Agreement on avoiding double taxation between Taiwan and Czech Republic to go into effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An agreement to prevent double taxation between Taiwan and the Czech Republic is expected to go into effect in 2021. The Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (ADTA) w...

AP Explains: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint could mean higher or lower phone bills, depending on whom you ask. A federal judge in New York ultimately took T-Mobile's ...

US charges 4 Chinese military members in Equifax breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of m...

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—- Trump's $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan that ...

Taiwan gears up for 5G era: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) envisions an era of fifth-generation (5G) networks as the country moves toward a digital economy and continues its industrial transformation. ...

Taiwan likely to join next WHO meeting 'online'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) may allow Taiwan to participate in its next international forum centered on fighting the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), but only in an ...

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in t...

Click seeks quick success with Astros after replacing Luhnow

HOUSTON (AP) — James Click was introduced as the new general manager of the Houston Astros on Tuesday, joining a scandal-plagued team that scrambled to fill two major roles just before the start of sp...

Taiwan presents first edition of culture awards to French academics

Six French academics from the Institut de France were honored by Taiwan with the first-ever cultural medal awards in Paris Monday for their contributions to promoting long-term cultural exchanges with...

Online misinformation fuels doubt as 2020 vote kicks off

Well before Iowans cast the first ballots of the 2020 presidential race, an insidious campaign to seed distrust in the election process was already underway. Conservative and liberal...

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—- Google 4Q revenue grew, but not enough for Wall Street SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's revenue grew, but Wall Street wanted more. Parent company Alphabet's stock f...

FTC sues to block Harry's sale to Schick owner Edgewell

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal antitrust regulators say a proposed merger that would combine old-school shaving company Schick with upstart Harry's would end up costing consumers some skin. ...

US states join global push to ban animal-tested cosmetics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of U.S. states are considering a ban on the sale or import of cosmetics that have been tested on animals, as advocates argue testing products such as lotions, shampoo...

Trio of former Duke players win NFL innovation competition

MIAMI (AP) — Imagine protective pads designed after a quick scan, then created within hours by a 3-D printer. Thinner, lighter and precisely contoured to protect a quarterback's col...

Drink innovation helps Coke exceed 4Q forecasts

ATLANTA (AP) — New drinks like Coca-Cola Plus Coffee helped Coca-Cola Co. to a better-than-expected fourth quarter. The Atlanta beverage maker said sales of fizzy drinks rose 3% for ...