Millennial Money: Unexpected perks of scaling back spending

When I originally set out to write this column, I wanted to share the unexpected benefits of cutting back on my online shopping habit. At the beginning of the year, I set a personal ...

Taiwan, US, Japan celebrate 5th anniversary of joint cooperative program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, the U.S., and Japan celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) on Monday (June 1), pledging to expand cooperation and...

8% of Taiwanese women do not return to work after parental leave, data shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Mother's Day nears in Taiwan, a local women's group is pointing out that discrimination against working mothers is still very real, with 8 percent of women in t...

NGOs urge Taiwan's labor ministry to step up migrant worker protections

A coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in Taipei on Sunday, calling for Taiwan's labor ministry to improve migrant workers' rights and safety. About 50 people, including migran...

'A pioneer, a trailblazer' - Reaction to McGraw's retirement

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw retired after 33 seasons Wednesday. Some of the reaction across college basketball: “She pushed me and pulled things out of me I didn’t know I had. Wha...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 15 The London Evening Standard on Labour Party leader Keir Starmer's co...

A look at some of the offerings on new mobile platform Quibi

NEW YORK (AP) — Quibi may specialize in small, bite-sized videos, but its volume of shows is large. The media platform launches Monday with 175 new original shows — everything from scripted series, co...

Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to — well, it’s unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons,...

MOFA to partner with NGOs in developing countries

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will work with several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on projects that provide assistance to disadvantaged groups, especial...

Civil rights activist and Emmett Till relative dies at 50

CHICAGO (AP) — Airickca Gordon-Taylor, a relative of Emmett Till who spent her life educating others about the black teenage lynching victim's legacy through her foundation, died at age 50, according ...

UN exclusion of Tsai Ing-wen from list elicits backlash from Taiwan netizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens blasted UN Women for its exclusion of Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) from its female heads of state count on a map that presents information on wom...

Coca-Cola on US Soccer: `unacceptable and offensive'

Coca-Cola criticized the U.S. Soccer Federation for saying in legal papers that women did not have the same responsibilities or physical ability as men on its national teams. The Co...

Key UN body reaffirms 1995 plan to achieve gender equality

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The main U.N. body promoting women’s rights reaffirmed the 1995 road map to achieve gender equality on Monday and pledged to step up implementation amid warnings of rising gender...

Rally demands better work conditions for migrant caregivers in Taiwan

A women's rights group and a coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in downtown Taipei Sunday to demand better work conditions for women migrant domestic helpers and caregivers on Inter...

Taiwan ranks top in Asia for gender equality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranks top in Asia for gender equality according to the latest Gender Inequality Index (GII) published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Switzerla...