6 US senators send letter to Trump admin urging action on China's meddling in Taiwan's elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators, led by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), sent a letter to key members of the Trump administration on Thursday (Dec....

Kaohsiung's Mayor-elect Han taps alleged felon as cabinet member

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung's controversial Mayor-elect Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who last week was found to have been convicted of negligent homicide, yesterday (Dec. 3) announced that he has chose...

Taiwan steps up fight against fake news and illegal funding in runup to elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Premier William Lai told a Cabinet meeting Thursday that he feared fake news and an influx of illegal foreign funding would influence Taiwan's local and regional elections s...

Former French president Sarkozy in police custody - source

PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the l...

The Latest: US wants to work with China despite new sanction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. penalties against a Chinese bank and others over their dealings with North Korea (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Treasury Secr...

Presidency hangs in balance in case before Brazil court

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Judges on Brazil's top electoral court are in their third day of proceedings of a case that could cost President Michel Temer his job. The judgment phase of the...

Egypt bans top human rights lawyer from travel abroad

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer says he has been banned from leaving the country, the latest in a series of travel bans imposed on rights activists. Negad Borai...

KMT candidates discuss party assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three out of four candidates for the Kuomintang leadership on Saturday discussed their plans for the party’s controversial assets at a public debate. Following its catastrophi...

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – April 30

Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) main index opened 7.65 points lower to 9,846.18 on Thursday, with turnover reaching NT$2.23 billion. (Taiwan News) ■ U.S. stocks dropped Wedne...

Switzerland to return Chen Shui-bian money to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Switzerland’s Supreme Court has ruled that US$6.74 million (NT$205.6 million) in allegedly illegal funds from ex-President Chen Shui-bian should be returned to Taiwan, reports s...

Brazil's Petrobras expected to name new CEO

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The board of directors for Brazilian oil firm Petrobras is meeting Friday and is expected to name a new chief executive officer later in the day.Brazil's state oil company is in cris...

Warrants issued in Brazil's Petrobras corruption scandal

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A warrant against the treasurer of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party is one of 62 arrest and search orders issued by police as part of the investigation into a massive kickback scheme a...

BC-AP Americas Digest

TOP STORIES:OBAMA-BUDGETWASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, acting on a newfound confidence in the economy, calls for a surge in government spending, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who ...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:SRI LANKA-MUDSLIDECOLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buries scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, killing at least 10 people and leaving mor...