Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant sai...

Taiwan’s China Airlines rides out coronavirus storm without layoffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) assured investors on Tuesday (June 23) that there will be no plans to slash jobs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on the travel in...

8 Taiwanese Coast Guard ships outfitted with 40mm guns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ocean Affairs Council announced in a humorous Facebook post that eight Coast Guard ships have each been fitted with a 40mm gun, which has a maximum range of 12000 mete...

Businesses in survival mode raise cash; commodities take off

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the ...

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two senior commanders on a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier didn't “do enough, soon enough," to stem the outbreak, the top U.S. Navy officer said Friday, a stunning reversal...

Taiwan reports 1 imported coronavirus case from Bangladesh

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (June 18) announced one new imported case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), a man who may have been infected...

Taiwan defending fishing rights, sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands: Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to media reports that the government does not send Coast Guard ships to protect the nation’s fishing fleet, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) issued a...

Taiwan reports no new cases of coronavirus, only 4 patients remain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 17) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 66 days without a new local in...

Edén Pastora, Nicarguan revolutionary, dead at 83

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — One of the most mercurial, charismatic figures of Central America's revolutionary upheavals, Edén Pastora, died early Tuesday. He was 83. On Aug. 22, 1978, ...

Russia starts early voting on reform extending Putin's rule

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s far eastern region of Kamchatka has kicked off early voting on the constitutional reform that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, with election off...

Taiwan reports 2 imported coronavirus cases from Bangladesh

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (June 15) announced two new imported cases of Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an announcement posted on t...

Face masks with windows mean more than smiles to deaf people

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Michael Conley felt especially isolated these past few months: A deaf man, he was prevented from reading lips by the masks people wore to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 12, the 164th day of 2020. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12, 1...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 12, the 164th day of 2020. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12, 1...

Russia, NATO conduct parallel wargames over Baltic Sea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian combat jets have flown training missions over the Baltic Sea in parallel with NATO’s drills in the region, the military said Thursday. Russia’s Baltic Fleet sa...