Cryptocurrencies, digital tax top agenda for G-7 meeting

PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet at a cha...

New Taipei’s Sanxia celebrates the blues with indigo festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Sanxia Indigo Dye Festival takes place at Zushi Temple (祖師廟) in New Taipei next Saturday (July 20) and will put a spotlight on textile art from various cultures. ...

Tsai embarks on Caribbean trip to seek cooperation and space for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking ahead of her departure for New York, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged to seek cooperation with other countries in safeguarding Taiwan’s democracy while ...

Turkmen president celebrates birthday with new gas refinery

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan's president has celebrated his 62nd birthday with the opening of the world's largest natural gas-to-gasoline refinery, a $1.7 billion project. ...

National Taiwan University press flexes academic muscle

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The publishing arm of National Taiwan University in Taipei City enjoys an enviable reputation among its peers for outperformance. After upgrading to publishing house status in...

Global leaders attend Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum

Hsinchu (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan’s religious freedoms have come a long way, at the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum, in Hsinchu on Thursday (May...

Taiwan and South Korea ink agreement on cinematic cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Film Institute (TFI) has inked an agreement on film preservation and cinematic exchanges with the Korean Film Archive (KOFA). The Memorandum of Understanding...

Some Kenyan farmers turn to silk production for cash

THIKA, Kenya (AP) — A growing number of Kenyan farmers are turning to silk production, in a move away from traditional cash crops such as coffee, maize, sugarcane and cotton. The rea...

Taiwan inks MOU with World Farmers’ Organization for better global farming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) signed an MOU with the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO) on agricultural cooperation at the orga...

Vatican financial watchdog boasts steady progress on reform

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog says that after nearly 10 years of reforms, the Holy See has a "fully functioning" system of financial regulation and intelligence that is increasi...

Belt and Road Forum: Is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor failing?

China on Tuesday reiterated its faith in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project in its global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Beijing also lauded Pakistan...

Otto Warmbier's father calls Kim Jong Un 'criminal Kim'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The father of American college student Otto Warmbier who died soon after being sent home from North Korea in a vegetative state says Kim Jong Un should be called "criminal Kim" —...

Belt and Road Forum: Is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor failing?

China on Tuesday reiterated its faith in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project in its global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Beijing also lauded Pakistan...

American educator Khan wins prestigious Spanish prize

MADRID (AP) — American educator Salman Khan and his Khan Academy online platform that offers free classes worldwide have won Spain's Princess of Asturias award for international cooperation. ...

Turnout, ethnic Albanian vote key in North Macedonian polls

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Voters in newly renamed North Macedonia will choose the country's new president Sunday in tightly contested polls that could see the ethnic Albanian minority playing a m...