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Taiwan indicts legislative candidate for accepting funding from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors want a former legislative candidate who accepted funds from China for her campaign to spend at least three years and eight months in prison, reports said Frida...

Human rights in Russia: What follows Oleg Orlov's sentence?

On Tuesday, a court in Moscow sentenced Oleg Orlov, co-founder and co-chair of the human rights organization Memorial, to two and a half years in prison. The 70-year-old had been charged with "re...

How India's economic policies are hurting its farmers

Thousands of farmers from northern Punjab are protesting at two inter-state borders with Haryana demanding a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) on all crops, as well as a complete loan...

In South Korea, world's lowest fertility rate plunges again in 2023

South Korea's fertility rate, already the world's lowest, dropped to a fresh record low in 2023, defying the billions of dollars spent by the country to try to reverse the trend as the populat...

Taiwan grateful for Tuvalu's continued diplomatic support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) thanked the new Tuvalu government for pledging continued support on Wednesday (Feb. 28). In its “Statement of Pr...

Mitch McConnell to end long tenure as top US Senate Republican

Top U.S. Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he will step down this year from his leadership role, ending a record-setting tenure and ceding more influence to Donald Trump and the hard...

Russia: Putin lauds Ukraine gains, threatens West in speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his State of the Nation address on Thursday, less than three weeks before a presidential election. Putin's 19th such annual speech was nationally televi...

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...

EU asylum applications reach highest number since 2016

More than 1.14 million people applied for asylum in the EU in 2023, according to annual figures released by the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA). It is the largest number of applications in th...

Iran's 'mock election' brings no hope of change

Iran is set to hold a parliamentary election on March 1, with over 61 million of its citizens eligible to vote. They are also asked to decide who will sit on the Council of Experts, a body which choos...

Tuvalu's new government says it still stands with Taiwan

Tuvalu's newly elected government has reiterated its allegiance to Taiwan, resting speculations that the South Pacific island nation is ready to switch its diplomatic ties in favor of China. Tuva...

European leaders wary after Macron's Ukraine troop comments

There were uneasy reactions from European allies of Ukraine on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron said it could not be ruled out that Western ground troops are sent to Ukraine to help it d...

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...

Cambodia: Hun Sen's dynasty consolidates grip on power

After Cambodia's ruling party won 55 of the 58 available seats in the Senate following elections on February 25, former prime minister Hun Sen is expected to make his return to frontline politics ...

Pakistan elects Maryam Nawaz as first female chief minister

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has become the first female chief minister of Punjab, the country's most populous province. Her election to Punjab'...