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COVID reaches Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The recent COVID-19 surge in Taiwan has also reached the center of its political life, with two aides to a prominent member of the Legislative Yuan confirmed as having bee...

Two legislative committees halt all meetings due to COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two legislative committees on Monday (May 17) announced plans to suspend activities this week. The Legislative Yuan’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Com...

El Salvador kept paying DC lobbyist after claim he was fired

MIAMI (AP) — Washington lobbyist Robert Stryk continued working for El Salvador’s government even after the country’s president claimed he had annulled a $450,000 contract that had caused a wave of cr...

Former legislative aide suspected of forwarding mysterious packages from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese legislative aide Chen Wei-jen (陳惟仁) is suspected of using Taiwan as a relay point to forward mysterious packages from China to other countries in the last...

China wanted legislative aides to steal Taiwan president’s medical records

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China wanted three former legislative aides to provide them with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) medical records, reports said Thursday (Aug. 13). The three, named...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 6 The Khaleej Times on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon: ...

Taiwan premier praises government officials for resisting corruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite alleged attempts by several lawmakers to pressure government officials to give in and favor a particular business arrangement, they stood firm against corruption, ...

Partygoers testifying on Indiana attorney general's actions

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A second day of testimony has started in Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's professional misconduct hearing over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar. ...

Liquid leads California Senate to relocate for last session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman tossed a red liquid from the public gallery of the California Senate on Friday, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on ...

Indiana attorney general's lawyers downplay groping claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana's attorney general are downplaying allegations he drunkenly groped four women during a party, arguing that the claims against him represent common behavior even...

California rethinks endorsement deals for college athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are debating whether to let student athletes sign endorsement deals and hire agents in a move that could upend the multibillion-dollar business of colleg...

Boys at Taiwan high school wear skirts for one week to break gender stereotypes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Male students at the New Taipei Municipal Banqiao Senior High School (板橋高中) marked the 73rd anniversary of their school Saturday (May 11) with a week-long activity during ...

The Latest: Anti-harassment group calls for new hearings

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on allegations that supervisors at a New York state agency for the disabled failed to respond appropriately to repeated instances of sexual harassment in an upstate...

Indiana governor, legislative leaders call on AG to resign

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the two GOP Statehouse leaders on Thursday called on Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid what they called credible claims that Hill...

Le Pen's party charged with alleged EU funds misuse

PARIS (AP) — The party of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been charged with allegedly misusing European Parliament funds to pay parliamentary aides who did political work for the National Fr...