Taiwan ranked 2nd in Asian Competitiveness Report by Boao Forum Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan snatched the second place in an annual report evaluating the competitiveness of Asian economies, released at the annual conference for the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)...

Making Taipei a 'living lab' for smart city solutions: Taipei Mayor Ko

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Tuesday that the city government is making the city a “living lab” for smart city solutions and innovative ideas to be w...

Environmentally friendly burials on rise in Taipei

The number of so-called environmentally friendly burials has increased over the past five years in Taipei, an indication of the growing acceptance among people in the capital of Taiwan that burials sh...

White House, business groups make push on trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and business groups are stepping up efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord. But prospects are uncertain given that Republicans ...

Study: Sex torture of migrants _ men and women _ widespread

PARIS (AP) — Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey — and especially in Libya — with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Over 100 migrant workers stage flash mob in Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 100 migrant workers staged a flash mob show in Taipei on Sunday (March 24) to call for an end to sexual violence against female workers and to call for better work conditi...

Death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai rises to 446

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities say the death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai is now 446. Environment minister Celso Correia said Sunday that nearly 110,000 people are now ...

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep...

Why the US-China trade war is an opportunity for Taiwan

The recent US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing into "A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition" raised an intriguing new opportunity for Taiwan. The USA and China a...

Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft show kicks off in New Taipei

The third annual Taiwan-Japan indigenous handicraft exhibition kicked off March 21 in New Taipei City, underscoring government efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges between local tribes and oversea...

Global feet: Mina Guli runs 62 marathons for water awareness

NEW YORK (AP) — Try running 100 marathons in 100 days over seven continents. Sound impossible? Ultra-marathoner and water activist Mina Guli came close — all in an ...

Fifth annual Taiwan Sustainability Reporting Conference held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fifth annual “Taiwan Sustainability Reporting" conference was held in Taipei on March 22, with the head of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Timothy Mo...

Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it will mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal with buoys, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita porpoises. ...

Mexico's last penal colony starts new life as nature center

ISLAS MARIAS, Mexico (AP) — It's unclear if Islas Marias ever really worked as a penal colony: The remote Mexican archipelago is battered regularly by hurricanes, and its ramshackle, often century-old...