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Last KFC in Taipei's Ximending closes its doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — High rents and the impact of the pandemic have forced KFC to shut down its last storefront in Taipei's Ximending, marking the first time in four decades the fast-food ...

Military coup yet another blow for Myanmar's sagging economy

BANGKOK (AP) — The military coup in Myanmar is unlikely to do the country’s struggling economy, once considered a promising “last frontier,” any good at all. Myanmar's economy has l...

Why is Japan obsessed with KFC on Christmas?

Takako Tomura's Christmas party this week has all the festive trimmings. Children decorate a pine tree with tinsel and hand-made decorations, as adults toast mulled wine and everyone exchanges gif...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 16, the 351st day of 2020. There are 15 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 1...

KFC suspends ‘Its Finger Lickin’ Good’ slogan amid pandemic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Don’t lick your fingers! That’s what Kentucky Fried Chicken signaled to customers Monday as the company suspended its “It’s Finger Lickin’ Good” tagline after ...

Yum China, TrueCar rise; Ventas, CarMax fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Friday: Yum China Holdings Inc., up 92 cents to $51.31. The operator of Kentucky Fried Chicken...

Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today,” has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said Geor...

Taiwan fast food restaurants strengthen guidance on social distancing

Fast food restaurants in Taiwan have said they are taking additional precautions to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in response to new social distancing guidelines announced earlier by th...

KFC Taiwan hikes prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Taiwan announced a price hike will be implemented on Friday (Jan. 10) — the second year in a row for a price hike. ...

KFC Taiwan stops serving plastic straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) planned ban on the use of single-use plastic drinking straws, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restauran...

Tiananmen: When China shifted from solidarity to stability

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journ...

KFC Taiwan announces price increase in new year, McDonald's likely to follow suit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Taiwan announced price increases on fried chicken, egg tarts, and burgers beginning from Tuesday, Jan. 15., as the company sees ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2018. There are 15 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 19...

Sieren's China: A spiraling trade war

United States President Donald Trump has made good on his threat. Next week, 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion (€170 billion) worth of Chinese imports are set to come into force. This comes in a...

Agency: Tunnel under old restaurant used to smuggle drugs

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities have discovered a sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel that went from a home in Mexico to an abandoned fast-food restaurant in Arizona. A division o...