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Taiwan's passport ranked 32nd strongest in world, China 64th

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest passport index by British consulting firm Henley & Partners ranked Taiwan as having the 32nd most powerful passport in the world in terms of the number of c...

Mexico to suspend visa-free entry for many Brazilians

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a bid to halt migrant trafficking, Mexico said Friday it will suspend a 17-year-old program that allowed Brazilian citizens to enter without a visa. Mexico’s Fo...

Putin says West, not Belarus, root cause of migrant crisis on border

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Western countries, rather than Belarus, were ultimately responsible for a migrant crisis on the Belarus-Poland border, pointing to wars in Iraq a...

Taiwan extends visa-free entry to Philippines while travel ban still in effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government sent mixed signals to foreign would-be tourists on Tuesday (July 21) when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced it was extending its visa-free tr...

Lithuania struggles with migrant influx opened by Belarus

VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania (AP) — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time. He and dozens of other migrants are fenced in at an old...

Taiwan's passport ranked 31st strongest in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest passport index by British consulting firm Henley & Partners ranked Taiwan as having the 31st most powerful passport in the world in terms of the number of c...

EU vows to help Lithuania amid flow of migrants from Belarus

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The European Union promised Tuesday to help bloc member Lithuania handle an influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, which the Baltic nation says is encouraged by ...

Foreign offices in Taiwan support border control measures

Several foreign representative offices in Taiwan have expressed support for Taiwan's strict border control measures, which took effect Thursday (March 19), saying they understand the need for such...

Taipei airport swarmed by confused foreigners after Taiwan entry ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the first day of a ban on foreign visitors went into effect on Thursday (March 19) the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) was swarmed with thousands of foreign ...

In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop virus from coming in

BEIJING (AP) — From quarantining arriving travelers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent the new coronavirus from coming back...

Filipinos express relief at lifting of Taiwan travel ban

Following the Philippine government's decision Friday to lift a travel ban against Taiwan aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Filipino community intervi...

Russian tourist caught hawking Taiwan flags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Russian tourist has been arrested for illegally selling Taiwanese flags over the course of two weeks in Taipei and Kaohsiung, making a profit of NT$20,000 in the process...

Estonia mulling over lifting visa freedom to Ukrainians

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia's hard-line interior minister has ordered a legal investigation into whether the Baltic nation could unilaterally remove the visa-free entry granted Ukrainian nationals by the ...

Filipina Instagrammer 'hurt' by Han's 'chickens' comments about Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Filipina Instagrammer Shaira Habon said that she was "very hurt" by itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's reference t...

HK protesters demand UK citizenship outside British Embassy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As social unrest amid the political crisis in Hong Kong continues to escalate, hundreds of Hong Kong citizens protested outside the U.K. embassy on Sunday (Sept. 1) demand...