African Swine Flu: dishonest media in China blamed for inadequate warnings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The restrictive media environment is to blame for a lack of public awareness of the severe and quickly growing African swine fever crisis in China, according to Chinese re...

Alaska Native tribes seek help from human rights commission

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Fifteen tribal nations in southeast Alaska have petitioned an international commission for human rights for help in influencing the Canadian government to take action against six...

A look at the top issues at the G-20 summit in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war, the Saudi crown prince's first trip abroad since the brutal killing of a newspaper columnist and the Ukraine crisis will grab the world's atten...

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

BANGKOK (AP) — A United Nations report says that feeding a hungry planet is increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermines food systems. ...

Latin America in flux as G20 leaders descend on the region

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina had hoped to show off its newly market-friendly economy to the world when the G-20 group of the world's top economies begins its first South American summit th...

Prince Charles condemns slavery, climate change in Africa

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles is condemning the slave trade during a stop in Ghana, saying that the atrocity has left an indelible stain on the world's history. On the...

3 things to know about Brazil's presidential candidates

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil votes Sunday to elect its next president, and the choice could not be more stark. Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading the polls, has describe...

3 things to know about Brazil's presidential candidates

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil votes Sunday to elect its next president, and the choice could not be more stark. Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading the polls, has describe...

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

YULONGXUESHAN, China (AP) — The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. ...

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests that the climate will "change back again." ...

WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.N.'s World Food Program is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if a looming conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region, WFP Executive D...

Legacy of Biosphere 2 lives on in singular research space

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — They lived for two years and 20 minutes under the glass of a miniature Earth, complete with an ocean, rain forest, desert, grasslands and mangroves. Their air and water were recyc...

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an intern...

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an ...

Taiwan foreign minister writes to international media urging UN to accept Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Articles by Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) were recently published on Austria's oldest newspaper Wiener Zeitung and Tokyo-...