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Hungary: Is Orban losing control amid child abuse cover-up scandal?

Each year, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban gives speeches that are eagerly awaited by his supporters. Every February, Orban takes stock of the previous year and announces the kick-off of the new...

South Korea party urges mandatory military service for women

A new conservative party set up in South Korea ahead of the general election in April has provoked debate about the future of the nation's military by calling for women to complete compulsory mili...

From West to East, dangerous Chinese interference networks spread around the world

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is running a global network of "consular volunteers" through its embassies and consulates who form part of its “United Front” influence and enfo...

Russia: Putin registered as presidential candidate

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been registered as a candidate for the March 15-17 presidential election, the country's Central Election Commission announced on Monday. According to commissi...

EU's Charles Michel backtracks on plans to run as MEP

European Council President Charles Michel has announced he is backtracking on his plans to run in the European Parliament elections scheduled for June. The Belgian politician referred to "extrem...

Thailand: Popular politician Pita cleared by top court

Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that former prime ministerial candidate Pita Limjaroenrat had not broken election rules and lifted his suspension from the country's parliame...

Pakistan: PTI supporters decry pre-election crackdown

Last week, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party could not use the party's cricket bat symbol on ballots, which essentially me...

No party wins majority at Taiwan’s new Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lai Ching-te (賴清德) was elected president Saturday (Jan. 13), his party lost its majority at the Legislative Yuan, ...

Hou scrambles after Ma lays bare real ideology guiding Taiwan presidential election campaign

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Three days before the general election on Saturday (Jan. 13), DW News released an interview with former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) that does a superb job of drawing ou...

Decoding China: How Beijing wants to sway Taiwan's election

On Tuesday afternoon this week at 3:14 p.m. local time (07:14 a.m. UTC), all cell phones in Taiwan sounded an alarm, four times in a row. "Air Raid Alert! Missile flyover Taiwan airspace, be awar...

Laundry balls handed out by Taiwan election campaign mistaken for sweets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least two elderly people were taken to hospital after they mistook colorful laundry balls handed out by the Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) presidential campaign for sweets and ingeste...

Decoding China: Taiwan election must preserve status quo

"Are you committed to the Constitution of the Republic of China?" A journalist posed this question during a live television debate between three candidates contesting Taiwan's upcoming ...

Taiwan politicians spar over ammunition storage plans for Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) on Thursday (Jan. 4) denied Kuomintang (KMT) allegations that the military had plans to store ammunition in temples and residential...

Belgium's bold EU Council agenda

Asked what makes Belgium especially suited to take over the presidency of the EU Council in January, a smiling Foreign Minster Hadja Lahbib recently said "compromis a la belge [Belgian compromise...

Photo of the Day: Tsai's 'new weapons against the Empire'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Footage of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) wielding a lightsaber at an election campaign stop on Christmas Eve has gone viral. On Sunday (Dec. 24), Tsai attended the inaug...