Japan makes 1 enforced change for World Cup QF vs Springboks

TOKYO (AP) — Michael Leitch still isn't satisfied, even after his Japan squad qualified for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for the first time. Leitch will line up against South Af...

President promises to drop in on agricultural machinery show in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yunlin County Commissioner Chang Li-shan (張麗善) announced on Thursday (Oct. 17) that the three-day Yunlin International Agricultural Machinery and Materials Exhibition wil...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some prote...

Business Highlights

___ Solid company earnings power broad rally for US stocks NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good...

Japan, Scots would be unified in hearing 2 words: Game on

TOKYO (AP) — A super typhoon could set the scene for a fierce storm of a different kind if Scotland doesn't get the chance to play host nation Japan for a spot in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals. ...

The Latest: Uruguay makes 9 changes to face Wales

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 22 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Uruguay has made nine changes to the starting lineup that lost to Australia fo...

The Latest: Tonga captain Piutau retiring from test duty

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 22 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Tonga captain Siale Piutau says he's retiring from international rugby after t...

Taiwan’s economic outlook may not be so rosy in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sluggish economy can be expected for Taiwan in the coming year, said the island’s leading business tycoons on Monday (Oct. 7). Wang Wen-yuan (王文淵), president of...

Taiwan premier recommends using robots to fight fires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the deaths of two young firefighters at an illegal factory, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (October 4) recommended the use of robots to help out in dangerous...

Japan edging toward World Cup history 1 step at a time

One step at a time. Japan will be one closer to Rugby World Cup history if it beats Samoa on Saturday. In striving for such a monumental achievement of becoming the first Asian team ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 1 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the guilty verdict for a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man: Dallas County jurors made a po...

Taiwan launches AI Hub to upgrade industries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government launched its AI Hub on Wednesday (Oct. 2) to help industry players secure a strong foothold in the market of advanced technologies. Set up by t...

Big Tech's eco-pledges aren't slowing its pursuit of Big Oil

Employee activism and outside pressure have pushed big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google promising to slash their carbon emissions. But there's another thing these tech giants aren't cu...

TSMC files countersuit against GlobalFoundries

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.(TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, has countersued U.S.-based rival GlobalFoundries Inc. in the United States, Germany and Singapore, accusing it...

Bayer using AI to improve disease diagnosis, drug design

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmakers have embraced artificial intelligence — using computers to analyze reams of data and then make predictions or recommendations. Germany's Bayer has bee...