Tanker ship runs aground on Germany's Elbe river

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says a tanker ship carrying 9,000 metric tons (nearly 10,000 U.S. tons) of hazardous goods has run aground on the Elbe river near Cuxhaven in northern Germany. ...

Taiwan arrests suspected organizers of missing Vietnamese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced today that they have arrested seven people suspected of devising the plan for Vietnamese 152 tourists to go miss...

Qatar to invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds

BEIRUT (AP) — Qatar has announced that it will invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds to support the Mediterranean country's struggling economy. Qatar's Foreign Minister Sh...

China says doctor behind gene edited babies acted on his own

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese investigation says the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will...

S. Taiwan exports jujubes to Japan for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City in southern Taiwan will export jujubes (蜜棗) to Japan for the first time after setting out to achieve the goal seven years ago, according to a Chinese-language ...

'I am proud to be Taiwanese-American' says US presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said he is “proud to be Taiwanese-American” during a speech in California on Jan. 19, reported CNA. Yang, who is the D...

Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. a...

Taiwanese 'bikini climber' dies after mountain fall in Nantou County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese self-described “bikini climber” GiGi Wu (吳季芸) died from injuries sustained from a fall in Nantou County today, reports suggest. Rescue services lo...

Bolton's test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It's up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy. ...

Taiwan's Yushan sees first snowfall of the season as cold surge arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a continental cold air mass is poised to strike Taiwan on Monday, the country's tallest peak, Yushan (玉山), saw its first snow of the season, which also has broken its 66...

Sarri must face up to own failings in Chelsea blame game

Maurizio Sarri has decided to go down a dangerous road by using a post-match news conference to criticize the attitude and character of his Chelsea players. Memories were suddenly re...

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn't budge Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out a...

China shares higher as weak growth raises stimulus hopes

Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong on Monday as China reported that its growth fell to a three-decade low of 6.6 percent in 2018. The weaker data released Monday raised hopes for ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Taiwan's China Airlines soon to have onboard medical professionals for each flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's China Airlines has begun making arrangements for an onboard medical care program. The program is being developed in line with the motto, “Compassion ...