Terry Gou departs Taiwan for White House to discuss Wisconsin Foxconn project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn CEO and current KMT presidential primary candidate will be visiting the White House this week where he may meet with Donald Trump to discuss the Wisconsin Foxconn ...

Afghan women fear gains could be bargained away in talks

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — For four hours, Khadeja begged her in-laws to take her to the hospital. The skin on her face and neck was peeling. The pain was excruciating. Her husband had thrown a pot of ...

Taiwan’s Yunlin petitions to authorities to permit migrants to work as agricultural helpers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Yunlin County Magistrate Chang Li-shan (張麗善) petitioned Taiwan’s agriculture and labor authorities to introduce migrant workers to solve the problem of labor shortages in...

Indonesian president records video for countrymen in Taiwan

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who is seeking re-election in April, has recently unveiled a video that addresses his fellow countrymen working in Taiwan and wishes them well. ...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, a...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, a...

Correction: Federal Reserve-Powell story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 28 about remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, The Associated Press incorrectly identified the group Powell was addressing. The group was the Citizens ...

Study: Germany needs 260,000 immigrants a year to meet labor demand

Germany needs at least 260,000 new migrant workers per year until 2060 in order to meet labor shortages caused by demographic decline, according to a study published on Tuesday. Of that number, 146,0...

Taiwan's working-age population falls to new low

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's working-age population fell to a record 72.52 percent at the end of 2018, indicating a growing burden on the workforce, data from the Ministry of the Interior showed Satur...

Diverse, international flock awaits Pope Francis' UAE trip

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubai, an effort to transcribe the Bible in the native tongue of its flock saw the holy book presented in 52 languages — a sign of t...

Taiwan building ties with India to shake off dependence on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan External Trade Development Council Chairman James Huang (黃志芳) has said India is the “jewel” in Taiwan’s new economic strategy, according to Financ...

Japan to increase foreign workers over next five years, Taiwan labor force may be affected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Tokyo on Dec. 25, the government of Shinzo Abe approved legislation amending laws on immigration and foreign labor with 126 new policy measures, which will increase the...

After ruling, hit film, Mexico reconsiders domestic workers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The nanny shadowed the little boy around the garden party as he traced circles on a plastic scooter, climbed a pirate ship and occasionally paused for a sip of water under the blazi...

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will be so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. ...

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. ...