2020 Taiwan Elections: DPP faces challenge in stronghold Tainan

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) faces a challenge in maintaining its stranglehold on the legislative seats in Tainan in upcoming elections, with the opposition aiming to win two of the s...

Pro-government protesters rally in Seoul to support minister

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of government supporters gathered in South Korea's capital for the fourth straight Saturday to show their support for President Moon Jae-in's justice minist...

PFP city councilor might take over as deputy mayor of Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People First Party (PFP) Taipei City Councilor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) said Thursday (Sept. 26) she had been asked to take over as deputy mayor of the capital, a move which ...

Three contenders pick up registration forms for 2020 Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three contenders, including a leading member of the Formosa Alliance, turned up at the Central Election Commission (CEC) Friday (September 13) morning to pick up the forms...

Vulnerable House Dems amass cash, adding to GOP challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican pathway for recapturing House control in next year's election charges straight through the districts of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents, especially freshmen....

Putin leads Russian naval parade after crackdown in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has led Russia's first major naval parade in years the day after violent police detentions of hundreds of anti-government protesters in Moscow. ...

Chinese cybergroup behind Kaohsiung Mayor's win uncovered

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After months of suspicions and accusations that China had manipulated social media to engineer Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) meteoric rise to fame and victory in the Kaohsiung mayoral...

Catalan fugitives must get European credentials in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say two fugitive Catalan separatists elected to the European Parliament must risk arrest by returning to Spain to pick up their official credentials if they want to b...

Democrats worry as Trump unleashes money on 2020 digital ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats wage a wide open primary , President Donald Trump is blanketing battleground states with online advertising that could help set the narrative heading into the 2020 ca...

Ex-Premier Lai denies having discussed presidential bid with Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speaking during a radio interview Tuesday (May 21), former Premier William Lai (賴清德) denied accusations that he had lied about his presidential ambitions to President Tsai...

Majority of Kaohsiung citizens would not support Han Kuo-yu presidential bid: Wang Jin-pyng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of citizens in the southern city of Kaohsiung would not support current mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) 2020 bid for presidency, according to Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have...

William Lai insists DPP primary not for self, but for party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After confirming his participation in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary election to take on the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and facing relentless critic...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2019. There are 265 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April ...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib attends 1st day of graft trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared in court Wednesday for the start of his corruption trial, exactly 10 years after he was first elected to office only ...