Mandela's release 30 years ago birthed a new South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment by South Africa's apartheid regime and instantly galvanized the country, and the world, to di...

WHO criticized for praising China despite country's slow response to viral outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic spirals increasingly out of control, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues praising China despite its slow response t...

Taiwan likely to join next WHO meeting 'online'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) may allow Taiwan to participate in its next international forum centered on fighting the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), but only in an ...

Former national security consultant impressed by Taiwan VP-elect's political charisma

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) has visited a Washington-based think tank, the Hudson Institute, as his trip to Washington, DC draws to a close. On ...

Secret Service may leave Homeland Security, rejoin Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to transfer the U.S. Secret Service back to the Treasury Department to better focus on the growing threat of online financial cr...

Merkel's party grapples with German far-right fiasco fallout

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party grappled Friday with the fallout from a state governor's election with both its support and votes from a far-right party, vowing not to work “dire...

Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there's a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls. ...

US urges WHO to engage with Taiwan amid coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 15 nations voiced their support for Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Organization (WHO) during its executive board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, acc...

Anonymous adds Taiwan back to WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The decentralized international hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into a World Health Organization (WHO) website and created a page that supports Taiwan, a country tha...

Goodbye captains: Florenzi follows De Rossi, Totti to exit

ROME (AP) — First, Daniele De Rossi was forced out before he was ready to retire. Then Francesco Totti left angrily at how he was being neglected as a member of Roma’s management. ...

Merkel: Governor's election with far-right help inexcusable

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned as “inexcusable” the election of a new German state governor with the help of the far-right as well as her own party, and said Thursday that the result...

Not a break, but fissures in US-Iraqi military alliance

BAGHDAD (AP) — A new watchtower rose over an American military base in northern Iraq, and cranes lifted hefty slabs of concrete to reinforce the barricades in beefed-up protections. The danger, soldie...

Australian prime minister announces Cabinet reshuffle

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Thursday announced changes to his Cabinet after two ministers resigned this week following political turmoil. The new lineup ...

Trump wins acquittal, but Ukraine saga far from over

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment of President Donald Trump is over, but it's far from case closed on Ukraine. A full accounting of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, stemming in large p...

Key dates in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump: APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Vol...