New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

LONDON (AP) — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. ...

Questions over coverage plague rural broadband expansion

There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She ...

US firm Raytheon contracted to develop Taiwan's Patriot missile systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. weapons manufacturer, Raytheon, has been granted a US$9 million contract to develop and upgrade Taiwan’s Patriot missile defense system over the next five years...

Cuba, Google move to improve island's connectivity

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba and Google are signing a deal moving the island one step closer to having a state-of-the-art connection to the modern internet. The American internet giant and the...

Taiwan exports electric off-road motorbike to Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In addition to prominent brands Gogoro and Kymco, Taiwanese company Otto Bike Co., Ltd. exports electric off-road motorbikes to Europe. The company, based in Taipei City&rsqu...

Taiwan-Japan Fishery talks conclude, both sides agree to future dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After two days of dialogue, the eighth annual bilateral Taiwan-Japan Fisheries Commission talks wrapped up on Thursday, March 7. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs release...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - February 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Tibetan woman elected student president in Canada amid backlash; Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for ASF; Minimum wage to increase again...

Rape by Taiwanese abortion doctor exposed after wife tried to catch mistress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after the shocking news that a doctor at an abortion clinic had raped his patient while she was undergoing an abortion procedure in his clinic in Taoyuan, Taiwan, it has ...

Doctor caught raping migrant worker undergoing abortion in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A doctor has been caught on camera sexually assaulting a migrant worker while she was undergoing an abortion procedure at his clinic in Taoyuan, Taiwan, and he is suspected of ...

Search continues for missing teacher in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taichung middle school teacher has mysteriously vanished, and has been missing since Friday, Feb. 15. Family and authorities continue to investigate her strange disappea...

Google Maps accidentally reveals Taiwan defense missiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google revealed a 3D-rendered map of Taipei on Wednesday, and along with it revealed the secret location of some of Taiwan’s Patriot defense missiles. Google Maps...

Google Maps launches 3D view of Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google Maps today (Feb. 13) updated its product to show 3D views of Taipei City, as well as three other cities in Taiwan. Effective today, users of Google Maps can now acces...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan Plaza spotted in Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A user of the social media site Reddit on Monday (Jan. 14) posted this photo from Google Maps showing a plaza dedicated to Taiwan, complete with a mock-up of Taipei 101, in the...

Taiwanese blogger, plastic surgeon husband flee to Canada to evade fraud charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Famous Taiwanese blogger Su Chen Tuan (蘇陳端), her cosmetic surgeon husband, and father-in-law have been charged with fraud and have fled to Canada where they are seeking "r...

New Taipei daycare center caregiver filmed beating baby with spatula

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video was released at a press conference today showing caregivers beating small toddlers at a daycare center in New Taipei City. Several caregivers at a daycare center in ...