Duterte withdraws Philippines from International Criminal Court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines under the leadership of Rodrigo Duterte has officially withdrawn its membership and recognition of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as of Sunday, Mar...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau opens office in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After more than a year of preparation, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications opened a regional office of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietn...

Brazil's Bolsonaro talks up a friendlier approach to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shi...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates' infield

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has bea...

BC-US--Stock Prices, US

New York (AP) — New York Stock Exchange closing prices Monday: AFLAC s 50.250 Up ...

Cubans complain about US visa restrictions

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have had widespread access to social media for just a few months, and they're embracing it to bombard U.S. diplomats in Havana with complaints about new visa restrictions. ...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...

Vatican pushes back about work conditions at UN mission

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is pushing back against reports about work conditions at its U.N. mission under its former ambassador, in the latest scandal implicating the Holy See's diplomatic corps...

US eliminates coveted 5-year tourist visa for Cubans

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who...

BC-US--Stock Prices, US

New York (AP) — New York Stock Exchange closing prices Friday: AFLAC s 49.950 Up ...

Fate of Chinese student in Taiwan who criticized Xi online uncertain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese student, who denounced China's President Xi Jinping during a live stream earlier this week, faces an uncertain fate after his Taiwan student visa expires in July....

McDonald’s Taiwan starts accepting EasyCard payment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People in Taiwan can now pay for their meals with EasyCard at the country’s McDonald’s outlets, the fast food chain giant announced Friday. Starting March 1...

Judge who blocked deportation mid-flight set to review case

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland resident whose deportation was blocked by a federal judge while he was on a flight to his native China is now asking the same judge to allow him to stay in the coun...

EU hits Nicaragua on rights, seeks sanctions as talks resume

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The European Parliament has approved a strongly worded resolution criticizing the Nicaraguan government on human rights and calling for sanctions. The resol...

Filipino teachers return to Baltimore classrooms after year

BALTIMORE (AP) — Most of the two dozen Filipino teachers who had to leave Baltimore at the end of the last school year because of expiring visas have returned to their classrooms. Ba...