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Taiwan opinion poll echoes calls for plagiarism-hit candidate to withdraw from election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A simple majority of respondents want Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) to withdraw from the race for mayor of Taoyuan City after National Taiwan University (NTU) stripped him of his m...

Japan PM purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday in an apparent bid to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church over its ties to...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 8 The Wall Street Journal on Trump's Senate nominees: Donald Trump now has t...

Donald Trump 'took the Fifth.' What does it actually mean?

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump showed up Wednesday for questioning under oath in New York's civil investigation into his business practices. But he quickly made clear he wouldn't be ans...

Japan PM names new Cabinet, shifting some over church ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday in an apparent bid to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church, whose ties to the ass...

KMT vice chairman’s China trip draws fire even from inside own party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) decision to send its vice chairman, Andrew Hsia (夏立言), on a trip to China Wednesday (Aug. 10) while Beijing continued to hold military drills and to s...

One year after Afghan war, Biden struggles to find footing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 12 months since the chaotic end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan haven't been easy for Joe Biden. The new president was flying high early in the summer of 2021, t...

In Michigan, election denial probe looms over critical races

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matthew DePerno made his political reputation on loudly and repeatedly questioning the 2020 presidential election results. It gained him the fervor of Republican delegates and th...

China extends threatening military exercises around Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it is extending threatening military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential fo...

Iran holds mass funeral for Guard officers killed in Syria

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mourners poured out onto the streets of Tehran on Thursday to pay their respects to several Iranian officers killed in Syria, a testament to the human cost of Iran’s involvement in...

Analysis: Iran now speaking openly on nuclear bomb prospects

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian officials now speak openly about something long denied by Tehran as it enriches uranium at its closest-ever levels to weapons-grade material: The Islamic Rep...

Taiwan expects increased 'psychological warfare' after Pelosi visit

Taiwan pledged on Wednesday to step up security against possible disruptions by "overseas forces" including cyber attacks as tensions with China rise following the visit to the self-ruled is...

Parkland trial a rare, curtailed look at mass shooting gore

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Few Americans outside law enforcement and government ever see the most graphic videos or photos from the nation's worst mass shootings — in most states, such evidence is o...

Ukraine: When war goes viral

Just before her daughter Liza was killed on July 14, Iryna Dmytrieva posted a video of the 4-year-old on Instagram. The clip showed the girl, who had down syndrome, gleefully pushing her own stroller...

Russian charged with using US groups to spread propaganda

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian operative under the supervision of one of the Kremlin's main intelligence services has been charged with recruiting political groups in the United States to advance pro-Rus...