Why tariff war threatens Beijing's global economic ambitions

BEIJING (AP) — China's intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing's ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. The U...

How the EU funds its economically disadvantaged regions

If the library around the corner sports an EU flag, that's because it is funded by the European Union, by the European Regional Development Fund, to be exact. Allocated €200 billion ($225 bil...

How the EU funds its economically disadvantaged regions

If the library around the corner sports an EU flag, that's because it is funded by the European Union, by the European Regional Development Fund, to be exact. Allocated €200 billion ($225 bil...

Taiwan’s Formosa Express to treat passengers with Michelin delicacies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Tuesday (May 7) that individuals riding on its trains between May 8 and June 30 will be treated to Michelin-recommended deli...

Powerful cyclone leaves 34 dead in India, 15 in Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (AP) — A rare summer cyclone that tore through parts of South Asia killed at least 34 people in India and 15 in neighboring Bangladesh and smashed thousands of thatched-roof huts, offi...

Taiwan and Japan heritage railways join up to offer great ticket deals from May 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of cooperative activities between Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway (阿里山林業鐵路) and Japan's Kurobe Gorge Railway (日本黑部峽谷鐵道) will get underway on May 10 and ...

Sudan's military rulers to protesters: No more 'chaos'

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council on Tuesday warned protesters against any further "chaos" as organizers call for mass rallies later this week. Gen. Mohamed Hamd...

Xi: China wants to expand sprawling infrastructure project

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has called for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative after he promised to improve standards in response to complaints about de...

Putin hosts Kim for talks on North Korean nuclear standoff

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a stando...

Massive security in Beijing ahead of Belt and Road meeting

BEIJING (AP) — Security is tight and traffic snarled in the Chinese capital as world leaders gather for a conference on Beijing's sweeping "Belt-and-Road" infrastructure initiative. ...

China's celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

BEIJING (AP) — Asian and African leaders plan to press China at a conference this week to reduce the politically volatile debt burden left by its Belt and Road Initiative to build ports and other trad...

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin at crucial diplomatic moment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous dipl...

North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin. The Korean Central News Agency released a stateme...

Taipei MRT and Airport MRT shut down temporarily after 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the east coast region of Hualien Thursday, Taipei City's entire Mass Rapid Transit system was closed down for inspections, which were co...

Mayan Train's fast track raising concerns in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Maps, renderings and charts paper the walls of a government conference room. They lay out in detail the plans for a rail line that could be Mexico's biggest infrastructure project i...