Philippines media report I-Mei workers’ letter played role in end of Taiwan flight ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of a decision to overturn a travel ban on Taiwan motivated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Feb. 14) migh...

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 ...

Taiwan Tourism Festival to launch in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Tourism Festival 2020 will try and attract more tourists from Thailand, the Taiwanese representative office in Bangkok announced Friday (December 20). Since ...

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...

Taiwan to apply for U.S. border preclearance: minister

The Taiwan government will officially apply soon to join the United States border preclearance system, in a bid to expedite entry by its citizens into the U.S., Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (...

Thailand postpones new visa rules for visitors from Taiwan until March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following days of contradictory reports, Thailand has decided to postpone the requirement for Taiwanese travelers to present financial statements when applying online for ...

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 warns against applying for Chinese travel documents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a response to China’s latest offer of “26 measures” in favor of Taiwanese citizens, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Tuesday (November 5) warned...

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 ...