Sydney to scrap lockout law in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The premier of the southeast Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), Gladys Berejiklian, announced Thursday (Nov. 28) that Sydney's lockout law, which mandates pubs...

The first foreign company to win the Golden Safety Award in 30 years!

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has established the "Golden Safety Award" in 1989 to recognize the units and individuals who have contributed to the promotion of tra...

Taiwan bubble tea shop rumored to be closed after 15 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famous Taiwanese bubble tea shop Chen San Ding (陳三鼎青蛙撞奶) in Taipei is rumored to have closed permanently after a recent "cockroach" incident and allegations of t...

Colorado brewery sold to international beverage company

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado brewery is being sold to an international beverage company after nearly 30 years in business. The Coloradoan reports New Belgium Brewing Co. in ...

2020 “The Michelin Guide” Sets Foot in Taichung

Since the first arrival of the “Michelin Guide Taipei” in Taiwan two years ago, the gastronomic bible “Michelin Guide” has caught the attention of Taiwan’s food service i...

Michelin Guide 2020 to include eateries in Taipei, Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2020 Taiwan edition of the Michelin Guide will include restaurants in both Taipei and Taichung, the second municipality of Taiwan to be featured in the gourmet guidebo...

Gun rights activist facing charges for rifle in restaurant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A gun rights activist accused of illegally taking a rifle into an Oklahoma City restaurant is facing a felony charge. Police say 52-year-old Timothy A. Harper vi...

Egypt says inflation drops to 2.4%, lowest in 2 decades

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says its annual inflation rate dropped to its lowest in nearly two decades, down to 2.4% in October from 4.3% the previous month. The figures, announced Saturday b...

New drinks help Starbucks pull in more US, Chinese customers

Starbucks Corp. says new beverages and more efficient stores are drawing in more U.S. and Chinese customers, turning around the weaker traffic it saw at the start of the year. The co...

AP PHOTOS: Canadian Arak resurrects bygone Persian drink era

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Long before its teetotaler Islamic clerical rulers banned the consumption of alcohol, Iran had a vibrant drinking heritage. In fact, as early as 550 BC, ...

Family Mart Taiwan opens second smart convenience store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 7-Eleven Japan Co. announced Monday (Oct. 21) that it had decided to shorten operating hours at some of its locations due to Japan's labor crunch, store operator...

Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?

NEW YORK (AP) — The tariffs the Trump administration is about to impose on wine, liquor and cheese from Europe couldn't come at a worse time for small retailers. "It's kind of scary ...

Gay man in Rwanda notes 'intense pressure' after coming out

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan gospel singer who recently came out as gay says he has quit his day job as an accountant after "intense pressure" from colleagues. Albert Nabonibo say...

PepsiCo and Meet Group advance while Tesla and GoPro slip

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday. PepsiCo Inc., up $3.99 to $137.93 The food and beverage company gave investors an upb...

Catholic bishops consider married priests, face opposition

SANTA ROSA, Brazil (AP) — At dusk in this small indigenous village, Antelmo Pereira calls Catholics to prayer, changes into a white robe and leads a religious service that is the closest thing the fai...