Pope Oks miracle needed for Briton's sainthood

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has approved a miracle needed to make Cardinal John Henry Newman, an Anglican convert, a saint. Pope Benedict XVI beatified Newman during a visit to ...

Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is invoking the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influen...

Liberal Democracy or Communist Totalitarianism: the battle for Taiwan's future has already begun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some have said that Chinese telecom companies may put private data at risk, not only Huawei, but any Chinese smartphone manufacturer. This is why Taiwan and other nations ...

China, Russia concerns top Pompeo agenda in Central Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fears about China and Russia’s growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda as he heads to the region this week, Trump ...

Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address

Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: ___ Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Member...

Taiwan's first political protest under martial law: The 1979 Ciaotao Incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 22, 1979, hundreds of Taiwanese people took to the streets, in protest of the court ruling that sentenced the former Magistrate of Kaohsiung County, Yu Tung-fa, an...

Polish city of freedom and Solidarity loses mayor to attack

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish port city of Gdansk, whose mayor died after being stabbed while on stage during a charity fundraiser, is among Poland's most famous cities due to the key role it playe...

The Latest: Italy vows to extradite fugitive from Bolivia

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive militant Cesare Battisti, who has been detained in Bolivia (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Italy is vowing to have fugitive...

Italy vows fugitive will spend life in jail for killings

ROME (AP) — Italy is praising the capture in Bolivia of fugitive Italian communist militant Cesare Battisti and is vowing that he will "finish his days in prison" to serve murder convictions dating fr...

Xi Jinping to give New Year's speech addressing Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader, Chairman Xi Jinping, will give his first major speech of 2019 on Jan. 2, which will focus specifically on Taiwan. On Monday, Dec. 31, China’s stat...

Chair of Peking Univ. Marxist Society abducted by police ahead of Mao Zedong memorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As 2018 comes to an end the Chinese government continues to harass and arrest members of a Marxist student group at China’s top university, which was suspended in Se...

Review: In 'Cold War,' a love exiled by communism

It took "Aquaman" two and a half hours just to put a fancy trident in its hero's hands. Pawel Pawlikowski's latest, "Cold War," follows a doomed romance over 15 years and across much of mid-century Eu...

Extolling communism, Xi Jinping declares China committed to 'transforming global governance'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Tuesday in Beijing, the Chinese Communist Party under Xi Jinping held a ceremony to mark 40 years since the conclave that saw the party begin its process of market reforms u...

Romanian-Canadian singer dies after car plunges into Danube

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police say singer-songwriter Anca Pop has died after her car plunged into the River Danube. She was 34. Emergency authorities identified her body a...

Brazilian judge orders arrest of Cesare Battisti

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian supreme court judge has ordered the arrest of an Italian communist militant convicted of murder in his home country. The Supreme Federal Tribunal's websi...