Guaidó seeks EU sanctions for Venezuela, meeting with Trump

BRUSSELS (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition leader said Wednesday that he wants the European Union to broaden sanctions against members of the Venezuelan government as a way to push toward free presidentia...

Wisconsin Senate to legalize taking selfies with ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballots under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday. Wisconsin is one of 18 states wit...

KMT reformers create Facebook group to debate party’s cross-strait stand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reformers in the Kuomintang (KMT) have created a Facebook group inviting debate on the opposition party’s stand on cross-strait issues in a bid to transform itself a...

Cold confrontation but no showdown between Taiwan and China: ex-Beijing official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four years of “cold confrontation” are ahead for Taiwan and China following President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) re-election victory, but there is no showdown ...

53% of Kaohsiung residents support campaign to recall Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the heels of Kuomingtang Presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) resounding defeat in the Taiwan presidential elections, non-governmental organizations are pledgi...

US warship plows through Taiwan Strait 5 days after election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won a landslide victory in the Taiwanese presidential elections on Saturday (Jan. 11), a U.S. warship sailed through th...

French far-right leader lays out plan to run for president

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen isn’t wasting time. She announced her intention to stand in France’s 2022 presidential elections. “My decision is made,” Le Pen sa...

Taliban say they handed cease-fire offer to US peace envoy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have given the U.S. envoy a document outlining their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between seven and 10 days, Taliban officials familiar ...

Hong Kong protests biggest influence on Taiwan elections: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The months of protests in Hong Kong against the extradition bill and against China were the main influence on Taiwan’s Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections...

Former NATO chief praises Taiwan’s handling of fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is a positive example of how to deal with external fake news trying to influence domestic politics, former Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary Ge...

Taiwan election results will not change policies: China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At its first weekly news conference following President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) resounding election victory, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) said Wednesday (J...

Next generation of Taiwan's KMT fires first shot in fight for party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After their party's defeat in Taiwan's general elections, the Kuomintang (KMT) party's younger members have begun questioning the party's core values while...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate might lose recall as well: reporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Having lost the presidential election by a margin of almost 20 percent, Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) could now also lose an eventual recall vote, senior reporter ...

Taiwan economy can keep growing without China: Wall Street Journal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The landslide victory for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) may not matter as much to the economy as some investors might think, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday (Jan. 1...

Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang to continue leading cabinet after reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will continue to lead the Cabinet following a landslide victory for the ruling party, according to the Presidential Office on Monday...