Taiwan tech team wins $US175,000 in US-funded competition to combat disinformation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tech team has been awarded $US175,000 in a competition funded by the U.S. Department of State to seek solutions to counter disinformation. A team of six mem...

SARS whistleblower Dr. Jiang still under house arrest in China: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese doctor who raised the alarm about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003 is still under house arrest, Radio Taiwan International (RTI) reported on Mo...

Sons of Confederate Veterans appeals Christmas parade denial

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Tuesday over a Louisiana city’s decision to bar the Sons of Confederate Veterans from marching in a 2015 Christmas parade. ...

UK magazine evokes controversy by linking China flag with coronavirus on cover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese netizens are enraged by the cover of the latest issue of the U.K. weekly magazine The Economist, which depicts the earth wearing a mask made from China's natio...

Trump lawyer blurs lines between charity and profit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the ...

Danish PM defends newspaper cartoon that angered Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Tuesday (Jan. 28) defended a political cartoon, published by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, that has drawn the ire of Beijing...

Soccer players union promises to defend Olympic protesters

GENEVA (AP) — Soccer players who defy Olympic rules by making protest gestures at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be supported by their global union. Freedom of speech on issues like anti-...

Chinese envoy threatens and mocks Swedish media as ‘lightweight’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's ambassador to Sweden, Gui Congyou (桂從友), said Saturday (Jan. 18) during an interview with news broadcaster SVT the Chinese embassy will deny traveling document...

Sweden summons Chinese envoy over 'lightweight boxer' remark

HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's government summoned the Chinese ambassador in Stockholm to discuss his comments Saturday that compared Swedish media coverage of China to a lightweight boxer who “provokes a f...

European Parliament urges Burundi to release 4 journalists

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union's parliament has urged Burundi to release four journalists and who have been jailed since October. The European parliament on Thursday calle...

Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When is a photograph of nude bodies artistic or titillating? A woman's exposed nipple a political statement or erotica? A video of childbirth might show genitali...

Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When is a photograph of nude bodies artistic or titillating? A woman's exposed nipple a political statement or erotica? A video of childbirth might show genitali...

Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When is a photograph of nude bodies artistic or titillating? A woman's exposed nipple a political statement or erotica? A video of childbirth might show genitali...

Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges...

Former US Vice President calls for stronger ties with Taiwan following its elections

Joe Biden, a former vice president of the United States and Democratic Party aspirant for the presidency in 2020, called for stronger ties with Taiwan in a tweet Saturday congratulating President Tsai...