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Michelle Obama urges voters to stay engaged in anxious times

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama urged Americans on Monday not to tune out of the gridlocked political system and said voting — and enlisting millions of new voters - is a pathway to change in a deep...

Taipei-based singer Kimberley Chen first to perform at Copenhagen Democracy Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Taipei-based singer Kimberley Chen participated in the Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2022 by giving, respectively, an inspiring speec...

Live updates | More hurt as shelling continues near Kharkiv

KYIV, Ukraine — At least two civilians have been hospitalized following Russian shelling on the outskirts of Ukraine’s second largest city, according to regional emergency services. ...

Taiwan-based musician Kimberley Chen to speak at Copenhagen Democracy Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei-based politicians and musicians will participate in the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Thursday (June 9). Organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, th...

Michelle Obama to address democracy summit June 13 in LA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at a democracy summit sponsored by a national, nonpartisan voting organization she helped create, the group announced Wednesday. ...

Taiwan pays $900,000 for ally Guatemala to lobby Washington

MIAMI (AP) — Guatemala has hired for $900,000 a major supporter of former President Donald Trump to seek influence with U.S. officials in an unusual lobbying contract paid for by its ally Taiwan, fore...

China's dictatorship lectures Taiwan on democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) was incredulous on Thursday (Dec.15) after the communist regime in Beijing lectured Taiwan on democracy and refere...

Rubio demands answers from Biden over cut video with Taiwan map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday (Dec. 14) sent a letter to President Joe Biden demanding answers after the video feed of a presentation by a Taiwanese official was cut af...

Indian anchor reacts to censoring of Audrey Tang’s Taiwan map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indian news anchor Palki Sharma Upadhyay has given her take on the cutting of Taiwanese Digital Minister Audrey Tang’s (唐鳳) video feed at the U.S.' Summit for De...

White House cuts Audrey Tang's video after Taiwan map appears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The video feed of Taiwan’s digital minister, Audrey Tang, was cut while she was giving a presentation at the Summit for Democracy last week. Tang was sharing a co...

Biden to focus on elections, media as democracy summit wraps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to close his two-day virtual Summit for Democracy on Friday by shining a spotlight on the importance of election integrity, countering authoritarian re...

Biden to decry democracy 'recession' at White House summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to urge participants at the first White House Summit for Democracy to reverse an ongoing “recession” of democracy that is playing out at a time of rising...

Foreign ministry says Taiwan in close contact with US regarding upcoming democracy summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Taiwan and the U.S. have been in close contact regarding the agenda of President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy, whic...

Joe Biden and Russia's Putin to discuss Ukraine tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden are expected to discuss the growing tensions in Ukraine, in a video call on Tuesday. The West is concerned over Russian troops massing...

Treasury wants more oversight of all-cash real estate deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is looking to expand reporting requirements on all-cash real estate deals to help crack down on bad actors' use of the U.S. market to launder money made thro...