Video shows KMT lawmakers stage 'hand injury'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Dec. 7) that the much-ballyhooed "injury" suffered by a Kuomintang (KMT) lawmaker on Friday (Dec. 6) was clearly staged. On Friday...

China could assassinate Taiwan presidential candidate: Japanese scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may assassinate a Taiwan opposition party candidate for the presidency, so the election loses legitimacy and sends the country into chaos...

US opens first round of resurrected peace talks with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held on Saturday the first official talks with Afghanistan's Taliban since President Donald Trump declared a near-certain peace deal with th...

Let’s call out Xi Jinping as the dictator that he is

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — With the upcoming presidential elections dominating the news agenda in Taiwan, it is quite understandable that a lot of people are currently preoccupied with debating w...

Taiwanese American presidential candidate Yang fears attempt on his life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese American presidential candidate Andrew Yang has contacted the FBI after receiving death threats during a tour of New Hampshire. An Internet user calling himse...

Libyan officials collect evidence of Russian fighters in war

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Officials in Libya’s U.N.-supported government say they plan to confront Moscow over the alleged deployment of Russian mercenaries fighting alongside their opponents in the count...

James Soong blasts KMT for nominating wrong person for Taiwan's presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a radio interview on Tuesday (Dec. 3), People First Party (PFP) presidential nominee James Soong (宋楚瑜) blasted the Kuomintang (KMT) party for selecting the wrong person...

KMT presidential candidate Han offers more promises to woo young voters in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than two months to go before Taiwan holds its presidential elections, Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is offering yet more campaign pled...

Visiting U.S., Italian legislators urge Taiwan to defend democracy

Visiting legislators from the United States and Italy urged the Taiwanese people Tuesday to defend democracy amid the worsening situation in Hong Kong. "Democracy is a precious thing and we ha...

US urged to send cabinet officials to Taiwan as China poaches allies

A former senior advisor to the Trump administration on Friday urged the White House to send a cabinet official to Taiwan whenever Beijing succeeds in poaching a diplomatic ally from Taipei. Christi...

Bolivia Senate approves new presidential electional

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s Senate has approved a measure calling for new presidential elections that would exclude ousted leader Evo Morales. The bill approved Saturday doesn’t...

Taipei scrambles jets as China sails carrier through Taiwan Strait

China sailed a carrier group through the politically delicate Taiwan Strait on Sunday, led by the communist country's first domestically built aircraft carrier. In a statement released Sunday, ...

Taiwan’s president predicts more pressure from China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says China’s pressure on the self-governing island democracy will only increase amid a changing international situation. Tsai is s...

Timeline: The curious release of military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military aid promised by the U.S. to Ukraine — and the strange circumstances under which it was held up and eventually released — is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into Pres...

Taiwan Action Party Alliance might name ex-President Chen as legislative candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Action Party Alliance (TAPA, 一邊一國行動黨) is considering naming former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as a candidate on its at-large list for January’s legisl...