Companies in Taiwan begin to furlough employees due to impact of Wuhan coronavirus

AIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 outbreak is taking a toll on Taiwan’s economy as furloughs have been reported in three major cities in Taiwan. The Labor Affairs Bureau of the Tainan ...

Furloughed workers in Taiwan to receive up to NT$18,960 a month amid virus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Workers furloughed due to the impact of the Wuhan virus will receive up to NT$18,960 (US$629) a month in subsidies, according to Taiwan’s labor authorities. The M...

Taiwan's China Airlines announces 10 percent pay cut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s China Airlines announced on Thursday (Feb. 13) a 10 percent pay cut for supervisor-level employees starting from Sunday (Feb. 16), due to the economic impac...

Breeze Center to slash headcount by 30% as Taiwan records 18th 2019-nCoV case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top American-style shopping mall, Breeze Center, announced a mass layoff on Wednesday (Feb. 12) involving over 100 jobs and accounting for 30 percent of its t...

Restaurant in central Taiwan to furlough employees while coronavirus slows business

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A well-known restaurant in Taichung City plans to place its employees on furlough, as many people are refraining from eating out for fear of becoming infected by the newly...

Nissan to offer severance packages to older US workers

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Slumping Nissan Motor Co. is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales. The Japanese...

Trump to become fan in chief at college football title game

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will turn sports fan for an evening as he watches No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff Championship...

Death of Iran general spurs anxiety over fate of US hostages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The killing of a top Iranian general has ratcheted up the anxiety of families of Americans held in Iran, one month after the release of a New Jersey student had given them hope. ...

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Ready for prisoner swaps, Iran says US holding 20 Iranians

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said on Tuesday that American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more pris...

Iran ready for more prisoner swaps with US, not negotiations

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is ready for more prisoner swaps with the United States, the Cabinet spokesman said Monday even as he reiterated the Iranian leadership's stance that there will be no other ne...

Taiwan sees highest number of furloughed workers this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan saw 2,012 workers placed on unpaid leave by 26 employers between Aug. 1-15, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Friday (Aug. 16). The figure represents an incr...

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawyer for a Greek far-left extremist jailed for 11 murders says Greece's supreme court has ordered lower judges to reconsider his request for a temporary leave from prison, wh...

Greek far-left extremist to carry hunger strike 'to the end'

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders is vowing to continue "until the end" with a hunger strike after judges rejected his bid for new leave fr...

Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan down in 1st half of March

TThe number of workers on unpaid leave in Taiwan in the first half of March fell from the previous two weeks, according to statistics released Monday by the Ministry of Labor (MOL). As of March 15,...