Update: Philippines to make final call on Taiwan travel ban by Friday

Update: 02/13 2:27 p.m. Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Chairman Angelito Banayo told Taiwan News that the inter-agency task force includes the Philippines' Bureau of Immigration, De...

Taiwan could revoke visa waiver if Philippines doesn't lift travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo intends to make a final announcement Friday (Feb. 14) on whether to maintain a ban on Taiwanese traveling to the Philippines ...

Man pleads guilty in killing of woman found in suitcase

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Portuguese man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the killing of his ex-girlfriend, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in Connecticut a year ago. Police in...

New MSU student from Iran sent home after landing at airport

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. authorities declined to admit an Iranian graduate student after he landed at an airport to start classes at Michigan State University, an attorney said. ...

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children ...

Pensacola gunman got around a ban on foreigners buying guns

Generally, foreigners are not allowed to buy guns in the United States. But there are exceptions written into federal law, which may explain how the Saudi flight student who shot three servicemen to d...

AIT investigates Taiwan flag change on ESTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said on Wednesday (Nov. 27) that it’s investigating whether Taiwan’s national flag was replaced by China's on the El...

Trump and Bulgarian leader discuss energy, NATO

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Monday discussed energy issues facing the central European nation, which is heavily dependent on Russian energy....

‘Historic’ 1st visa-free trip by Pole to US mocked as stunt

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish state television’s reporting on the “emotional” and “historic” first visit by a Polish citizen to the United States without need of a visa has faced scrutiny and ridicule ...

Taiwan to remain in American visa waiver program: MOFA

Taiwan has received confirmation that it will remain a part of the American visa waiver program (VWP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Friday. MOFA said in a statement that the ...

Trump says Poland joining visa waiver program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has formally nominated Poland for entry into the visa waiver program. President Donald Trump made the announcement as he departed the White Hou...

Taiwan mulls visa waivers for Gulf countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is considering implementing tourism incentives for visitors from the Persian Gulf as part of its effort to offset the impact of the Chinese ban on solo travel to th...

AIT trumpets Taiwan relationship during Independence Day celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Celebrating the 243rd anniversary of the U.S.’s Independence Day at its recently inaugurated office complex on Monday (July 8), Brent Christensen, director of the Am...

Taiwan increases visa-free treatment for Russian citizens to 21 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will extend the visa-waiver program for Russia by one more year on a trial basis, allowing Russian travelers to stay in Taiwan for 21 days without a visa, confirmed...

Taiwan set to extend visa-free program for Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is poised to extend the visa-free program for passport holders from the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (J...