10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP WARNS IRAN NOT TO THREATEN AMERICA The president tw...

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

BEIJING (AP) — Pork lovers worldwide are wincing at prices that have jumped up to 40 percent as African swine fever in China's vast pig herds sends shockwaves through global meat markets. ...

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her hu...

Want a bridge? Trump blurs line between governing, campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an Oprah-worthy moment: President Donald Trump stood before a Louisiana crowd at a taxpayer-funded event and tossed out an enticing promise. "If we win this election, which is...

Taiwanese legislators call for raising max fine for smuggled pork to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ho Chih-wei (何志偉) said on Tuesday (May 14) that in order to prevent the spread of African swine fever (ASF) to Taiwan, the law nee...

Taiwan offers Hong Kong assistance to contain ASF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan-Hong Kong Economic and Cultural Co-operation Council Chairwoman Katherine Chang (張小月) said Taiwan will gladly send experts to Hong Kong in order to contain the spre...

WildAid: The Alt-Meat Revolution is (Finally) Here

In the latest sign that alternative meat is going mainstream, plant-based meat company Beyond Meat went public last week, in the hottest IPO of 2019. They more than doubled their expected valuation of...

Sooey! Pig named Hamilton bringing Hurricanes playoff luck

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have been rolling at home ever since their newly acquired grunter named Hamilton started hogging the corner. Not defenseman Dougie Hamilt...

Hong Kong travelers subject to same African swine fever checks as Chinese: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors arriving from Hong Kong and Macau already have their luggage checked for African swine fever with the same thoroughness as those from China, officials said Saturd...

Hong Kong reports African swine fever case

HONG KONG (AP) — A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, prompting the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility. Secretary for Food and Health...

Why the 'Han wave' is receding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An opinion piece in Up Media posted on Friday (May 10) examines the reasons behind the sudden rise and fall of support for Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). When Han won the...

Free Economic Zones: How to ruin a good idea by focusing on China

Thanks to Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT)-centric media, the news agenda is once again being driven by the ramblings of KMT-darling Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). His hair-brained scheme to create a “free...

Meatsplainer: How new plant-based burgers compare to beef

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to skip meat, a new era of options is here. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive U.S. market of meat ea...

Sieren's China: Swine fever also has Europe over a pork barrel

There's a German proverb that says here in Europe, we couldn't care less if a sack of rice falls over in China. But it doesn't hold true any more. Events in China have more influence on da...

Taiwan's Executive Yuan passes tariff cuts to secure support for CPTPP bid

The Executive Yuan on Thursday passed a draft amendment that seeks to lower tariffs on 15 agricultural and aquatic products, in the government's latest effort to secure membership of the Comprehen...