoric used in Nazi Germany. ...

President Tsai lauds US ties at FAPA celebration of Taiwan Relations Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) hosted a banquet in Taipei on Saturday, March 30 to celebrate 40 years of the Taiwan Relations Act, and the first year a...

Mueller revealed his Trump-Russia story in plain view

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode. The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Cli...

The Latest: Arkansas governor certain flag bill will return

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to remove the Confederate link from Arkansas' state flag (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Arkansas' governor says he's ce...

Split ideology: Beto O'Rourke is in liberal, centrist lanes

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At a packed eastern Iowa house party, a staffer for Democrat Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign tried to clear enough space for the candidate to reach the kitchen, where he wou...

Bid to strip Confederate link from Arkansas flag fails again

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House panel has again rejected a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state's flag that currently represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement fro...