Burr submits final Russia report before leaving chairmanship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has submitted the final report in the panel's three-year Russia investigation to the intelligence community for a declassification...

New Zealand explains support for Pichot in World Rugby vote

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Rugby says it backed challenger Agustin Pichot against incumbent Bill Beaumont in the contest for the chairmanship of World Rugby out of frustration at the g...

Amnesty complains to EPL about Saudi bid to buy Newcastle

Amnesty International has written to the English Premier League asking for a full examination of Saudi Arabia's human rights violations before it decides whether to approve the country's sovereign wea...

Founder of Taiwan's StarLux Airlines wins bitter inheritance battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court in Taiwan has ruled StarLux Airlines founder Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒) is entitled to around NT$14 billion (US$464 million) after a bitter family inheritance battle invo...

Michigan lawmaker disciplined after sexual harassment probe

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker was stripped of a committee chairmanship and ordered to undergo training Thursday after the state Senate concluded allegations of sexual harassment lodged by ...

Taiwan's KMT party set to elect new chair amid coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, which holds 38 seats in the legislature, is set to elect its new chair and leaders on Saturday (Mar. 7). More than 340,000 m...

DNC chair unbowed by 2020 fracas: 'My job is ... to win'

Beyond the presidential candidates themselves, the Nevada caucuses Saturday will test Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez as he tries to keep an already messy primary season from devolvin...

Police begin fraud probe of Oceania Football Confederation

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Police's serious fraud office has begun an investigation into former leading figures in the Oceania Football Confederation in response to a complaint by worl...

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 ...