650 seats, 46 million voters: The UK election in numbers

LONDON (AP) — There's just over a month to go until Britain's Dec. 12 election, and the country's political parties are battling over funding promises, policy priorities and Brexit plans. ...

AP Exclusive: Abusive S Korean facility exported children

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A notorious South Korean facility that kidnapped, abused and enslaved children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a m...

Canada case poses question: Is US immigration system safe?

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in u...

Man arrested for murder of mother and twin babies in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was arrested on Friday morning (Nov. 8) in Taichung, Taiwan, on suspicion of allegedly murdering his girlfriend and her twin babies earlier this week. On Thursday...

5 weeks, 650 seats, 86 days to Brexit: UK election numbers

LONDON (AP) — Britain's five-week election campaign officially began Wednesday, when Parliament was dissolved ahead of the Dec. 12 vote. Here's a look at some key numbers in an election that could det...

Brexit ballot: UK lawmakers back December 12 election

LONDON (AP) — Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country's political im...

Taiwan Grand Lottery winner donates NT$25 million to 11 charities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July winner of the NT$406 million (US$13.2 million) Grand Lottery (大樂透) jackpot has decided to donate NT$25 million to charity, announced the Taiwan Lottery Corp. on T...

Taiwan second most popular investor in Vietnam: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Taiwanese businesses are the second most popular investors in Vietnam after the Japanese, a survey revealed Wednesday (October 9). The Taiwan-Asia Exchange F...

Three contenders pick up registration forms for 2020 Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three contenders, including a leading member of the Formosa Alliance, turned up at the Central Election Commission (CEC) Friday (September 13) morning to pick up the forms...

Taipei mayor says Chen Chu is 'a fat Han Kuo-yu'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In what appears to be a major slip of the tongue, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) referred to Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) as "a fat Han Kuo-yu" (...

2019 marks investment spree in Taiwan: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 2019 marks the beginning of an explosive surge of investment in Taiwan, declared President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) during a visit to a temple in central Taiwan Saturday (August...

Judge blocks IRS rule to halt nonprofit donor disclosures

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has blocked a Trump administration policy change that stopped nonprofit groups from identifying their big donors on federal disclosure forms. U.S...

Centenarian Taipei barber continues to cut hair after 70 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A childless centenarian barber who lives in solitude in Taipei had an unforgettable Father’s Day experience on Tuesday (July 30) surrounded by a group of social work...

Multilingual information service for new immigrants launched in Taiwan’s Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Hualien County launched a multilingual information desk on Thursday (July 15) that aims to help bridge language barriers for the city’s 7,800 new immigr...

Control Yuan looks into issue of migrant worker births in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Control Yuan, a government body that monitors the administration, is investigating unregistered infants that are born to migrant workers in Taiwan. As increasing nu...