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Taiwan activists: Marriage-equality movement setback not the end

Taipei, Taiwan - "Every defeat is a deeper blow. But we'll keep on fighting until we are free," sings American singer-songwriter - and Taiwan transplant - Ellery Prescott in his song Keep on Fighting. He dedicates it to Taiwan's marriage equality movement. It may still be the first place in Asia where gay couples can…

Taiwan president quits party leadership after polls setback

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has quit as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after it suffered major defeats in key local polls, a significant blow to her prospects for re-election in 2020. The resignation on Saturday came as the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, seen as being close to¬†China, made gains by winning¬†two of…

Merkel’s Bavarian allies humbled in historic election setback

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies suffered their worst election result since 1950 on Sunday, bleeding votes to the far-right in a setback that immediately raised tensions within Germany's crisis-prone national government. The Christian Social Union (CSU) won 35.6 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed, losing its absolute majority for only the second time since…