Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2019. There are 43 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 19...

Stock prices surge on bullish talk on China-US trade deal

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday after White House officials said China and the U.S. were getting close to an agreement to cool tensions over trade. Markets have sw...

Young leopard cat dies after traffic accident in NW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young leopard cat has died at the veterinarian’s following a traffic accident, the 22nd leopard cat death in Miaoli County this year, reports said Thursday (Nov. 1...

Sour grapes: Trade war puts cork in US wine sales to China

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — Caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, U.S. vineyards are struggling to sell Syrah in Shanghai and Chardonnay in Shenzhen. They risk losing ...

AP PHOTOS: Laborious saffron harvest unites Moroccan village

ASKAOUN, Morocco (AP) — A 10-year-old boy calls for the dawn prayer in an isolated village in Morocco's Atlas mountains, announcing a laborious day racing against the clock to harvest fields that prod...

Top Democrat assails Trump's $16B trade bailout for farmers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A top Democrat says President Donald Trump's $16 billion bailout for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly picks winners and losers, pitting the South against the North ...

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will b...

Cyclone kills at least 14 in India, Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A strong cyclone lashed northeastern India and Bangladesh on Sunday, killing several people in both countries after more than 2 million moved to shelters across Bangladesh's v...

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that's been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp...

More than 70 nations pledge to reduce food waste

ROME (AP) — More than 70 countries have pledged to do more to cut down on the amount of food lost due to poor refrigeration. The countries signed the pledge Saturday at an annual mee...

Taiwan's first native tea wakes after thousands of years of sleep

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first indigenous Taiwanese tea variety, which dates back to the Ice Age, has been named “Taitung Yongkang No. 1” (台東永康1號), as it was discovered in the east...

Business Highlights

___ Trump pushes back on reports US will remove China tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he hasn't agreed to remove any of the tariff...

New Zealand passes law aimed at combating climate change

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand lawmakers on Thursday joined forces across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change. The Zero Carbon bill aims to make New Zealand...

Wisconsin Assembly to vote on overrides of governor's vetoes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's first veto override attempt in nearly a decade seemed destined to fail Thursday, with no Democrats planning to jump ranks to provide Republicans with t...

‘The Little Prince’ flower fest set to bloom in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung International Flower Carpet Festival 2019 in Taichung's Xinshe District will take place from Saturday (Nov. 9) to Dec. 2 and will put a spotlight on the r...