Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is officially moving forward with its digital currency project Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and p...

Liz Weston: In 'SIM swap,' criminals really have your number

If you're not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified. This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once...

Morris Chang to represent Taiwan at APEC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder and former CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), is tasked with being Taiwan's special envoy at the Asia-Pacific Econom...

Increased number of STDs in Hawaii linked to online dating

HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said. Ca...

The Latest: RWC venue inspections underway after typhoon

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 24 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local): 7 a.m. Organizers say detailed venue inspections at Yokohama and Hanazono stadi...

Facebook's Libra currency battered by defections, pushback

Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard ann...

The Latest: Scots want chance to crash Japan's Cup party

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 23 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The Scottish players have tried to be good guests at the Rugby World...

Bracing for impact at Rugby World Cup as typhoon nears Japan

TOKYO (AP) — With two games already canceled and the prospect of more disruptions as the worst typhoon of the year bears down on Japan, Rugby World Cup organizers have again outlined the plan to asses...

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___ US suspends plans to hike tariffs Tuesday on Chinese imports WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports ...

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook's Libra digital currency plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard are dropping out of Facebook's Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency. Along with t...

Visa, Mastercard, others announce they will drop out of Facebook's Libra digital currency project

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa, Mastercard, others announce they will drop out of Facebook's Libra digital currency project.

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame's vault. Now, with a broken nose, chipped gold-leaf and a smashed bust, it stares up blan...

In black and white: Venezuelan fisherman among oil ruins

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — The landscape of Venezuela's once robust oil industry lies all around fishermen and their families who live in villages clustered on the edge of Lake Maracaibo. Their struggl...

US deputy assistant secretary of state visits Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior official of the United States Department of State, Sandra Oudkirk, visited the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Tuesday (October 8) before meeting with Preside...

LSE issues formal statement confirming Taiwan president's PhD

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The London School of Economics (LSE) on Tuesday (Oct. 8) formally issued an official statement verifying the validity of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) Ph.D....