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Defense minister says China could launch 'full-scale invasion' of Taiwan by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Oct. 6) estimated that China will have the ability to launch a "full-scale invasion" of Taiwan b...

French senators arrive in Taiwan amid tensions with China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of French senators arrived in Taiwan for a five-day visit Wednesday following a large Chinese show of force with fighter jets near the self-ruled island, and Beijing warn...

French senators visit Taiwan amid China tensions

A delegation of French senators arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for talks with top officials in Taipei. Their five-day visit comes despite strong protest from Beijing, which considers self-governed T...

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions...

Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems' immigration push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs for their plan to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Sena...

Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems' immigration push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats can’t use their $3.5 trillion package bolstering social and climate programs for their plan to give millions of immigrants a chance to become citizens, the Senate’s parliam...

Taiwan to provide NT$5,000 stimulus vouchers for free in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Monday (Aug. 16) announced that the NT$5,000 (US$179) in stimulus vouchers slated to be released to the public in October will be free of charge. ...

Taiwan mulls handing out COVID stimulus vouchers free of charge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is set to decide next week whether to issue the “Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers” for free instead of for NT$1,000 (US$35.93) per person, even thoug...

Taiwan to roll out new stimulus vouchers soon: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new voucher scheme intended to invigorate Taiwan’s COVID-battered economy could be launched in the near future, reports said. The program was originally said to...

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for th...

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for th...

Infrastructure bill fails first vote; Senate to try again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans rejected an effort to begin debate on the big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden, but pressure was mounting ...

Big infrastructure bill in peril as GOP threatens filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as they struggle over how to pay for nea...

Senator: Bipartisan infrastructure bill loses IRS provision

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to strengthen IRS enforcement to crack down on tax scofflaws and help fund a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending bill is officially off the table, Republ...

Biden and Sanders, once rivals, are now partners in power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talkers both, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders stayed for an hour in the Oval Office, just two former rivals for the White House now acting as potential partners, negotiating a compromis...