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US delegation calls for coproduction of weapons in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To address the backlog of American weapons deliveries to Taiwan, a U.S. House delegation on Thursday (Feb. 22) called on allocating long-term budgets for annual shipments ...

US Representative Gallagher arrives in Taiwan with delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading congressional critic of China U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher arrived with a seven-member delegation in Taiwan on Thursday (Feb. 22). At 8 a.m., the U.S. H...

US House approves US-Taiwan double-tax avoidance bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act on Wednesday (Jan. 31), which includes a section on U.S.-Taiwan double-tax av...

US destroyer performs 1st strait transit since Taiwan election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a delegation of U.S. lawmakers visited Taiwan, a U.S. Navy destroyer conducted the first transit of the Taiwan Strait this year. The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet sa...

US Congress looking for better relations with opposition parties in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation will head to Taiwan to bolster relations with opposition parties, in addition to visiting President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德). ...

In Beijing, Schumer urges China to support Israel after Hamas attacks

BEIJING, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called on China to support Israel after deadly attacks by Hamas, adding he was "disappointed" that Beijing show...

US lawmaker reaffirms support for Taiwan's defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. must support Taiwan to ensure its self-defense, House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chair Michael McCaul said on Wednesday (Oct. 4) at the Taipei Economic and Cult...

Menendez gains a primary opponent as calls for his resignation grow after indictment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Andy Kim of New Jersey announced on Saturday that he will run against Sen. Robert Menendez in the state’s Democratic primary for Senate next year, saying he feels compelled to r...

Gold bars, cash-stuffed envelopes: New indictment of Sen. Menendez alleges vast corruption

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey was charged Friday with secretly aiding the authoritarian government of Egypt and trying to thwart the criminal prosecution of a friend in exch...

Taiwan hosts freedom summit at unthinkable hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2023 International Religious Freedom Summit, held last week at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, chose a historically significant venue to underscore the importance of its mi...

Republican legislatures flex muscles to keep power in closely divided North Carolina and Wisconsin

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In 2020, North Carolina seemed the model of an evenly-divided swing state. Then-President Donald Trump barely won, beating Democrat Joe Biden by just over a percentage point. Mean...

Bill Clinton remembers Bill Richardson as skilled, informal US diplomat: 'The bad guys liked him'

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Bill Clinton paid homage at a funeral Mass Thursday to former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as a groundbreaking Latino politician and unorthodox master diplomat who could coax ...

Massachusetts city got nearly 10 inches of rain in 6 hours, flooding homes and eroding dams

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — Heavy rainfall — nearly 10 inches in six hours — flooded parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with two communities declaring a state of emergency as water poured into home...

Biden administration cancels remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic Refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In an aggressive move that angered Republicans, the Biden administration canceled the seven remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday,...

Rep. Chris Stewart’s ex-staffer Celeste Maloy wins Utah special election primary to replace him

With strong backing from Utah’s rural voters, a former staffer for Utah Rep. Chris Stewart won a three-way Republican primary in a special election to succeed him after he resigns from office. ...