Ex-NPP leader invited to join board of Taiwan home appliance maker Tatung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Troubled home appliance maker Tatung Co. has invited former New Power Party (NPP) Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) to serve as an independent board member, reports said Tues...

Central bank optimistic about Taiwan's economic growth despite pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The central bank on Monday (April 20) argued that the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) prediction of Taiwan's 2020 GDP growth is too "pessimistic" and...

Judge says N Ireland eco-scandal not caused by corruption

LONDON (AP) — A public inquiry concluded Friday that a green-energy scandal which triggered the breakdown of Northern Ireland’s government was caused by a series of errors and not political corruption...

Maine mulls limiting foreign spending on ballot questions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — At a time of heightened sensitivity to foreign powers meddling in elections, the Maine Legislature is deciding whether to stop foreign corporations from spending money to influe...

Netherlands to fund program to train offshore wind farm experts in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Netherlands will fund a program to train Taiwanese in the field of offshore wind energy, a rapidly developing industry on the island that is part of the government&rsq...

Taiwan to boost renewable energy to 20% by 2025, introduce trillion-dollar investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Taiwanese voted in a 2018 referendum to abolish the earlier deadline of 2025 to denuclearize the country, the island nation continues its march toward a green...

Ecologists hail freezing of funds for new Polish coal plant

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A European group fighting climate change on Friday hailed the decision by two Polish energy companies to suspend financing for the construction of a new coal power plant. ...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2020. There are 322 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 13, ...

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 ...