Taiwan, US exchange diplomatic visits after election despite China warnings

By J.R. Wu and Ben Blanchard TAIPEI, Jan 18 : A senior member of Taiwan’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will visit the United States after the party’s landslide election win at the weekend, underscoring the importance of ties with its major ally and source of arms. The visit by DPP secretary general Joseph Wu, […]

Clinton’s embrace of Obama holds risks for general election matchup

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Jan 18 : Hillary Clinton has distanced herself from President Barack Obama on a number of high-profile issues since starting her bid for the White House. Now, under pressure from left-leaning challenger Bernie Sanders, she is embracing him and his legacy with fervor. That strategy could pose problems […]

Taiwan, US exchange diplomatic visits after election despite China warnings

By J.R. Wu and Ben Blanchard TAIPEI, Jan 18 : A senior member of Taiwan’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will visit the United States after the party’s landslide election win at the weekend, underscoring the importance of ties with its major ally and source of arms. The visit by DPP secretary general Joseph Wu, […]

Sanders lashes out at Clinton in last Democratic debate before Iowa contest

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan 18 : Democratic White House contender Bernie Sanders put front-runner Hillary Clinton on the defensive at a debate today, criticizing her for accepting speaking fees from Wall Street investors and sparring with her over healthcare. Sanders highlighted his own rise in opinion polls and showed a […]

Clinton goes on attack against Sanders at Democratic debate

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan 18 : US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton accused top challenger Bernie Sanders of being too lax on gun control at a debate today in a bid to block Sanders’ recent rise in opinion polls that threaten her in the early voting states of Iowa and […]

Teenage singer’s apology sparks China-Taiwan discord as island elects new president

By Ben Blanchard and Faith Hung TAIPEI, Jan 16 : A 16 year old Taiwan singer with a South Korean girl band inadvertently shot to the top of Taiwan’s election agenda today after she publicly apologised for holding a Taiwan flag, prompting anger in Taiwan as it voted for a new president. China and Taiwan […]