Poland, Lithuania vow to resist Russian historical offensive

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Poland and Lithuania are working together to defend themselves against a Russian historical offensive that seeks to minimize Soviet responsibility for the outbreak of World W...

European Parliament passes pro-Taiwan resolutions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Parliament passed two Taiwan-friendly resolutions on Wednesday (Jan. 15) in which it reasserts its support for Taiwan's participation in international org...

EU comes to aid of Poland over WWII row with Russia

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Union executive has come to the aid of Poland, which is involved in a bitter dispute with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Poland's role in World War II. ...

Legislation intended to curb Chinese infiltration signed into law by Taiwan's president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (Jan. 15), the Anti-infiltration Act was signed into the law by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who stressed that the legislation would not curb regular exchang...

Will Tsai Ing-wen’s landslide victory force Beijing to rethink its approach to Taiwan?

While Taiwan remains in a celebratory mood following a historic victory for the incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen, Beijing issued a solemn warning on Sunday, reiterating that Taiwan remains a part of C...

Against all evidence, debunked Ukraine theory endures

With President Donald Trump's impeachment trial set to begin in the Senate, some Republican allies continue to promote a discredited theory that accuses Ukraine of interfering in the 2016 U.S. electio...

How a debunked Ukraine theory endures against all evidence

The theory took root in vague form well before Donald Trump laid claim to the White House in 2016. The candidate’s close confidant tweeted about it. His campaign chairman apparently spoke about it wit...

Taiwan set to develop screening test for China’s new coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to develop a screening test in a week’s time for the new type of coronavirus that has killed one and sickened dozens in the Chinese city of Wuhan,...

Iran crash and missile claims put Ukraine president in bind

MOSCOW (AP) — As allegations swirl and denials clash over what caused the fatal crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran this week, Ukraine's president is caught in the middle. Volodymy...

Suspected Chinese meddling focus in Taiwan presidential vote

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s ruling party is crying foul over alleged Chinese attempts to sway the self-governing island’s presidential election on Saturday. The Democratic Progres...

Twitter teaches Taiwan politicians how to tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the final week before the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, social media platform Twitter said it had trained politicians from both the Democratic Pro...

KMT politician posts fake photo of Tsai mocking Taiwan military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (實查核中心) has found that a photo of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that was posted online by a Kuomintang...

Conspiracy theories swirl online in Taiwan after Black Hawk crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conspiracy theories have begun to swirl on Taiwanese social media in the wake of the deadly crash of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter on Thursday (Jan. 2), prompting a Taiwa...

Facebook to set up ‘war room’ in Taiwan ahead of elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Social media giant Facebook is launching a "war room" in Taiwan for the first time on Jan. 1 in a bid to fight disinformation as the country gears up for its pre...

Bot or not? Mystery over anonymous user retweeted by Trump

CHICAGO (AP) — The Twitter user goes by Gigi, though sometimes Sophia, Emma or Leona. The occupation is listed at various times as teacher, historian, documentary writer and model. There's been specul...