Cyprus hails US law boosting energy, security cooperation

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A new U.S. law geared toward boosting energy and security cooperation in the east Mediterranean is indicative of the significance that Washington attaches to the region, Cyprus'...

Brazil's role questioned after UN global warming meeting

SAO PAULO (AP) — With the failure of the U.N. climate conference to produce an agreement, some Brazilians who participated in previous climate meetings say their country is now part of the problem in ...

Taiwan's Yageo to buy US rival Kemet in US$1.8 billion deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo (國巨) announced Tuesday (Nov. 12) that it will acquire its U.S. rival Kemet Corp. (NYSE: KEM) in a US$1.8 billion (NT$54.7...

Horsepower _ literally: Finnish horse show runs on manure

HELSINKI (AP) — The world's governing body for horse sport is praising a climate-friendly scheme by a Finnish equestrian event to generate all its electricity needs from horse manure, and says the ini...

World's renewable energy capacity set to increase by half in 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Renewables 2019 market report was released Monday (Oct. 21) and predicts the world’s renewable-based power capacity will ...

Direct flights open between Taiwan's Hualien and S. Korea's Ulsan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than one hundred South Koreans arrived in Hualien Thursday morning (Oct. 17) while the mayor of the east coast city headed in the other direction on the first direct ...

3 Lithuanian MPs call for representative office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Lithuanian parliamentarians last week called for an end to celebrations of Communist China's 70th anniversary and opening a Lithuanian representative office in T...

Africa's charcoal trade is decimating fragile forest cover

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The machete-wielding men lodge themselves deep inside forests for weeks at a time, felling trees that will be incinerated into pieces of charcoal. Because they often work at nig...

Less dependence on China means stable growth for Taiwan’s economy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Looking back at her first three years as President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who is seeking re-election, laid out all the reforms and policies her administration has carried ou...

Cyprus gas discoveries spark US-Russian gamesmanship

In recent years, energy companies have discovered a number of significant gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the rush to develop the offshore resources is reshaping the region's politi...

At Taipei's no-nukes parade, Tsai skillfully avoids confronting party primary challenger Lai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a demonstration demanding nuclear-free policies for Taiwan that took place in Taipei on Saturday afternoon (April 27), both President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Prem...

Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy proudly notes its status as a national leader in wind power. That's why some find it jarring to learn the Des Moines-based company is pushing f...

For Jay Inslee, a methodical buildup to a long 2020 campaign

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. (AP) — Sit down in New Hampshire for a leading liberal podcast. Tour flood damage in Iowa. Feed some sheep, shoot some hoops, drink local beer in South Carolina. And along the way...

Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans. Americans want ...

After years of promise, battery cars about to go mainstream

GENEVA (AP) — For years, there have been lots of electric cars proudly rolled out at auto shows but few on the streets or at dealers. That could be about to change. The electric cars...