Burundi defies COVID-19 for election ending a bloody rule

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi is pushing ahead with an election on Wednesday that will end the president's divisive and bloody 15-year rule. When President Pierre Nkurunziza hands ...

Expelled US journalists to relocate from China to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of New York Times journalists will be stationed in Taiwan following their expulsion by China in March, according to the Liberty Times. Prompted by the measure,...

Italian lawmaker sorry for calling hostage a 'neo-terrorist'

ROME (AP) — A right-wing lawmaker apologized Thursday for calling a young Italian woman who converted to Islam while held hostage in Somalia a “neo-terrorist.” Alessandro Pagano of ...

Trump's surprising target in war on media: Voice of America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump' has had many targets in his war against the media, but perhaps none is more surprising than the Voice of America, the venerable U.S.-funded institution create...

Flynn case boosts Trump's bid to undo Russia probe narrative

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Michael Flynn was forced from the White House, Vice President Mike Pence said he was disappointed the national security adviser had misled him about his talks with the Russian a...

Photo of the Day: 'How's life in China?'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A meme mocking communist China's brutal authoritarian rule has resurfaced and continues to resonate among netizens amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. O...

Chinese universities cancel entrance exams for foreign students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Universities in China have started canceling entrance exams for international students, saying the move is a response to Wuhan coronavirus fears. Peking University, Ren...

Protesters launch creative ad campaign in Kaohsiung

An anti-Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) political party countered the Kaohsiung city government's dismantling of the mayoral recall "billboard" by spraying with a pressure washer the words “vote ...

Steve Yates on Trump official's speech to Chinese people, virus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Steve Yates, the current CEO of DC International Advisory, joined the show "American Thought Leaders" to discuss the significance of May 4 speech delivered in Ma...

Prominent lawyer, Trump donor representing Biden accuser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer who alleged Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, is being represented by a prominent lawyer and political donor to President Donald Trum...

China stops promoting 'Thousand Talents Plan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A much-hyped talent recruitment program in China has reportedly been swept under the rug as the FBI ramps up its investigation into individuals suspected of serving Chines...

French commander: Extremists in Africa try to exploit virus

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Islamic extremists in West Africa's Sahel region are trying to exploit COVID-19 to gain followers but haven’t had much success, according to the commander of the French military'...

Photo of the Day: 'People's Republic of Coronavirus'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian artist created this illustration of China's flag featuring Winnie the Pooh and four Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) particles to protest the communist country&...

U.S. couple's nightmare: Held in China, away from daughter

SHANGHAI (AP) — The first thing Daniel Hsu noticed about the room was that there were no sharp edges. The walls were covered with beige rubber, the table wrapped in soft, grey leather. White blinds co...

China jails journalist, human rights activist before World Press Freedom Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several human rights activists were convicted and imprisoned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) right before World Press Freedom Day (May 3), demonstrating China's v...