Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 5 The Miami Herald on Fred Guttenberg, father of a student killed at Mar...

US wants to return codebreaker's seized items to UK school

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. woman who said she was visiting England to do a study of the late World War II codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing walked into the prestigious boys’ boarding school he a...

News anchor loses case over Taiwan president’s LSE diploma

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Wednesday (Jan. 11) rejected a case by news anchor Dennis Peng (彭文正)alleging that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) diploma and dissertatio...

Han’s running mate accuses CEC of making illogical analogy about his PhD

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — KMT presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) running mate, former premier Simon Chang (張善政), recently joined the ranks of those whose Ph.D. diploma authenticity has b...

Iowa swung fiercely to Trump. Will it swing back in 2020?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. In 2008, its voters propelled Barack Obama to the White House, an overwhelmingly wh...

Vietnam and Taiwan sign deal to acknowledge each other's academic diplomas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnamese students planning to undertake a research degree in Taiwan can now apply for admission with less time and effort in paperwork than their predecessors, as the tw...

Jobless rate in Taiwan edges down in November

Taiwan's jobless rate fell slightly in November at a time when the local economy continued its steady growth, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGASB) said Monday. D...

AP Interview: Dressel a reluctant superstar heading to 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — In the post-Michael Phelps world, Caeleb Dressel fits snugly into the successor's slot. Coming off two dynamic performances at the world swimming championships, Dresse...

5 years after detente with US, Cubans say hope has dwindled

HAVANA (AP) — At midday on Dec. 17, 2014, the sound of church bells echoed in Havana as presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro announced that the United States and Cuba would reestablish diplomatic r...

Retired NTU professor revives speculation over Taiwan president's Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University professor emeritus of law Ho De-fen (賀德芬) asserted on Thursday (Nov. 28) that the Ph.D. diploma provided by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

AP-NORC poll: Many say high school diploma enough to succeed

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The...

Alibaba founder bashes international employment system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma (馬雲), criticized the current hiring process of top companies like his own at the Forbes Global CEO Confere...

The Latest: 3 awarded economics Nobel for study on poverty

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther ...

Dissertation-gate: university administrators hesitant to endorse Tsai's doctorate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a Monday (Oct. 14) meeting of the Education and Culture Committee of the Legislative Yuan, the issue of President Tsai Ing-wen’s 1984 Ph.D. dissertation from the ...

Nobel awards season comes to an end with economics prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce the last Nobel winner later Monday, when it awards its prestigious economics prize. The prize — officially known ...