Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je unveils re-election campaign logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is going into the campaign for the November 24 election with the English-language slogan “Keep it real, keep it possible” and...

US calls voided Moldovan election 'a threat to democracy'

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. State Department says the invalidation of recent mayoral elections by the country's top court is "a threat to Moldovan democracy." Andrei Nastase, ...

San Francisco elects first African-American woman as mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious Wednesday to become the city's first African-American woman mayor after narrowly defeating a rival who was seeki...

Leno concedes San Francisco mayor's race to London Breed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded a hard-fought San Francisco mayor's race on Wednesday, a week after the June 5 election, saying that he called London Breed to offer congratul...

Mayor in Russia's fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

MOSCOW (AP) — The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections. Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman an...

Taiwan ex-vice president to drop out of Taipei mayoral race if Chen Chu joins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is preparing to name a candidate of its own for the Taipei mayoral elections, one of the self-declared hopefuls, former Vi...

Maduro's backers press socialism amid Venezuela's nightmare

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — On cue each week, Hector Madera takes his battle for Venezuela's socialist revolution to the airwaves of a small radio station in the capital of Caracas, even as his once-wea...

DPP to nominate own candidate for mayor of Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced Wednesday it would nominate a candidate of its own to run for mayor of Taipei City, in effect ending an alliance with the ...

Taipei Mayor supports Taiwan President for re-election in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As speculation is mounting about the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) attitude toward this year’s mayoral elections, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文...

Update: Controversial cram school owner Kao Kuo-hua declares bid for Taipei mayoral race

Update: A mere six hours after announcing his bid to run for the mayor of Taipei, Kao said that he quit the race because his 96-year-old mother asked him to stay out of politics and due to her frail c...

Russia's fourth-largest city scraps direct mayoral elections

MOSCOW (AP) — The legislature in Russia's fourth-largest city has voted to scrap direct mayoral elections, dealing a heavy blow to the incumbent opposition mayor. Yekaterinburg Mayor...

Thousands protest ending mayoral election in Russian city

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Several thousand people have rallied in Yekaterinburg, Russia's fourth-largest city, to protest official plans to cancel direct mayoral elections. The in...

Taiwan lawmaker Huang Wei-che wins DPP’s Tainan mayoral primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Legislator Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) won the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's Tainan mayoral primaries held on Thursday, which were conducted by phone. Th...

Taiwan president hands out red envelopes at Taipei temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) handed out red envelopes to the public at the Baoan Temple in Taipei City on the second day of the Year of the Dog, but observers were watchin...

President Tsai starts Lunar New Year tour in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) broke with tradition yesterday by becoming the first President to start their New Year’s tour of the country in Taitung. The Pre...