What happens when pandemic locks down a globe-trotting pope?

ROME (AP) — On the March day that Italy recorded its single biggest jump in coronavirus fatalities, Pope Francis emerged from lockdown to offer an extraordinary prayer and plea to his flock to reasses...

Taiwan’s Gogoro, Re-Think beach cleaning event collects over 7,800 kg of trash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A summer beach clean-up event organized by electric scooter maker Gogoro and environmental group Re-Think collected 7,825 kg of trash from five different beaches around th...

Lost and found: Zimmer makes surprise comeback with Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seemingly lost, somewhat forgotten, Bradley Zimmer has found his way back to the Cleveland Indians. Sidelined by injuries for most of the past two seasons, Zimmer ha...

England wraps up 3rd test, turns series around to lead 2-1

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — England walloped South Africa by an innings and 53 runs in the third test on Monday to turn the series around and lead 2-1 with one to play. Engla...

Taiwan showcases creativity at Golden Pin Design Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a star-studded ceremony held at Taipei's Songshan Cultural and Creative Park Thursday (Dec. 5), the Golden Pin Design Award announced 30 Best Design winners and two...

Warriors look to build off strong, well-balanced Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors displayed that familiar swagger, celebrated in front of the home crowd as they so love to do and got contributions on both ends of the floor from up an...

UN environment agency warns of effects of rising sand use

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and ...

States renew push for taxes on sugary drinks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut's governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a...

PSG coach Tuchel has to re-think plans with Neymar injured

PARIS (AP) — Neymar's latest foot injury comes at a particularly inconvenient time for Paris Saint-Germain, with its biggest game of the season fast approaching. PSG travels to face ...

Taiwan’s tech sales rise by 13.5% in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's 19 largest technology companies saw total sales increase by 13.5 percent in July 2018 when compared to July 2017, reported the Nikkei Asian Review. The bum...

Nobel Peace Prize concert on temporary leave this year

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian organization that oversees the Nobel Peace Prize says a concert typically held after the annual ceremony won't take place in 2018. Norwegian ...

A 'Me Too' movement shakes Chilean universities

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — After a long day of work, Sofia Brito fell asleep on a chair in an office at Chile's Constitutional Court. She says she awoke abruptly to find her mentor, the court's president,...

Ciena Adds Leadership and Expertise in Asia Pacific

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 19, 2018--Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) recently appointed Dion Leung as Regional Managing Director of Asia, where he leads the company’s strategy and execution in the region’s...

Clean up Taipei with ‘Pokémon Go’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Developer Niantic announced that 'Pokémon Go' will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22 by encouraging players to help clean up the environment while playin...

H&M Q4 profit drops as industry is challenged

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB says its fourth-quarter profit fell to 3.99 billion kronor ($506 million), down from 5.91 billion kronor. Sale...