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Taiwan premier hints at pay raise for government employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the announcement of a hike for the basic minimum wage, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday (Oct. 19) that teachers, government employees, and military pers...

Afghan Taliban's victory boosts Pakistan's radicals

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — In Pakistan’s rugged tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, a quiet and persistent warning is circulating: The Taliban are returning. Pakistan’s...

US vows to pay relatives of Afghans killed in drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department said Friday that it is committed to offering condolence payments to relatives of the 10 people who were killed in an errant U.S. drone strike in Kab...

Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill raising the nation's debt limit until early December, delaying the prospect of an unprecedented federal default that would caus...

The Latest: Washington to require shot or test for events

OLYMPIA, Wash. —- Starting Nov. 15, people in Washington state will need to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in order to attend large events. The orde...

House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a short-term increase to the nation's debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an...

China: Military drills, flights were needed to defend Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's recent increase in military exercises and warplane missions near Taiwan — which have raised concerns around the region — were necessary to defend the nation's sovereignty and te...

US House sends debt limit hike to Biden, staving off default

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation's debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into De...

Queen Elizabeth II uses cane to walk into Westminster Abbey

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was seen using a walking stick at a major public event for the first time Tuesday, when she attended a Westminster Abbey service marking the centenary of the Royal Bri...

House returns to stave off default with debt limit vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House are scrambling back to Washington on Tuesday to approve a short-term lift of the nation's debt limit and ensure the federal government can continue fully paying ...

Taiwan’s Army commander visits US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by Taiwan’s Army Commander Hsu Yen-pu (徐衍璞) is visiting the U.S. to engage in high-level military exchanges. The delegation comprises one general...

Taiwan's public workers set for possible pay rise of over 3%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just days after Taiwan labor department's announcement of a decision to raise the country's monthly and minimum wages by 5% in 2022, a cabinet official said a 3% w...

China's Xi calls for 'peaceful' reunification with Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China's mainland was in Beijing's interests, despite ratcheted up military threats again...

IS bomber kills 46 inside Afghan mosque, challenges Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck at a mosque packed with Shiite Muslim worshippers in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens in ...

S Korean court: Discharge of late transgender soldier unjust

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court ruled Thursday that the military unlawfully discriminated against the country’s first known transgender soldier by discharging her for undergoing gender ...