Following national security law, 37% of Hongkongers consider emigration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following China’s passage of a national security law for Hong Kong, 37 percent of the territory’s population have been considering emigration, with Taiwan most...

French scholars criticize Europe's silence on Hong Kong issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French scholars on Saturday (May 30) bashed European governments for maintaining ambiguity on their opposition to the Hong Kong national security law and said their priori...

Presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's warning that he would deploy the United States military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting rests on a longstanding president...

Tear gas, threats for protesters before Trump visits church

WASHINGTON (AP) — It began with Attorney General Bill Barr standing with his hands casually in his pockets, not wearing a tie, surveying the scene at Lafayette Park across from the White House, where ...

Judge: Justice Department reversal in Flynn case 'unusual'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday defended his decision not to quickly approve the Justice Department's request to dismiss its own criminal case against former Trump administration national ...

Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser's comment

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries” that could face reta...

Iranian lawmaker says 230 killed in November protests

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker said Monday that 230 people were killed in November’s anti-government protests in Iran, the official news agency reported. This is the first t...

Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passports

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply ...

Jackie Chan backs China's draconian security law for HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday (May 29), Jackie Chan (成龍), the "Clown Prince of Kung fu," joined over 2,000 performing artists in supporting China's new repressive security law f...

Taiwan in imminent danger of Chinese invasion: Harvard professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions between the U.S. and China continue to escalate, Harvard University political science professor Graham Allison on Saturday (May 30) warned that Taiwan's ti...

Celebrities deny endorsing Beijing's encroachment on Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An announcement claiming to represent the Hong Kong entertainment industry and listing 2,605 names in support of Beijing's new national security law for the territory ...

India expels 2 Pakistani embassy officials on spying charges

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday said it caught two Pakistan High Commission officials in the Indian capital spying and ordered them to leave the country within 24 hours. An Indian E...

The Latest: Officials to keep watch as Australia eases rules

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2020. There are 214 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 31, 192...

Exclusive: US think tank seeks to repeal secret deal and delist Chinese stocks

WASHINGTON (Taiwan News) — A U.S.-based think tank is offering a road map to repeal a secret U.S.-China memorandum of understanding (MOU) that exempts Chinese companies from a mandatory audit pr...