Taiwan Chunghwa Post attempts to appease angry employees demanded to work first day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post have attempted to allay resentment among employees again after announcing they will have to work regular hours the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday. ...

New Taiwan airline targets transit passengers between U.S. and Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - StarLux Airlines (星宇航空) will target passengers traveling between the United States and Southeast Asia, as right now too few of them transit in Taiwan, company founder Chang Kuo-...

EU court rules annuls regulator move to block UPS-TNT merger

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court says a decision by anti-trust regulators to block a merger between U.S. delivery giant UPS and Dutch firm TNT must be annulled. The Eur...

Sawhney to replace Richardson as world cricket CEO in July

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Manu Sawhney will take over as chief executive officer of the International Cricket Council when David Richardson retires in July after the Cricket World Cup. ...

Egypt launches regional gas forum, including Israel in fold

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt hosted its first ever regional gas forum on Monday, with several regional delegations attending alongside the Israeli energy minister, the first such visit by an Israeli Cabinet mem...

Croatia nixes F-16 purchase from Israel after US objection

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's government has formally canceled a $500 million deal to buy 12 used fighter jets from Israel after it collapsed over U.S. objections. State TV says t...

Some help, more needed for Florida girl with rare blood type

MIAMI (AP) — A New York woman with a rare blood type is donating two units to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl who is battling cancer. News outlets report the woman had dona...

In role reversal, Abbas pressures Hamas as Israel allows aid

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Western-backed Palestinian Authority is threatening to step up pressure on Hamas amid renewed tensions in Gaza, even as Israel allows a lifeline of Qatari aid to flow di...

Court orders Amazon to end Wi-Fi button purchases in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ordered Amazon to stop taking orders from customers using wireless-enabled buttons because they breach e-commerce rules. The Munich regional court ru...

Israel fighter jet sale to Croatia fails after US objections

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's defense minister says Israel has failed to overcome U.S. objections to a plan to sell 12 used fighter jets to Croatia and the $500 million deal will likely be canceled...

Robots walk, talk, brew beer and take over CES tech show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robots that walk, talk, brew beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don't expect to find one in your home any time soon. ...

New Taipei man fined NT$60,000 for sticking cat in mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An owner of a cat has been fined a total of NT$60,000 for sending it to a shelter via express mail last month, announced the New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspec...

Iraq closes camps for displaced, pushes families into peril

BZEIBIZ, Iraq (AP) — It was a cold and gusty day in December when the army came to the Bzeibiz camp and told families displaced by the war against the Islamic State group that it was time to go home. ...

Taiwan representative office receives suspicious package in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s representative office in Melbourne, Australia, received a suspicious package on Jan. 9, alongside 37 other packages sent to consulates and embassies across ...

Man in Australia arrested over suspicious consulate packages

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police have arrested a man after 38 suspicious packages containing a possibly hazardous substance were sent to foreign consulates in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Canber...