Germany's Merkel in South Africa encourages a move from coal

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — With the German chancellor by his side, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Thursday his country hopes to learn from Germany's experience of transitioning from c...

Germany's Merkel arriving in South Africa to talk trade

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to arrive in South Africa on Wednesday to discuss trade, investment and energy issues with Berlin's largest trading partner in Africa. ...

Taiwan Lawmaker announces KMT chairmanship bid

Lawmaker Chiang Chi-chen (江啟臣) became the fourth person to announce his bid to run for chairman of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) when he confirmed his candidacy Saturday. At his service offi...

Candidates for chairmanship of Taiwan's KMT seek party reset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three KMT members, Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), Chang Ya-chung (張亞中), and Wu Zhi-chang (武之璋), have announced bids to become the party's next chairman with the urge to reset aft...

KMT reformers create Facebook group to debate party’s cross-strait stand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reformers in the Kuomintang (KMT) have created a Facebook group inviting debate on the opposition party’s stand on cross-strait issues in a bid to transform itself a...

Wei brothers replace Terry Gou as Taiwan's richest: Forbes

The Wei brothers of Ting Hsin International Group, a large food and beverage conglomerate in Taiwan, replaced Terry Gou (郭台銘), founder of Taiwanese manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., ...

KMT member who failed with presidential nomination seeks seismic reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The key for effective reform of the Kuomintang (KMT) lies in tearing down the wall of plutocracy, said Taiwanese political scientist Chang Ya-chung (張亞中), after the party ...

Han Kuo-yu claims no interest in election subsidy nor KMT leadership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said on Tuesday (Jan. 14) he will not take a penny from the election subsidy granted to him following his defeat i...

Croats pick president in tight test for ruling conservatives

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Voters in Croatia on Sunday cast ballots in a tight presidential election, with the ruling conservatives seeking to keep their grip on power days before the country take over th...

Croatia holds tight presidential vote before EU chairmanship

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia is holding a tight presidential election this weekend that is seen as a test for the conservative government only days before the European Union’s newest member state ta...

Judiciary panel to take reins on Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, starting with a hearing Wednesday to examine the “high crimes and misdemeano...

Duterte fires VP from anti-drug post weeks after offering it

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired the vice president from a lead role in his anti-drug crackdown just weeks after she accepted the post and vowed to make a camp...

Croatian leader regrets blocking of 2 states’ EU entry talks

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s prime minister says the European Union’s recent blocking of the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania is a “regrettable mistake.” ...

EU leader Donald Tusk says Croatia’s EU presidency important

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Outgoing European Union leader Donald Tusk says that Croatia’s first ever presidency in the 28-member bloc will come at a “critical period.” The European Counc...

Longtime Democratic Rep. Visclosky retiring from Congress

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Longtime Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana isn't running for reelection and will be retiring after 36 years in Congress. The 70-year-old Visclosky issued a ...