UK report urges regulator for tech giants to fight fake news

LONDON (AP) — A British government-commissioned report is calling for a regulator to oversee online platforms such as Facebook and Google to help weed out "fake news." Academic Franc...

Trump has solid US economy for SOTU, but threats remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will enjoy the backdrop of a mostly solid economy as he delivers his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, though questions about its sustainability...

Trump has solid US economy for SOTU, but threats remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will enjoy the backdrop of a mostly solid economy as he delivers his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, though questions about its sustainability...

Economic minister hails new Google investments in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a video posted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs Facebook page on Jan. 27, Taiwan’s economic minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) flaunted a series of new investments ...

'The Milkman Model': Big brand names try reusable containers

A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers...

UN forecasts global economic growth around 3 percent in 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is forecasting that the global economy will grow by around 3 percent in 2019 and 2020, but says waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes, ...

Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law

The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country's millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihood...

2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival preparation plan delivered to Executive Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) delivered its report for the preparation and planning of this year’s lantern festival to the Executive Yuan today ...

Japan says it will leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but says it will no longer go to the Antarctic to hunt. Chief Cabinet Secretary ...

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is considering leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts after unsuccessfully campaigning for decades to gain support for the cause. ...

Many couples say 'I do' to Zero-Waste weddings

To protect the environment, many couples are saying "I do" to Zero-Waste weddings, focusing on sustainability for everything from floral design and dresses to invitations and food. T...

Eurozone ministers reach compromise deal on reform package

BRUSSELS (AP) — Eurozone finance ministers have agreed to strengthen the single currency bloc's defenses against any future financial crisis. Eurogroup President Mario Centeno said e...

I-Mei CEO: DPP needs to do more work on ‘three key areas of public concern’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — I-Mei CEO Luis Ko said the DPP’s lack of progress on the “three key areas of public concern” is what is partially responsible for the party’s defea...

Design and social responsibility takes center stage at Golden Pin Design Award Forum in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The importance of holistic design and client engagement were extolled by a host of award-winning designers at the The Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Forum in Taipei on Nov. ...

National Taiwan Normal University launches multidisciplinary show about sustainable environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) has launched a cross-discipline performance about ecological sustainability expected to showcase internationally. The Graduate ...