Two Ang Lee movies rated among 100 greatest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British film magazine Empire has honored the Academy-award winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安) for his two extraordinary films, "Brokeback Mountain" and ...

US Peace Corps withdraws volunteers from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Peace Corps announced Thursday (Jan. 16) the termination of its volunteering programs in China and will start evacuating teams in June. According to U.S. media...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2020. There are 348 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, ...

Iran says it's been banned from hosting international soccer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's soccer federation said Friday it has been told it will not be hosting any international matches on Iranian soil. The federation said it received a letter ...

Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president's nasty divorce

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and a wrestling match over luxury cars and overseas properties. Zimbabwe is riveted by the explosive charges bei...

Taiwan’s Foxconn to make electric cars for China with Fiat Chrysler

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foxconn Technology Group wants to work on electric vehicles for the China market with the Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA), reports said Thursday (Jan. 16). The Italian-Am...

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. POLITICAL STAKES HIGH AS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL LOOMS The trial, only the third ...

Mara the elephant to leave Argentina for Brazil sanctuary

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mara listens to her trainer say “up, down, blow,” obediently raising her trunk so a saline solution can be introduced, then lowering it and expelling the liquid into a b...

ATM density in Taiwan triple Asian average

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are 157 ATMs for every 100,000 adults in Taiwan, triple that of the average in Asia, the island country’s financial regulator said on Thursday (Jan. 16). As...

Chinese soccer missing targets on its 2020 Action Plan.

Barely weeks into the near year, Chinese soccer’s “2020 Action Plan” is in tatters after another international tournament failure that ended with players leaving the field in tears after losing all th...

Chinese president heads to Myanmar for crucial state visit

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping was heading to Myanmar on Friday for a state visit likely to deepen the countries' already close bilateral relations at a critical time. ...

Business Highlights

___ Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade pact that rewrit...

Stocks open broadly higher on Wall Street, adding to gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are off to a bullish start on Wall Street as traders welcome some good company earnings reports and a solid increase in retail sales last month. Morgan Stanley jumped 7.2% in ea...

China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade

BANGKOK (AP) — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investment hastened by the tariff war that began in 20...

Singapore Air Force refueling plane lands in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Airbus A330 refueling plane from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) landed at Kaohsiung’s Xiaogang Airport Thursday (Jan. 16), according to the Liberty Ti...