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Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate tests positive for COVID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor Rebecca Kleefisch tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed at church earlier this month, her campaign said Monday. ...

Belizean ambassador to Taiwan praises bilateral ties ahead of 40th Independence Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belizean Ambassador to Taiwan Dr. Candice Pitts has said the Caribbean nation has been very engaged with Taiwan and that she hopes to further strengthen bilateral relation...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to give away NT$1,000 coupon in addition to stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The port city of Kaohsiung will distribute a coupon equivalent to NT$1,000 (US$35.9) in cash to complement the Cabinet-proposed Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers, as part of a d...

Asian stocks subdued amid holiday lull; Taiwan shares fall 2%

Asian stocks were largely tepid on Tuesday (May 4) as a continuous surge in Covid-19 cases kept investors on the sidelines amid holiday-thinned trade, although shares in Taiwan dropped nearly 2%. I...

China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation cam...

UN Women urges world to press gender equality post-pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.’s premiere global body fighting for gender equality should be tackling the yawning gap between men and women when it comes to political leadership and ensuring women hav...

On International Women's Day, laments of retreat on rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on International Women’s Day that the COVID-19 pandemic has seen “a rollback in hard-won advances in women’s rights” even as calls ...

Equestrian events called off in Europe after herpes outbreak

MADRID (AP) — A virulent outbreak of equine herpes in eastern Spain has forced European equestrian events to be canceled across the continent. The International Federation for Eques...

Riding high: Suter wins downhill for her 1st gold at worlds

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Corinne Suter ended Switzerland’s 32-year wait for a women’s downhill world title on Saturday, winning her fourth straight medal at a major championship but the first g...

The Latest: Marsaglia to open women's downhill at worlds

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 9:45 a.m. Italian skier Francesca Marsaglia ...

Law firm details sexual misconduct by global ministry leader

NEW YORK (AP) — Ravi Zacharias, who died in May after a high-profile career leading a global Christian ministry, engaged in sexual misconduct with massage therapists and carried on many amorous extram...

Ministry roiled by late founder's sexual misconduct scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A posthumous sexual misconduct scandal involving the man who founded, in his own name, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has placed the global Christian organization in a wrenchi...

Record label showcases Taipei’s experimental borderlands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Always feeling comfortable doesn't necessarily make people develop," said Lars Berry, the founder of the Taipei-based record label Future Proof (面向異日), &quo...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese Americans rally for Biden in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Americans living in Taiwan held a rally in Taipei on Saturday (Oct. 24) to garner support for Joe Biden in the coming U.S. presidential election. The event wa...

One month out, battered Trump campaign faces big challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-hidden tax returns leaked out. His first debate performance ignited a firestorm over white supremacy. He was hospitalized for COVID-19 after months of p...