Iran tanker seizure linked to earlier act by UK marines

LONDON (AP) — Taken on its own, Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz may seem like a brazen act of aggression, a provocative poke in the nose to both Britain and its ...

Mexico tree plan in El Salvador aims to stem migration

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Mexico is bringing to El Salvador a tree-planting program that aims to support rural residents and ease economic pressures driving thousands of people to leave for the...

Taiwan Beer to launch 100th anniversary party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Beer will launch a series of public events in celebration of its 100th anniversary on July 27 and 28, which comes as welcome news for those keen on having a cold be...

Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said they have seized more than a ton of crystal meth and over 10 million methamphetamine tablets in a series of drug raids this month, amid increased production and ...

Taiwan posts stellar performance for agricultural exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan exported NT$85.3 billion (US$2.7 billion) worth of agricultural exports in the first half of this year, logging 6.5 percent growth compared to last year, according ...

Man arrested for murder of girlfriend's mother in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Saturday (July 13), a 21 year old man in Kaohsiung, surnamed Han (韓), was arrested for the murder of a 46 year old woman, surnamed Wang (王), who was the mother of Han’...

Taste of the Tour: Moonlight wine and 'Beautiful Girls'

KAYSERSBERG, France (AP) — Training according to the solar and lunar cycles has never helped any Tour de France contender climb a mountain faster, or seize the yellow jersey. Moon sc...

Eat your greens: Tour deep into fermented cabbage country

COLMAR, France (AP) — There are two types of French people: Those who relish the savory-sweet tang of choucroute and those immune to the charms of the shredded and fermented chewy cabbage. ...

Taiwan Independence activist halts hunger strike after 52 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 52 days of a hunger strike in favor of Taiwan independence, former National Policy Adviser Huang Hua (黃華) agreed to halt his action and go to the hospital. Huang ...

Hunger striker for Taiwan Independence enters 52nd day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former National Policy Adviser Huang Hua’s (黃華) hunger strike in favor of Taiwan independence entered its 52nd day Tuesday (July 9). Huang, 80, originally only co...

Mexico extends $100 million reforesting program to Honduras

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will extend a reforestation program to Honduras and increase funding to $100 million to create jobs in Central America and stem migration. Mexico had alread...

Taiwan’s Tainan mangos win over Japanese hearts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is leveraging its fruit appeal and winning over Japanese hearts, after a Tainan City Government delegation arrived to promote mangos in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefec...

June jobs report could show whether US economy is weakening

WASHINGTON (AP) — The June jobs report being released Friday will likely help determine whether the U.S. economy has stabilized or is gradually weakening. The evidence is conflicting...

Brave Taiwanese 8th Army soldier, Paiwan warrior helps subdue knife attacker on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An 8th Army Command sergeant and member of the Paiwan tribe has been praised by netizens for bravely stepping in to help subdue and restrain a crazed passenger who inflicted a ...

Video shows crazed passenger stab police officer to death on train in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A police officer suffered a mortal knife wound when he tried to subdue an emotionally unstable passenger on a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train in southwestern Taiwan ...