High-level meeting between Holy See and China sign of improved ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (王毅) and Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Paul Gallagher met on Friday (Feb. 14) in what is believed to be the highest-le...

Vice President-elect William Lai’s US solo trip drives Taiwan forward

Vice President-elect William Lai became a hot property during his stay in the United States in February. He visited the country in the capacity of a private citizen, but was invited by Ambassador at L...

Taiwanese vice president-elect meets with US Speaker Pelosi, national security advisor in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) on Wednesday (Feb. 5) met with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking government officials as his trip to Washington...

Taiwan VP-elect speaks of religious freedom on eve of National Prayer Breakfast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) spoke of the success story of Taiwan's democracy in which people from different religions contribute, winning a big...

Taiwan VP-elect meets pro-Taiwan senators in DC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Invited to attend the high-profile National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Taiwan's vice president-elect William Lai (賴清德) on Tuesday (Feb. 4) visited US Senators Jim...

Religious freedom group objects to Navy's Christian talk

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — An organization that advocates for the religious freedom of military members requested Friday that the commander of Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island investigate those respons...

Trump lawyer blurs lines between charity and profit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the ...

Kansas considers requiring 'In God We Trust' in classrooms

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republicans are pushing for a law requiring government buildings and schools across Kansas to post the national motto of “In God We Trust,” an idea critics say is part...

Justices taking up bans on state money to religious schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling i...

Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to protect prayer in public schools and took new steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal prog...

Sudan government off of U.S. religious freedom blacklist

CAIRO (AP) — The United States dropped Sudan from its list of nations that severely violate religious freedoms, signaling increased support for Sudan’s newly created transitional government. ...

US denounces Iran rights abuses, imposes sanctions on judges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is imposing sanction s on additional senior Iranian officials for human rights abuses as the Trump administration increases “maximum pressure campaign” on the Tehra...

Prayer at Kashmir's biggest mosque for 1st time in 4 months

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A call to afternoon prayer rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city for the first time in more than four months on Wednesday, ending a virtual ban on ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE POISED TO DO Unveil two articles of impeachment ag...

India’s crackdown hits religious freedom in disputed Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For years Romi Jan’s mornings would begin with the plaintive call to prayer that rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city. The voice soothed her soul ...