Google, Microsoft to move production away from China over coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tech giants Google and Microsoft are reportedly expediting plans to shift production of new products from China to Southeast Asia as supply chains in China are being derai...

S. China's farmland could be devastated by fall armyworms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is forecasting huge agricultural losses with the arrival of the fall armyworm (FAW) in 2020. On Feb. 20, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs rel...

Taiwan sees nearly 3,000 same-sex weddings in year of legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex unions in May 2019, Taiwan has seen 2,939 same-sex weddings, the Ministry of Interior said Saturday (Feb. 22)...

Wuhan virus drives Taiwanese workers away from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan cornoavirus outbreak has dampened Taiwanese workers’ aspirations to pursue a career in China, according to a recent study by Taiwan-based 104 Job Bank. ...

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral ou...

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral ou...

Unknowns of the new virus make global quarantines a struggle

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China. But with important details about the illness and how it spreads still u...

UN experts: Islamic State steps up attacks in Syria and Iraq

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Islamic State extremists are mounting increasingly bold attacks in Syria and Iraq following their loss of territory in both countries and are planning for the breakout of their f...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chin...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese an...

Drink innovation helps Coke exceed 4Q forecasts

ATLANTA (AP) — New drinks like Coca-Cola Plus Coffee helped Coca-Cola Co. to a better-than-expected fourth quarter. The Atlanta beverage maker said sales of fizzy drinks rose 3% for ...

Stocks open lower on Wall Street following drops overseas

Stocks are opening moderately lower on Wall Street, following declines overseas, as more worries about the spread of a virus outbreak in China and some weak earnings results put investors in a mood to...

Asian markets tumble as fears over virus outbreak spread

Shares tumbled in Asia on Thursday as concern over the impact of the virus outbreak in China deepened. Taiwan's benchmark dived 5.8% as its market reopened after the Lunar New Year. ...

Amnesty Int'l: Asia seeing growing repression, resistance

BANGKOK (AP) — Authoritarian governments in Asia are undermining human rights and demonizing their critics, but they face a rising tide of protest from young people who defy grave risks to protest suc...

Strong earnings reports send stocks higher on Wall Street

Stocks are off to another strong start on Wall Street as strong earnings reports from big U.S. companies got investors to set aside worries about a spreading virus in China. General Electric, Textron ...