Taiwan to offer Mandarin scholarships to 100 UK students

Local universities are set to offer 100 U.K. students scholarships to learn Mandarin in Taiwan as part of a deal brokered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 22, spotlighting the country’s a...

Millennial Money: A new set of shopping tips in the pandemic

Prior to March, shoppers would go to the mall or grocery store — without masks — and scout out the latest sales. Now, shopping looks much different. “The way consum...

Coronavirus: How long can Thailand survive without foreign tourism?

In Phuket, Thailand's largest island and a key tourist destination, many tour operators are struggling to stay in business without foreign travelers. "COVID-19 has affected us. We haven'...

WHO chatbot on Facebook ignores Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netizens on Sunday (July 19) began noticing that the World Health Organization's (WHO) automated chatbot on Facebook is ignoring all questions related to Taiwan. Cl...

London animation studio adapts to finish Disney film

LONDON (AP) — Hanging under blankets for audio soundproofing and working around patchy home Wi-Fi, a London animation studio is following the British motto of “keep calm and carry on” during the coron...

Vodacom Tanzania: Send money to Tanzania from anywhere around the World

Over 200 countries can send and receive money via Vodacom's Tanzania M-Pesa.The mobile Money services continues to drive economic growth and financial inclusion in Africa.Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - EQS...

Hello and welcome: robot waiters to the rescue amid virus

RENESSE, Netherlands (AP) — You can always count on a robot for perfect timing. When Shaosong Hu saw robotic waiters serving food in China last fall, he knew exactly what he wanted ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

A desperate race to find medical equipment continues as the World Health Organization warns that the outbreak is accelerating and calls on countries to take strong, coordinated action. ...

Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to information overload for many people, often making it difficult to separate fact from fiction and rumor from deliberate efforts to mislead. Al...

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats' campaign

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucuses, hoping Bernie Sanders would win, when they fired off a hashtag on Twitter poking f...

Kitchens get smarter at CES tech show, not yet in many homes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tell your refrigerator about your dietary preferences and it’ll concoct a recipe plan for the coming week, sending a shopping list to your smartphone when it notices you’ve run out of...

Bot or not? Mystery over anonymous user retweeted by Trump

CHICAGO (AP) — The Twitter user goes by Gigi, though sometimes Sophia, Emma or Leona. The occupation is listed at various times as teacher, historian, documentary writer and model. There's been specul...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2019. There are 33 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 28, ...

Facebook sanctions Netanyahu page over hate speech violation

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook says it has sanctioned the page of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of a violation of the company's hate speech policy. Facebook said on Th...

At a glance: The new limits Facebook faces on data privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is facing a fine and new limits on the way it does business as part of a settlement over allegations that the social media giant failed to properly protect the privacy of mi...