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Taiwan president’s attorneys deny defeat in Ph.D. degree court case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A statement by media personality Dennis Peng (彭文正) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had lost the Taiwan High Court case over the authenticity of her London School of Econ...

Zimbabwe's foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has ...

Thomas to go on training program after anti-gay slur

Justin Thomas intends to go through an individual training program to “become a better person” after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament ...

Taipei 101 office evacuated after contact with Covid case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An accounting firm has been forced to close down after one of its employees was found to have come in contact with a confirmed coronavirus case. As the Central Epidemic...

5 vegetarian restaurants to visit during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those who have resolved to eat healthier in the new year, Taiwan News has carefully curated a list (in no particular order) of five Taipei vegetarian and vegan restaur...

Beijing's assurances on forced labor 'hot air': Chair of EU Parliament's China Delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EU leaders and China hammered out the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) in the closing days of 2020 at a moment when the Chinese Communist Party is increasingly ...

Incoming US treasury secretary pledges to take on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen pledged to take on China’s “abusive, unfair and illegal practices” during her Senate confirmation hearing on...

Trump pardons Israeli officer who enlisted spy Pollard

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Aviem Sella, the handler of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, as part of the outgoing president's spree of clemency ...

Trump commutes sentence of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has served about seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption. ...

Music stars slam UK's 'shameful' failure on EU touring rules

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been “shamefully failed” by the British government, which has left them facing p...

Italian PM Conte works to cement majority after narrow vote

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte worked to solidify his majority in parliament Wednesday after narrowly winning a Senate confidence vote after a junior coalition ally yanked his support over...

Biden's first act: orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executives orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promise...

Covid-positive woman visits McDonalds in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Jan. 20) announced that one member of a coronavirus cluster infection associated with the Taoyuan General H...

India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighboring nations

NEW DELHI (AP) — India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighboring countries on Wednesday, as the world’s largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses t...

Mysterious donor gives NT$210 million to New Taipei over last decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mysterious donor has gifted a total of NT$210 million (US$7.49 million) to the New Taipei Government over the last 11 years to promote the welfare of children, new immig...