US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to build the American civil rights movement, has died. She was 88. ...

S. Koreans shun Japanese beer, travel, cars as disputes grow

BUNDANG, South Korea (AP) — When Lee Kyung Eon and her friend recently scrapped their plans to go to Japan for their summer vacation and paid $135 penalty for canceling plane tickets, they joined a gr...

Taiwan FDA finds asbestos in two cosmetics products made in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pulling two types of cosmetics of the City Color brand, produced by Taiwan’s TJ Group (台鉅), off shelves as tests overseas s...

Frida Kahlo Foundation launches makeup line

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Frida Kahlo Foundation is partnering with U.S. cosmetics retailer Ultra Beauty to launch a line of makeup inspired by the Mexican artist. And yes, in case any ...

3 million Taiwanese engage in multi-level marketing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of Taiwanese engaging in multi-level marketing crossed the 3-million mark by the end of last year, according to data from the Fair Trade Commission (FTC). Fl...

Amid crisis, Haiti fights to save oil used in fine perfumes

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — High up in the hills of rural Haiti, where some women sit topless on porches and bleating goats break the silence, a group of men gather roots to produce an essential oil used ...

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individu...

Tainan department store spotlights success of heritage preservation efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Hayashi Department Store, located in southern Taiwan’s Tainan City, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of in-store events such as limited edition product...

Taiwan joins in global celebration of National Animal Rights Day

Over 200 animal lovers and animal rights activists in Taipei joined thousands around the world on Sunday to commemorate an annual international event that raises awareness of animal rights. Nationa...

Sephora to close US stores on June 5 for inclusion workshops

NEW YORK (AP) — Sephora says it will close all its U.S. stores on the morning of June 5 to host "inclusion workshops" for its employees. The move comes just over a month after the cosmetics company ca...

Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong scores hit with Tiananmen song

HONG KONG (AP) — Thirty years after it was crushed by China's army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop. ...

Stocks tumble on trade war anxiety; Dow down as much as 400

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street as investors' anxiety over the U.S. trade spat with China increased and put the market on track for its third straight week of losses. ...

Brazil's Natura announces purchase of Avon Products

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura has announced that it is buying Avon Products in an all-stock deal. Natura said Wednesday the deal would create the world's...

Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions

BAGHDAD (AP) — When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not g...

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Valery Díaz covered her eyes and held her breath before looking in a hair salon mirror to see herself without much of the long dark hair that used to frame her face. ...