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Celebrity politicians test voter interest in post-Trump era

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Al Franken and Donald Trump, there’s a rich history of celebrities trying out new careers in politics. The list cou...

As California recall looks likely, hard work begins for GOP

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's critics almost certainly have qualified a recall election for the ballot, a remarkable feat in the heavily Democratic state. ...

Former California cop leads GOP dream of Newsom recall

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Orrin Heatlie was recovering from a back procedure and browsing social media in 2019 when he found a video of California Gov. Gavin Newsom instructing immigrants in the country i...

German court rules Audi not liable in VW emissions scandal — for now

On Monday, Germany's Federal Court of Justice ruled that the auto manufacturer Audi is not immediately liable to pay compensation for its parent company's role in rigging diesel emissions. Li...

South Taiwan city councilor expresses gratitude for support after surviving recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After surviving a recall vote on Saturday (Feb. 6), independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷) on Sunday expressed her gratitude to all those who rejected the ca...

DPP demands apology from recall campaign organizers over profanity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and women's rights groups on Tuesday (Feb. 2) accused the Huang Chie (黃捷) recall campaign of using vulgarity to demean women and...

Taiwan's rival parties step up activities as final countdown to politician's recall election begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As only one week remains until the recall vote for independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷), the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is doubling its efforts to ...

Taiwan politicians launch campaign to defend Kaohsiung councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To protest the recall campaign against independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷), a group of politicians on Monday (Jan. 25) organized a counter-event on the ci...

Anti-Han Kuo-yu activists reunite to show support for southern Taiwan city councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several key activists from the movement to recall former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) came together on Saturday (Jan. 23) to support independent Kaohsiung City Council...

Ousted mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung urged to run for KMT chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) are urging former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who is on a hiatus from politics after being recalled last Ju...

Fiat Chrysler to recall vehicles that may pollute too much

DETROIT (AP) — About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall. ...

Taiwan vice premier announces bid for Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just hours after tendering his resignation to Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Wednesday (June 17), Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) announced his bid for Kaohsiung mayor. ...

Kaohsiung mayor first special municipality chief to face recall vote

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will face a recall vote on June 6, nearly 18 months after he began his four-year term at the end of December 2018. The mayor of the southern city, the third largest...

Petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor expected to clear 2nd hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung, organizer of the recall campaign against Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), said Wednesday (Feb. 12) that it has received 230,753 signatures, which i...

Recall campaign against Taiwan mayor clears first hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following his defeat in the presidential election last week, the campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has cleared its first major hurdle, the Central E...