Nordic countries seek cooperation with Taiwan in sustainable energy

Northern European countries are seeking to explore more opportunities for cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability, representatives of three Nordic countries to Tai...

Prince Charles discusses climate change with Indian experts

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prince Charles is meeting with Indian experts during a two-day visit to the country focusing on global challenges such as climate change and business sustainability. ...

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will b...

Kanye West vows to move Yeezy manufacturing to the Americas

NEW YORK (AP) — A few fun facts about Kanye West: He's running for president in 2024, he recited color psychology to wife Kim Kardashian West as she sat in a morning bath Thursday, and he was fired at...

Taiwan harbors doubts about immigration applications from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A majority of Hong Kong citizens looking to immigrate to Taiwan by investing in the island are elderly people born in China, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said T...

Italy making climate change courses mandatory for schools

ROME (AP) — Italian schoolchildren's ABCs might soon become ABCCs. Italy's education minister says weekly climate change lessons are being made mandatory for the nation's public scho...

Taiwan to offer NT$9 billion loan to Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday confirmed a potential loan of US$300 million to Honduras, for the Latin American nation’s health and e...

At trade show, Xi pledges steps to open Chinese markets

SHANGHAI (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised more gradual market-opening steps at the start of an import fair Tuesday but no initiatives on technology policy and other irritants that sparked a ...

Prada signs loan with rates linked to sustainability

MILAN (AP) — The Prada fashion group has signed what is billed as the first business loan in the luxury goods sector linking the annual interest rate to practices that help the environment. ...

Salvage shops offer sustainable decor with a story

Two of the hottest trends in home decor are sustainability and authenticity. No wonder architectural salvage shops are busy. Homeowners love features that come with a story, says Ric...

Taipei 101 named among 50 most influential skyscrapers in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 was officially recognized as one of the “50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat...

Taiwan's Digital Twin technology selected for R&D 100 Award

Digital Twin Solutions for Smart Farming, a high-tech innovation designed by Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III), has been shortlisted for the prestigious R&D 100 Award. Taiwa...

Greece wins European creditors' approval to repay IMF early

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has won approval from its European creditors to repay part of its debts to the International Monetary Fund earlier than required, thus avoiding cumbersome interest payment...

Mandarin Oriental commits to eliminating single use plastic, across its luxury portfolio

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic, across its entire portfolio of luxury hotels, by the end of March 2021. While the travel industry has already made gre...

International scientists gather in Taipei for Belmont Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Belmont Forum, a partnership of funding organizations and international science councils committed to trans-national science research, will be held in Taipei this week...