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 ...

Feast your eyes on indescribable beauty of Taoyuan Daxi’s old district in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Daxi District, Taoyuan City is the only town in Taiwan where you can see a grand traditional Chinese courtyard house, an old street lined with houses with magnificent Baroque-sty...

Taiwan officials praise new pension reforms as they come into force

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) With pension reforms for civil servants, teachers and military personnel coming into force Sunday,President Tsai Ing-wen said she was thankful to those affected by the pension cut...

Worker who threatened to crash into school bus gets job back

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania highway department worker won her job back Tuesday after being fired for ranting on Facebook about local school bus drivers, including a warning that she would ha...

A serene visit to ‘Little Switzerland of Taiwan’ via its bikeway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--On Saturday (June 2), I went jogging on the Shuangxi Bikeway and visited many worthwhile attractions in this New Taipei district, which is rich in history and natural scenery. Sh...

Trump makes it easier to fire federal workers for misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking steps to make it easier to fire federal workers for misconduct. Trump signed a series of executive orders Friday directing agencies...

School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — An outgoing and "really funny" student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom, an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service an...

The Latest: Incoming NRA chief cites 'culture of violence'

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The National Rifle Association's incoming president is blaming the late...