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 &...

Economy was key to Brazil win, but will he deliver?

SAO PAULO (AP) — Key to Jair Bolsonaro's recent election victory was the support of Brazil's business community, which coalesced around him because he promised to overhaul Latin America's largest econ...

Jeremy Heywood, who ran Britain's civil service, dies at 56

LONDON (AP) — The British government says Jeremy Heywood, who ran the country's civil service until illness forced him to step down, has died of cancer. He was 56. British Prime Mini...

First Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Award ceremony held Oct. 26 in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan news) — The Ministry of Education hosted the first Distinguished Taiwan Alumni Awards in Taipei yesterday. The ministry invited five outstanding overseas alumni to share their ...

Want to run an Iraqi ministry? Apply online, PM says

BAGHDAD (AP) — Drain the swamp: it's a promise leaders around the world are making in this era of voter cynicism and political upheaval. But Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdu...

Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

LONDON (AP) — The British government is considering making companies reveal the pay gap between white and non-white workers, in a bid to end disadvantages faced by employees from ethnic minorities. ...

Free performances scheduled for opening of Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts on Oct 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) will be officially open to the public on Saturday, Oct 13 with multiple activities, including a performance even...

Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and ...

Taiwan President lauds Lions Club International’s role in national diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) commended Lions Club International Taiwan's efforts to support Taiwan's social services and their role in national diplomacy, w...

Afghanistan beats Ireland again with 29-run win in 1st ODI

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Afghanistan continued its winning streak with a 29-run victory over Ireland in their first cricket one-day international in Belfast on Monday. Irelan...

Taiwan’s culture minister delivers ‘national historic site’ declaration to Qing-era Chen Yue-ji Residence in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s  Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) on Sunday personally delivered the document that declares the Qing-era Chen Yue-ji Residence (陳悅記祖宅) in Ta...

2 black men sue Des Moines police, alleging racial profiling

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two young black men filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that they were racially profiled by two white Des Moines police officers who pulled over their car for no apparent reason an...

Taiwan’s anti-corruption efforts come under international microscope

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first session of the international review of Taiwan's compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (CAC) was held in Taipei on August 21, with ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2018. There are 151 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 2,...

Why dreams of the civil service are holding Taiwan back

A new survey published this week has revealed Taiwanese workers dream jobs, and the findings are more than a little eye-opening.  The headline-grabbing revelation was that the third ...