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Giving thanks for the past year in Taiwan and best wishes for the new year

Global problems persist… As we enter a new year, it is easy to be grim about the future. The continuing COVID-19 plague, ongoing PRC belligerence toward Taiwan and others, the Russian threat...

Bulgaria, Romania see benefits and snags since joining EU

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Fifteen years after Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union, many residents say the former communist nations certainly are better for it. But the tw...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung hopes EV companies will follow Foxconn Technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A decision by Foxconn Technology Group to base part of its electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing operations at Qiaotou Science Park should bring about 5,000 new jobs in Kaoh...

In exodus from Lebanon, the well-off find new home in Cyprus

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — Many well-off Lebanese who escaped their country’s economic tailspin for a new life in the nearby island nation of Cyprus say the transition has been a whirlwind of emotions. ...

Is India facing a brain drain?

A few weeks ago, social media giant Twitter appointed Indian-born Parag Agrawal as its new CEO, prompting widespread pride and applause for the technology executive across India. Agrawal had begun hi...

PHOTOS: Afghan Taliban fighters now man urban checkpoints

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan more than three and a half months ago amid a chaotic withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops, their fighters have changed roles, from insur...

EXPLAINER: Turkey's currency is crashing. What's the impact?

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s beleaguered currency has been plunging to all-time lows against the U.S. dollar and the euro in recent months as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presses ahead with a wide...

Bulgaria's expats pushing for reforms as country prepares to vote

"Whether we mention Bulgaria in Chicago or Sofia, we do it with love," says Wanya Kramer, who has lived in the US for 20 years. Together with advertising experts in her home country and act...

NATO-led mission increases patrols on Kosovo-Serbia border

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The NATO-led KFOR mission in Kosovo increased its patrols Monday on the border with Serbia in a bid to deescalate tensions between the two Balkan foes over a dispute about lice...

Start 'Taiwan Special Economic Zone' to seize mantle of Asia’s financial hub from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The situation in Hong Kong is dire. Those responsible pretend its problems are not happening because they cannot face up to the reality of what they and their masters in B...

His country mired in crises, Lebanese leader calls for help

BEIRUT (AP) — The reverberations of terrorism across the oceans and war in their own neighborhood have left Lebanon and its fellow nations in the Middle East struggling with the consequences, Lebanon’...

Mideast in shambles, but the world has moved on for now

BEIRUT (AP) — There was a time not long ago when uprisings and wars in the Arab world topped the agenda at the U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York. With most of those conflict...

WHO director: Lebanon's brain drain threat to health sector

BEIRUT (AP) — The World Health Organization’s director general on Friday expressed deep concern about the impact of Lebanon’s economic meltdown and multiple crises on the wellbeing of the nation, and ...

The EU and North Macedonia: More 'trauma' before membership?

North Macedonia was officially included in the agenda for EU enlargement in 2005; the promissory note that Brussels offered Skopje on the conditions of good behavior and reforms is now older than the ...

Can pandemic recovery plan end Italy's years of stagnation?

MILAN (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy especially hard, killing more than 127,000 people and sending the European Union's third-largest economy into a devastating tailspin. Yet...