Couple in Confederate flag flap finds Scandinavian solution

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — A couple who came under attack for displaying the Norwegian flag outside their mid-Michigan inn because some observers mistook it for a Confederate flag have found another way ...

Taiwan flag to be lowered at schools, government agencies to honor Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has ordered the nation's schools and government agencies to lower the national flag at half-staff for the next three days to expres...

Taiwan’s MOFA defends new Facebook profile picture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (July 14) defended its new Facebook profile picture by emphasizing it did not amount to the ministry’s logo after c...

AP Explains: Confederate flags draw differing responses

Public pressure amid protests over racial inequality forced Mississippi to furl its Confederate-inspired state flag for good, yet Georgia’s flag is based on another Confederate design and lives on. Wh...

Hong Kong protester arrested with 30 Taiwanese flags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid protests against the introduction of China’s draconian national security law in Hong Kong, police arrested one man carrying 30 Taiwanese flags in his bag, repor...

France has millions of unsold face masks after virus crisis

PARIS (AP) — The French praised the altruism of their prized textile and luxury goods companies when production facilities got diverted from churning out the latest fashions to making cloth masks desi...

Putin attends first public event after months of lockdown

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday showed up at a ceremony marking the national holiday — the first big public event he has attended since announcing a nationwide lockdown more...

Deep Knowledge posts red rectangle for Taiwan's flag in coronavirus rankings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its latest regional assessment for safety amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Deep Knowledge Group ranked Taiwan No. 16 but apparently lacks in-depth kn...

Russian coronavirus website lists 'country of Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a defiant break from the standard placating of China, a Russian website that provides updates on the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is listing Taiwan as a countr...

Taiwan can help, but can it help itself?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is constantly looking for recognition from the international community, but how can we as a country expect to be recognized when we continually give out mixed signa...

Belgian diplomats recalled from Rwanda over genocide event

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda on Tuesday said Belgium has decided to recall two diplomats after the East African nation accused them of organizing a commemoration of the 1994 genocide a day before offi...

Hong Kong leader says security law not a threat to freedoms

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that national security legislation proposed by China's legislature will not threaten the semi-autonomous territory's civil rights, despite widespread c...

Taiwanese academics call for law regulating controversial digital ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academics in Taiwan are calling for the enactment of regulations to govern the new generation of national electronic identification cards (eID), which had been set for a r...

China thinks US will abandon Taiwan, past American military operations prove otherwise

If China were to successfully occupy Taiwan, it would no longer merely be a country on the Asian continent. Such a victory would cement its claim as a Pacific military superpower. The takeover woul...

Photo of the Day: 'People's Republic of Coronavirus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian artist created this illustration of China's flag featuring Winnie the Pooh and four Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) particles to protest the communist country&...