Taiwan indigenous musician sounds clarion call for cultural, environmental well-being

Sangpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw, a musician from Taiwan’s Pinuyumayan tribe, is cleareyed about the importance of environmental conservation, making it a central theme in his latest album “Yaan...

The Latest: Small explosion frightens voters in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 9:30 a.m. A small explosion has frightened voters who had lined up...

Taiwan athletes win 6 medals at Youth Olympic Games in Argentina

Taiwan athletes earned one gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the Youth Olympic Games concluded Oct. 18 in Buenos Aires.   The gold was won by Liu Li-ling in the 78-kg category of the ...

San Antonio approves $450M Alamo redevelopment project

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio City Council approved a $450 million redevelopment plan for the Alamo, marking a new chapter for the nearly 300-year-old site. The council voted fo...

Poland: Local races offer gauge of ruling party's support

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Local elections on Sunday are expected to measure popular support for Poland's conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with E...

Taiwan company wins first prize for online education service at Asia Pacific ICT awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Institute for Information Industry (III, 財團法人資訊工業策進會) won first prize in community service at the 2018 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards, in Guangzhou, China on Oc...

Taiwan makes friends through sharing experience and technology: President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan makes friends through sharing experience and technology, during a speech to Taiwan’s youth ambassadors in Taipei on O...

Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has...

4th former Walker Cabinet secretary slams Wisconsin governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fourth former Cabinet secretary in Gov. Scott Walker's administration is slamming the Republican incumbent, releasing a letter Thursday signed by two others calling for the elec...

Pop Warner implements concussion-awareness program for kids

Pop Warner, the country's largest youth football program, is implementing a concussion-awareness initiative aimed at educating young athletes about how to recognize symptoms of a head injury. ...

4 tax breaks for teachers

The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their h...

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue si...

Israeli takes up acupuncture science in Taiwan for love of Chinese medicine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Israeli national gave up his cozy life as a doctor in his homeland three years ago to pursue an unlikely profession in Taiwan – becoming a traditional Chinese med...

Breakfast Club helps former NFL players get healthy together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017. W...

Candidate: Elections key to countering Afghan conservatism

MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan (AP) — Hameeda Danesh was locked away at age 13 and beaten daily for six months by uncles who abhorred the thought of her attending school. Now, she's running for a seat in A...