The Latest: EU will allow UK citizens visa-free access

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 9:05 a.m. European Union lawmakers say British citizens should be allowed...

Detailed and public, Kim Jong Nam murder may never be solved

KUAL LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother at an airport in Malaysia was brazen, intricately orchestrated and, thanks to scores of security cam...

Chronology of key events in the killing of Kim Jong Nam

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two Southeast Asian women were the only suspects charged with murder after an outcast from North Korea's ruling family was poisoned with VX nerve agent at a Kuala Lumpur, Ma...

Palau Asia Pacific Air to renew direct flights between Taiwan and Saipan in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a gap of 12 years, Palau Asia Pacific Air (PAPA), is set to finally provide direct service between Taiwan and Saipan in June. At a press conference in Taipei on Thursd...

Crisis-hit Ukraine desperate for savior in presidential election

Seldom has the outcome of a presidential election in Ukraine been as unpredictable the one approaching on March 31. The country will go to the polls in what is the first regular election for the head ...

A look at Ukraine's 3 top presidential contenders

By their nicknames, the top contenders in Ukraine's presidential election resemble a colorful operetta cast: "The Chocolate King," ''the Gas Princess," ''The Servant Of The People." ...

EU completes no-deal Brexit preparations

The EU has finalized its preparations for Britain leaving the bloc without a divorce deal in place, the European Commission announced Monday. Just last week, Brussels agreed to postpone Brexit as fea...

Germany's SPD adopts manifesto for EU elections

Some 200 delegates from Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Saturday adopted an EU electoral manifesto calling for EU-wide reforms to social security, taxation and migration policy. The mo...

Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in 'birth tourism'

MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship. They...

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...

India, Pakistan officials meet to discuss border opening

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Pakistani officials are meeting amid easing of tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine close to the border w...

North Macedonia extends visa waiver program to Taiwanese visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Republic of North Macedonia and Taiwan are set to extend the visa waiver program for each other for another year, starting from April 1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Taiwan's NIA defends amnesty policy for people who overstay visas

The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Sunday defended its policy to encourage foreign nationals who have overstayed their visas to turn themselves in after it was harshly criticized by an official ...

More asylum seekers using visa-free travel rights to enter the EU legally

An increased number of refugees are coming into the European Union via regular channels, utilizing their right to visa-free travel to enter the bloc and apply for asylum, according to a report by the ...

President Tsai meets new Marshallese ambassador to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday that as the new Marshallese envoy to Taiwan assumed her post, she looks forward to further deepening bilateral cooperation with th...