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Eric Chu responds to rumors Foxconn boss will save KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) says he welcomes advice from Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭臺銘) after rumors spread KMT supporters want the billionaire to save the party by b...

Taiwan sets Nov. 26 as date for local and regional elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 26 to select city mayors, county commissioners, city councils, and county councils nationwide, the Central Election Commission announce...

Taiwan pollster lambasts DPP's ‘anti-democratic’ candidate nomination measures for local races

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) Chairman You Ying-lung (游盈隆) on Thursday (Nov. 4) lashed out at the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate n...

The Latest: UK sets net-zero plan for its financial sector

The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — The British government plans to make the U.K. “the world’s first net-zero aligned financial center” as compani...

"Major cities really matter": Mayors demand climate action

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On a train hurtling toward Glasgow, the mayors of Seattle and Freetown, Sierra Leone, greeted each other like long lost sisters, bonded by years of Zoom calls and collaboratio...

South African municipal vote to gauge support for ruling ANC

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are voting on Monday in local government elections that will offer an indication if support for the ruling African National Congress has rebounded after waning in re...

South Africa's power cuts a key issue in local elections

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As South Africa heads into crucial local elections Monday, the country has been hit by a series of crippling power blackouts that many critics say highlight poor governance. ...

Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race t...

Taiwan president backs premier, rejects reshuffle talk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed support for Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) Wednesday (Aug. 25), rejecting reports about plans for a Cabinet reshuffle circulating in t...

Taiwan local government leaders lose popularity amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) became the most popular local government chief, he and most of his colleagues lost support ahead of the recent COVID-19 surge, ...

Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing rising fears of summer violence, President Joe Biden is embarking on a political high-wire act, trying to balance his strong backing for law enforcement with the police reform...

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms not seeking reelection

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday she will not seek a second term, an election-year surprise that marks a sharp turnabout for the city’s second Black woman executive...

Super Thursday: Britain heads to polls in array of elections

LONDON (AP) — Polling stations across Britain opened Thursday for what are considered the biggest set of elections outside a general election, local and regional contests that could have huge repercus...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 17 The Los Angeles Times on the Atlanta-area massage parlor shootings w...

Hard-hit Peru's costly bet on cheap COVID-19 antibody tests

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the harried health officials of Peru faced a quandary. They knew molecular tests for COVID-19 were the best option to detect the ...