Poll indicates New Zealand's Ardern poised to win reelection

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A new opinion poll indicates that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to win a second term in office when the nation goes to the polls next month. ...

Ma Ying-jeou least popular of Taiwan's elected presidents: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) was ranked number one in a public opinion poll in which respondents were asked to evaluate the incumbent and former Taiwanese lea...

Belarus blocks Lukashenko rival from presidential vote

The Belarusian election commission on Tuesday declined to register businessman Viktor Babariko as a candidate for the country's upcoming presidential election on August 9. He would have contested...

Croatia: Election reveals young voters' apathy toward politics

How many voters between the ages of 18 and 30 will cast ballots in Croatia's parliamentary elections this Sunday, July 5? No one really knows, but Marko Matijevic, founder and editor-in-chief of t...

67% of people in Taiwan self-identify as Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 67 percent of people in Taiwan identify as Taiwanese, the highest figure since the poll began in 1992, according to National Chengchi University's Election Stud...

Czech Senate president presented with Taiwan-themed cake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Czech citizens presented a cake featuring the Taiwanese flag to Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil after his announcement on Tuesday (June 9) that he will le...

73% of Taiwanese do not consider Chinese government a 'friend'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new public opinion poll has found that 73 percent of Taiwanese do not consider the Chinese government a "friend" of Taiwan, while 77 percent support the pro-de...

Taiwan's DPP, health minister both polling well amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) are performing well in opinion polling due to the government’s ha...

Taiwan's constitutional reform should not avoid difficult issues: Poll expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Constitutional reform during President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) second term should not be limited to issues which already obtained consensus support, Taiwanese Public Op...

Taiwan president's approval rating reaches all-time high of 73%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The approval rating for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) soared to an all-time high of nearly 73 percent in the latest public opinion poll released on Monday (May 18). ...

Outside US, top scientists steer debate away from politics

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — President Donald Trump is never far from a public spat with his government’s top expert on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the most recent flare-up occurring this week over the ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The response to the coronavirus has shaken the conceit of “American exceptionalism." Governors across the country are trying to balance restarting the economy with safety. Also, the maker of Lysol rem...

Republicans leap to reopen economy; Democrats more cautious

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Announcing plans to begin reopening his state, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster cited the ongoing economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. “South Caroli...

Taiwan opinion poll supports idea of coronavirus travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the government has not banned all inbound or outbound travel yet, an opinion poll showed Tuesday (March 17) that more than 80 percent of the Taiwanese public would s...

Chinese admiral describes Taiwan president and vice president-elect as warmongers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) should be listed as warmongers and war criminals because they are exploiting the Wuhan coronavirus ...