Vietnam to woo Taiwanese tourists due to drop in Chinese visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam will speed up plans to diversify its tourism industry by attracting visitors from Taiwan, among other countries, to mitigate the impact of a drop in Chinese visito...

Taiwan tracks down 3 visitors from Hong Kong who escaped coronavirus isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three people arriving from Hong Kong who should have been in isolation due to Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures were found in the bustling Taipei neighborho...

Mandela's release 30 years ago birthed a new South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment by South Africa's apartheid regime and instantly galvanized the country, and the world, to di...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2020. There are 324 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1...

Business Highlights

—- Trump's $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan that ...

Riders in the storm: Dutch cyclists brave Storm Ciara

NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) — Call them riders in the storm. While much of northern Europe hunkered down Sunday and hoped that Storm Ciara would blow over quickly with its hurric...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2020. There are 329 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 20...

Taiwan's new mask-rationing system goes into effect today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to stem the tide of panic buying, hoarding, and profiteering over face masks amid the Wuhan virus outbreak, the Taiwan government launched a new rationing sys...

Prada agrees to racial training after window display uproar

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion brand Prada will take steps including racial equity training for its employees in New York City and executives in Milan, as well as hiring a diversity officer, as part o...

Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion house Prada is helping to fund a United Nations program that will enlist high school students from 10 cities to spread awareness about how humans impact the world's oceans...

Virus impact: Automakers look at restarting China operations

BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are considering whether to resume operations in China amid efforts to contain a virus outbreak while the impact on other companies spreads. The latest devel...

Wholesaler Kuang Nan to release 500,000 free masks across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a severe shortage of face masks and in the wake of a new rationing system announced by the government, wholesale retailer Kuang Nan Fashion Shop (光南大批發-連鎖店) on Tues...

Analysis: Trump argues to voters that America is great again

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before acolytes and accusers as he delivered his State of the Union address in the grandeur of the Capitol on the eve of his impeachment acquittal and at...

Takeaways from State of the Union: Economy not impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned hard on the strong U.S. economy as he made the case for his reelection in the State of the Union address — and he threw in a few theatrical flourishes. ...

Tulsa searches for remains of victims of 1921 race massacre

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The city of Tulsa will conduct a test excavation at an area cemetery as part of an ongoing effort to find remains of victims of a 1921 race massacre, officials said. ...