Women: Opera’s Domingo sexually harassed them, hurt careers

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women profes...

Japanese, Americans make up most of Taiwan’s foreign white-collar workforce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese account for the lion’s share of Taiwan’s foreign workforce when it comes to specialized or technical work, followed by Americans, according to the lat...

Taiwan’s college admission rate at record low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The college admission results based on Advanced Subjects Test (AST, 指考) scores were released on Wednesday (Aug. 7) and saw the lowest admission rate in Taiwan in 16 years....

Asian stock tumble for 3rd day after China lets yuan sink

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell for a third day Monday after China allowed its yuan to sink to an 11-year low following President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat. Tokyo's...

Asian stock tumble after China lets yuan sink

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell for a third day Monday after China allowed its yuan to sink to its lowest level this year following President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat. ...

Obama library brings elation but also fear of displacement

CHICAGO (AP) — When word spread that the Obama Presidential Center was coming to the lakefront park Tara Madison has watched through her apartment windows for a decade, she was elated at the idea of a...

The Latest: 164,000 jobs added in July; 3.7% unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. employment report for July (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy ...

New Taipei Labor Bureau celebrates success of interpreting service for new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Labor Bureau of New Taipei City is celebrating the success of its comprehensive interpreting service for conflict mediation involving labor-management disputes. The se...

Hong Kong Airlines staff to join city-wide strike on Aug. 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As protests continue into the ninth week in Hong Kong, some civil servants have called for a three day city-wide strike next week, starting Monday (Aug. 5). Reports on Aug...

Asian stocks plunge on US-China trade war worries

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets plunged Friday after President Donald Trump's surprise threat of tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. Tokyo's main market index fell 2.5% an...

Chief apologizes over hiring of officer who shot black man

A Louisiana police chief apologized Thursday to his city and to the family of a black man shot and killed by a former police officer in 2016, saying the officer never should have been hired, at the sa...

Fed chief struggles to manage a wild card: Trump trade wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Federal Reserve cut interest rates Wednesday for the first time in a decade, Chairman Jerome Powell made a striking acknowledgement: In the Trump era, the...

Solid earnings reports push US stock indexes broadly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as investors focused on several solid earnings reports after a late bout of selling the day before. Inves...

Taiwan's economic growth rate roars to top of Asia's 4 tigers: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced today (Aug. 1) that Taiwan pulled ahead of the rest of the pack of Asia's four tigers in the second quarter thanks in part to ...

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates...