Taiwanese-American shows how young power can change the world

Unlike most people, Cassandra Lin (林心瑜) knew at the age of 10 what she wanted to do with her life. A curious and passionate child growing up in Rhode Island, the Taiwanese-American, now 20, has bee...

Overseas Taiwanese students post silly photos of fried eggs in Taiwan shape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To many overseas students, studying abroad means homesickness and regular cravings for hometown delicacies. Recently, a photo of a fried egg resembling Taiwan was pos...

In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive

KAPOETA, South Sudan (AP) — Stained with mud, the 8-year-old traces her fingers over the infected wound on her elbow. "It's hard work digging and the shovel is heavy. I just want to be in school," Los...

With automation, Korean dumplings go global in business bet

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Move over pot stickers, here comes another Asian dumpling. South Korea's largest food company is making a multimillion-dollar bet on "mandu," developing i...

Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — The brackish water pouring from the taps of homes in Basra has caused stomach ailments and skin rashes for thousands in the southern Iraqi city once famous for its network of freshw...

Argentines seek soup kitchens, barter markets amid crisis

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Men wait outside the metal-grill door of a soup kitchen in a slum, hoping to get a small serving of beef and mashed potatoes. At a barter market on the capital's outskir...

Japan rejoices in having first grand slam champion

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese tennis and non-tennis fans alike are celebrating one of their own winning a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. The results came in early Sunday morning J...

Renowned Intl. Junior Chef Competition to be held in Keelung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday Sept. 7, some of the future’s greatest chefs from across the world will be visiting Taiwan to participate in the final of the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs...

The Latest: Idaho halts inmate fire crews after rape charge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on an Idaho prison inmate accused of rape at a wildfire base camp (all times local): 3 p.m. The Idaho Department of Corrections has...

Dining out increasing household consumption trend in Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) More and more people in Taiwan do not spend time in the kitchen but eat at foodstalls and restaurants, according to the latest government data on household expenditure indicating...

'Freakish athlete' Obum Gwacham hopes to sack spot with Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Obum Gwacham wanted to catch footballs from the time he started playing the sport. Now, the New York Jets linebacker is chasing after the guys who are throw...

Taiwanese chef shines at 2018 Philippine World Famous Chefs Competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Renowned Taiwanese chef Lin Yu-chun (林宥君) emerged as the champion for the Individual Group at the 2018 Philippine World Famous Chefs Competition held in Manila on Aug...

Taiwan rejects parole for Ting Hsin tycoon jailed in food safety scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tycoon Wei Ying-chun’s (魏應充) application for parole after serving half of his two-year prison sentence for his role in food safety scandals has been rejected because...

Stocks drift in early trading as traders watch trade talks

Stocks are drifting between gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as gains in the technology sector are offset by losses in banks, packaged food makers and other companies. Energy ...

2018 Taiwan Indigenous Tourism Festival to arrive at Sun Moon Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Taiwan Indigenous Tourism Festival (2018台灣部落觀光嘉年華) will take place at Xiangshan Visitor Center (向山遊客中心) of Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area between Sept. 7 and ...