Norman clerk: Group falls short in attempt to oust mayor

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, that was seeking to oust the mayor over her push to reallocate police funding has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to force...

AP Explains: California's power outages pose new challenge

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As if the pandemic and economic recession weren't bad enough, millions of Californians are now facing recurring threats of abrupt blackouts during a heat wave in the nation's m...

KMT caucus whip calls for party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Wei-chou (林為洲), the KMT caucus whip, on Sunday (Aug. 16) said that the Kuomintang (KMT) should say goodbye to the “Han Wave” (韓流) and regain the trust of t...

DPP candidate ahead by 40% in latest Kaohsiung mayoral by-election poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll on Kaohsiung's mayoral by-election showed that the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) candidate Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) is ahead of his Kuomintang (KMT)...

Approval of KMT, DPP down in Taiwan's Kaohsiung after recall of mayor: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's two major parties have both seen their approval ratings drop in the southern port city of Kaohsiung following former Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) ouster earli...

Democrats warn against overconfidence in fight against Trump

President Donald Trump is entering the final four-month stretch before Election Day presiding over a country that faces a public health crisis, mass unemployment and a reckoning over racism. His Democ...

Han bids farewell to Kaohsiung, vows to take hiatus from Taiwan politics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being ousted by voters over the weekend, Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on his last day in office, Thursday (June 11), addressed his supporters and said he would n...

Han Kuo-yu recall leaves Kaohsiung at a crossroads

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Since the result of Saturday’s recall election in Kaohsiung and the subsequent tragic news about the apparent suicide of Kaohsiung Council-Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's political poles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian of Taiwanese descent who worked as a journalist in Taiwan created this humorous chart in response to the political turmoil over the World Health Organization (W...

Outgoing mayor of S. Taiwan city will not file lawsuit against recall election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ousted Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who is leaving his post due to the results of Saturday's (June 6) recall vote, said on Tuesday (June 9) that he respects the p...

KMT struggles to find footing after devastating loss in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is reeling after suffering a devastating defeat over the weekend in Kaohsiung's recall election, which saw Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) ousted from offi...

City council speaker commits suicide after pro-China mayor ousted in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Council Speaker Hsu Kun-yuan (許崑源) jumped from his apartment Saturday evening (June 6) two hours after Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) admitted defeated in a recall ...

Kaohsiung citizens rally before historic recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — WeCare Kaohsiung (Wecare高雄) mobilized supporters the night before the recall election Saturday (June 6) for a protest march encouraging Kaohsiung residents to vote out the...

Han Kuo-yu manipulates democracy to avoid recall vote humiliation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last week there was torrential rain in Kaohsiung and large areas of the city were underwater. Torrential rains are not unusual in the tropical south of Tai...

S. Taiwan mayor's video appeal faces criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) City Councilors on Monday (May 18) criticized Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who appealed to the public not to vote on June 6 in a vi...