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Tainan speaker election marred by violence

2016-09-30 02:07 PM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An attempt to elect a new speaker for the Tainan City Council failed Friday while clashes erupted between the two main


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ICAO assembly mutes "Taiwan" under Chinese pressure

2016-09-30 11:33 AM

At the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly held this week, China is exercising its influence in the United Nations to block Taiwan’s meaningful


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UN returns Taiwan letter unopened

2016-09-30 04:12 PM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United Nations returned a letter outlining Taiwan’s wish to join the global organization unread and unopened, the Taiwan United Nations



China pressure to increase ahead of 19th Congress: MAC

2016-09-30 03:09 PM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Infighting in China in the run-up to next year’s 19th Communist Party Congress will lead to increased pressure on Taiwan, a



Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words

2016-09-30 03:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making "nasty" ads about him. Most of Clinton's commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of




Pakistan militant group jumps to prominence with attacks

2016-09-30 03:22 PM

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- One of Pakistan's most vicious militant groups has dramatically stepped up its attacks over the past month, striking mosques, Christians and security




Next AIT chairman to visit Taiwan regularly: Burghardt

2016-09-30 01:45 PM

Washington, Sept. 29 (CNA) The next chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will be visiting Taiwan periodically to bring views from



Sept. 11 families can now sue the Saudis but will it matter?

2016-09-30 01:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror




NC regulator OKs Duke Energy-Piedmont Natural Gas merger

2016-09-30 09:02 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina regulators are allowing Duke Energy to expand from being the country's largest electricity company to selling natural gas.

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'Sorry-I-Tased-You' cake doesn't cut it for Florida woman

2016-09-30 06:42 AM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida's woman's lawsuit says a deputy shot her with a stun gun, then apologized with a cake that said, "Sorry




Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

2016-09-30 06:42 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former




Judge says US officials fail to protect endangered red wolf

2016-09-30 06:22 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A judge said that federal wildlife officials have failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves in a




Witness says Christie aides prepped bridge case testimony

2016-09-30 06:22 AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The government's key witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal says people close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gathered




Southern Arizona takes up bid to upgrade national monument

2016-09-30 06:22 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Organizers of a campaign to redesignate a southern Arizona national monument known for its rare geological formations into a national park




Navy insists speedy warship will be fine after a bumpy start

2016-09-30 03:22 AM

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- Five of seven of the U.S. Navy's speedy new warships have had engine problems in the past year and four of




Kerry: US on verge of ending Syria talks with Russia

2016-09-30 03:22 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is "on the verge" of ending Syria talks with Russia in response to days of deadly attacks on Aleppo,




BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

2016-09-30 03:22 AM

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Friday, Sept. 30. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to




Russia accuses US of threatening support for nuclear attack

2016-09-30 03:22 AM

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry is accusing the Pentagon of making a veiled threat to back its allies in an attack on Russia




Lawsuit: ExxonMobil polluted river, ignored climate change

2016-09-30 03:22 AM

BOSTON (AP) -- ExxonMobil is being sued by a Boston-based environmental group that says the company has polluted the Mystic River and failed to consider




Rome's city council votes down 2024 Olympics bid

2016-09-30 03:22 AM

ROME (AP) -- The Rome city council backed Mayor Virginia Raggi's decision to reject the capital's bid for the 2024 Olympics on Thursday.

The motion passed