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Trump made his announcement on funding at the White House coronavirus task force daily briefing on April 14, accusing the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” There is no evidence that the WHO has covered up the spread of the novel coronavirus. There has, however, been evidence that China was slow to report the outbreak. Read more»

A trio of Taiwanese planes flying out of Luke, in USAF colors.

The pilot of an F-16 that crashed near Prescott has been identified by Taiwanese officials. Maj. Kao Ting-cheng of the Taiwan Air Force died on a training mission out of Luke Air Force Base, near Phoenix. Read more»

A trio of Taiwanese planes flying out of Luke, in USAF colors.

An F-16 fighter jet based at Luke AFB in Glendale crashed Thursday morning near Bagdad, Ariz., west of Prescott. A body was later found at the crash site, and the student pilot from the Taiwanese air force was presumed to have been killed, U.S. Air Force officials said. Read more»

As Obamacare divides Washington, let's not forget how many countries are doing health care better than we are. Read more»

The National Christmas Tree Association insists fakes are potentially toxic, a threat to US farming jobs and descend from toilet brushes.

Your “Made in Thailand” Christmas tree was boxed here, in a concrete warehouse ringed with palm trees. Read more»

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda meets with Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr. during a visit Monday to Futenma Marine Corps Air Station on Okinawa, Japan.

A plan to move a U.S. Marine base on Okinawa, Japan, to a less populated part of the island is meeting opposition by residents of the ecologically important stretch of coastline. Read more»

Thanks to the folks over at Next Media Animation, Taiwan's premier purveyors of CGI-animated humorous political reenactments, many great moments in the life of Gov. Rick Perry and his home state of Texas can be relived on YouTube. Read more»

A hospital in Taiwan mistakenly transplanted HIV-infected organs into five patients, the Associated Press reports. The organs all came from one patient who died last week. Read more»

The white tiger is on the endangered species list because its genitals are said to increase virility.

All the more intriguing remedies people use to improve their sex lives, from Africa to China, India, Japan, Papua New Guinea and beyond, include, among others, conception, contraception, erection or deception. Read more» 1

Jennifer McCreight's Boobquake may have backfired.

Boobquakers, are you happy now? According to one cleric, your efforts may have doomed us all. Read more» 4

While China ramps up its missile threat, Taiwan's air defenses are getting shabbier by the day. So says an unclassified report from the Defense Intelligence Agency. Read more»

Taiwan's reaction to America's formal offer of $6.4 billion in weaponry could be summed up as follows: "Thanks — but next time, give us the good stuff. And can we talk about the price?" Read more»

U.S. arms sales to Taiwan raise Chinese ire Read more»

Chthonic at Free Tibet concert, 2009

Chthonic has played Taiwan since the mid-1990s, mixing an "extreme metal" sound, derived from Scandinavian bands, with Asian flavors and a strong pro-Taiwan political stance. Read more»

Here's the latest chatter about the supply chain of the coming Apple gadget — if it really exists Read more»