Vietnam lifts ban on Taiwan flights amid confusion stoked by WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday evening (Feb. 1), Vietnam lifted a ban it had imposed on direct flights from Taiwan earlier that day amid confusion caused by the World Health Organization'...

US senator calls on China to stop 'bullying' Taiwan over WHO membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Mitt Romney says China needs to stop bullying and allow Taiwan to join the World Health Organization (WHO). Citing the need for a "coordinated, global...

Will ICAO Twitter block hasten Taiwan’s admittance to international bodies?

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) – Little over a week ago and few people would have thought that Guang Qining could reshape Taiwan’s standing on the global stage. But today, with the corona...

Thiem beats Zverev to reach 1st Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Locked in an even-as-can-be Australian Open semifinal, Dominic Thiem looked up at his guest box, patted his belly and stuck out his tongue, as if to indicate he was feeling...

Rubio calls China's blocking of Taiwanese evacuations from Wuhan 'outrageous'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Thursday (Jan. 30) on Twitter said that China's refusal to allow Taiwan to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the heart of the China ...

Taiwan thanks Japan, Canada for backing WHO bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (Jan. 30) thanked the leaders of Japan and Canada for supporting Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Org...

EU backs Taiwan's inclusion in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the China coronavirus spreads globally and after Canada and Japan expressed support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), the European ...

Japan's Abe calls for Taiwan's participation in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday (Jan. 30) over the China coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

UN's aviation agency blocks Twitter accounts mentioning 'Taiwan'

[Last updated: Jan. 28 at 18:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is blocking Twitter accounts that are vocal in their criticism of the agency&rsquo...

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several o...

French govt defends teen girl bullied for anti-Islam posts

PARIS (AP) — The cyber-bullying must stop. That was the message forcefully delivered by France's equality minister in an impassioned appeal Friday on behalf of a 16-year-old who has...

Police investigating racist drawing at WVa high school

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police are investigating what a prosecutor said was a racist drawing that was posted at a southern West Virginia high school and targeted a biracial basketball player from a r...

Could the coronavirus outbreak lead to the fall of Communist China?

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — Whenever Hollywood offers up an epidemic movie, the culprit behind the outbreak of the disease is usually a rogue scientist, a criminal mastermind, or a group of n...

'Stop blocking Taiwan from WHO against SARS-like virus,' cry Taiwanese health experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese people and health experts were recently bursting with anger and frustration for being excluded over a decade-long from WHO membership after the government confir...

Column: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again. No more scowling Bill Belichick, angry as always under his hoodie. No more sly smiles and phony platitudes from Tom Brady. ...