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Erwin Olaf's retrospective show “Perfect Moment–Incomplete World” opens in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) is showcasing the Dutch modern artist and photographer Erwin Olaf’s series of works, which span four decades, until ...

Jury: Democratic PAC defamed Roy Moore, awards him $8.2M

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding a Democratic-aligned super PAC defamed him in a TV ad recounting sexual misconduct accu...

Philippines: Rights groups fear rollback of reproductive care

Women's rights advocates in the Philippines fear that the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States could also reverse precarious gains in reproductive and sexual health rights in the Southe...

Same-sex marriage plaintiff Obergefell runs for Ohio office

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Jim Obergefell, whose landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationally, is hoping he and fellow Democrats can make gains in the Ohio Statehouse ...

A look at pending legislation to protect same-sex marriages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Respect for Marriage Act, now pending in the Senate, would ensure that same-sex marriages are still legally recognized nationwide if the Supreme Court were to overturn its 2015 O...

Some Republicans see good politics in same-sex marriage bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — When asked if he’d support legislation to protect same-sex marriage, one conservative Republican senator was almost nonchalant. “I see no reason to oppose it,” Ron...

Pope in Quebec amid decline of Catholic Church in province

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Quebec on Wednesday at a time when many French Canadians in the province are not only moving away from religion but explicitly rejecting it, embracing secula...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 26 The Washington Post on Congress closing the Medicaid coverage gap After m...

The AP Interview: Japan minister says women 'underestimated'

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister for gender equality and children's issues called the country’s record low births and plunging population a national crisis and blamed “indifference and ignorance” in the ...

EXPLAINER: Why is a Pelosi visit to Taiwan causing tension?

BEIJING (AP) — China is warning it will respond forcefully if U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proceeds with a visit to Taiwan, the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory....

Rep. says no to gay marriage, attends son's same-sex wedding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania representative attended the same-sex wedding of his son three days after voting against legislation to protect the recognition of same-sex marriages. ...

House Dems move to protect contraception from Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The right to use contraceptives would be inscribed into law under a measure Democrats are pushing through the House, their latest campaign-season response to worries that a conservat...

Pressure on Senate GOP after same-sex marriage passes House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate unexpectedly launched a new push Wednesday to protect same-sex marriage in federal law after a surprising number of Republicans helped pass landmark legislation in the Hou...

Thank Tsai and TSMC for Taiwan’s happiness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Why are Taiwanese so happy “despite increasing economic pressure and military threats from China?” The answer is good governance by the Democratic Progressi...

Are LGBTQ rights blossoming in Bhutan?

In 2021, Bhutan decriminalized homosexualityafter King Druk Gyalpo signed off on a law amending the small Himalayan country's penal code. Parts of the code had criminalized "sodomy or any ot...