World stocks skid on growing virus fears; Dow drops 500

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock tumbled at the open on Wall Street following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan as investors grow more concerned about the potential economic impact of an outbreak of a de...

Asian stocks fall as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares tumbled Monday in the few Asian markets open as China announced sharp increases in the number of people affected in an outbreak of a potentially deadly virus. ...

UN chief urges action to end Syria conflict, support rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued “a very strong appeal” Wednesday for a political solution to Syria’s nearly nine-year conflict, and he called for a global “push-back ag...

Italian fashion world adopts manifesto promoting diversity

MILAN (AP) — The Italian National Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism for designs and remarks se...

Paradise Lost: 5 artists explore urban ruins in Taiwan and around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Large-scale infrastructure, glittering high-rise towers, and monstrous factories are the products of urbanization and the expansion of cities, but in the shadow of a glori...

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy abuse cases

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints saw a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year — and still some regions that haven’t re...

Vatican tribunal now overwhelmed by clergy abuse cases

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints has seen a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year, including from countries it had no...

As economy slows, new ECB head Lagarde faces big challenges

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy is losing strength. Top officials at the European Central Bank are at odds over policy. And it's even unclear whether they can do much to help anyway. ...

Taiwan's science and technology ministry celebrates 60th anniversary with two-day forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To mark its 60th anniversary, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) organized its biggest forum in recent years in Taipei on Wednesday (Oct. 30). Although resou...

UN chief urges world leaders to listen to protesters' issues

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging world leaders "to listen to the real problems of real people" and is calling on protesters to follow champions of non-violent change ...

Taiwan Central Bank Chairman discusses risks posed by global economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Bank Chairman Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) gave a speech at the "Financial and Economy Forecast Seminar" at National Taiwan University on Friday (Oc...

Essay: What is America's game? 3 sports, 3 American eras

What is America's game? Is it the quirky and cerebral sport that, in its highest form, is unfolding this week in the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nation...

DHL Global Trade Barometer: World trade at crossroads

The DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) forecasts a mild decline in world trade. The overall index fell by -1 point to 47, indicating that global trade will lose further momentum over the next three mont...

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That's what the speechmaking at the U.N...

The Latest: At UN, Trump to say US 'does not seek conflict'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 9:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is planning to tell the United ...