Taiwan emerges as the largest beef export market for Japan in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has emerged as the biggest beef export market for Japan in 2018, less than a year following the island’s resumption of beef imports from the Northeast Asian c...

Canada does U-turn on garbage shipped to Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canada has agreed to retrieve tons of refuse it shipped to the Philippines between 2013-2014. Canada's federal environment minister Catherine McKenna announced on W...

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn'...

Taiwan seeks to join WTO consultations between Japan and India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has declared its interest in joining World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation talks between Japan and India regarding a dispute over information communication te...

Taiwan missed a chance to sign FTA due to Fukushima food ban: Japan academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Democratic Progressive Party government missed an opportunity to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan when it came to power in 2016 because it failed to resolv...

American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration's trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that ...

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘end’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a ...

Taiwan to toughen rules on eggs import

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New regulations on the import of eggs and egg products, set to take effect in August, will require safety certificates from the source countries, Taiwan’s food safet...

Q&A: Is there a way out of the US-China trade fight?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have been trading punches over trade for months. And the slugfest has only intensified this month. Claiming that the Chinese had reneged...

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes...

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___ Mounting tensions with Iran, China leave oil prices in flux NEW YORK (AP) — A rare mix of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and China is tugging oil pric...

North Korea fires short-range missiles as US envoy visits the South

North Korea appeared to have fired two short-range missiles, South Korea's military said on Thursday. The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the two missiles were fired fr...

Florida Ag Commissioner seeks ideas from Israel trip

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — While Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis takes a large entourage of business leaders through Israel, the state's Democratic agriculture commissioner will take her own course...

Turkish, Iraqi leaders discuss military cooperation

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey and Iraq have discussed a possible deal to increase military and security cooperation between the neighboring countries. ...

Tariffs force businesses to strategize to preserve profits

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imports from China, Ruth Rau is looking to other countries to manufacture baby and toddler toys. "No one domestica...