As Democrats lean left, will voters follow?

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the r...

Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott

NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Medina's "Merci Suarez Changes Gears" has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for "outstanding contribution to children's literature." Sophie Blackall's "Hello Lighthouse" recei...

9 Taiwanese artists enter Illustrator's Exhibition competition at 2019 Bologna Children's Book Fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine Taiwanese artists have been entered into the Illustrator’s Exhibition competition of the 2019 Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy, a new record for Taiw...

Letters of support pour in for threatened Muslim girl, 10

BOSTON (AP) — A Muslim girl in Massachusetts has received hundreds of letters of support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school. The Massachusetts chapter of the ...

Box-office Mourinho center of attention again in EPL

Deflated after seeing his team concede a last-minute goal against his former club, Jose Mourinho looked up from his seat in the dugout to see a rival coach taunting him just a few meters away. ...

The erosion of democracy in Hong Kong offers a stark warning to Taiwan

The move by the Hong Kong Government to ban opposition lawmaker Lau Siu-lai (劉小麗) from running for office is a stark illustration of the erosion of democracy and freedom of speech currently taking pla...

Central Taiwan's largest shopping outlet park set to open in mid-Dec. 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The highly anticipated shopping outlet center in Taichung City is slated to open on December 12 this year, and is set to become the largest of its kind in Ce...

The time is right for Taiwan to push for greater UN involvement

The UN General Assembly is taking place this week in New York. And once again, the only voice that Taiwan will have at this global diplomatic gathering is through their handful of diplomatic allies in...

No more snail mail: Mormons to receive mission calls online

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The days of young Mormons anxiously waiting for letters to arrive in the mailbox telling them where they will serve their missions are over, the latest tradition fading away unde...

Taiwanese netizen declares artist 'pro-Taiwan independence' to get pirated works off Taobao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To help out a frustrated Taiwanese artist whose pirated works were being sold on Taobao despite his requests to have his artwork taken down, a Taiwanese netizen decla...

Taiwanese suspect posted Instagram photo of bloody finger on night Canadian English teacher murdered

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese-Canadian man who is suspected of purchasing the machetes used in the grisly murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher allegedly posted a photo of a b...

Art marketplace in Taiwan to feature ‘human-face’ wool crafts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual "Paper Market" (紙本繪本明信片市集) of Taipei will take place at Boven magazine library in the east district on Sept. 8 spotlighting ingenious stationery and c...

Nothing sacred: Russian spies tried hacking Orthodox clergy

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press has found that the Russian hackers identified by the U.S. special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of the world's mo...

Taiwan, by whatever name, still winning at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Imagine if the United States could not compete under its real name at the Olympics. Or Japan, or Spain or India. That's the reality for Taiwan, which is also for...

In the city that claims him, Ben Carson falls from grace

BALTIMORE (AP) — The portrait used to hang in the hallway, welcoming children and parents to the Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore: A smiling Dr. Ben Carson in surgical scrubs, rubbing together t...