Puerto Rico to activate National Guard to fight COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Friday that she will activate the National Guard to help enforce a curfew aimed at curbing a rise in COVID-19 cases and other measures. in...

[Interview] Taipei strives to accelerate industrial transformation in post-COVID era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Considering that the global economy has been shaken by COVID-19 since early this year, Lin Chung-chieh (林崇傑), commissioner of the Taipei City Government Department of Econ...

For Arab newlyweds, the party goes on until police bust in

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The party was going strong: traditional music blared, families cheered, throngs of revelers danced. Then, police burst in. Officers kicked out guests, slapped hefty ...

14 Taipei KTV hostess clubs open, IDs to go into city data cloud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed down for over a month, 14 KTV hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) have reopened in Taipei on the condition they follow epidemic prevention rules and...

As virus cases rise, UAE adjusts to a new normal in pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a Dubai industrial park, workers weld, drill and build what one entrepreneur sees as key to the near future of this desert city-state amid the coronavirus pandemi...

Calla lilies blooming in Taipei’s Zhuzihu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Calla lilies are blossoming at the Zhuzihu (竹子湖) community in Yangmingshan National Park a couple of weeks ahead of the festival dedicated to their annual bloom. The co...

General Motors to invest $1.5 billion in Missouri plant

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $1.5 billion in a suburban St. Louis plant that makes trucks and vans, officials announced Friday. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson sai...

GM president in Wentzville Friday for 'major announcement'

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The president of General Motors is expected to be in Missouri Friday for what officials are calling a “major announcement” at the company’s plant in Wentzville that makes trucks and v...

Taipei Flower Market hosts bicycle giveaway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Jianguo Holiday Flower Market is celebrating its 37th anniversary this weekend (Nov. 9 and 10) with the launch of various events and exhibitions. Among all...

Taiwan's Economic leading indicators move higher for 9th straight month

Taiwan's economic leading indicators, which predict economic performance over the next three to six months, moved higher for the ninth consecutive month in September, the National Development Coun...

Taipei promotes pet-friendly city with food

Taipei (CNA) The Taipei City Animal Protection Office (TCAPO) showcased Thursday five healthy dog meals made by different pet-friendly restaurants in an effort to promote Taiwan's capital as a pet...

Taipei City government strengthens support for e-sports industry development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first “Holyland International E-sports Ecosystem & 5G Applications Summit” was held on Friday morning (Aug. 2), during which the deputy mayor of Taipei...

Missouri governor signs GM tax break bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a business incentive bill aimed in part at enticing General Motors to expand in the state. The economic devel...

Georgia gov. sets economic development trip to South Korea

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced plans Wednesday for an economic development trip to South Korea, his first overseas trip as governor. Kemp said the trip will include...

In Michigan, Warren to unveil plan to boost US manufacturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is launching her first tour of Michigan as a Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday with a proposal to boost domestic manufacturing, including the creation of ...