United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

NEW YORK (AP) — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path ...

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

It has been a wrenching season for three of America's largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern...

Taiwan UMC’s scale-down spells trouble for China’s semiconductor vision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s ambition to develop a self-reliant semiconductor sector as part of its “Made in China 2025” initiative could suffer a setback as Taiwanese chipma...

Taiwan chipmaker UMC to scale down China project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC, 聯華電子) will downsize its Chinese chip project to avoid charges from the United States, the Nikkei Asian Review reported Friday. The c...

Band mocks 7 Taiwan brands that lost ground after entering China market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the controversy swirling around Taiwan's "bread master" Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春) after he kowtowed to China in an attempt to save his branch in Shanghai, ...

'Fresh Prince' star Reid focuses on a creative life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daphne Maxwell Reid, who played Aunt Vivian in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," says she stays ready for what comes her way. That includes a role in the streaming mi...

US DOJ charges Taiwanese company UMC, Chinese partner Fujian Jinhua for trade secret theft

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has formally announced charges against three individuals and two companies, one Chinese and one Taiwanese, alleging the theft...

Taiwan’s UMC freezes ties with Chinese firm in response to US sanctions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s second-largest contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC, 聯華電子) has frozen its dealings with Chinese state-owned semiconductor firm Fujian Jinhu...

Real Peggy Sue, of 1958 Buddy Holly song fame, dies in Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue" has died at a Lubbock hospital. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday at University...

Taiwan's wafer foundry industry output forecast to grow 8-10% in 2019

The production value of Taiwan's wafer foundry industry is expected to grow 8-10 percent from a year earlier in 2019 due to manufacturers' efforts in developing high-end technology, according ...

Kite and Gadeta Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Gamma Delta T Cell Receptor Technology for Solid Tumors

SANTA MONICA, Calif. & UTRECHT, Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), and Gadeta B.V., a privately-held company focused on the discovery and developmen...

US Senators make final push to ban ZTE with NDAA amendment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on what will likely be the final version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), some senators are making a final push f...

Taiwan chip-maker UMC has US rival Micron banned from China after IP theft

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In what might be considered another shot in the escalating trade conflict between the U.S. and China, a large U.S. chip manufacturer has been temporarily banned from selli...

Acorn TV Now Available on Roku Streaming Players and Roku TVs in Mexico

SILVER SPRING, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 5, 2018--North America’s most popular streaming service for British and international television, Acorn TV, is now available in Mexico. Consumers can now subsc...

Acorn TV, ahora disponible en México a través de equipos Roku y Roku TV

SILVER SPRING, Md., Estados Unidos de América--(BUSINESS WIRE)--jun. 5, 2018--Acorn TV, el servicio norteamericano de Streaming más popular de contenidos televisivos británicos e internacionales, ya e...