Transitional Justice in Taiwan: Why the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial must stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –  On Dec. 5, 2017 the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan led by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers passed the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條例). The m...

Poll shows Swiss willing to keep paying for public TV, radio

BERLIN (AP) — A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting ahead of a referendum being closely watched across Europe. The survey publishe...

Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the spe...

EU keeps up offer to keep Britain in despite vote to leave

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is maintaining the offer for Britain to remain in the EU even after both sides have entered the second phase of their divorce negotiations...

Ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa leaves leftist ruling party

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is leaving the political party that helped cement his rise to power in the latest squabble with the man he chose to succeed him and cont...

The Latest: Johnson claims Brexit savings more than claimed

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:20 p.m. U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has defended a debunked clai...

Criticism of Margaret Court is muted at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Marriage equality proponents draped themselves in rainbow flags at Margaret Court Arena on the first day of the Australian Open to protest tennis great Margaret Court's con...

Civil groups call for referendum to scrap 'Chinese Taipei' for 'Team Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the changes made to the Taiwanese referendum laws late in 2017, some civil groups have chosen to put the new legal measures to use by calling for a referendum ahead ...

The real risk of Chinese interference in Taiwan’s local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - It has been revealed this week that China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, the Communist Party body which fronts up their attempts to destabilize and eventually overthrow the demo...

Farage says he might support new EU membership referendum

LONDON (AP) — Anti-EU British politician Nigel Farage says he might support a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership to kill off any prospect of staying in the bloc. ...

The Latest: Former Catalan speaker opts against reprise

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the restive Spanish region of Catalonia (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Carme Forcadell, a leading activist in Catalonia's pro-independenc...

Referendum about Taiwan Independence or unification should be allowed: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a new opinion poll, a majority of Taiwanese say recent changes to the Referendum Act allow plebiscites about Taiwan’s independence or unification with C...

Catalan separatists in court arguing for their release

MADRID (AP) — Two recently-elected lawmakers in the restive Spanish region of Catalonia and another separatist activist are making their case against their jailing for involvement in the region's push...

Candidate in Italian election reverses stance on euro exit

A populist candidate for Italy's premiership says European Union rules for the euro currency must change, but he's no longer backing a eurozone exit. Luigi Di Maio, a leader of the o...

Hundreds of migrant workers to march in Taipei on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of migrant workers will be seen marching in the streets of Taipei on Sunday with the theme 'Recognizing Non-Citizens', an action to bring to the government'...