‘Historic’ 1st visa-free trip by Pole to US mocked as stunt

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish state television’s reporting on the “emotional” and “historic” first visit by a Polish citizen to the United States without need of a visa has faced scrutiny and ridicule ...

Prague international airport plans $2.4 billion expansion

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech prime minister says the state-run Prague international airport is set to expand to meet growing demand. Andrej Babis said Wednesday the Vaclav Havel Airport i...

Pakistan eases rules for Indian Sikh pilgrims near border

KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has inaugurated a visa-free initiative that allows Sikh pilgrims from India to visit one of their holiest shrines. Imran Khan ope...

Germany rejects asylum claim by deported convict

BERLIN (AP) — German officials have rejected an asylum request from a Lebanese man who was convicted of drug dealing and deported but then returned to Germany. Interior Minister Hors...

Poles to travel visa-free to US starting Nov.11

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda says that Poles will be able to travel to the U.S. without a visa starting next week, in a move by the Washington administration that has been lon...

Timeline of events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall

BERLIN (AP) — A glance at events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and Germany's subsequent reunification. Jan. 19, 1989: East German leader Erich Honecker s...

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...

India, Pakistan allowing visa-free access to Sikh shrine

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Pakistan have signed a visa-free border crossing agreement to let Indian Sikhs easily visit a shrine in Pakistan each day beginning next month in a rare moment cooperation a...

Han claims he can bring 20 million tourists to Taiwan through closer China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Oct. 20) pledged to increase the number of foreign tourists to Taiwan to 20 million by 2028 by establishing c...

Video shows number of visitors to Taiwan by nationality since 2001

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amazing video showing the growth of visitors to Taiwan over the past 18 years by nationality was posted to the data visualization and storytelling website Flourish on W...

Does it matter if Taiwan loses formal recognition?

In September 2019 both Solomon Islands and Kiribati ended diplomatic relations with Taiwan (formally the Republic of China), leaving the country with formal recognition from only 15 countries. This...

Taiwan has 31st most powerful passport in world, China 72nd

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 countries that ...

Pakistan to open border crossing for India Sikhs in November

KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India will be ready by early November, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine ...

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...