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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said ...

Davos: Hopes for digital tax breakthrough between France, US

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Hopes are rising that a breakthrough in discussions on how to tax digital companies will emerge at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. ...

Viral outbreak a ‘black swan’ for China as it struggles to boost economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outbreak of a virus in China that has rattled global markets poses a greater challenge to China than the protracted trade war with the U.S., according to an American e...

US backs Brazil's bid for membership in Paris-based OECD

SAO PAULO (AP) — The U.S. government is backing Brazil's bid to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, providing a foreign policy boost for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro....

France and EU ready to respond to US threat of new tariffs

PARIS (AP) — France has warned it will retaliate with the full backing of the European Union if the United States imposes tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French products, including Champagne, R...

Work-life balance becomes priority for S. Korean Millennials: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Millennials in South Korea expressed their opinions about their ideal job in a recent survey, showing that work-life balance has become their main concern, reported JoongA...

Strange bedfellows: French unions funded by strike victims

PARIS (AP) — Labor unions' outsized power and plentiful funds are driving the strikes crippling France to protest the government’s planned revamping of the retirement system. Unions represent less tha...

Taiwan scores high in PISA global educational survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese students scored above average in all three categories of the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) that examined the scholastic achievements o...

US scores above average in math, science, still lags in math

American students may not be reading any better, but they’re moving up in rankings of educational achievement worldwide because many of their peers in other countries are performing worse. ...

Japanese boxer formerly on death row attends pope’s Mass

TOKYO (AP) — A former Japanese professional boxer who spent 48 years in prison for murders he says he did not commit was among some 50,000 people greeting Pope Francis as he entered Tokyo Dome stadium...

Global economy slows to decade low: OECD

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The global economy is expected to grow at 2.9 percent for the rest of 2019 and 2020, the lowest since the financial crisis 10 years ago, according to an OECD forecast on T...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the po...

Chileans reject president's concessions, plan new protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans gathered Tuesday for a 12th day of demonstrations that began with youth protests over a subway fare hike and have become a leaderless national movement demanding greate...

Stunning wealth, poor services behind massive Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It's not about a 4-cent hike in subway prices. The decision to add 30 pesos to the cost of a ticket on Latin America's most modern public transportation system...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 1 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the guilty verdict for a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man: Dallas County jurors made a po...