U.S. is looking forward to working with elected Taiwan leader: AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States is hoping to work with the president to be elected next January, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen said Friday (November 22)....

Israel braces for political fight after Netanyahu indictment

JERUSALEM (AP) — The indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-win...

Hong Kong election a referendum on anti-government protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is gearing for local elections that have become a referendum on public support for more than five months of protests. For the first time, all 452 seats on ...

Formosa Alliance has ambitions to gain legislative power in Taiwan's 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Formosa Alliance announced its legislative nominations on Friday (Nov. 22), pledging to gain more than five percent of seats in Taiwan’s legislature — a pr...

Sri Lankan leader appoints Cabinet, swears in brother as PM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new president has appointed a 15-member interim Cabinet including his brother as prime minister. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was elected l...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Popular disc...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2019. There are 39 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 19...

Lai says Taiwan already independent, China warns of 'disaster'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-presidential candidate William Lai stated that Taiwan is "already an independent sovereign country' on Monday (Nov. ...

Israel’s Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening...

Former official claims to 'oversee' Taiwan election for Chinese Communist Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former government official on Thursday (Nov. 21) suddenly appeared during the registration of New Party (新黨) legislator-at-large candidates, claiming he is "oversee...

Media figure rejects ‘5 nuisances,’ ex-president suggests vote for Taiwan Action Party Alliance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After media personality Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) said Thursday (November 21) that Taiwanese voters were facing a tough choice between “five nuisances,” former Presi...

Absent witnesses close to Trump hover over impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are the ghosts of the House impeachment hearings. Vice President Mike Pence. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Acting White House Ch...

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in Democratic primary

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is warning Democrats against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and alienating voters needed to defeat President Donald Tr...

Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his re-election campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans ...

Peaceful Uruguay heads to presidential runoff

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — It could have been a tense scene in any other country of South America: With an election nearing, campaigners for Uruguay’s governing left-wing Broad Front faced off in a pa...