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Taiwan slams Serbian president over China remarks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) slammed Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Wednesday (Feb. 28) over comments he made in an interview with Chinese media. The lead...

Journalism in crisis in Nepal as media revenue slumps

Bhupa Raj Khadka, a journalist with three decades of experience in media, recently opened a retail shop in Bhaktapur, a suburb of Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital. He had been running a current affair...

Lai Ching-te stresses need for more education, reflection on Taiwan's 228 Massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) emphasized the need for more education concerning the 228 Massacre during his remarks at the memorial service for its 77th anniversary i...

Taiwan National Human Rights Museum announces sites of injustice marking system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan National Human Rights Museum (NHRM) held an unveiling ceremony for its sites of injustice marking system on Monday (Feb. 26), per a press release by the Ministr...

Tsai likens Taiwan-Japan ties to that of familial relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Relations between Taiwan and Japan are that of family members, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said at a reception marking Japanese Emperor Naruhito's birthday on Monday ...

Taiwan ranks 4th in world in economic freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranked fourth in the world and second in Asia in economic freedom in the Heritage Foundation's global economic freedom index. In the American conservative th...

Sweden clears final hurdle to join NATO as Hungary approves accession

BUDAPEST/STOCKHOLM, Reuters, Feb 26 - Hungary's parliament approved Sweden's NATO accession on Monday, clearing the last hurdle before the historic step by the Nordic country whose neutrality ...

Syriza: In-fighting is tearing Greece's main opposition party apart

There was open animosity, jeers and booing last weekend at the Taekwondo stadium near Athens where Greece's main opposition party, Syriza, held its four-day party convention. Fresh political ideas...

Utah state legislature calls for deeper ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Utah’s Senate and House of Representatives each passed resolutions backing deeper ties with Taiwan this month. Both of the resolutions highlighted the U.S. state&...

Can von der Leyen snag a second term in EU's top job?

Ursula von der Leyen has been at the helm of the European Commission since 2019. The 65-year-old is the first woman to hold the presidency of the EU executive branch. But despite being of retirement a...

Why Germany's far-right AfD youth wing faces a ban

Anna Leisten is cheerful, young and radical. That's how she appears in the many images she's posted on Instagram, at least. She's one of the best-known faces of Germany's Junge Altern...

Belarus: Lukashenko says he'll run for president in 2025

Belarus' longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko said he would run for president again in 2025, the country's state news agency BeITA reported Sunday. "Tell them (the exiled opposition) tha...

Belarus: 2024 elections will not be 'free and fair'

On February 25, Belarusians will be electing lawmakers in parliament and local councils across the country — in the first elections in Belarus since the political crisis of 2020. Voters will el...

Taiwan, US sign development cooperation MOU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan envoy in the United States Alexander Yui (俞大㵢) and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Managing Director Ingrid Larson signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Thu...

Somaliland minister looks for fisheries cooperation with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by Somaliland Fisheries and Coastal Development Minister Rabi Sharif Abdi Mohamed hopes for Taiwanese investments in the East African country’s fish...