Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center upgrades disaster level after flooding in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center upgraded its alert level to "category A" on Aug. 25, after a tropical depression has caused significant flooding,...

German farmers call for emergency measures over poor harvest

BERLIN (AP) — German farmers want the government to provide emergency assistance following a poor harvest due to extreme drought this year. The head of the German Farmers Association...

UN envoy: Palestinian refugees 'weeks away' from major cuts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy says the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is "weeks away from painful cuts" to its emergency assistance for Gaza and refugees elsewhere because of an u...

Former head of Taiwan's MAC assumes chair of Straits Exchange Foundation

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Chang Hsiao-yueh (張小月), a former chief of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), assumed office Tuesday as chairwoman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), the semi-official intermedi...

Taipei City Government unveils new GPS app for reporting fires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Thursday, the Taipei City government unveiled a new app that will use a GPS navigation facility to assist in reporting fires, by sending real time images, and using a video ...

Red Wings' Abdelkader fined $5,000 for spearing Islander

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for spearing New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield in Tuesday night's game. The le...

Sharks D Brenden Dillon suspended 1 game by NHL for slashing

NEW YORK (AP) — San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon has been suspended one game by the NHL for slashing Madison Bowey of the Washington Capitals. The league's department of pla...

Sharks' Thornton fined for slashing Lightning's Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton $5,000 for slashing. The punishment was issued Sunday by the league's player safety department. ...

Maria dims Puerto Rico's bleak economic outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Maria has thrown Puerto Rico's already messy economic recovery plans into disarray. For now, the focus has shifted from Puerto Rico's financial woes to meet...

The Latest: Trump praises federal response to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the federal aid response in Puerto Rico (all times local): 8:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is thanking the major of San Juan for wh...

Feds send aid to Puerto Rico amid growing requests for help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agencies are ramping up their response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico as the Trump administration seeks to blunt criticism its response to Hurricane Maria has fall...

Taiwan office in Thailand advertises emergency Line service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese visitors encountering an emergency while in Thailand can use Line to ask the local Taiwanese office for assistance, reports said Saturday. The island’s ...

Authorities brace for wave of hurricane-related fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — As high water spreads from Houston through Texas and Louisiana, authorities are bracing for an inevitable wave of fraud and other criminal activity set into motion by Harvey's punish...

Congo landslide death toll likely 200, governor says

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Congo say a landslide earlier this week in Ituri province likely has killed at least 200 people. Gov. Abdallah Pene Mbaka said Saturday...

Senators D Borowiecki suspended for 2 games by NHL

NEW YORK (AP) — Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for two games for boarding Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli. Borowiecki was assessed a major pena...