Taiwan to invest NT$4.2 billion in smart transportation

Taiwan will invest NT$4.2 billion (US$145 million) in developing smart transportation in the next four years so that it can better serve disadvantaged people, the Ministry of Transportation and Commun...

Govt Watchdog: Politics caused 'Sharpiegate' frantic rebuke

Political pressure from the White House and a series of “crazy in the middle of the night” texts, emails and phone calls caused top federal weather officials to wrongly admonish a weather office for a...

Latino group launches $10M campaign to boost voter turnout

PHOENIX (AP) — A national organization is announcing a $10 million campaign to turn out Hispanic voters in several of this year's battleground states. Mi Familia Vota, based in Phoen...

Despite risks, Trump invests big in attacks on Biden's age

President Donald Trump has accused his Democratic rival Joe Biden of having connections to the “radical left” and has pilloried his relationship with China, his record on criminal justice, his plans f...

KMT's hesitancy in rejecting HK law stipulation draws ruling party's ire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — KMT Culture and Communications Chairperson Wang Yu-min (王育敏) was asked on Wednesday (July 8) whether Taiwan would act in accordance with the Hong Kong National Security La...

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods, nearly 60 dead

TOKYO (AP) — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides ...

Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Former US Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran died Tuesday after a short illness at age 78, according to the University of Colorado. Moran served...

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial in...

China's Great Firewall partially erected in Hong Kong as Article 43 takes effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The implementation rules for Article 43 of the new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing were announced on Monday (July 6) and entered into force the next ...

Hong Kong grappling with future under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam offered scant reassurance Tuesday over a new national security law that critics say undermines liberties and legal protections promised when China took c...

UK decision on Huawei 5G phase out not yet certain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Plans to phase Huawei out of the United Kingdom’s 5G phone networks have yet to be decided, but a government update will be released before July 22. The governmen...

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were expanding across the region Tuesday. At least 50 peop...

TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worries

HONG KONG (AP) — TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effec...

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial in...

Hollywood comes to UK High Court as Depp takes on The Sun

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp has a starring role in a real-life courtroom drama in London, where he is suing a tabloid newspaper for libel over an article that branded him a “wife beater.” ...