US military says airstrike killed civilian in Somalia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military has acknowledged killing a civilian and wounding three others with an airstrike in Somalia earlier this year. A report released Tuesday substant...

Vice president says Taiwan’s native languages protect sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Taiwanese Language Creative Park in Changhua on Thursday (May 28) to learn how the language was being promoted around the cou...

Foreigners join 'Stuck in Taiwan - Best Place to Be' for help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of over 100 foreign travelers who became stranded in Taiwan after the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic broke out have formed a support group and are seeking a...

Taiwanese high school student seeks long-lost nanny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese high school student posted a long open letter to Facebook both in Chinese and Indonesian, on April 16, in an attempt to look for Duwi, an Indonesian nanny who ...

Navajo Code Talker dies at 96; less than a handful remain

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers who used their native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. Joe Vandever Sr. died of heal...

Songwriter urges children to sing Taiwanese songs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chien Shang-jen (簡上仁), songwriter and adjunct professor a the Taipei National University of the Arts, was a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's...

Taiwan's new Taiwanese celebrate Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New migrant families took part in an event that included singing Taiwan Christmas songs and making gingerbread houses at Station Front Metro Mall, in Taipei, on Saturday (...

Ministry of Education sees progress in Taiwan language summer camps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an end-of-the-year native language presentation held by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Dec. 17), elementary and junior high school students showcased what ...

Biden, Warren absence at California gathering irks top Dems

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The decisions by Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren to skip a weekend gathering of thousands of fervent California Democrats less than three months before voting begins have frus...

De Boer makes a most satisfying comeback with Atlanta United

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer never seems to get flustered. The stoic Dutchman can switch from one language to another with ease. He speaks bluntly and rarely betrays any sense of doubt in his co...

Foreign worker employer transfer system to be in five languages

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) A system providing information to migrant workers on applications for changing employers or finding new jobs will now be available in five languages, the Ministry of Labor said M...

CTBC Bank ATMs across Taiwan now offer service in 12 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s CTBC Bank (中國信託銀行) has announced that, in response to the trends of globalization, it has introduced updated software for its ATM machines across Taiwan, of...

WWII-era Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. dies at 97

CHINLE, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has announced that World War II-era Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. has died. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says Begaye died Frida...

Singapore leader hails 'English first' policy as key to country’s development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Singapore’s bilingual policy of English and a native language, with English as the official language, has enabled the country to become an active player in the internatio...

Tlingit Code Talkers feted in Alaska for World War II role

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Army veteran Richard Bean Sr. took his wartime secret to the grave, dying a hero without anyone knowing about it for decades. Now, Bean and four other long-d...