Formosa Alliance has ambitions to gain legislative power in Taiwan's 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Formosa Alliance announced its legislative nominations on Friday (Nov. 22), pledging to gain more than five percent of seats in Taiwan’s legislature — a pr...

Venezuela students blocked in protest march to military base

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — University students in Venezuela have staged a protest calling for an end to President Nicolás Maduro’s rule. A few hundred students on Thursday marched sev...

Petition to revoke British citizenship from Carrie Lam's family reaches 260,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition calling for the UK Home Office to revoke British citizenship from Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's (林鄭月娥) family members has reached over 260,000 sign...

KMT candidate to rally supporters on same day of march calling for his removal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As organizers get ready for the "1221 Wecare Taiwan Parade" in December, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) and his team are planning to ho...

People First Party reveals legislators-at-large party list for Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Critics have observed that the People First Party’s legislators-at-large party list, which was announced on Wednesday morning (Nov. 20), reflects Foxconn founder Ter...

Germany to hold public hearings for Taiwan recognition petition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The German Bundestag said Tuesday (Nov. 19) that public hearings for the petition calling on the German government to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan will be he...

Ailing ex-telecom executive Ebbers seeks release from prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former telecommunications executive convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history is asking a judge to shorten his prison sentence so he can be ...

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is trying to prevent the deportation of his mother to Honduras, a country where he says she won’t get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor o...

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for protection

PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside cavities of Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection. The Tucson-based Ce...

Taiwan colleges sign petition in support of HK protesting students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Student associations in Taiwan are voicing support for pro-democracy protesters and condemning the police, as the unrest at Hong Kong's universities becomes a battlefi...

Death row inmate points to biased juror as execution nears

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee prepares to electrocute yet another death row inmate, a last-minute legal battle has raised questions surrounding the possible bias of a juror who helped hand down...

Georgia prepares to execute man for store clerk's killing

ATLANTA (AP) — Prison officials in Georgia are preparing to execute a man Wednesday evening for the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk 25 years ago. Ray Jefferson Cromartie,...

Taiwan's retired police decry court's award of damages to Sunflower protesters

The Retired Police Officers Association launched a protest Tuesday over a court ruling that requires the state to pay compensation to 10 people who were injured during the 2014 Sunflower Movement prot...

Rand Paul attacker's attorney appeals to Supreme Court

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A man who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and broke his ribs has asked for the Supreme Court's opinion after an appellate court vacated his 30-day jail sentence and suggested it ...

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian B...