Japanese man overstayed Taiwan visa by 36 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) is preparing to send a man home to Japan who overstayed his visa by 36 years while living in the Hualien County countryside. T...

Many in Venezuela’s 2nd city turn to prayer, not politics

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Thanks to the generosity of neighbors, Hayde Chacin and husband Jose Caldera are surviving their elderly years on the outskirts of Venezuela’s second largest city of Maraca...

AP Explains: How have the protests in Chile evolved?

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It’s been nearly five weeks since the most potent civil unrest in Chile’s recent history broke out, bringing mass protests across the South American nation. Most of the demonstr...

Taiwan's Control Yuan wants corrective steps over undocumented migrant babies

The Control Yuan on Tuesday approved a measure requiring the Executive Yuan, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and Ministry of Labor to take steps to correct flaws that have resulted in nearly 500...

Taiwan, Japan work to unlock commercial potential of senior market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Commerce Development Research Institute (CDRI) and the Tokyo Star Bank on Monday (Nov. 18) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) pledging a joint effort to explor...

PG&E boss faces lawmakers as new California blackouts loom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The CEO of the nation’s largest utility faced angry California lawmakers Monday over the company’s decision to turn off power for millions of people to prevent its outdated e...

AP Interview: Steyer’s fortune fuels underdog 2020 campaign

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Tom Steyer says it’s “not possible” to buy the Democratic presidential nomination. Yet the elderly crowd gathered in the back of the Southern Barrell Brewing C...

Hong Kong protesters issue demands, begin leaving university

HONG KONG (AP) — Many of the protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after temporarily clearing a road they had blocked and demanding t...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the po...

4 die in fire after being trapped by burglar bars on S. Taiwan home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four family members perished in a fire on Thursday morning (Nov. 14) because they were unable to escape due to the extensive burglar bars installed on their home, while tw...

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. ...

AP Explains: The extraordinary rise and fall of Evo Morales

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The surprise resignation of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president can perhaps be matched only by his equally extraordinary rise to power. The country's first indigenous chief of s...

To Whom it May Concern? Advice on addressing holiday cards

It's that holiday-card time of year again. But before you open up the address book or spreadsheet, read up on some modern etiquette for addressing those to whom you're sending your j...

Taiwan’s ITRI wins two CES Innovation Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is behind two CES 2020 Innovation Award products, according to the CES website. ITRI’s PECOLA and i...

Foreign domestic helpers being radicalized by IS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), an Indonesian think-tank, says the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) is recruiting Indonesian domestic helper...