Coronavirus: Italy orders mass closures after COVID-19 cases quadruple

Officials ordered schools, public buildings, restaurants and coffee shops in ten towns in northern Italy to close after a cluster of 14 new COVID-19 cases emerged. All cases were located in the Lom...

Foreign companies suffer in China amid epidemic, slow recovery expected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign companies are having a difficult time maintaining operations in China despite some workers having returned from the extended Lunar New Year holiday; labor shortage...

Life under virus quarantine: Boxing, chalk art and waiting

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — There's Zumba and boxing classes, lectures on business and taxes, and chalk art outside for the children. While it might sound like a local recreation center...

BC-US--Coffee, US

New York (AP) — Coffee futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Wednesday: (37,500 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

A guide to visiting attractions in central Taiwan via near-free bus services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taichung City rolled out the near-free bus services on Lunar New Year’s Day, the ball is now in visitors’ court—they have to decide whether to take ad...

Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys newspaper for NT$10, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ) — A lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought a newspaper for a mere NT$10 (US$0.33) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the November-December issue of the Taiwan receipt ...

The Latest: At least 50% of Iowa results to come Tuesday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The Iowa Democratic Party says it plans to release at leas...

BC-US--Coffee, US

New York (AP) — Coffee futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Monday: (37,500 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

Democratic race opens in Iowa amid worry over beating Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce ...

Iowa in Focus: Democrats open 2020 with hope, anxiety

Hopeful but also afraid. Uncertain but still focused. Iowa's Democrats will arrive at their 2020 kickoff caucuses on Monday with a mix of emotions and one urgent mission: voting President Donald Trump...

BC-US--Coffee, US

New York (AP) — Coffee futures trading on the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) Friday: (37,500 lbs.; cents per lb.) ...

Chicago accuses coffee shop of copying fire department logo

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is suing a coffee company for trademark infringement, saying its logo is nearly identical to the symbol for the city's fire department. Fire Depart...

UK's health chief slams Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand

LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of Britain's National Health Service has criticized Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop and her new Netflix series, warning it carries “considerable risks to healt...

Beyond Brexit: Reunited French, British tunnelers look ahead

DOVER, England (AP) — One tunneling from France, the other digging from Britain, the two men smashed with pummeling jackhammers through the last slivers of rock separating their nations. ...

Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for November, December announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Jan. 25. Three 7-Eleven and one FamilyMart s...