Back at work: N Ireland lawmakers return after 3-year halt

LONDON (AP) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years, after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing governmen...

N Ireland parties mull deal to restore collapsed government

LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland’s main political parties are meeting Friday to decide whether to accept a deal to restore the Belfast-based government that collapsed three years ago. ...

New high school puts focus on environment, climate change

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new high school in New Orleans is preparing students for careers in coastal protection and restoration, anticipating a future with ongoing climate change and sea level rise. ...

Maine agency staff gives green light to transmission line

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A rural zoning agency's staff has concluded that a proposed $1 billion transmission line aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid meets land use regulations...

Germany’s de facto embassy in Taiwan rebuts Han’s nuclear energy claim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an apparent rebuttal of a remark made by presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during a televised debate on Sunday (Dec. 29), Germany’s de facto embassy in Taiw...

Taiwan presidential candidates focus on economy, Anti-Infiltration Law live on TV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The three rivals for next month’s presidential election focused on the economy and the government’s proposed Anti-Infiltration Act during their second round of...

Winners of Taiwan Excellence Awards unveiled

The winners of the 28th Taiwan Excellence Awards were unveiled Nov. 27 by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), with 30 homegrown brands honored for technological innovation. A total ...

Plans to build Taiwan's largest solar power plant underway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TSMC intends to build Taiwan’s largest solar power plant in Pingtung County, according to CNA. C.C. Wei (魏哲家), CEO of TSMC, said on Sunday (Nov. 3) that the semic...

5 Taiwanese products receive 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Five cutting-edge products and technologies developed by institutes affiliated with the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) have been announced as winners of the 2019 R&D 100 Awards to be presente...

US-Taiwan Pacific leadership program opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than a dozen officials and professionals from Pacific island nations are in Taipei for a program jointly led by the U.S. and Taiwan that is aimed at fostering leaders...

Taiwanese ingenuity wows audiences at Int'l Warsaw Invention Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year at the 13th annual International Warsaw Invention Show in Poland, Taiwanese participants took home an incredible amount of medals for their innovative creations....

Small Northern Irish party plays big role in Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) — The Democratic Unionist Party is a small Northern Irish political grouping with an outsized Brexit role. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson most likely needs the 10 v...

Small Northern Irish party plays big role in Brexit talks

LONDON (AP) — The Democratic Unionist Party is a small Northern Irish political grouping with an outsized Brexit role. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson most likely needs the 10 v...

Taiwan completes first pin piles assembly for offshore wind turbines

A ceremony to mark the completion of Taiwan's first underwater pin piles assembly for its offshore wind turbines was held at the port in Bali District, New Taipei, on Saturday. Speaking at the ...

Taiwan president promotes wind energy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three years ago, Taiwan started to transform its energy policies from its lowest point to reach a situation where there are no energy shortages, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...