Taiwan's 'crab protection' documentary wins U.S. film award

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) A documentary about how people help land crabs migrate from inland areas to the shore to spawn in southern Taiwan has won two awards at the Best Shorts Competition in the United ...

First female referee in 111 years in National Rugby League

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Belinda Sharpe will become the first female referee in the 111-year history of professional rugby league in Australia when she officiates in an NRL match on Thursday. ...

Fire rages through reserve in Mexico's resort-filled Yucatan

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) and local authorities say it's 30 percent under control. ...

China's economy growth cools further amid US tariff war

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. ...

EVA Air fined over passenger butt-wiping incident

Taipei, July 12 (CNA) EVA Air was fined NT$400,000 (US$12,780) by the Taoyuan City government Friday for failing to protect its employees from harassment following a case six months ago in which fligh...

Yilan museum plays front-line role in promoting environmental education in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- A special exhibition titled “Eco-Rethink” is running through Sept. 3 at Lanyang Museum in northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County. Organized in cooperation with T...

Merkel: Markets, not just bans, needed to curb CO2 emissions

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says market-based mechanisms such as carbon pricing will be necessary to effectively reduce emissions of climate-warming gases. Merkel s...

Glenn Greenwald becomes focus of Brazil press freedom debate

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Several weeks after publishing explosive reports about a key member of Brazil's far-right government, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was called before a congressional committee ...

Beauden Barrett leaves Hurricanes for Blues

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has quit the Wellington-based Hurricanes after eight Super Rugby seasons to join the Auckland-based Blues on a four-year deal. ...

Tennis tech folks who test all stay mum on Wimbledon speed

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer isn't entirely sure whether it's the grass courts themselves or the tennis balls or what, exactly, but he does know this: Something feels slower about the way W...

Taiwan hosts international tuna conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dozens of experts and representatives of international organizations gathered in Taipei Thursday (July 11) to discuss aquatic resources at a meeting of the International S...

Taiwanese struggling to cope with life in China on the increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of Taiwanese doing business in China that are looking for assistance to return to Taiwan has surged over the years, said a semi-official organization tackling c...

Official: Lightning caused Jim Beam bourbon warehouse fire

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says lightning sparked the fire at a Jim Beam warehouse that caused bourbon to leak into creeks and rivers. News ou...

California asks US to end plan to drop rat poison on islands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation unti...

UN agency: higher education bodies back 'climate emergency'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. environment agency says networks and organizations representing more than 7,000 institutions of higher and further education around the world have signed a letter declar...