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Taiwan’s electricity price rises by 15% for large-scale consumers, affecting 22,000 users

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s price of electricity for large-scale consumers will go up by 15%, beginning on Friday (July 1), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced on Monday ...

Taipei mayor claims his presidency 'only way to break blue-green battle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Sunday (June 26) claimed that only by electing him president can voters "break the blue-green battle" in Taiwan and criticized ri...

Philippines eager to tap into Taiwan’s post-COVID tourism market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 150 Philippine travel agencies were seen queuing up at the Taiwan booth at the Travel Tour Expo, the largest travel expo in the Southeast Asian country, taking place ...

Chinese leader salutes 'CPC members of Taiwan origin'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Every time the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is about to roll around, some party leader will earnestly exhort a select mob of Taiwanese “del...

World shares higher after rally on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — European shares were trading higher Monday after a day of gains in Asia. U.S. futures and oil prices also advanced. Leaders of the Group of Seven leading economic pow...

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution more than a century ago, further alienating the country from the global financial system following san...

Taipei boss allegedly beat, confined Indonesian caregiver for 14 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Indonesian caregiver was allegedly beaten, burned, humiliated, and held captive by her employer in Taipei's wealthy Tianmu area for 14 months. Last ...

New Taipei, British Office in Taipei join hands to grow coral reefs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Government joined the British Office in Taipei and the National Taiwan Ocean University to launch a coral reef restoration project on Saturday (June 25) in...

US commerce official lauds bilateral economic ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bilateral investment channel between the U.S. and Taiwan is a two-way channel for growth and development and shared values, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Arun V...

Taoyuan International Art Award announces finalists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan International Art Award announced the final list of nominees for its art competition on Monday (June 27). The second edition of the Taoyuan International Art Aw...

CNN report warns of Chinese vessels more dangerous than latest aircraft carrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are other vessels at the Chinese military’s disposal that are more concerning than its newest aircraft carrier, the Fujian, a recently published CNN report cla...

Taiwan VP released from hospital Monday after back surgery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) was released from the hospital on Monday (June 27), the day after undergoing back surgery to relieve acute lower back pain. ...

Taipei Metro urges against hike in electricity prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro voiced worry on Monday (June 27) that it may become financially unsustainable if electricity prices are hiked, as an energy committee meeting scheduled for Mo...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest ...

Appel arrives in big year for No. 1 draft picks

Mark Appel is proof that even for a No. 1 draft pick, the road to the major leagues is sometimes a bumpy one. Appel was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, nine years...