Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data. KEEPING SCORE:...

NTU: Former Taiwan Premier confronted for 2014 violent crackdown on student protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Dec. 18, the former Premier of Taiwan, Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺), was to give an address at National Taiwan University’s (NTU) College of Social Sciences, when he was c...

Taiwan finds pork on a Chinese fishing vessel and dead pig on a beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As fears rage about the eventual spread of African swine fever from China to Taiwan, the coast guard found more than 7 kilos of pork on board of a Chinese fishing trawler, but a...

Fed is expected to raise rates while Trump presses criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to raise its benchmark rate for a fourth time this year despite President Donald Trump's repeated assertions that doing so would be a terrib...

AP PHOTOS: Best of 2018 for Asia

The historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the riveting drama that unfolded in a cave in northern Thailand and a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia...

AI more disruptive than internet: Taiwan TSMC founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Founder of the world’s largest contract semiconductor manufacturing company, TSMC (台積電), Morris Chang (張忠謀), said that the proliferation of artificial intelligence (...

US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese detention camp where ethnic minorities must give up their religion and language and work in factories. ...

Taipei landmarks relisted on Google Maps as 'Chinese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple landmarks across Taipei were recently relisted on Google Maps to read as "Chinese" or belongings of China. CNA details that many notable buildings an...

6 US senators send letter to Trump admin urging action on China's meddling in Taiwan's elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators, led by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), sent a letter to key members of the Trump administration on Thursday (Dec....

Extolling communism, Xi Jinping declares China committed to 'transforming global governance'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Tuesday in Beijing, the Chinese Communist Party under Xi Jinping held a ceremony to mark 40 years since the conclave that saw the party begin its process of market reforms u...

Sun, snow and shirtless: Asia's Sports Photos of 2018

From scorching tennis courts in a summer Down Under, to the ice and snow of Pyeongchang, the surf and sand of Australia's Gold Coast and the humid, hectic heart of Jakarta, a rich diversity of Asia's ...

Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 — during the Great Depression. Wall Stree...

5 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is poised Wednesday to raise its key interest rate for the fourth time this year. But beyond that, the Fed's plans are shrouded in uncertainty. ...

The Latest: Trump signs order to create US Space Command

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Pentagon's new Space Command (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump has launched the Pentagon's new Space Command....

US stocks claw back some of their big losses; oil slides

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Tuesday morning, putting at least a temporary halt to the steep market losses that circled the globe in prior days. Asian markets sank sharply earlier in the day, b...