Singaporean cleaning firm Spic & Span provides career progression opportunities for the disadvantaged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spic & Span is a cleaning firm with a difference, placing social outreach at the core of its operations. The company hires disadvantaged workers that face difficult...

Estimated 100,000 Taiwanese have applied for China residence permits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) said on Monday (May 6) that about 100,000 Taiwan nationals have applied for China residence permits,...

EU must curb corporate lobbying power — NGO

LobbyControl on Monday accused the European Union of doing too little to combat corporate influence. A new report by the German NGO said there are insufficient rules to limit such influence, which tak...

Despite Macron's plans, French yellow vests keep on going

Protests for the 24th consecutive weekend by yellow vest (gilet jaune) demonstrators have centered on Paris and Strasbourg, part-time home to the European Parliament, just a month before European elec...

Macron responds to yellow vest protests by promising tax cuts, more reforms

President Emmanuel Macron sought to put his 2017 election reform agenda back on track Thursday after months of sometimes violent "yellow vest" encounters with police — paralleled by to...

Mnuchin announces halt in payments into 2 retirement funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has informed Congress that he will stop making payments into two government retirement funds now that the debt limit has gone back into effect. ...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Forty years ago, Iran's military said it wouldn't stand in the way of revolutionaries and returned to its barracks, signaling the end of the rule of the shah. The effects of the 1979...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Forty years ago, Iran's exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini descended from a chartered Air France Boeing 747 to return to Tehran, a city on the cusp of revolution. The effects of the ...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Forty years ago, Iran's ruling shah left his nation for the last time and an Islamic Revolution overthrew the vestiges of his caretaker government. The effects of the 1979 revolution...

Shutdown squeezing Alabama city built on federal spending

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army's 38,000-acre ...

Pennsylvania criticized for how it handles elder abuse cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An internal Pennsylvania state government watchdog agency is criticizing how county-level agencies investigate thousands of complaints they receive about elder abuse and how the...

Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault resigns

JERUSALEM (AP) — An adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tendered his resignation following allegations of sexual assault. David Keyes, Netanyahu's spokesman with...

Greek court frees cleaner serving 10 years for forged papers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A court in the central Greek city of Larissa has ordered the temporary release from prison of a cleaner jailed for 10 years for forging an elementary school certificate to get he...

Greek authorities to review cleaner's 10-year fraud sentence

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court prosecutor is re-examining a lower court's decision to jail a kindergarten cleaner for 10 years for fraud because she forged an elementary school certifica...

Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul has killed at least seven people and injured 11 others. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire &...