Over 120 leaders to converge for city forum in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second annual Global Harbor City Forum will kick off in Kaohsiung City (高雄市) on Sept. 25, bringing together more than 120 city leaders from 25 countries, reported CNA....

Taiwan's Penghu seizes opportunity of hosting MBBW World Congress to promote tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Penghu County Government is gearing up for the World Congress (the annual meeting) of "The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club" and at the same time is grasping the o...

Taiwan to host 16 nation flight safety conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will play host to an international flight safety conference in September, featuring 16 nations, Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC, 飛航安全調查委員會) said on Sept. ...

Kofi Annan's body returns home to Ghana before funeral

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The body of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan received a hero's welcome upon landing at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana's capital. President Nana Add...

Activists stage protest for filmmaker detained in Russia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Human rights activists have held a silent protest in support of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in a Russian prison, at a major international conference in P...

Taiwan, APEC sign letter of intent for international cooperation project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Labor together with seven members of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) signed letters of Intent to pave the way for international cooperati...

Over 100 Chinese language school principals gather in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 107 principals of Chinese language schools across Southeast Asia met in Taipei on August 20, for a conference to promote the teaching of traditional Chinese in ...

Ultrasound jiggles open brain barrier, a step to better care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of Alzheimer's patients signed up for a bold experiment: They let scientists beam sound waves into the brain to temporarily jiggle an opening in its protective shield. ...

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major stu...

Taiwan urges China to work out rules for interaction with Taiwan

WASHINGTON (CNA) -- Taiwan's minister of mainland affairs on Wednesday put forth a candid and practical proposal for both sides of the Taiwan Strait to work out rules for an orderly interaction. ...

Vatican drafting guidelines on proper uses for sold churches

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is drafting guidelines to help Catholic dioceses find appropriate ways to decommission unneeded churches so they don't end up as discos, gymnasiums or gelato shops. ...

Giant panda Yuan Zai celebrates 5th birthday at Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo threw a party Friday to celebrate the fifth birthday of Yuan Zai, the first giant panda to be born in Taiwan. Yuan Zai was born at the zoo on July 6, 2013 and has been a big attraction e...

Danish leader urges Ukraine counterpart to speed up reforms

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's prime minister has urged his Ukrainian counterpart to speed up reforms at home because some "are moving forward at snail's pace." Lars Loekke Ras...

Mattis focusing on strategic security issues in China talks

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slam...

Mattis seeks less contentious visit with Chinese

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is laying out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia. Less tha...