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North Macedonia: Center-left government OK'd by parliament

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition Cabinet led by the Social Democrats, with two ethnic Albanian parties as junior partners. ...

Han Kuo-yu is back and KMT power players need to take notice

On Jan. 2, ex-Kaohsiung mayor and former Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Daniel Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book release rally in Taipei’s Daan Park that reportedly attracted over 10,000 ard...

New Texas voting law snags US citizens, mail ballot requests

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sweeping new Texas voting law that Republicans muscled through the Legislature last year over dramatic protests is drawing fire again, even before some of the most contentious r...

Taiwan sets Nov. 26 as date for local and regional elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 26 to select city mayors, county commissioners, city councils, and county councils nationwide, the Central Election Commission announce...

Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box — and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year — after Mayor Eric Adams ...

South Africa's ruling party must regain support, says leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling party, the African National Congress, must work to regain popular support after being embroiled in corruption scandals and d...

South Africa's ruling party marks birthday amid divisions

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, is to celebrate its 110th anniversary this weekend amid deep divisions, graft allegations and broad challenges that saw ...

A year after Jan. 6, Congress more deeply divided than ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Congress is about to show the world a very unsettled view from the U.S. Capitol: Rather than a national crisis that pulls the country together, the deadly riot on Ja...

Han Kuo-yu's book release attracts over 10,000 fans to Taipei park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kaoshiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book launch in Taipei’s Daan Park on Sunday (Jan. 2). Access was granted to over 10,000 people who bought Han&rsquo...

'Slow-motion insurrection': How GOP seizes election power

In the weeks leading up to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a handful of Americans — well-known politicians, obscure local bureaucrats — stood up to block then-President Donald T...

Taiwan girds for increased Chinese ADIZ incursions in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is anticipating more intrusions by Chinese warplanes into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in 2022, based on the pattern of ramped-up sorties over the pas...

Taiwan's main opposition party eyes international pivot amid domestic setback

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is in the midst of an international pivot as it prepares to reestablish an official presence in Washington to spread a counter-narrative to that of Pr...

DPP makes merger moves on Hsinchu, not Changhua

With the referendum over, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has with stunning swiftness moved on a proposed merger of Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City, possibly with Miaoli thrown in the mix, to f...

Han Kuo-yu has no plans to relive ‘Hanliu’ magic in Taiwan's 2022 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Kuomintang’s (KMT) unlikely superstar candidate who rode a wave of populist support in 2018 to claim victory in the Kaoshiung mayoral election,...

Pro-unification populist leads crowd to KMT HQ, lectures Chu on party leadership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-unification figure Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) led a crowd of supporters to Kuomintang (KMT) headquarters on Wednesday (Dec. 22), calling for party reform and for Chairperson...