The Latest: France's Macron vows to cut middle-class taxes

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's solutions to quell the economic anger of yellow vest protests(all times local): 6:50 p.m. French Presi...

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest protesters remain a force in French politics despite ups and downs in the five months after their movement started. As President Emmanuel Macron announces long-awaited respons...

Macron to offer solutions to French yellow vest grievances

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is set to unveil long-awaited plans to quell five months of yellow vest protests that have damaged his presidency. Macron will make a sp...

Taipei City opens bookings for same-sex marriage registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government announced on Tuesday (April 23) that it would allow gay couples to “book” their marriage registration starting today, one month befo...

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

PARIS (AP) — France's yellow vest protesters are still a force to be reckoned with as they hold their 23rd straight weekend of demonstrations since the movement started in November. Here's a look at t...

Swiss to vote on animal testing as foes put a ban on ballot

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss will get their say on whether to allow animal and human testing of products sold in the rich Alpine country, amid howls of concern from those who insist it's inhumane. ...

Human rights issues can no longer be the subject of referendums in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - According to Cabinet revisions Thursday, human rights issues can no longer become the subject of referendums if the outcome might go counter to international human rights agreem...

Taiwan has other deterrence options besides costly and controversial nuclear weapons

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States renew push for taxes on sugary drinks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut's governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a...

Taiwan requires referendum for political agreements with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Cabinet approved a plan Thursday to raise the threshold for the passage of political agreements with China and include approval by a referendum. The proposal will still f...

Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue

NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn't ...

Taiwan to elect president and Legislative Yuan on January 11, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place next January 11, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Tuesday. It was already known a Saturday in J...

Taiwan KMT delays introduction of counter same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pleas from marriage equality opposition group Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance, Kuomintang legislators will not introduce a draft bill that would see same...

Conservative groups in Taiwan denounce draft same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Executive Yuan rolled out a draft same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday marking a milestone for civil rights in the country, but the monumental step towards s...

Equality group thanks Taiwan Cabinet for a draft bill set to legalize same sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Cabinet on Wednesday evening revealed the name as well as the outline of its same-sex marriage draft bill, which is considered as a move to dodge the naming debates...