Michelin announces 2020 Taipei, Taichung Bib Gourmand winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Michelin on Tuesday (Aug. 11) announced 75 winners of its 2020 Bib Gourmand awards in Taipei and Taichung. Michelin's prestigious Bib Gourmand award is given to res...

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH, Cambodia (AP) — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon th...

Nicaraguan ambassador moves to India after 12 years in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 12 years in Taiwan, Nicaraguan Ambassador William Manuel Tapia Alemán will move to India and be succeeded by Mirna Rivera, reports said Thursday (Aug. 6). ...

New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden. But the latest lockdown in Australia’...

The Latest: Australian hot spot state says don't panic-buy

MELBOURNE, Australia — The premier of Australia’s hot spot Victoria state has urged residents not to panic-buy as he announced reductions in meat productions. The state capital Melbo...

Taiwan beefs up ties with Paraguay via meat imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has resorted to “beef diplomacy” to cement relations with Paraguay, its only diplomatic ally in South America, amid China’s failed poaching effort...

'Rock star' doctor tackles virus on California-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father si...

Former Taiwan president’s unfulfilled dream of domestic Wagyu beef lives on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's (李登輝) death on Thursday (July 30), Taiwan’s agriculture chief has vowed to realize the late head of state'...

Tyson Foods to increase virus testing in US meat plants

Tyson Foods says it plans to administer thousands of coronavirus tests per week at its U.S. facilities under an expanded effort to protect workers and keep plants running. The Spring...

Taiwan's Kinmen vaccinates 80% of cattle for lumpy skin disease in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 80 percent of the 6,282 cattle in the outlying Kinmen islands have been immunized against lumpy skin disease, an infectious illness allegedly transported from China a...

Mitchell, Gobert patching up rift for playoff-bound Jazz

The Utah Jazz had plenty on their plate over the hiatus. Turns out, Rudy Gobert makes a mean coconut chicken and Donovan Mitchell a tender seasoned duck. Many members of the Jazz s...

President of Paraguay rebuffs China to stand by Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay has rejected Chinese pressure to switch diplomatic recognition from Taiwan, the Latin American country’s ambassador i...

Swapping the stage for a deli: Israel underemployment rises

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A year ago, Cijay Brightman was doing sound and lighting for a Madonna performance in Israel. Now, after the coronavirus wiped out live events, he's making sandwiches, slicing ...

Cuba opens foreign currency-only shops, ends tax on dollar

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba opened shops Monday that accept only foreign currencies and eliminated a special tax on the U.S. dollar, deepening a process of collecting stronger currencies to face the country's ...

EU to donate 10,000 doses of lumpy skin disease vaccine to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union is donating 10,000 doses of the lumpy skin disease vaccine to Taiwan, which detected cases of the infectious illness in cattle on the outlying island of...