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Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after the neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic ties wi...

Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region

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Taiwanese president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will visit Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan last year....
02:00, 07/14/2019

‘Negative forces’ at work in DR Congo threaten ‘largely peaceful’ relations across Great Lakes region, says outgoing UN envoy The UN’s outgoing Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region on Tuesday said countries there had made “important steps towards durable peace and stability” in the last 20 years, resulting in a region that is now “largely peaceful”....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Strike paralyzes Haiti, protesters demand president's ouster Opposition leaders in Haiti have launched a two-day strike that has paralyzed the country's capital as protesters demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise amid corruption allegations....
22:17, 06/10/2019

At Least 1 Dead in Haiti as Protesters Demand the Removal of President Jovenel Moise (PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) — Thousands of protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of the Haitian capital Sunday as they demand the removal of President Jovenel Moise. At least one person was reported killed.Demonstrators ...
01:17, 06/10/2019

The economy is strong, but doing little to bolster President Trump's support, survey says The survey indicates that most Americans don't believe they’re personally benefiting from Trump's trade policies.       ...
03:00, 07/02/2019

President Jimmy Carter honored for China-U.S. relations Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, who helped set the China-U.S. diplomatic relationship in motion forty years ago, was recognized for his crucial role in an award ceremony on Wednesday. (June 13)        ...
18:51, 06/13/2019

El Salvador president says China relations fully established El Salvador's new president said on Thursday that relations with China were complete and established, giving the strongest signal yet that the small Central American nation will not take up ties again with Taiwan....
00:51, 06/28/2019

Mexican president says he offered friendly relations with Trump in call Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday he spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump, offering him friendly ties and a commitment to dialogue, a day after a deal was reached that avoided tariffs on Mexican goods threatened by the ...
04:34, 06/09/2019

Iraq Kurdish region gets new president, opposition boycotts IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s self-governing Kurdish region has elected a new president in a parliamentary vote boycotted by a key opposition party. Former prime minister Nechirvan Barzani will follow his uncle Masoud Barzani in office. The elder B...
16:00, 05/28/2019

Slovakian president urges region to pursue EU goals Slovakia’s president says central European nations should be following European Union goals and deplored the fact that the region will have no representative among top EU leaders...
14:17, 07/15/2019

Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Kurdistan Region of Iraq Regional lawmakers elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, a spokesman for the regional parliament told Reuters on Tuesday....
11:17, 05/28/2019

Populist Mayor Is Picked to Run Against Taiwan’s President Han Kuo-yu, the mayor of Kaohsiung, favors closer ties with China, offering voters a stark contrast to President Tsai Ing-wen, who is often sharply critical of Beijing....
12:51, 07/15/2019

Terry Gou moves closer to run for Taiwan president TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Consumer electronics magnate Terry Gou is stepping closer to running for president of Taiwan. Gou excluded himself Monday as the opposition Nationalist Party’s candidate for vice president. Gou is chairman of Foxconn, the ...
12:00, 05/13/2019

Taiwan president heads to Caribbean with US stops Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has departed for a four-country state visit to the Caribbean with stops in the United States on the way there and back...
08:34, 07/11/2019

Foxconn Founder Terry Gou Wants to be Taiwan’s President—and a Go-Between for U.S. and China If you want to know how focused Terry Gou is on the campaign trail, look at his pants. When the billionaire Foxconn CEO gives televised interviews, senior aides crouch by his feet, just off camera. If he strays off message, they’re primed to st...
15:51, 07/11/2019

Taiwan president says China steps up infiltration efforts Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said on Friday that China has stepped up its efforts to infiltrate and gain influence in Taiwan and she asked national security agencies to counter Beijing's efforts....
08:34, 05/10/2019

Taiwan president in U.S. after warning of threat from 'overseas forces' Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from "overseas forces," in a veiled reference to China....
23:17, 07/11/2019

China has stepped up efforts to infiltrate Taiwan, president Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said on Friday that China has stepped up its efforts to infiltrate and gain influence in Taiwan and she asked national security agencies to counter Beijing's efforts....
08:34, 05/10/2019

Taiwan president leaves for U.S., warns of threat from 'overseas forces' Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen headed for the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and the island faced threats from "overseas forces", in a veiled reference to China....
18:34, 07/11/2019

Taiwan says 2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s defense ministry says two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in the latest apparent move by Washington to challenge China’s claims in the region. A ministry statement says the ships passed t...
06:34, 05/23/2019

Review: ‘The Little Prince’ Travels the Universe but Never Lifts Off Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella for BalletX doesn’t elevate the production beyond a story staged as a dance....
22:51, 07/11/2019

Durant travels to Toronto ahead of Games 1, 2 Injured star Kevin Durant is accompanying the Warriors to Toronto for Games 1 and 2, even though he has already been ruled out of Game 1 with a strained calf....
04:00, 05/29/2019

Deflections give Haiti 2-0 win over Nicaragua Haiti were the fortuitous beneficiaries of two deflected first half goals then produced a solid second half defensive effort to beat Nicaragua 2-0 at the Gold Cup in Texas on Thursday....
05:00, 06/21/2019

Durant travels with the Warriors to Toronto ahead of finals OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to return from a strained right calf in time for Game 2. Durant, the two-t...
04:00, 05/29/2019

Mysterious Worlds: Travels to the Faerie and Shamanic Realms There are many accounts of a land of immortality and eternal youth in world myths and legends, as well as shamanic and indigenous spiritual traditions. Mysterious Worlds Writing in his recent work, Sky Shamans of Mongolia, Kevin Turner tells us that ...
23:17, 05/15/2019

UN launches new program to disrupt terrorist fighter travels The U.N. Office of Counter-Terrorism is launching a new program to help countries detect and disrupt travel by foreigners who have fought for extremist groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaida....
03:17, 05/08/2019

Germany's AKK travels to Israel in first overseas visit as CDU leader In her first trip outside of Europe as party leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer defended the Iran nuclear deal at a security conference in Israel. She also plans to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks....
12:17, 07/01/2019

Putin travels to Siberia as floods turn deadly The Irkutsk region has been hit by torrential rains, causing Lake Baikal and the Angara River to burst their banks. At least five people have been killed and hundreds injured....
09:00, 06/30/2019

Leader or killer? A day with 'Barbecue' in Haiti's capital He's known as Barbecue, an ex-cop suspected in the massacre of dozens of men, women and children in the Haitian capital — and a hero in his neighborhood, followed by crowds of adoring residents who consider him their protector....
13:00, 06/07/2019

Leader or killer? A day with ‘Barbecue’ in Haiti’s capital ‘Barbecue’ is the self-appointed mayor and guardian of a neighborhood of tens of thousands of poor and working-class people in Port-au-Prince — and a suspect in the massacre of dozens of men, women and children in the Haitian capital...
08:34, 06/07/2019

Judge OKs $60M settlement in Haiti sex abuse case HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has approved a $60 million legal settlement involving as many as 170 people who say they were sexually abused as children at a now-defunct charity school in Haiti. That’s according to lawyer...
18:34, 06/07/2019

Eduardo Escobar travels to Miami for sons to get green cards Arizona third baseman Eduardo Escobar's late RBI single meant a little more after an emotionally trying cross-country trip to be help his sons get their green cards       ...
07:51, 06/28/2019

IMF mission team travels to Argentina to review economic plan "An IMF team led by Roberto Cardarelli will arrive in Buenos Aires on May 8 in the context of the fourth review of Argentina's economic plan that supports the 36-month Stand-By Agreement," said an IMF spokeswoman. ...
20:00, 05/08/2019

Somali villager travels to US to confront army chief he says tried to kill him Farhan Warfaa to give emotional testimony in Virginia courtroom in case that shines light on brutal 21-year reign of Siad BarreHuman rights abuses and atrocities committed in Somalia during the brutal 21-year reign of the dictator Siad Barre will com...
16:34, 05/14/2019

Group travels country to restore true meaning of Memorial Day TUCSON- A group is on a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day. Carry the Load, a non-profit organization, is now a national movement to honor and remember those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. The group is walking a...
13:17, 05/14/2019

UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change effects firsthand Speaking in Fiji, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the Pacific needs stronger international support because climate change is taking place faster than efforts to address it....
04:00, 05/16/2019

Journalists in Haiti demand protection after reporter killed Attacks against journalists in Haiti are escalating as media organizations demand that police protect them and give them space to work after a radio reporter was killed...
19:51, 06/11/2019

Thousands in Haiti renew protests, clash with police Thousands of protesters in Haiti demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse have clashed with police as some tried to storm barriers at the National Palace and others took shelter while heavy gunfire echoed in nearby streets...
02:34, 06/14/2019

Charity watchdog condemns Oxfam for Haiti behavior LONDON (AP) — England’s charity watchdog has condemned Oxfam for having a “culture of poor behavior,” in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. The Charity Commission ...
16:00, 06/11/2019

Haiti beats Canada, reaches Gold Cup semifinals HOUSTON (AP) — Haiti reached the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time, overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat Canada 3-2 on Saturday night. The 101st-ranked Haitians will play Mexico or Costa Rica on Tuesday at Glendale, Arizona. Jon...
08:51, 06/30/2019

Opposition senators in Haiti trash Parliament office A group of opposition senators in Haiti have ransacked their meeting room in Parliament and dragged out broken furniture and computers to block the ratification of interim Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin....
01:51, 05/31/2019

Arctic fox travels 2,200 miles in 76 days from Norway to Canada — the fastest ever seen The Arctic fox moved at a rate of 29 miles a day, and at its fastest, traveled nearly 100 miles in a single day as it crossed Greenland.        ...
05:51, 07/04/2019

British baseball superfan Joey Mellows travels America's ballparks British baseball superfan Joey Mellows has traveled across the United States, visiting 41 ballparks and watching 76 baseball games, satisfying his newfound love for the sport and for American culture....
18:17, 06/28/2019

Foxconn chairman travels to White House to discuss Wisconsin: source The chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn will travel to the United States on Tuesday for a meeting in the White House that is believed to be related to an investment in Wisconsin, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter....
15:34, 04/30/2019

Beto O'Rourke travels across Mexico border, meets with asylum seekers Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke made his first foreign trip as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, traveling over the southwestern border to Mexico....
05:34, 07/01/2019

Why a Venezuelan Oil Program Is Fueling Massive Street Protests in Haiti For more than four months, Haitians have been taking to the streets to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse amid allegations he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars of government funds earmarked for badly needed social program...
00:00, 06/25/2019

Amid crisis, Haiti fights to save oil used in fine perfumes LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — High in the Haitian hillsides, men gather roots to produce an essential oil used in fine perfumes ranging from Chanel to Guerlain. In the poorest country of the Western Hemisphere, this is ground zero for a multimillion-dollar...
19:34, 06/28/2019

Two deaths as protesters burn tires, block roads in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Protesters denouncing corruption blocked roads and paralyzed much of Haiti’s capital Sunday as they demanded the removal of President Jovenel Moise, while police reported two people killed and five injured. Demonstrators burne...
23:34, 06/10/2019

Canada get timely reminder from World Cup ahead of Haiti clash Canadian coach John Herdman said his squad will go into Saturday's Gold Cup quarter-final against Haiti with a fresh reminder at how thin the margins can be after watching their female counterparts fall at the women's World Cup....
06:00, 06/28/2019

Mexico beats Haiti in front of thousands of Arizonans in Glendale GLENDALE, AZ  – Haiti’s amazing Cinderella run in the Gold Cup came to an end as Mexico knocked off the Caribbean nation with a 1-0 win that went into extra time.  Raul Jimenez punched in a penalty kick in the third minute of the first ex...
09:00, 07/03/2019

Why Homer Bailey is likely to bolster the A’s rotation Homer Bailey is slated to take the mound for the Oakland A’s on Wednesday afternoon, his first start since coming over from the Kansas City Royals this past weekend. Bailey joins Andrew Cashner (now of the Boston Red Sox) on what will be a growing li...
16:34, 07/17/2019

Will Fed Rate Cuts Bolster Job Growth? Corporations slowed hiring in May amid concerns over the drawn-out trade war with China. Are Fed rate cuts the impetus that can galvanize employment?...
14:00, 06/17/2019

Xhaka happy to host Brighton but rues repeat of Arsenal’s tricky travels Emirates form holds no concerns but the Swiss midfielder fears Burnley away on last day has potential to ‘kill’ seasonIf there had not been such a strange discrepancy between Arsenal’s home and away performances this season, there would be no pressur...
05:34, 05/05/2019

Arctic fox travels record-setting 2,200 miles in 76 days — from Norway to Canada The Arctic fox moved at a rate of 29 miles a day, and at its fastest, traveled nearly 100 miles in a single day as it crossed Greenland.        ...
00:34, 07/03/2019

Exiled doughnut-loving bear travels thousands of miles to return home A doughnut-loving bear whose life was spared by New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu two years ago has made an incredible journey home after being relocated last June....
19:17, 05/22/2019

U.S. adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade dispute....
03:51, 07/21/2019

Mexico overcome Haiti in extra time to reach Gold Cup final Mexico moved into the Gold Cup final on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Haiti but they needed a penalty in extra time to beat the unfancied Caribbean outfit....
13:34, 07/03/2019

Haiti: Anti-corruption protesters burn tires, block roads Thousands of demonstrators denouncing corruption have called for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in further protests over alleged misuse of funds. He formerly headed a firm under scrutiny by state auditors....
10:17, 06/10/2019

At US-Mexico border, migrants from Africa, Haiti wait to seek asylum Hundreds of Africans have amassed at the U.S.-Mexican border at Nuevo Laredo without Spanish-language skills or much money to survive.        ...
10:17, 06/05/2019

Bolster Your Home Security With This New Alexa Feature We normally bring up AI assistants and smart speakers in the context of keeping your conversations and home life separate from the vigilant ears of these digital helpers (and those who may be listening in) but it turns out, they can serve as security...
00:34, 05/15/2019

Boeing CEO Tries To Bolster Shareholder Confidence After 737 MAX Crashes Last week Boeing abandoned its 2019 financial outlook, halted share buybacks and said lowered production due to the 737 MAX grounding had cost it at least $1 billion so far....
20:00, 04/29/2019

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Foxconn chairman travels to White House to discuss Wisconsin -source The chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn will travel to the United States on Tuesday for a meeting in the White House that is believed to be related to an investment in Wisconsin, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter....
15:34, 04/30/2019

Kushner travels to Middle East to drum up support for Israeli-Palestinian peace plan White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has gone abroad to the Middle East in an effort to drum up support from regional leaders for his yet-to-be-unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan....
18:34, 05/28/2019

Bolster your retirement: Treat savings like a line on your budget Saving for your retirement is not technically an expense. But if you treat it that way, you’re much more likely to do it.        ...
00:00, 05/04/2019

Yankees’ trade options to bolster a bullpen they’ll need stacked Pop quiz, hot shots: Name the last team to win the World Series while posting an inferior starting pitchers’ ERA to the losing team. That would be the 2014 Giants, who outlasted the Royals in seven games while tallying a 5.29 starters’ ERA to the Roy...
18:34, 06/13/2019

Record Low Inflation Expectations Bolster U.S. Government Bonds Treasury prices are rising again Friday, with the 10-year yield briefly falling below 2.08% amid an inflation sentiment reading that touched a record low....
18:17, 06/14/2019

Panthers add 3-time All-Pro Gerald McCoy to bolster D line CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have announced the signing of three-time All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to a one-year deal . McCoy signed the contract Tuesday and is scheduled to appear at a news conference later in the day. The 31-year-ol...
21:00, 06/04/2019

British Charity Commission: Oxfam GB failed to report sex abuse after 2010 Haiti quake British regulators said in a report Tuesday that humanitarian organization Oxfam GB failed to disclose cases of child abuse involving its workers in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake....
01:34, 06/13/2019

Haiti vs Mexico live stream: how to watch the Gold Cup 2019 semi-final online from anywhere Having pulled off a series of shocks to reach the final four of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019, could Haiti contrive their biggest soccer surprise yet by beating the tournament favorites Mexico? Regardless of where you are on the planet, our Haiti vs Mex...
04:17, 07/03/2019

Protests, violence in Haiti prompts international call for ‘realistic and lasting solutions’ to crisis Opposition-led protests in Haiti calling for the president to step down, which sparked violence last week, have prompted a group of senior diplomats, included the top UN official there, to issue a statement deploring the loss of life and calling for ...
18:34, 04/28/2019

President Trump Responds to President Carter’s Attacks on His Legitimacy: ‘He Was a Terrible President’ WASHINGTON — Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old...
17:51, 06/29/2019

Researchers seek new hemp varieties to bolster Florida program Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week signed a bill to create a state hemp program, and there's new urgency to find varieties of the crop that can grow well in the state's subtropical environment....
13:17, 06/27/2019

France prepared to cut Renault stake to bolster deal with Nissan: AFP French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said France is ready to cut its stake in Renault SA in order to consolidate Renault's partnership with Nissan Motor Co, Agence France Press (AFP) reported on Saturday....
13:17, 06/08/2019

France's Le Maire says 'essential' to bolster Renault-Nissan alliance French finance minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday said it was vital that Renault and Nissan Motor strengthen their alliance as the auto industry undergoes rapid change in the areas of electric and connected vehicles....
14:00, 06/09/2019

Chia Network creates a $100,000 contest to bolster its cryptocurrency platform Chia Network is launching a $100,000 contest with prizes for developers who use its Proof of Space method to create a more efficient cryptocurrency.Read More...
18:17, 07/09/2019

Apple’s quiet CryptoKit launch could bolster blockchain on iPhones A new developer framework will give Apple's developers the ability to create encryption keys and store them in the Secure Enclaves of its devices.Read More...
16:00, 06/07/2019

Trump signs humanitarian aid package to bolster migrant care WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Many Democratic lawmakers were hoping for more. They wanted st...
07:51, 07/02/2019

Fed's Brainard says risks bolster argument for lower-than-expected rates Policymakers have to shift down their future interest rate expectations because of growing risks to the U.S. economy, a Federal Reserve official said on Friday in remarks that reinforce expectations that the central bank could cut rates soon....
20:17, 06/21/2019

UPDATE 4-Under pressure, Boeing CEO seeks to bolster confidence after 737 MAX crashes Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg sought to bolster shareholder confidence in the company on Monday in his first general meeting since two fatal crashes of the 737 MAX triggered the jet's grounding, lawsuits and investigations....
18:34, 04/29/2019

Microsoft acquires Drawbridge to bolster LinkedIn's marketing platform Microsoft plans to use Drawbridge's digital identty management technology, which uses machine-learning techniques, to grow LinkedIn's Marketing Solutions product....
11:00, 05/29/2019

Permission to intrude: hiring hackers to bolster cyber defences It’s no news that data breaches and cyberattacks are on the rise, with hacks becoming increasingly sophisticated. Businesses are struggling to keep up with rapidly shifting cybercriminal motivations, tactics and appetites for destruction. ...
11:34, 05/21/2019

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development”, urging all concerned parties to...
18:34, 04/28/2019

Security Council approves ‘historic’ political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN “Integrated Office” in Haiti, designed to support the country’s government in strengthening political stability and good governance. The Office, named BINUH, will replace the 15-year...
23:17, 06/25/2019

UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given the support and protection they deserve.  ...
19:51, 04/28/2019

UPDATE 1-France prepared to cut Renault stake to bolster deal with Nissan- AFP French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said France is ready to cut its stake in Renault SA in order to consolidate Renault's partnership with Nissan Motor Co , Agence France Press (AFP) reported https://www.afp.com/en/news/717/france-ready-cut-renaul...
11:51, 06/08/2019

Amazon researchers bolster Alexa’s language learning with preexisting knowledge In a newly published paper and accompanying blog post, researchers at Amazon describe a method of quickly adapting AI models to new dialects.Read More...
17:17, 06/11/2019

Applied Materials to buy Japan's Kokusai to bolster memory chip business U.S. chip gear maker Applied Materials Inc on Monday agreed to buy Japanese peer Kokusai Electric for $2.2 billion from KKR & Co Inc , as it bets on rising demand for memory chips used in data centers, 5G phones and AI-powered devices....
22:51, 07/01/2019

AP Source: Seahawks bolster pass rush adding Ezekiel Ansah RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to Th...
06:51, 05/09/2019

Trump signs $4.6B aid package to bolster migrant care at U.S.-Mexico border Many Democratic lawmakers were hoping for more. They wanted stronger protections for how migrants are treated at holding facilities and to make it easier for lawmakers to make snap visits....
02:00, 07/02/2019

Stacey Abrams’s next move could bolster Democrats in Georgia — and her own political fortunes The former gubernatorial candidate has vowed to use her star power to increase voter access to elections, possibly changing the playing field for Democrats in her home state and beyond....
14:34, 05/02/2019

UPDATE 1-France's Le Maire says 'essential' to bolster Renault-Nissan alliance French finance minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday said it was vital that Renault and Nissan Motor strengthen their alliance as the auto industry undergoes rapid change in the areas of electric and connected vehicles....
02:00, 06/10/2019

What Zelensky's win will mean for relations with Russia Ukrainians overwhelmingly threw their support behind a political newcomer, actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, to become the country's next President. After popping the champagne, he faces some serious tasks....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Mahindra Eyes Another Plant In Michigan To Bolster Bid For Postal Service Vehicle Contract Mahindra is looking to add an additional factory to its arsenal in Michigan, and is scouting locations in Detroit, Oakland County and Genesee County are under consideration. In addition to the current Roxor off road vehicle, which has been built in t...
20:00, 05/04/2019

Advocates demand de Blasio bolster Vision Zero amid rise in traffic deaths With traffic deaths on the rise, safe-street advocates gathered outside City Hall Tuesday to demand Mayor de Blasio bolster his Vision Zero program. There have been 64 traffic deaths this year — up 10 percent from 58 during the same period last year,...
07:51, 05/08/2019

At North Carolina Rally, Trump Bets on Divisive Attacks as Way to Bolster Re-election Bid “These left-wing ideologues see our nation as a force for evil,” Mr. Trump told a packed arena in Greenville, N.C., to a crowd that seemed to relish his comments....
05:51, 07/18/2019

E3 2019: Ubisoft's Uplay plus will bolster Google Stadia with 100+ video games Ubisoft will bring a new Uplay Plus subscription service to Google Stadia in 2020. More than 100 PC video games such as 'Ghost Recon' can be streamed.       ...
17:34, 06/11/2019

FOREX-Dollar drifts higher as Gulf tensions bolster safe-haven bid The dollar drifted higher on Monday as investors tempered their expectations for deep U.S. interest rate cuts this month and heightened Middle East tensions supported safe-haven assets....
08:34, 07/22/2019

Analysis: US- Iran relations need calm Escalating tensions between the United States and Iran posing "a pretty dangerous situation," says former U.S. Diplomat Christopher Hill. "There certainly is a lot of room for miscalculation," he says. (June 18)        ...
04:00, 06/19/2019

How to Reset U.S.-Russian Relations Today For thirty years, since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policy toward Russia has been going in circles with the relationship getting worse as different U.S. administrations came and went. Today, the U.S.-Russian relationship is at the lowest point sinc...
20:34, 06/20/2019

Dallas Cowboys bolster depth after Amari Cooper trade meant no first-rounder in NFL draft How the 2019 NFL draft played out lent further credibility to the Dallas Cowboys' blockbuster trade for Amari Cooper.        ...
01:17, 04/29/2019

The Latest: Guaidó asks for relations with US military CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he’s instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. m...
21:00, 05/11/2019

How de-risking US-Iran relations could help US-China talks Kingsley Jones of Jevons Global explains why he says it would make "enormous sense" for the U.S. to de-risk the Middle East conflict if it wants to reach an energy deal with Beijing....
12:51, 06/24/2019

Kenyan high court upholds ban on same-sex relations A panel of three judges has said the constitution adequately protects LGBTQ people's rights. But activists and lawyers have criticized the ruling, saying it undermines protections guaranteed by the constitution....
18:51, 05/24/2019

Kenyan court to rule on decriminalization of same-sex relations NAIROBI, Kenya — On the eve of what could be a landmark ruling in Kenya on whether same-sex relations are crimes, gay rights activist and gospel singer Joji Baro says he has no intention of returning home to the East African country. No matter that f...
08:34, 05/24/2019

Risk of a miscalculation in US-Iran relations is 'overstated' America's response to the drone shootdown has been "very moderate" given the potential for "more robust military action," says Scott Nations of NationsShares....
10:17, 06/25/2019

Venezuela's Guaido asks for relations with US military Opposition leader Juan Guaido's move marks one of his strongest public pleas yet for greater U.S. involvement in Venezuela's fast-escalating crisis....
13:51, 05/12/2019

Russia needs to change its behavior for better relations: UK PM May's spokeswoman Britain's relationship with Russia can only change when Moscow changes its behavior, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Thursday, after President Vladimir Putin said he hoped for better relations under her successor....
17:51, 06/06/2019

US-China relations near new low amid trade battle WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China have gone through rough patches before but U.S.-Chinese relations may be testing a new low. The world’s two biggest economies are engaged in the bitterest trade war since the 1930s. President Donald Trump mo...
08:34, 05/11/2019

A new era brings new challenges to automaker-supplier relations As vehicle technology grows more complex, the electrical and electronics purchasing area is becoming a new sore spot in supplier and automaker relations....
06:51, 06/17/2019

‘Firmly united’ Security Council can bolster Colombia’s efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is ‘firmly united’, a senior UN envoy said on Friday, calling for the 15-member body’s continued commitment as the coun...
23:51, 07/19/2019

Donald Trump Says Relations With Emmanuel Macron 'Outstanding' US President Donald Trump admitted that there had been past difficulties in his relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, but said: "right now it's outstanding"....
18:00, 06/06/2019

Georgia Stages Protests While Its Relations With Russia Are in a Tailspin The latest demonstrations followed a decision by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to cancel all flights from Russia to Georgia starting on July 8....
04:00, 06/23/2019

Liberty owner Joe Tsai wants to help grow US-China relations The New York Liberty's new owner Joe Tsai saw the team's exhibition game against the Chinese national team as a chance to grow relations between the US and China        ...
16:34, 05/10/2019

Pompeo to meet with Putin, striving against odds for better relations Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Russian president will talk on Tuesday, but little movement is expected on the core issues dividing their countries....
23:17, 05/13/2019

"Don't Know Much About Balakot Strikes, Indo-Pak Relations": Sunny Deol Bollywood actor Sunny Deol might have been very vocal about his sentiments about Pakistan in reel life but in real life the case is quite different. Unlike other politicians, who never miss a chance......
04:34, 05/07/2019

U.S., Russia diplomats meet in Helsinki to discuss relations Senior U.S. diplomat David Hale met with Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, in Helsinki on Wednesday to discuss U.S.-Russian relations, the State Department said, amid tensions between the two countries over a range of issues....
03:17, 07/11/2019

Rams win Rozelle Award for public relations performance The Los Angeles Rams public relations staff has been selected as the 2019 Pete Rozelle Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. They also won the award in 1997 while in St. Louis. The Rozelle Award is given to the NFL club public...
21:51, 06/07/2019

Relations between Brazil lawmakers, government improve: survey Relations between Brazilian lawmakers and the government are improving, a survey showed on Friday, boosting the chances that the Congress will approve pension reform that is President Jair Bolsonaro's main economic reform plan....
18:34, 06/28/2019

Philippines normalizing Canada relations after garbage dispute There is no word yet on a return to Canada of the Philippine ambassador or consuls general, who were withdrawn until Canada took back a big load of garbage that had been festering in Philippine ports....
21:51, 06/06/2019

Shouldn't Let "Minor Speed Bumps" Come In Way Of Relations With US: Envoy Hopeful that India and the United States will find a "mutually satisfactory" solution to their bilateral differences, the Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that the two countries......
18:34, 07/12/2019

Germany keen to strengthen relations with Latin America German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has told DW that he wants to boost ties with countries in Latin America. His comments come ahead of a Latin America conference in Berlin at the end of May....
12:51, 05/24/2019

Pompeo aiming to improve Russia relations during Sochi meeting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday in the sunny Black Sea resort of Sochi that they were prepared to improve relations and find areas of mutual cooperation. Lavrov told the top US diplomat – who als...
17:51, 05/14/2019

Trump Says Relations With China Are ‘Right Back on Track’ After Trade War Talks at G20 (OSAKA, Japan) — President Donald Trump declared relations with China were “right back on track” after he and President Xi Jinping sought Saturday to de-escalate a prolonged trade war between the economic powerhouses despite doubts ...
12:17, 06/29/2019

German-Russian relations lauded at bilateral Petersburg Dialogue German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov have lauded their countries' cooperation. Relations have been strained over Russia's annexation of Crimea and the Ukraine conflict....
21:00, 07/18/2019

Fraught Franco-Italian relations a roadblock risk for Renault-FCA Fiat Chrysler's proposed $35 billion merger with Renault has cheered investors, won conditional support from Paris and Rome and even earned cautious backing from trade unions....
20:17, 05/29/2019

Chinese envoy says Canada-China relations have hit ‘rock bottom’ The remarks come at a time of heightened tensions following the December arrest of Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on an extradition request by the United States....
02:51, 05/24/2019

US-India relations tense as Pompeo meets Modi in New Delhi The US and India are trying to deepen their ties in the face of multiple security challenges in the "Indo-Pacific" region. But New Delhi faces the challenge of balancing India's security and economic interests....
15:34, 06/26/2019

Russian missile delivery to Turkey strains ally's relations with US First S-400 parts delivered to military base outside Ankara as Washington considers sanctionsRussia began the delivery of an advanced missile defence system to Turkey it has been reported, a move likely to trigger US sanctions against a Nato ally and...
15:17, 07/12/2019

Canada needs to keep Kovrig, Spavor at forefront of China relations, former detainee says Kevin Garratt spoke with Mercedes Stephenson on this week's episode of The West Block to share his experience and offer some advice to Canadian officials about next steps. ...
18:34, 05/19/2019

Guaido seeks relations with US military in attempt to take power in Venezuela Opposition leader asks aide to meet US Southern CommandTrump administration has not counted out military actionVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday said he has instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations...
02:34, 05/12/2019

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping talk Russia-China relations The Russian and Chinese leaders are set to once again meet at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum after having cozied up repeatedly in recent years. Miodrag Soric reports from Moscow....
03:00, 06/05/2019

UN opens new political mission for Haiti, ending 15-year peacekeeping mission The United Nations Security Council will establish an office in Haiti to support the country's government and increase stability, replacing the 15-year peacekeeping mission....
18:51, 06/26/2019

Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights abuses and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not halting weapons sales...
03:17, 07/11/2019

US seizes North Korean ship amid tense moment in relations The U.S. said Thursday it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind enforcement action that comes tense moment in relations between the two countries....
00:51, 05/10/2019

Austria video 'a trap' to sour relations with Moscow, Russian media say Austria's far-right vice chancellor, who quit after apparent dodgy dealings with a bogus Russian investor, was "a promising politician," said one Russian newspaper. Another hit out at the West's "blame Russia" rhetoric....
19:17, 05/19/2019

"Support Pak, India In Improving Relations": Xi Jinping Tells Imran Khan Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday offered Beijing's support for Pakistan and India to improve their strained relations during his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Bishkek, China's state-run......
17:00, 06/14/2019

South Korea leader says Trump-Kim meeting marked 'end of hostile relations' South Korean President Moon Jae In said Tuesday that this weekend's meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was the "start of an era of peace."...
01:34, 07/03/2019

Futures Now: Crude oil crushed from Iran relations, 'fundamental weakness' globally "Futures Now" Scott Nations of NationsShares and Jim Iuorio of TJM Institutional Services joins CNBC's Seema Mody to discuss crude oil's 3% intraday decline....
00:17, 07/03/2019

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers bill on Saudi rights The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....
16:34, 07/10/2019

Moves to create a Kosovo army have ‘deteriorated relations’ with Serbia: UN peacekeeping chief The decision by Kosovo’s parliament to form a national army was described by the UN Peacekeeping chief on Monday as having “further deteriorated relations between Belgrade and Pristina,” which, he said, have been strained for some time....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Canada-U.S. opioid plan helps rebuild relations frayed from trade talks The ranking U.S. diplomat on drug enforcement policy is to visit Ottawa in July to kick-start a fresh round of co-operation between the two countries on tackling the opioid crisis....
17:34, 06/29/2019

UK new car sales: what is each region buying? BMW's big in Yorkshire, while Ford reigns in the East. But the numbers don't always tell the whole story The Scots love Vauxhall but don’t buy a lot of Mercedes'. Volvo and BMW are both phenomenally popular in Yorkshire and Humber but they’re not f...
04:17, 05/14/2019

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers human rights bill on Saudi Arabia The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sale...
18:00, 07/10/2019

Putin hopes G20 Summit meeting with Theresa May can help repair relations after Salisbury novichok poisoning Vladimir Putin has said he believes his meeting with Theresa May at the G20 summit this week could help repair relations after the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil....
06:00, 06/28/2019

North Korea requested US send 'famous basketball players' to normalize relations: report North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reportedly requested the U.S. send “famous basketball players” to the Hermit Kingdom in an effort to normalize the relationship between the two countries....
15:00, 05/10/2019

Botswana’s High Court rules that sections of the penal code criminalizing same-sex relations are unconstitutional JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana’s High Court rules that sections of the penal code criminalizing same-sex relations are unconstitutional....
14:51, 06/11/2019

Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S.-Iran war in region unlikely Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday that a regional war between Washington and Tehran had become unlikely as the United States knows it would pay a heavy price....
04:17, 06/01/2019

EKU Softball Places Three on All-Region Team EKU Athletics RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team had three players named to the 2019 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region Team. Senior Destinee Lizzmore, sophomore Sammi Miller and senior Hannah Clark a...
23:17, 05/21/2019

NBC News poll of the South: Voters’ support for Trump grows, residents see race relations improving President Donald Trump’s approval ratings in the South have ticked upward, with 54 percent of voters giving a thumbs-up to the way he’s handling his job, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey online poll. The survey of voters in 11 sou...
00:51, 07/21/2019

How Congress can strengthen US-India relations amid rising trade tensions and curb China threat As the world's largest democracy and a solid partner in the Indo-Pacific region, India is ideologically congruent and strategically central to U.S. interests, writes Mukesh Aghi, president and CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum....
21:17, 06/28/2019

Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during his visit to Ethiopia to ...
19:17, 04/28/2019

Pokemon Sword and Shield leaks ahead of Pokemon Direct? 'Galar forms' to bolster new game? There are a good number of Pokemon Sword and Shield rumours floating around today - some more viable than others. Here's what we think of what we've seen so far....
17:17, 06/04/2019

Any conflict in region could spread: Iran general Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably, a senior Iranian military commander was cited as saying on Sunday by the semi-official news agency Fars....
10:00, 06/23/2019

Protesters take to streets to declare new Ethiopia region A political party representing some of Ethiopia's ethnic Sidama people said on Thursday it would postpone plans to declare a new region in defiance of the federal government and would accept the offer of a referendum in five months' time....
15:34, 07/18/2019

Iran says US 'hostile policies' dangerous for the region President Trump's plan to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East is "extremely dangerous" for peace in the region, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif....
00:17, 05/26/2019

Ethiopia delays referendum on new independent region Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum which could lead to the setting up of a new independent region. Many, especially young Sidamas, are unhappy with the delay....
21:00, 07/18/2019

Beautiful Paintings Of Pokemon's Kanto Region Games artist Simone Mändl has been doing a big series of paintings all about Pokemon. Specifically, the landscapes (and cityscapes) of the Kanto region....
05:00, 07/02/2019

Google opens second Japan cloud region Located in Osaka and part of the company's US$47 billion global investment, Google's latest cloud region is the second in Japan and seventh in Asia-Pacific, and supports a clientele that includes Asahi Group, Sharp, Yamaha, and Mercari....
08:34, 05/15/2019

Dutch Groningen region hit by 3.4 magnitude earthquake -KNMI A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Dutch region of Groningen, home of one of Europe's largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said....
08:34, 05/22/2019

U.N. says it confirms 17 deaths in central Darfur region of Sudan The United Nations said on Thursday it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and the burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in Sudan's central Darfur region earlier this week....
16:17, 06/13/2019

| Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper racism problem in the region....
12:34, 05/19/2019

Yemen’s Civil War Is Spilling Deeper Into the Gulf Region Yemen’s four-year civil war is spilling deeper into the oil-rich Persian Gulf region. Saudi Arabia, with its Sunni majority, intervened to support the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi; Iran, which has a Shiite majority, aids the Houthi ...
19:34, 05/20/2019

Washington region’s cybersecurity sector continues to heat up FireEye and TruShield Security Solutions are capitalizing on a massive national shortage of cybersecurity professionals and a growing demand for cyberdefense services across nearly every industry....
01:51, 06/03/2019

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a major military confrontation could erupt between Tehran and Washington....
10:17, 06/20/2019

Undiscovered Italy: The Strange and Splendid Carso Region In this string of small towns near the border with Slovenia, you’ll find a magnetic mishmash of cultures and culinary attractions from Habsburg-era castles to country taverns where the wine flows freely....
22:17, 06/20/2019

Putin says US military action against Iran would be a ‘catastrophe for the region’ Russia’s President Vladimir Putin warned the U.S.  Thursday not to take military action against Iran following the recent downing of an American drone and attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz....
01:17, 06/21/2019

Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools When Eyub Mohamad was a boy, security forces beat his father into paralysis. His offence was typing leaflets in Kurdish, banned under Syria’s ruling Baath party. Mohamad, with his family, fed and bathed his father for years. Wary of the typewriter th...
23:51, 05/06/2019

Gun homicides have dropped dramatically in this American region. What happened? Gun homicides nationwide have barely declined, but in California’s Bay Area they’re down 30%. In a year-long series, the Guardian investigates the initiatives that are saving lives in an area scarred by rising inequality and gentrificationWant the la...
10:34, 06/04/2019

US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will compete for influence in the Arctic and will counter attempts to make the Arctic the strategic preserve of any one or two nations...
18:17, 05/06/2019

Is Pakistan's war-ravaged northwestern region turning against the military? Pakistan's military has accused a Pashtun civil rights movement of destabilizing the country at Afghanistan's behest. Rights groups say that the movement is being targeted for opposing military policy in Pashtun lands....
00:34, 05/08/2019

Russia 'revolted' by Kosovan raid on Serbian region An armed police raid saw tensions flare between Serbia and Kosovo, where a fragile peace has repeatedly come under strain since Kosovo declared independence....
22:00, 05/28/2019

Wildfires sweep across Israel as heatwave grips region JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have ordered the evacuation of several communities in southern and central Israel as wildfires rage amid a major heatwave. Firefighters battled brushfires Thursday along the Gaza boundary, as well as near the country&#...
16:51, 05/23/2019

China's Xi says the Gulf region stands at 'crossroads of war and peace' Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that the Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation following increased tensions between Iran and the United States....
17:17, 06/28/2019

Iran Prepared to Defend Itself After U.S. Sends Troops to Region Iran would be prepared to respond to a possible confrontation with the U.S. after the Trump administration dispatched troops to the region and arranged the sale of billions of dollars in weapons to its Arab allies....
06:17, 05/26/2019

Ecuador cracks down on illegal miners in northern region Ecuador on Tuesday mobilized hundreds of soldiers and police to a mountainous area to confront illegal mining and organized crime that have fueled violence in the north of the country, the interior minister said....
00:51, 07/03/2019

HTC U11 receives tardy Android Pie update as promised, at least in one region Yes, HTC is still alive (barely) and kicking (occasionally), with its focus on blockchain smartphone technology only growing (for some reason) and a 5G-capable device (that's not a phone) up for pre-order in the US ahead of a Sprint-exclusive May 31 ...
21:17, 05/27/2019

Dutch Groningen region hit by 3.4 magnitude earthquake: KNMI A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Dutch region of Groningen, home of one of Europe's largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said....
07:00, 05/22/2019

Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn't seeking war in region Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the kingdom isn't seeking war in the region, but won't hesitate to deal with any threats to its people and vital interests....
10:00, 06/16/2019

Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn’t seeking war in region DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the kingdom isn’t seeking war in the region, but won’t hesitate to deal with any threats to its people and vital interests. In his first public ...
10:17, 06/16/2019

City of London to become first UK region with 15mph speed limit News 28 May, 2019 The City of London Corporation’s Court of Common Council has voted to implement a 15mph speed limit across the Square Mile...
15:00, 05/28/2019

Oil workers reveal a Venezuelan region crumbling despite its resources Venezuela oil workers say that the money intended to maintain PDVSA's equipment ended up elsewhere. They point to the thick layer of polluting oil sludge blanketing the shoreline of evidence of neglect....
18:51, 04/28/2019

In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region A Vatican document on Monday said the Church should consider ordaining older married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon, a historic shift which some say could pave the way for their use in other areas where clergy are scarce....
14:51, 06/17/2019

UPDATE 1-Fire breaks out on gas pipeline in Russia's Urals region A fire broke out on a major gas pipeline in the Urals region of Russia, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source in the emergency services....
21:17, 05/06/2019

Fire breaks out on gas pipeline in Russia's Urals region- Interfax A fire broke out on a major gas pipeline in the Urals region of Russia, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source in the emergency services....
21:17, 05/06/2019

Magnitude 3.4 quake hits gas field region of north Netherlands A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the north Dutch region of Groningen, home to one of Europe's largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said....
08:17, 05/22/2019

As Venezuela tensions mount, U.S. to deploy hospital ship to region As tensions with Venezuela mount, the United States is planning to announce on Tuesday the deployment of a military hospital ship to the region, U.S. officials say, in the latest sign of the Pentagon's limited, and targeted, involvement in the crisis...
00:34, 05/08/2019

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region Turkey killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region on Sunday in retaliation for an attack that killed a Turkish soldier, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Tuesday....
13:34, 06/11/2019

India Welcomes ASEAN's Outlook On Indo-Pacific Region Welcoming ASEAN's outlook on the Indo-Pacific, India said on Wednesday that it sees important elements of convergence with its own perspective on the region....
08:51, 06/27/2019

Pakistan PM Warns Against Risk Of War In Region Amid Iran Tensions Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran......
21:34, 05/25/2019

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated....
12:00, 05/25/2019

U.S. to sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behavior in Asia....
02:00, 06/04/2019

Cameroon opposition leader released after abduction in Anglophone region The leader of one of Cameroon's main opposition parties was released by his captors on Saturday after being abducted by unidentified gunmen in the country's restive Anglophone region a day earlier, his party said....
06:00, 06/30/2019

British Open is in Northern Ireland, and a region defined by ‘The Troubles’ can’t quite believe it “It was beyond the realms of possibility,” Darren Clarke, a former British Open champion and resident of Portrush, said of the town hosting the tournament for the first time in 68 years. “It was just never going to happen.”...
03:00, 07/18/2019

Iran's Guards kill two militants in northwestern region: Fars Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards killed two members of an "anti-revolutionary terrorist" group in a security operation in the northwest of the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday....
19:00, 07/02/2019

Turkish Diplomat Killed by Gunman in Iraqi Kurdish Region A Turkish diplomat was killed in the capital city of Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region Wednesday when at least one gunman opened fire inside a restaurant where the consular official was having lunch...
19:51, 07/17/2019

EU may ease regulations on food from Japan's nuclear disaster region The European Union proposed on Thursday easing restrictions on imports of some food from Japanese regions hit by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, Japanese officials said....
15:17, 06/27/2019

Ethiopia averts confrontation as party delays plan for new region A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia's federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama people in defiance of central authorities in Addis ...
21:34, 07/18/2019

UNESCO declares Erzgebirge region a World Heritage Site UN officials have granted protected status to the Erzgebirge region (The Ore Mountains) on the German-Czech border. The water management system in Augsburg was also declared a World Heritage Site at the Baku session....
21:51, 07/06/2019

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region Ethiopia's destabilizing regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the federal government, a global think-tank said on Thursday....
22:17, 07/04/2019

Major Fire At Power Station In Moscow Region Injures Many A major fire broke out at a power station in the Moscow region on Thursday, injuring six to nine people, the energy ministry and Russian media reports said....
14:17, 07/11/2019

Gunmen Attack Turkish Diplomats in Kurdish Region of Iraq At least one consulate employee was killed in the shooting at a restaurant, the authorities said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault....
17:00, 07/17/2019

East Sri Lanka on edge after Easter bombers linked to region Suicide bombings at a militants' safe house have shaken the simple homes of this east Sri Lankan town as well as the rest of this idyllic coast, as the investigation into the Islamic State-claimed Easter bombings has spread here....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Pokémon characters have their own pea-sized region in brain, study finds The first Pokémon game was released in 1996 for the Nintendo Game Boy. Detective Pikachu, the first live-action film inspired by the classic Nintendo game Pokémon, hits theaters on May 10. So it's timely that a new paper has just appeared in Nature...
20:17, 05/06/2019

Why the Asia-Pacific region is high on Dell Technologies' radar Advancements in innovations such as 5G, robotics and automation, and autonomous vehicles has made the region one to watch for global companies, Dell Technologies' president of Asia Pacific & Japan, Global Digital Cities has said....
04:00, 07/16/2019

Iran's recession is driving a growth slowdown among region's oil exporters, IMF says U.S. sanctions on Iran, oil production cuts and tighter fiscal conditions have all led to lower growth forecasts for the region's crude producers, the IMF reported Monday....
17:34, 04/29/2019

Two Shell oil workers rescued after Nigeria Delta region kidnapping: police Two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers who were kidnapped in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta region last week have been rescued, a police spokesman and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) said on Tuesday....
00:51, 05/01/2019

Peace is war as armed groups roil Colombia's lawless border region A peace deal with Farc guerrillas was meant to end decades of conflict but in Catatumbo violence is worse than everCamilo Pérez lost two brothers to Colombia’s long war. One was murdered by state-aligned militias, who falsely accused him of collabora...
22:00, 07/20/2019

U.S. military in region is 'weakest' in history: Iran deputy Guards chief The U.S. military presence in the Middle East is at its "weakest in history", a deputy commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards was on Sunday quoted by the semi-official news agency Fars as saying....
11:17, 05/26/2019

Asia and Pacific on course to miss all Sustainable Development Goals, says UN region chief Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told UN News a...
17:51, 07/18/2019

Gulf of Mexico nearly swallows car as Tropical Storm Barry lashes the region An Alabama driver’s car was nearly swallowed by the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Storm Barry began battering the Gulf Coast on Friday afternoon. Images from Dauphin Island, which is off the southern coast of Alabama near Mobile, show a gray Dodge...
05:51, 07/13/2019

Turkey, Russia reviewing deployment in Syria's Tel Rifaat region: Turkish VP Turkish and Russian officials are reviewing deployment of their forces in the Syrian border region of Tel Rifaat, Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday, a day after cross-border fire from the area killed one Turkish soldier....
11:51, 05/05/2019

Iran reportedly told proxy forces to target Americans in region President Trump boosted the US’ military presence in the Middle East after learning that Iran told some of its proxy forces that they can target Americans in the region, according to a report on Thursday. The US military is tracking threats inc...
21:51, 05/09/2019

Woman On Hike Dies On Hottest Weekend Of Year In Washington Region A woman hiking the Billy Goat Trail in Montgomery County, Maryland, died Saturday in what authorities believe was a heat-related medical emergency during the the hottest weekend of the year in the......
13:17, 07/22/2019

Torrential rains in Japan force over 1 million to evacuate southwestern region An onslaught of heavy rain across the southwestern part of Japan has forced more than 1 million people to be evacuated amid fears of landslides and widespread flooding....
23:51, 07/03/2019

Video conferencing growth and unique challenges in the Asia Pacific region Analysts report that the use of video conferencing in the Asia Pacific has increased in recent years. Read about three challenges to adopting and using video conferencing in that region....
01:34, 05/23/2019

Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan deploys to Indo-Pacific region The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and commander task force units began underway operations in the Indo-Pacific region, the Navy announced on Wednesday....
20:17, 05/22/2019

‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law The looting and destruction of UN food relief agency premises and property in Sudan, has prompted the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and UN Country Team, to condemn the assault as a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law”....
23:00, 06/24/2019

Cheek, Schaper, Martens and Reed Voted to NFCA All-Region Team LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Softball team placed four of its members on the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-Region Team, it was announced by the organization on Thursday morning. Abbey Cheek was named first team, Jenny Schaper and Alex ...
02:17, 05/17/2019

Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance security in the region: SPA Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday....
01:00, 07/20/2019

Ethiopian city braces for protests as activists promise to declare new region Activists in Ethiopia were set to declare a new region for their Sidama ethnic group on Thursday in defiance of the central government, with some residents of the southern city of Hawassa worried that it could lead to violence....
06:51, 07/18/2019

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Southern California the day after a large quake hit the region RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) – Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Southern California the day after a large quake hit the region....
12:36, 07/06/2019

Strong aftershock jolts same California desert region day after major quake A strong aftershock shook Southern California early on Friday as residents were still assessing the damage from the strongest earthquake in the region in 25 years on July 4, which was felt by more than 20 million people....
23:17, 07/05/2019

US, Japan To Work With India For An Open Indo-Pacific Region: Shinzo Abe The US and Japan will work with countries like India, Australia, ASEAN, UK and France to "forcefully" promote the idea of a free and open Indo-Pacific, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday,......
20:00, 05/27/2019

US carrier in Persian Gulf region sends clear signal to Iran ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — The USS Abraham Lincoln, with its contingent of Navy destroyers and cruisers and a fighting force of about 70 aircraft, is the centerpiece of the Pentagon’s response to what it calls Iranian threats to atta...
20:17, 06/08/2019

Hundreds of Thousands Flee Congo Violence, in Region Afflicted by Ebola Ethnic conflict in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has created a humanitarian crisis and complicated the fight against an outbreak....
19:51, 06/18/2019

UPDATE 1-Magnitude 3.4 quake hits gas field region of north Netherlands A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the north Dutch region of Groningen, home to one of Europe's largest natural gas fields, early on Wednesday, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said....
08:34, 05/22/2019

UN terrorism chief heavily criticized for trip to China's Xinjiang region United Nations counter terrorism chief Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov has come under heavy criticism from the United States and human rights groups over his recent trip to China's repressive Xinjiang region....
02:51, 06/19/2019

Agriculture Dept. Announces Plan to Move Economists to Kansas City Region The relocation plan follows criticism from career staff members who have been fearful about their jobs being moved and who have speculated that the Trump administration is trying to stifle research....
01:51, 06/14/2019

HollyFrontier halts operations at Tulsa, Oklahoma refinery as rain hits region HollyFrontier on Thursday said it is temporarily shutting operations at its 155,300-barrel-per-day Tulsa, Oklahoma, refinery as a precaution due to high water, the latest headache due to bad weather in the region....
21:34, 05/23/2019

Decode and play your damaged and region locked DVDs with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum A DVD collection serves an important purpose, to keep your favourite video content to be watched whenever you want, without the need for an internet connection. But some DVDs just won't play and that can be more than frustrating. So, well done f...
18:51, 05/07/2019

Strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years rattles region, rumbles residents A preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Southern California on Thursday, shaking an area for hundreds of miles.        ...
14:51, 07/05/2019

Oysters from Mexico region linked to gastrointestinal illness outbreak, California officials say Oyster lovers, beware: Raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico, have been linked to a gastrointestinal illness outbreak in California....
22:51, 05/08/2019

Vatican considers allowing married men to become priests in clergy-scarce Amazon region The Vatican is considering allowing married men to become priests to help counter a shortage of them in a part of the world where some estimates say there are only one for every 10,000 Catholics....
19:34, 06/17/2019

Europe heatwave breaks records in Germany, Czech Republic as region sizzles A scorching heatwave is baking western and central Europe, setting new temperature records for June in Germany and the Czech Republic as forecasters warn it will get hotter before the heat dissipates....
15:51, 06/27/2019

Mysterious Cosmic Radio Burst Detected in a Completely Unexpected Region of Space For years, astronomers have struggled to understand the source of fast radio bursts, powerful split-second pulses of energy that originate far outside our galaxy. In an astonishing technical feat, astronomers have finally managed to pinpoint the gala...
20:17, 06/27/2019

Iran warns western powers to 'leave region' amid Gulf crisis Foreign ministry demands release of Iranian oil tanker UK seized last weekIran has called on Britain to release its seized oil tanker and warned foreign powers to “leave the region because Iran and other regional countries are capable of securing the...
11:17, 07/12/2019

As Canada-China relations worsen, a Trudeau cabinet minister sends cheery tweets from China The Trudeau Liberals are defending a cabinet minister's business promotion trip to China while China has two Canadians -- including a business operator -- in jail....
00:17, 07/04/2019

Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage Taiwan’s legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first for Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who championed the cause for two decades....
11:34, 05/17/2019

Ethiopia’s prime minister says his government has foiled a coup attempt in a region outside the capital, some dead ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister says his government has foiled a coup attempt in a region outside the capital, some dead....
14:17, 06/23/2019

Exclusive: America’s drug czar tours region where surge of cocaine and meth arrive into US America's drug czar, touring a border area beset by increased shipments of illegal drugs, told Fox News in an exclusive interview Wednesday that officials there were stretched so thin they "have no ability to really focus in on the core mission."...
21:00, 07/10/2019

Large earthquake strikes Southern California day after 6.4 temblor hit region, experts warn of more aftershocks A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck early Friday near the same region in Southern California where a significant tremor hit one day before, according to the U.S. Geological Survey....
18:34, 07/05/2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he 'absolutely agrees' with comment that Trump is an 'illegitimate president' AP Photo/Michael Dwyer During a campaign event in New Hampshire, former Vice President Joe Biden said he agreed with a woman who said that President Donald Trump is an "illegitimate president in my mind." This is Biden's first trip to New Hampshire ...
22:34, 05/15/2019

Mark Levin: President Trump 'the most abused president in American history' "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin unloaded on Democrats Wednesday night and called President Trump the "most abused president in American history."...
14:51, 05/23/2019

French President Macron Gave President Trump a ‘Friendship Tree’ Last Year. It Is Now Dead French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed the “friendship tree” he presented as a gift to the White House last year has died, and that a replacement is on the way. President Donald Trump and Macron originally planted the European ses...
06:51, 06/13/2019

Vladimir Putin Says US-Russia Relations Are Getting "Worse And Worse" Russia President Vladimir Putin said relations between Moscow and Washington were getting worse and worse, noting in an interview published on Thursday that the current US administration had imposed......
06:34, 06/14/2019

Iran’s President Rouhani mocks President Trump, says the White House is ‘afflicted by mental retardation’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s President Rouhani mocks President Trump, says the White House is ‘afflicted by mental retardation’...
12:17, 06/25/2019

President Trump Says He’ll Raise China Tariffs If President Xi Won’t Meet at G-20 President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again if President Xi Jinping doesn’t meet with him at the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Japan. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that he could impose tariffs of 25%, ...
03:51, 06/11/2019

Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced stop in Iraq amid increased tensions in region Pompeo met with Iraq's defense and intelligence chiefs, as well as the country's foreign minister and several other officials.        ...
01:17, 05/08/2019

First Couples Say ‘I Do’ in Taiwan After Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized Tears flowed and bouquets flew on Friday as hundreds of same-sex couples exchanged vows in Taipei’s Shinyi District. Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage when its legislature voted to approve the measure last we...
09:34, 05/24/2019

Taiwan holds Asia's first gay wedding A week after lawmakers took the historic step of legalizing gay marriage, the first same-sex couples have tied the knot in Taiwan. Yet the newly-weds are still subject to restrictions not faced by heterosexual couples....
09:34, 05/24/2019

Taiwan votes to legalize same-sex marriage Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. (May 17)        ...
18:17, 05/17/2019

Supporters Celebrate Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Taiwan’s legislature approved Asia’s first same-sex marriage law on Friday. Same-sex marriage supporters gathered outside Parliament in Taipei while the vote was in process....
18:34, 05/17/2019

Same-sex couples in Taiwan wed at massive banquet TAIPEI, Taiwan — More than 1,000 people attended a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan’s capital to celebrate the marriage of same-sex couples after a landmark decision legalizing the unions. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex mar...
19:51, 05/27/2019

China tells US: Hands off Taiwan The Chinese government has slammed Washington for engaging with Taipei and ordered the Trump administration to cease diplomatic engagements with the island, after a highly unusual public meeting between top officials from the US and Taiwan....
10:51, 05/28/2019

Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex weddings Beaming in the bright sunshine, Amber Wang took the hand of her new wife, Kristin Huang, on the steps of the Xinyi District office in Taipei, Friday, making history as one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Asia....
07:00, 05/24/2019

Taiwan allows gay couples to register marriages Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages on Friday after the parliament passed the laws to legalize same-sex marriage a week ago. (May 24)        ...
12:00, 05/24/2019

China says US should not allow visit by Taiwan’s leader China says the U.S. should not allow an ongoing visit by Taiwan’s president to New York and that it would impose sanctions on American companies that sell arms to the self-governing island as part of an expected $2.2 billion deal...
15:00, 07/12/2019

China says U.S. should 'not play with fire' on Taiwan China's top diplomat Wang Yi warned the United States on Friday that it should "not play with fire" on the question of Taiwan, expressing anger about a planned U.S. arms sale....
13:51, 07/12/2019

Taiwan Has Approved Same-Sex Marriage in a First for Asia (TAIPEI, Taiwan) — Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as church o...
09:34, 05/17/2019

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody. Taiwan’s Constit...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage Taiwan’s parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, becoming the first in Asia with a comprehensive law that both allows and lays out the terms for couples from the same sex to get married....
13:00, 05/17/2019

US sails destroyers through Taiwan Strait The US Navy sailed two destroyers, the USS Stethem and USS William P. Lawrence, through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, referring to the operation as a "routine" transit....
07:34, 04/30/2019

Taiwan changing name of de-facto embassy in US TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it is changing the name of its de-facto embassy in the U.S. amid the strongest relations between the sides in decades. The foreign ministry tweeted that the Coordination Council for North American Affairs was being r...
05:51, 05/25/2019

Taiwan recognized same-sex marriage for the first time. Here are the scenes of joy. The legislature of the island near the Chinese mainland voted last week, 66 to 27, to recognize same-sex unions, becoming the first in Asia to do so....
21:00, 05/24/2019

| WATCH: Taiwan allows gay couples to register marriages Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages after the parliament passed the laws to legalize same-sex marriage a week ago....
04:51, 05/25/2019

Vietnam, Taiwan winning the US-China trade war Vietnam has emerged as the biggest beneficiary as importers in China and the US look to skirt tit-for-tat tariffs, a report shows. But it warns the findings don't tell the full story of the overall impact of the dispute....
00:17, 06/06/2019

China warns US ‘not to play with fire’ regarding Taiwan China’s foreign minister says that the United States should not “play with fire” regarding Taiwan after the U.S. announced its intention to sell $2.2 billion in weapons to the island state...
15:17, 07/12/2019

China slams $2.2B U.S. weapons sales to Taiwan China is condemning a recent U.S. decision to sell $2.2 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan, saying the "reckless" policy tampers with Chinese sovereignty....
16:34, 07/09/2019

Taiwan gay marriage: Hundreds tie the knot on historic day Hundreds of gay couples in Taiwan have rushed to get married on Friday - the first day a landmark decision that legalised same-sex marriage took effect....
16:17, 05/24/2019

Taiwan parliament approves gay marriage bill The government of Taiwan has survived a last-ditch attempt by conservatives to water down landmark legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. The issue has highlighted bitter divisions on the island....
08:17, 05/17/2019

Intel will tease 10-nm Ice Lake processor in Taiwan ntel said it will show a number of new products, including its 10-nanometer mobile processor code-named Ice Lake. It will also show a desktop gaming chip.Read More...
22:17, 05/26/2019

Taiwan profits from America’s trade war with China President Donald Trump’s threatened 25% tariff is prompting Taiwanese companies that opened factories in China to make PCs, smartphones, and tablets for America’s tech giants to move some production back to Taiwan. They’re also looking for cheaper la...
20:17, 05/31/2019

Taiwan pro-Beijing politician: You can change China "We should emphasize the differences" between China and Taiwan, says Taiwanese pro-Beijing politician Chou Hsi-wei. "Go there … and change them." But is he selling a fantasy to voters? He talks to DW's Conflict Zone....
21:00, 07/18/2019

Taiwan Legislature Approves Asia's First Same-Sex Marriage Law Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation....
12:00, 05/17/2019

Taiwan complains about Spain's extraditions to China Taiwan is accusing Spain of double standards when it comes to extraditing criminal suspects to China after the government in Madrid sent to Beijing a group of 94 Taiwanese citizens accused of telephone and online fraud....
21:51, 06/13/2019

In first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality....
08:51, 05/17/2019

Taiwan is first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.        ...
09:00, 05/17/2019

Taiwan parliament becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage Hundreds of supporters gather as parliament votes for bill that specifically included the word ‘marriage’Taiwan has secured a first for Asia, reaching a landmark decision to legalise same-sex marriage, after its parliament rejected last-ditch attempt...
10:17, 05/17/2019

In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality....
12:51, 05/17/2019

Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company's new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: A Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled, democratic island....
05:17, 06/26/2019

| WATCH: Taiwan votes to legalise same-sex marriage Taiwan’s legislature voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage — a historic first for Asia Taiwan's legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades....
22:17, 05/17/2019

Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles Taipei is due to take a series of decisive steps this week to legalize same-sex marriages before the May 24 deadline set by the island’s top court. However, deep divisions in public opinion may stall the process....
16:34, 05/16/2019

Marriage Equality Comes to Taiwan in a Historic First for Asia Tens of thousands of celebrators gathered outside Taiwan’s parliament on May 17, waving rainbow flags as the island’s government became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The move comes at a moment of change for LGBTQ rights...
13:00, 05/23/2019

Taiwan Holds First Gay Marriages In Historic Day For Asia Taiwan made history on Friday with Asia's first legal gay weddings as same-sex couples tied the knot in jubilant and emotional scenes, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality....
06:34, 05/24/2019

Putin says U.S.-Russia relations are getting 'worse and worse' President Vladimir Putin said relations between Moscow and Washington were getting worse and worse, noting in an interview published on Thursday that the current U.S. administration had imposed dozens of sanctions on Russia....
16:17, 06/13/2019

Inflatable ‘Tank Man’ in Taiwan marks Tiananmen protests TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An artist has erected an inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei’s fa...
14:17, 06/01/2019

The Latest: Taiwan uses Tiananmen to show China contrast BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is using the 30th anniversary of China’s crackdown on the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests ...
12:34, 06/04/2019

China says it will sanction U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan China said on Friday it will sanction U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan, after Washington approved possible sales of $2.2 billion in tanks, missiles and related equipment....
13:51, 07/12/2019

Anadarko says to supply Mozambique LNG to Japan's JERA, Taiwan's CPC Anadarko Petroleum Corp said on Monday that a unit it jointly owns which markets gas from Mozambique has signed a long-term deal to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Japan's JERA and Taiwan's CPC Corp....
11:00, 05/13/2019

Hundreds of couples tie the knot after Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan got married on Friday, the day the country’s new law legalizing the marriages went into effect. The move to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia, came after two decades of LGBT rights activists advocating...
22:17, 05/24/2019

Trump Administration Is Split Over Arms Sale to Taiwan As the U.S. pursues the sale of more than $2 billion of tanks and other weapons to Taiwan, the Trump administration is split over the potential repercussions the deal may have on efforts to reignite trade talks with China....
23:51, 06/17/2019

Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China....
05:51, 04/29/2019

A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a bloody, logistical nightmare Roaring out of the sky, an F-16V fighter jet lands smoothly to rearm and refuel on an unremarkable freeway in rural Taiwan, surrounded by rice paddies....
12:00, 06/24/2019

China signals won't follow Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage The Chinese government signaled on Wednesday that it would not follow Taiwan's example on same-sex marriage after the first legal unions in Asia were hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region....
07:51, 05/29/2019

China to Sanction U.S. Companies for Arms Sales to Taiwan China will sanction U.S. firms that participate in arms sales to Taiwan, after Washington approved sales of $2.2 billion in tanks, missiles and related military hardware, Beijing said....
18:00, 07/12/2019

If Trump wants tariffs with China, then look to Taiwan and Japan for trade With both sides retreating to their respective corners, it appears the trade conflict between the United States and China, the two largest economies in the world, isn’t going to end anytime soon....
08:51, 05/21/2019

China signals it won’t follow Taiwan in allowing gay marriage BEIJING – The Chinese government signaled on Wednesday that it would not follow Taiwan’s example on same-sex marriage after the first legal unions in Asia were hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region. Taiwan’s parliament passe...
03:34, 05/30/2019

Taiwan’s military trains for a Chinese invasion on the beach FANGSHAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese tanks and soldiers have fired at simulated Chinese forces in an anti-invasion drill on the island’s coast. The live-fire drill on Thursday at a beach in southern Taiwan is part of an ongoing annual exercise des...
09:00, 05/30/2019

China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell Taiwan arms China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington....
07:17, 07/16/2019

EVA Air attendants strike halts flights for 1,000s in Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strike by flight attendants at EVA Air, Taiwan’s second-largest airline, has left thousands of passengers scrambling for alternative transport. Dozens of flights had been canceled as a Friday after flight attendants walk...
07:17, 06/21/2019

Taiwan's military stages mock Chinese invasion Thousands of air, sea, and land troops took part in the exercises across the entire island. The drills took place amidst what Taiwan says is increasing military intimidation from China....
12:34, 05/30/2019

Taiwan: China refuses to rule out force over reunification Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said the army had a "sacred duty" to defend Chinese territory. Beijing still sees Taiwan as part of its territory and is pushing for reunification....
06:51, 06/02/2019

U.S. Navy warships pass through strategic Taiwan Strait The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China....
03:00, 04/29/2019

Taiwan Set to Receive $2 Billion in U.S. Arms, Drawing Ire From China The sales, along with a pending visit to the United States by Taiwan’s president, are likely to put further strain on Washington’s relationship with Beijing....
12:17, 07/09/2019

China calls on U.S. to withdraw arms sale to Taiwan China's foreign ministry called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw a potential $2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action....
11:17, 07/09/2019

U.S. Navy sends two ships through strategic Taiwan Strait The U.S. military said it sent two Navy ships through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, its latest transit through the sensitive waterway and a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense relations between the world's two biggest economies....
07:34, 05/23/2019

Taiwan parliament begins discussion of landmark same-sex legislation Taiwan's parliament on Friday began discussion of a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage, amid a heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled island....
05:17, 05/17/2019

US answers Taiwan's plea for tanks despite Beijing’s anger Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team authorized the sale of military equipment valued at $2.2 billion to Taiwan, just a few months after President Tsai Ing-wen made a public appeal for new tanks and fighter jets in response to the Chinese Communist ...
05:51, 07/11/2019

Taiwan's TSMC says chip shipments to Huawei not affected by U.S. ban TSMC, the world's biggest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday its shipments to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are not affected by U.S. action aimed at curbing the telecom equipment maker's access to American technology....
09:00, 05/23/2019

Trade war could turn Japan, Taiwan firms into casualties Leading electronics manufacturers in Japan and Taiwan are facing a crisis because of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to possibly place 25 percent tariffs on another $300 billion worth of "Chinese" goods....
23:00, 05/15/2019

Taiwan's finance system: Not-so-crazy, rich and regulated Over the last 30 years, Taiwan has become very wealthy – is that in spite of, or because of, the pariah island’s tightly restricted financial system? New finance minister, Su Jain-rong, gives Asiamoney his views....
11:17, 06/28/2019

Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex marriages as couples tie knot Same-sex couples tied the knot in emotional scenes in Taiwan on Friday, the first legal marriages in Asia hailed by activists as a social revolution for the region....
10:51, 05/24/2019

Taiwan used to be home to a huge number of bears. No one really knows how many are left Classified as "endangered" by the Taiwan government, Formosan black bears are being pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal hunting and land clearing....
02:17, 06/09/2019

Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defense systems Taiwan confirms it has submitted a request to purchase more than 100 U.S. tanks along with air defense and anti-tank missile systems in a major potential arms sale that could worsen China-U.S. frictions...
06:34, 06/06/2019

Foxconn's Gou to keep board seat as he bids for Taiwan's presidency Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn, will retain a seat on the company's proposed board, a company filing showed on Friday, as he plans to run in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election....
20:17, 05/10/2019

US Approves Potential $2.2 Billion Weapons Sale To Taiwan The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $2.2 billion in arms, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon said on Monday....
08:51, 07/09/2019

US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change Taiwan’s international standing threatens to increase the possibility of conflict...
07:17, 05/24/2019

A comedian who played a president on TV just became Ukraine's president On April 21, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who played a president in a popular Ukrainian TV series, defeated incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in a landslide, garnering 73.2% of the vote to Poroshenko’s 24.4%....
22:51, 04/28/2019

Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres “to play a role” in bringing countries to the table....
01:17, 06/25/2019

U.S. 'playing with fire' on Taiwan, China says ahead of defense meeting The United States is "playing with fire" with its support for self-ruled Taiwan, China said on Thursday, in angry comments ahead of a meeting between Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan....
18:34, 05/30/2019

2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait, draw China protest Two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in an apparent show of support for the government of the self-ruled island, which China claims as its own...
11:34, 05/23/2019

As China looms, US seeks Taiwan role at UN health assembly The U.S. health secretary says the United States has an “excellent relationship with China,” but insists rival Taiwan should be granted observer status at the U.N. health agency’s biggest yearly gathering...
18:51, 05/20/2019

U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday....
01:34, 07/09/2019

Taiwan lands aircraft on highway as part of military drills Taiwan’s air force demonstrated its tactical training on Tuesday, landing four war planes, assault helicopters and cardinal drone on a normally busy highway to simulate a response to a Chinese attack on its air fields...
08:34, 05/28/2019

Taiwan pledges help for Hong Kong protesters seeking sanctuary More than 30 protesters have arrived in Taiwan to seek shelter from prosecutionTaiwan’s government has said it will provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters seeking sanctuary, after local media reported dozens of activists involved in an unpreceden...
13:00, 07/19/2019

China bridles at rare meeting between Taiwan and U.S. security officials China responded angrily on Monday as Taiwan confirmed the first meeting in more than four decades between senior U.S. and Taiwanese security officials....
11:17, 05/27/2019

Taiwan open to granting Hong Kong protesters asylum Taiwan's government has said it would provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters on humanitarian grounds. The pledge risks straining the already tense relationship between Taipei and Beijing....
14:34, 07/19/2019

China says strongly opposes Bolton meeting Taiwan official China's foreign ministry said on Monday that Beijing strongly opposes a meeting this month between U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and Taiwan's national security chief David Lee....
11:17, 05/27/2019

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions Taiwan’s navy has held a major annual live-firing exercise off the island’s east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes...
11:17, 05/22/2019

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely Taiwan’s president says she will follow “humanitarian principles” in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests...
11:17, 07/20/2019

Balloon 'Tank Man' in Taiwan marks 30 years since Tiananmen crackdown A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and "tank man" - the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks on Beijing's Tiananmen Square - to mark 30 years since China's......
18:51, 05/21/2019

Taiwan's Foxconn shares drop more than 2% after quarterly profit miss Shares of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer, dropped more than 2% on Wednesday after the company posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit....
10:51, 05/15/2019

Taiwan parliament weighs landmark same-sex measures ahead of vote Taiwan's parliament on Friday discussed measures to legalize same-sex marriage ahead of a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation, despite deep divisions over marriage equality....
08:00, 05/17/2019

Taiwan issues warnings for year's first typhoon as thousands evacuated Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday as the island braced for its first typhoon this year, as airlines canceled domestic flights and authorities issued warnings about floods and high seas....
08:17, 07/17/2019

Trump Administration Plans to Sell More Than $2 Billion of Arms to Taiwan The proposed weapons package, including 108 tanks, is the costliest in recent years. The sale would add to tensions between the United States and China....
01:17, 06/07/2019

Gogoro brings its on-demand electric scooter rentals to Taiwan Gogoro is expanding its on-demand scooter rental service. In August, the two-wheeled, electric Smartscooters will be available as part of a ridesharing program in Taiwan called GoShare. The scooters will use Gogoro's swappable batteries, so inst...
21:17, 07/05/2019

'I feel lucky': Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia Hundreds of couples tie the knot after parliament became the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriageAfter decades of campaigning and waiting, Taiwan has welcomed hundreds of same-sex couples as they exercised their new legal rights to tie the kno...
13:17, 05/24/2019

Taiwan lashes back at Chinese defense minister’s threats Taiwan is lashing out at the Chinese defense minister’s renewed threat to use force to assert China’s claim to the island, accusing Beijing of creating unease in the region and seeking to “expand its hegemony”...
08:34, 06/03/2019

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen warns against 'overseas forces' at beginning of US trip Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States Thursday, warning that democracy in her homeland faced renewed threats from "overseas forces," in comments seemingly aimed at China....
11:00, 07/12/2019

Taiwan lashes back at Chinese defense minister's threats Taiwan is lashing out at the Chinese defense minister's renewed threat to use force to assert China's claim to the island, accusing Beijing of creating unease in the region and seeking to "expand its hegemony."...
11:00, 06/03/2019

Taiwan's CPC says naphtha tanker hit by suspected attack in Middle East An oil tanker carrying fuel from the Middle East for Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp was suspected to have been attacked earlier on Thursday, the company said....
14:34, 06/13/2019

Taiwan's marriage law brings frustration and hope for LGBT China Public acceptance is improving, but in some cases Chinese authorities are moving in the other directionIt was a landmark moment for LGBT rights. When Taiwan passed a law allowing same-sex couples to marry, crowds in Taipei erupted into cheers, chanti...
06:34, 07/05/2019

Taiwan calls on China to 'repent' for Tiananmen Square crackdown Taiwan has called on China to "sincerely repent" for the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square, as the government remains silent on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy....
17:51, 06/04/2019

The State Department Is Proposing a $2 Billion Sale of Arms to Taiwan (WASHINGTON) — The State Department is proposing the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, sidestepping protests from China. The tanks represent a significant upgrade to Taiw...
07:17, 07/09/2019

US to sell tanks, missiles to Taiwan amid tensions with Beijing The US State Department approved a sale of $2.2 billions-worth of weapons to Taiwan, including over 100 tanks, despite protests in Beijing. The move still needs to be endorsed by the US Congress....
09:34, 07/09/2019

US State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan China's Foreign Ministry said last month when the possible sale was first reported that it was seriously concerned about U.S. arms sales to self-ruled Taiwan....
09:51, 07/09/2019

U.S. Plans More Than $2 Billion in Weapons Sales to Taiwan, Angering Beijing The U.S. is planning a new effort to help the Taiwanese government upgrade its military by allowing Taipei to buy billions of dollars’ worth of weapons systems, possibly including more than 100 tanks—a move that has already drawn criticism from Beiji...
08:00, 06/07/2019

U.S. Readies $2 Billion Taiwan Arms Package Despite Protest From Beijing The Pentagon and State Department have informally notified Congress of a potential $2 billion deal with Taiwan that includes the first-time sale of one of the U.S. Army’s top tanks, according to an official familiar with the proposal, drawing p...
14:51, 06/06/2019

Pentagon proposes $2.2B arms sale to Taiwan, slighting China The State Department is proposing the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles, sidestepping protests from China....
02:17, 07/10/2019

Many in Hong Kong, fearful of China's grasp, flee to Taiwan For Hong Kong resident Yung Xiu Kwan, 67, a proposed extradition law that would allow people in the former British colony to be sent to mainland China for trial was the final straw....
16:17, 06/18/2019

Trump's tank sale to Taiwan is a boon for Ohio manufacturing The Trump administration's proposed sale of 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks to Taiwan not only serves a national security purpose — it is also a major boost to the Ohio manufacturing sector....
16:51, 07/12/2019

China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2 billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and national security....
19:34, 07/12/2019

Taiwan's China Airlines signs MOU for 11 Airbus A321neo jets Airbus announced an aircraft deal with Taiwan's China Airlines on Wednesday, snatching the renewal of the carrier's single-aisle fleet from U.S. rival Boeing a day after the U.S. planemaker made a shock entry into Airbus-supplied IAG....
11:34, 06/19/2019

Inflatable tank man in Taiwan marks Tiananmen Square anniversary An artist has erected an inflatable display in Taiwan’s capital to mark an iconic moment in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests. The larger-than-life balloon installation, which stands in front of Taipei’s famous Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall...
03:00, 06/02/2019

Solomon Islands plans due diligence tour on Taiwan ties The Solomon Islands, one of Taiwan's remaining allies in the Pacific, will send a delegation to study Chinese aid in neighboring countries as it considers a diplomatic switch to Beijing, the delegation leader said on Monday....
09:34, 06/25/2019

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed SINGAPORE (AP) — China’s defense minister is warning its military will “resolutely take action” to defend Beijing’s claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters. Speaking at an annual security conference i...
05:51, 06/02/2019

China To 'Fight At All Costs' For 'Reunification' With Taiwan: Defence Minister China will fight anyone who tries to interfere in its "reunification" with Taiwan, Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday in a combative speech peppered with threats against the United States over......
08:00, 06/02/2019

US approves potential sale of $2.2bn in arms to Taiwan, stoking China's anger Beijing opposes the possible sale saying the US should understand the ‘damaging nature of their decision’The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $2.2bn in arms, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon sa...
09:34, 07/09/2019

How US-built Abrams tanks could help Taiwan stop a Chinese ground attack The Trump administration’s plan to sell tanks, missiles and ground-launched air defenses to Taiwan embodies what might be called a strategic paradigm shift to empower the small island’s deterrence posture against an often-threatened Chinese invasion....
17:51, 06/18/2019

Taiwan's Foxconn readies chip boss to succeed Gou as chairman: sources Foxconn is poised to nominate chip unit boss Liu Young to succeed Terry Gou as chairman in a surprise choice by the iPhone assembler, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said....
14:51, 05/13/2019

China Demands US Cancel Potential $2.2 Billion Arms Sale To Taiwan China demanded Tuesday that the United States "immediately cancel" a potential sale of $2.2 billion in arms to self-ruled Taiwan, including battle tanks and anti-aircraft missiles, adding fuel to......
17:00, 07/09/2019

US is preparing big weapons sale to Taiwan in a challenge to China amid trade war The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion dollars worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the world's two biggest economie...
00:00, 06/06/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday, despite Chinese criticism of the deal....
04:17, 07/09/2019

China vows to impose sanctions on US firms supplying Taiwan military US approved sale of tanks and missiles to Taiwan this weekBeijing calls sales ‘a serious violation of international law’China has said it will impose sanctions on US firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2bn worth of tanks, missiles and related equipme...
01:17, 07/13/2019

| Taiwan and US officials hold rare meeting amid China tension Senior national security officials from the United States and Taiwan have held their first meeting in four decades this month, with the aim of deepening cooperation, the government in Taipei has said....
23:00, 05/27/2019

Hundreds of same-sex couples exchange vows as Taiwan recognizes same-sex marriage for the first time The legislature of the island near the Chinese mainland voted last week, 66 to 27, to recognize same-sex unions, becoming the first in Asia to do so....
21:00, 05/24/2019

Foxconn's Gou retains seat on proposed board as he bids for Taiwan's presidency Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn, will retain a seat on the company's proposed board, a company filing showed on Friday, as he plans to run in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election....
15:51, 05/10/2019

Taiwan’s iPhone Tycoon Walks a Fraught U.S.-China Line in Presidential Run Terry Gou, who on Friday stepped back from his electronics empire, must strike a balance between the Washington and Beijing as the trade war simmers....
13:17, 06/21/2019

14 inspirational photos of celebrations in Taiwan after it became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage Carl Court/ Getty Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, becoming the first country in Asia to do so. Thousands of people filled the streets of the nation's capital city, Taipei, to celebrate the new law. The bill, which will go into effect...
01:17, 05/18/2019

Taiwan on 'high alert' after finding invasive armyworm in corn crop Taiwan is on "high alert" for further damage by the fall armyworm, said Premier Su Tseng-chang on Tuesday, after the island reported its first sighting of the invasive pest in a corn field....
10:51, 06/11/2019

Foxconn announces leadership overhaul as chairman seeks Taiwan presidency Apple supplier Foxconn on Tuesday announced a leadership overhaul that will see more executives involved in the running of its daily operations, as Chairman Terry Gou seeks to run in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election....
12:51, 06/11/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday, despite Chinese criticism of the deal....
01:34, 07/09/2019

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait and calls for sanctions against US companies China held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a part of its territory....
17:17, 07/15/2019

In Taiwan, Hong Kong immigrants despair over future back home Kitty Wong and Adolf Lim are tightening the screws on their future in Taiwan as they make the final touches to a hostel in the southern city of Tainan, that they hope will open its doors to holiday-makers next month....
06:00, 06/30/2019

UPDATE 2-China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2-billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and national security....
14:51, 07/13/2019

Taiwan's China Airlines plans to upgrade fleet with Boeing 777 freighters Taiwan's China Airlines Ltd has provisionally ordered up to six Boeing Co 777 freighters, the companies said on Wednesday, as the carrier attempts to modernize its cargo fleet....
11:34, 06/19/2019

UPDATE 1-China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms that sell arms to Taiwan China said on Friday it would impose sanctions on U.S. firms involved in a deal to sell $2.2 billion worth of tanks, missiles and related equipment to Taiwan, saying it harmed China's sovereignty and national security....
19:00, 07/12/2019

Hong Kong protests fortify Taiwan, and the West, against China's expansion Mass protests against Chinese President Xi Jinping’s attempt to encroach on Hong Kong’s judicial system have fortified neighboring Taiwan and other U.S. allies, according to lawmakers and analysts....
12:00, 06/27/2019

Specter of extradition law spreads as Hong Kong bookseller flees to Taiwan A Hong Kong bookseller who was detained by China is seeking refuge in Taiwan, saying his home city will no longer be safe when new laws are enacted allowing extradition to China, which could drive even more emigrations from the financial hub....
19:17, 04/29/2019

Hong Kong extradition law could instill climate of fear, says Taiwan official Chinese-ruled Hong Kong's push for an extradition law with Beijing could further undermine the city's freedoms and rule of law and a instill a climate of fear, a senior Taiwan official overseeing policy with China said on Friday....
17:17, 05/03/2019

For China's LGBTQ people, Taiwan's rainbow victory is a moment of joy and pain When Chinese gay rights activist Peng Yanhui heard that Taiwan had approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 17 as he boarded a flight, he burst into tears of joy....
04:00, 05/23/2019

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait, calls for sanctions against US companies The Chinese government held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a renegade province....
11:17, 07/15/2019

U.S. House passes pro-Taiwan bills, amid trade tensions with China The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously backed legislation supporting Taiwan which faces military and diplomatic pressure from China as members of the U.S. Congress push for a sharper approach to relations with Beijing....
04:17, 05/08/2019

Fort takes over as commander of Naval Forces Japan, Navy Region Japan Rear Adm. Brian Fort assumed command of Naval Forces Japan on Wednesday, relieving Rear Adm. Gregory Fenton during a change of command ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan....
18:51, 07/10/2019

US imposes duties on steel from Vietnam originally produced in South Korea, Taiwan The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it would impose duties of up to 456% on certain steel produced in South Korea or Taiwan that are then shipped to Vietnam for minor processing and finally exported to the United States....
07:17, 07/03/2019

Canadian navy ships sailed through Taiwan strait amid tension with China China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Canadian navy ships sailed through the Strait of Taiwan, which separates self-ruled Taiwan from China, an act that could inflame already bad bilateral relations....
00:51, 06/28/2019

Foxconn picks chip-unit head for chairman, as Gou seeks Taiwan presidency Apple Inc supplier Foxconn chose chip-unit boss Liu Young-way as chairman on Friday to succeed Terry Gou, who is preparing to contest Taiwan's presidential elections next year....
11:34, 06/21/2019

Taiwan opposition party picks pro-China mayor for 2020 presidential race Taiwan's main opposition party on Monday picked a populist, pro-China mayor as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing....
07:34, 07/15/2019

Exclusive: U.S. pursues sale of over $2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, sources say, in test for China The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the world's two biggest economies escalates....
09:00, 06/06/2019

Candidate Seeks Closer China Ties, Shaking Up Taiwan’s Presidential Race Han Kuo-yu, the new star of the opposition Kuomintang, has galvanized older Taiwanese by pledging to roll back pension cuts and seeking closer ties to China....
16:00, 06/06/2019

China rages against Bolton meeting as anti-invasion drills begin in Taiwan The Chinese government has slammed Washington for engaging with Taipei and ordered the Trump administration to cease diplomatic engagements with the island, after a highly unusual public meeting between top officials from the US and Taiwan....
09:51, 05/28/2019

Taiwan Foxconn chairman travelling tonight for U.S. White House meet-source The chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn will travel to the United States tonight for a meeting in the White House that is believed to be related to an investment in Wisconsin, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter....
12:34, 04/30/2019

Taiwan urges China to 'repent' for Tiananmen crackdown, push for democratic reforms China must "sincerely repent" for the bloody crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators on and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago and promote democratic reforms, Taiwan's government said on Monday ahead of the sensitive anniversary....
07:00, 06/03/2019

Taiwan Foxconn chairman traveling tonight for U.S. White House meet: source The chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn will travel to the United States tonight for a meeting in the White House that is believed to be related to an investment in Wisconsin, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter....
13:51, 04/30/2019

China-friendly Taiwan mayor beats Foxconn's Gou in opposition's presidential primary A China-friendly mayor in Taiwan on Monday won the opposition party's nomination for the 2020 presidential election, beating Foxconn founder Terry Gou and issuing a direct challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen who is seeking re-election....
16:51, 07/15/2019

After Taiwan buys arms, China holds military drills on southeast coast China's military recently carried out air and naval drills along its southeast coast, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday, following the latest arms sales from the United States to self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as a renegade province....
09:17, 07/14/2019

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to sell over $2 billion in weapons to Taiwan, testing China - sources The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations said, in a move likely to anger China as a trade war between the world's two biggest economies escalates....
21:34, 06/05/2019

Foxconn poised to nominate chip boss as Taiwan group's next chair: sources iPhone assembler Foxconn is poised to nominate its chip unit head as group chairman to succeed Taiwan presidential hopeful Terry Gou, in what is internally seen as a surprise move, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said....
10:17, 05/13/2019

Exclusive: Foxconn plans management overhaul as Chairman Gou seeks Taiwan presidency - source Apple supplier Foxconn is planning to overhaul its management structure to get more senior executives involved in the running of its daily operations, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters....
10:00, 06/06/2019

UPDATE 1-Taiwan June export orders fall for 8th month as China demand tumbles Taiwan's export orders contracted for an eighth straight month in June, with global companies increasingly hesitant to make new investments in machinery as the China-U.S. trade war wears on....
12:17, 07/22/2019

Apple supplier Foxconn said to plan management overhaul as its chairman seeks Taiwan presidency Apple supplier Foxconn is planning to overhaul its management structure to get more senior executives involved in the running of its daily operations, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters....
09:00, 06/07/2019

Ducky’s new limited-edition mechanical keyboard pays tribute to Taiwan’s Paiwan community Ducky, known for its popular mechanical keyboards, is based in Taiwan and today at Computex it showed off its tribute to the country’s culture: the limited-edition “Year of the Pig” 65 percent keyboard. The latest of Ducky’s yearly Zodiac rele...
15:34, 05/29/2019

US State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan in a move that will likely anger China Getty Images The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value of $2.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday. China has warned the US against arms sale...
18:34, 07/09/2019

China-friendly Taiwan mayor beats Foxconn's Gou in opposition party's presidential primary A China-friendly mayor in Taiwan on Monday won the opposition party's nomination for the 2020 presidential election beating Foxconn founder Terry Gou and posting a direct challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen who is seeking re-election....
09:51, 07/15/2019

Taiwan’s Opposition Party Picks Populist Mayor Over Former Foxconn Chief for 2020 Presidential Race (TAIPEI, Taiwan) — Taiwan’s main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing. The Nationalist Party said Han Kuo-yu had won the pr...
09:00, 07/15/2019

Taiwan urges China to 'repent' for Tiananmen, China paper says event is merely history China must "sincerely repent" for the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago, Taiwan said on Monday, as a Chinese newspaper said nobody in China was interested in dragging up the past....
12:17, 06/03/2019

China defense minister says military will “resolutely take action” to defend its claims over Taiwan and South China Sea SINGAPORE (AP) — China defense minister says military will “resolutely take action” to defend its claims over Taiwan and South China Sea....
05:51, 06/02/2019

Welcome to Taiwan's Houtong Cat Village, a village with many, many cats There are so many places in the world that it’s impossible to properly see them all in a single lifetime. How, in a world of great cities and historically important sites, natural wonders and gorgeous landscapes, do you decide where to go? Well, you ...
23:00, 05/23/2019

The 'Great Man' President Is a Lie It is about two hours into my afternoon with David Oks and Henry Williams, the teenagers who persuaded former Senator Mike Gravel to run for president at the age of 88, when Oks, who is 18, mentions that he has a personal assistant who is helping him...
03:51, 06/08/2019

This Is What Our President Likes to Do After a day of praising dictators and calling potential opponents “low IQ”, our large adult president concluded his evening by getting into a sumo wrestling ring and awarding an imposing man wearing very little clothing an extremely large trophy. Tru...
02:00, 05/27/2019

"Want President's Rule To End As Soon As Possible": J&K Governor Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Wednesday said his administration wants the President's Rule to end in the state at the earliest but the final call on the timing of assembly elections will......
13:34, 05/22/2019

Europe's likely next president may need far-right votes to win Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is on the verge of succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker to become the European Commission's first female president on Tuesday -- if leaders of the 28 EU member states have their way....
17:17, 07/15/2019

Lithuania votes for new president Dalia Grybauskaite is set to leave the presidential office after two-terms as head of state. Nearly 2.5 million people in the Baltic country are eligible to vote for her replacement....
08:01, 05/12/2019

President Mutharika: 'It’s quite obvious that we’re going to win' On the eve of elections in Malawi, President Peter Mutharika gave DW an exclusive interview. Talking to DW’s correspondent Adrian Kriesch, Mutharika accused the opposition of paying foreigners to rig the elections....
22:00, 05/20/2019

The NRA's New President Seems Like a Great Person Newly elected National Rifle Association President Carolyn Meadows may only be a few days into her job, but she’s already leapt headfirst into the NRA’s proud tradition of saying very bad things....
00:00, 05/07/2019

Honduran president was investigated by the DEA The Southern District of New York's federal court released an 11-page-document, dated 2015, which revealed an investigation into "large-scale drug-trafficking and money laundering activities relating to the importation of cocaine into the United Stat...
05:51, 06/01/2019

Sangakkara appointed MCC president "Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been named as the first non-British president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and will take up his one-year post in October."...
19:51, 05/01/2019

McConnell: 'The president’s not a racist' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday declined to single out President Donald Trump for incendiary rhetoric and racist tweets, largely blaming liberal Democrats for using heated language and urging everyone to cool down and observe a “bet...
02:17, 07/17/2019

Capilouto Elected President Of SEC LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has been elected president of the Southeastern Conference. Capilouto will serve a one-year term. He was elected to the post by his peers at the SEC’s annual spring me...
19:34, 06/04/2019

The US president's executive privilege: What you need to know For the first time in his presidency, US President Donald Trump invoked executive privilege to block the release of an unredacted version of the Mueller report. DW takes a look at rarely used legal principle....
00:51, 05/09/2019

What did the UK get out of President Trump's visit? Adam Boulton and guests assess the political impact of Donald Trump's state visit to the UK this week, after the president enjoyed the lavish hospitality of the Queen against a backdrop of protests and acrimony....
17:34, 06/05/2019

UAW president to GM: We invested in you, now invest in us The UAW and General Motors Co on Tuesday formally kicked off contract talks, with the union's president calling on the automaker to keep open plants it has slated for closure and to invest in its workforce after the union helped it through a governm...
22:34, 07/16/2019

60% of Americans disapprove of President Trump A poll by the Associated Press – NORC Center for Public Affairs Research breaks down registered voters feelings toward the President and the large field of Democratic candidates. (June 24)        ...
15:00, 06/24/2019

Ukrainian President's Party Set to Win Majority The new party of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was on course to win an outright majority in Parliament—better than expected and a first for any single party in the country’s history....
14:51, 07/22/2019

2020 race for president: Who's running so far The 2020 presidential campaign is off and running, with a diverse slate of Democrats -- and one Republican -- vying to challenge President Donald Trump....
01:51, 06/25/2019

CAF president free after corruption questioning "French authorities released the head of African football\u0027s ruling body, Ahmad Ahmad, after several hours\u0027 questioning as part of a corruption investigation, a source at the prosecutor\u0027s office said on Friday."...
21:34, 06/07/2019

U.S. Says Syria’s President May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again The State Department cited an attack on Sunday in which the Syrian military might have used chemical weapons as part of a broader offensive in the Idlib area, the final rebel stronghold....
04:51, 05/22/2019

| Botswana ex-president slams successor Botswanan former president Ian Khama has accused his chosen successor of becoming an autocrat and threatening the country's reputation as a beacon of stability in Africa....
22:00, 06/01/2019

Argentina's pre-default president de la Rua dies at 81 Fernando de la Rua, who led Argentina through a debilitating economic depression that eventually led to the country's record sovereign debt default, died on Tuesday after falling ill with heart problems. He was 81 years old....
17:34, 07/09/2019