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US lawmakers suggest letting Taiwan fill void left by Confucius Institutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Republican lawmakers recently penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Education suggesting it replace the Chinese government-affiliated Confucius Institutes w...

US calls out Taiwan's defamation law in annual human rights report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department on Tuesday (March 30) took issue with Taiwan's criminalization of speech that adversely affects reputation, among a few other issues, while l...

Women, LGBT people and students protest for rights in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Istanbul on Saturday for anti-government protests, demanding amid a heavy police presence the reversal of recent decisions by Turkey's president t...

Turkey: Thousands protest exit from domestic violence treaty

Thousands of people took to the streets in Istanbul on Saturday to demand Turkey's government reverse its decision to withdraw from an international treaty against domestic abuse. A heavy police ...

France summons Chinese envoy over "unacceptable" comments

PARIS (AP) — France's Foreign Ministry said it has summoned China's ambassador over “unacceptable” comments in recent days that included alleged insults and threats toward lawmakers and a researcher. ...

Young Turkish people seek fresh start in Germany amid repression at home

Turkey is once again experiencing a brain drain, as more and more young graduates and other highly qualified workers are leaving the country to start a new life abroad. Critics blame President Recep ...

Harvard professor ignites uproar over 'comfort women' claims

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard University professor has ignited an international uproar and faces mounting scrutiny for alleging that Korean women who were kept as sex slaves in wartime Japan had a...

UK plan for campus free speech champion draws praise, alarm

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Tuesday it will appoint a “free speech champion” for universities to protect against attempts to silence academics and speakers with unpopular opinions. ...

Yad Vashem concerned over Polish case against researchers

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial said Thursday it was “deeply disturbed” by the implications of a libel case in Poland in which two prominent Holocaust researchers were ordered ...

Turkey lashes out against criticism of 'anti-LGBTQI rhetoric'

The Turkish Foreign Ministry responded on Thursday to the international outcry over its handling of monthlong student protests at one of the country's top universities. In a statement, it warned o...

US urges Taiwan to fill gap as China’s Confucius Institutes wane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top American representative to Taiwan is urging the country to fill the gap left by the exodus of China's Confucius Institutes in the U.S., following accusations t...

Amid backlash, Harvard cancels class on policing strategy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University's engineering school has canceled a class that intended to evaluate a policing strategy based on U.S. military tactics after students raised concerns about t...

Hong Kong reportedly mulls cancelling university exchange programs with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong government is reportedly considering ending exchange programs between its local universities and those in Taiwan to prevent Hong Kong students from becoming ...

Faculty: Auditor demand on professor hurts academic freedom

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Faculty leaders at the University of Mississippi are expressing concerns about academic freedom after the state auditor demanded nearly $2,000 from a tenured professor who took p...

Pompeo to speak in Georgia as Senate run-offs loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to deliver a speech extolling the Trump administration’s foreign policy this week in Georgia, ahead of key Senate run-off elections in the state ...