'More Than Blue' an international success for Taiwan

Udine (Taiwan News) -- Given the runaway success of "More Than Blue" (比悲傷更悲傷的故事) you might think director Gavin Lin (林孝謙) would be full of confidence, and ready to take on the world. Sinc...

Frayed nerves as China kills off its zombie companies

In 2009, China launched a $600 billion stimulus program in an attempt to shield itself from the worst effects of the global financial crisis. Through its system of regional banks, the government offer...

BP says it will back initiative on climate plan disclosure

LONDON (AP) — The board of energy giant BP says it will support a resolution from a group of institutional investors to describe how its strategy is consistent with the Paris climate change accords — ...

Economic chill dulls Chinese appetite for some luxury brands

BEIJING (AP) — The designer boutiques of Manhattan and Paris are feeling the chill of a Chinese economic slowdown that has hammered automakers and other industries. It's a rude awake...

Kansas 'vanilla' GOP congressman struggles versus unique foe

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has never been in as much political trouble as he is this year in his eastern Kansas congressional seat — not even when a 10-second nude swim in the Sea...

Hermes goes to the races, Westwood goes street in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Hermes galvanized its links with the equestrian Saturday by holding its Paris Fashion Week runway show at the French capital's celebrated Longchamp Racecourse. Vivienne Westwood, meanwhil...

Hermes Taiwan to sell limited edition scarves for charity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hermes Taiwan teamed up with Chou Ti-chuan (周帝全), a student at Taipei City Yangming Home for the Disabled, to create an exclusive limited edition scarf in Taiwan based on a pain...

Lenin statue at final sandwiched by ads for Budweiser, Visa

MOSCOW (AP) — When Lenin had a thirst for revolution, this is not what he had in mind. Fans attending Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia will pass a huge statue of t...

Malaysia says seized items in ex-premier probe valued at €234 million

A treasure trove of cash, jewelry, handbags and watches seized in raids last month on properties linked to Malaysia's scandal-plagued former prime minister are worth up to 1.1 billion ringgit ($27...

Patriotism or political stunt: mixed reactions to Malaysia's 'Hope Fund'

It all began in late May with a private citizen's initiative called "Please Help Malaysia!" on the GoGetFunding website that quickly raised more than $3,500 (€2,986) from Malaysians...

Trump vs 'the resistance' plays out in Washington courtroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term battle of wits and wills. On one side: a Justice Depar...

Wife of Malaysia's ex-leader slams 'public trial' of family

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has slammed police raids on their properties, saying they appeared targeted at vilifying the family to provoke pub...

Airliner with 110 aboard crashes in Cuba, 3 said to survive

HAVANA (AP) — A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba’s wo...

Government drops prosecution of 129 inauguration defendants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning its prosecution of more than 120 defendants charged with crimes over their involvement in violent protests on the day ...

India 4th largest investor in Taiwan among New Southbound Policy countries

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- India ranks fourth among the countries that have approved investment in Taiwan targeted by the New Southbound Policy. By individual countries, the biggest year-on-year i...