Coronavirus makes live streaming a dream job in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based real-time media and social networking platform 17 Media has seen a sevenfold increase in requests to participate in a recruitment project for live streamers o...

Chinese frog breeding council says humans 'yearn' for wildlife products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese council that promotes frog breeding has been ordered to cease operations over its opposition to the government’s ban to halt wildlife trade amid the corona...

Taiwan's new mask-rationing system goes into effect today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to stem the tide of panic buying, hoarding, and profiteering over face masks amid the Wuhan virus outbreak, the Taiwan government launched a new rationing sys...

Taiwan's new mask-rationing system kicks in on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to stem the tide of panic buying, hoarding, and profiteering over face masks amid the Wuhan virus outbreak, the Taiwan government will launch a new rationing ...

US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of U.S. states are considering a ban on the sale or import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, as advocates argue testing products such as lotions, shampoo...

US vows greater effort to fight flood of counterfeit goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration pledged Friday to step up efforts against the vast amounts of counterfeit clothing, medicine and other goods that have flooded into the U.S. in increasing wa...

Syrians launch symbolic 'one-pound' campaign to lift morale

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — With Syria's currency hitting record lows, a nationwide symbolic campaign has been launched by merchants, barbers, supermarkets and even gyms in the war-torn country to support...

China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade

BANGKOK (AP) — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investment hastened by the tariff war that began in 20...

Big study finds no strong sign linking baby powder & cancer

U.S. government-led research found no strong evidence linking baby powder with ovarian cancer in the largest analysis to look at the question. The findings were called “overall reass...

Iraq protests take toll on economy, vulnerable suffer most

BAGHDAD (AP) — With wisps of smoke still rising from the remnants of another night of violence, the workers came in the morning to salvage what merchandise they could from the torched warehouses in Ba...

Smart holiday shopping: Avoiding fake reviews and tricky ads

NEW YORK (AP) — There are lots of bargains online during the holidays, but also plenty of ways to get scammed, even at established outlets like Amazon. How can you be sure you're rea...

Senate OKs Trump's FDA nominee despite unclear vaping agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration despite concerns about how he will confront the growing problem of underage vaping. ...

Loughlin’s daughter returns to her popular YouTube channel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media star Olivia Jade Giannulli has posted her first YouTube video since the arrest of her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, put her at ...

Stocks head lower over mixed signals on trade negotiations

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved lower in morning trading Monday as investors assessed mixed signals from the latest round of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. Media re...

FDA warns Dollar Tree about flagged Chinese manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government regulators have again warned Dollar Tree’s parent company about importing drugs and cosmetics that could be tainted due to improper product testing during manufacturing. ...