Trump, GOP watch for Tillis vote on border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is watching him. Republicans in Washington and battleground North Carolina are taking note. And Sen. Thom Tillis is again in the tense middle of a test of how closely...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs opposes increase in electricity prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said Monday he is not inclined to advise increasing current electricity prices, but the ministry will respect the final d...

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in infl...

Lebanon's Cabinet wins vote of confidence in parliament

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's parliament gave the new government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri a vote of confidence after days of heated debates and harsh verbal exchanges. Late Friday, 11...

British MPs demand Taiwan name correction from IELTS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 46 members of Great Britain’s House of Commons and House of Lords wrote a letter to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Global Partnership...

North Korea pushing flag at center of new loyalty campaign

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is stepping up a new loyalty campaign as leader Kim Jong Un prepares for his second summit with President Donald Trump. The campaign began l...

Lebanon's new Cabinet vows to face economic challenges

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new Cabinet has held its first meeting and the country's leaders vowed to deal with the political and economic challenges the country faces. The meeting was h...

Italy's Salvini defends himself from possible charges

MILAN (AP) — Italy's interior minister has written a letter to leading daily Corriere della Sera saying the country's Senate should not approve a judicial request to try him for not allowing 177 migra...

Trump officials seek dismissal of separated families' suit

BOSTON (AP) — The federal government is urging a judge to throw out a lawsuit seeking monetary damages on behalf of children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

Hundreds join yellow vest rallies in Belgium, Netherlands

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hundreds of yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel marched on the European quarter of Brussels Saturday, as the movement that sta...

Plan to make Taiwan bilingual by 2030 not just aimed at students: Premier Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government’s plan to turn Taiwan into a bilingual country by 2030 is not just targeting students, but should make everybody work harder at studying English to raise th...

France wants more news on Japan's probe of Nissan boss Ghosn

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — France says it wants more "transparency" from Japan about an investigation into Carlos Ghosn, head of Japanese carmaker Nissan and French automaker Renault. ...

Saudi prince gets chummy, stern receptions at G-20 summit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — All eyes were on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Group of 20 summit on Friday as he made his first major overseas appearance since the killing of a disside...

Taiwan Power Co. respects referendum results but will follow government policy

TAIPEI (CNA) -- State-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Sunday it respects the recent referendum results related to energy, but will still follow the policies of the government. Taipower spoke...