Honda to shut plant in Britain, imperiling 3,500 jobs

TOKYO (AP) — Honda says it plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, with the potential loss of 3,500 jobs. The Japanese automaker made the announcement at a news co...

Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Share benchmarks were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington this week. U.S. markets were closed Mond...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

China's economy czar going to Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions. Tuesday's announcement, car...

Hot market for businesses looks to cool, survey finds

NEW YORK (AP) — The years-long hot market for businesses may start to cool, perhaps as soon as this year. That's the finding of a survey of brokers and advisers who help owners and buyers complete sal...

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

BEIJING (AP) — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don't seem to ...

Taiwan ranked 24th for global connectivity

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan is the world's 24th most connected country, according to the latest edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of globalization, measured ...

Warren returns to Nevada, heart of 2008 economic crisis

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who made her name as a consumer advocate in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, will make her first appearance Sunday as a presidential candidate in Las ...

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges." ...

All passengers from Vietnam entering Taiwan to be checked for pork products

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has begun checking all passengers arriving in the country from Vietnam for possession of pork products after a pork sandwich brought into Taiwan by a traveler from Ho Chi Minh C...

Costa Rica justice figure resigns after sexual abuse report

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A Costa Rican Justice Ministry official has resigned after the country's vice-minister of economy reported him for alleged sexual abuse. Laura Pacheco sai...

Lebanon's Cabinet wins vote of confidence in parliament

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's parliament gave the new government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri a vote of confidence after days of heated debates and harsh verbal exchanges. Late Friday, 11...

'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate...

US industrial output tumbled 0.6 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts. The Federa...

In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty

RUGA SETTLEMENT, Nigeria (AP) — It's hard to find a campaign poster in this threadbare settlement on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, where thousands live in makeshift structures of tarpaulin an...