Australia wins opening Sydney SailGP final over Japan

SYDNEY (AP) — Tom Slingsby and his Australia high-speed catamaran won the opening Sydney SailGP event, finishing first in four of the five races and then winning the championship match race over Japan...

Taiwan maintains global leadership in IC wafer fab capacity

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan maintained its global leadership in integrated circuit 200mm-equivalent wafer fab capacity for the fourth consecutive year, according to U.S.-based IC Insights Inc. ...

Business Highlights

___ Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentine...

Trump: Japanese leader nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Friday that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open...

BC-US--Foreign Exchange, US

NEW YORK (AP) — Foreign Exchange, New York prices. Rates for trades of $1 million minimum. ...

Global Forecast-Celsius

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Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

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AP analysis: Steel tariffs waived even with tough trade talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and oth...

Australia, Japan dominate 1st day of SailGP in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge dominated the opening day of the inaugural SailGP races for their respective teams in light winds on Sydney Harbour. ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 16-24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As always there are tons of interesting events happening all around Taipei this month. For those looking to experience what the city has to offer, here are some suggested ...

Trump's new trade decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars?

DETROIT (AP) — Sometimes, on a bad night, Brad Strong wakes at 2 a.m. and can't get back to sleep. The insomnia isn't about his family or money or health. It's about tariffs. The Str...

Ghosn beefs up defense with lawyer famous for acquittals

TOKYO (AP) — Former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has beefed up his defense team ahead of his trial in Japan by hiring Junichiro Hironaka, a star lawyer with a strong track record for winning r...

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be hel...

All Blacks prop Owen Franks to play in England after WCup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Veteran All Blacks prop Owen Franks will quit New Zealand rugby after this year's World Cup to join England club Northampton. Franks was the third-youn...

Vessel discovers wreck of World War II carrier Hornet

SEATTLE (AP) — A research vessel funded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of an American aircraft carrier sunk in the South Pacific during World War II. ...