The ‘new’ Taiwan beyond cross-strait relations

Beijing has been increasing pressure on Taiwan recently. From a move to ban individual travel permits for Chinese visitors to Taiwan to two large-scale military drills close to the Taiwan Strait, Chin...

Taiwan's Q4 hiring outlook second strongest worldwide: poll

Taiwan's hiring outlook for the fourth quarter of the year is the second strongest in the world, behind Japan, according to the latest survey by human resources advisory firm ManpowerGroup. Tai...

China tries to lure Haiti away from Taiwan with interest-free loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Solomon Islands were considering switching ties from Taiwan to China, Beijing was targeting another of Taipei's 17 diplomatic allies, Haiti, with interest-free ...

A humbled Macron tries the common touch to win back France

BONNEUIL-SUR-MARNE, France (AP) — The warehouse that French President Emmanuel Macron visited was hundreds of miles and a world away from the prestige of the G-7 summit he hosted a few weeks earlier. ...

Warren has her own plan for everything - except this

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she's with Bernie. Warren, a Massachusetts senator and a leading liberal Democratic presidential candidate...

Yes, stocks are up again. No, recession worries aren't gone

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. economy is sending some worrying signals about a possible recession, yet the stock market has gone on a what-me-worry ride toward record heights. What gives?...

US, Brazil hold talks on trade, Amazon protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Brazil are deepening a new era of closer cooperation with their first high-level strategic dialogue in seven years. Secretary of State Mike Po...

Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near

TORONTO (AP) — The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of va...

Philippines arrests 277 Chinese accused of investment scam

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say immigration agents have arrested 277 Chinese in a raid against an online investment scam syndicate that has defrauded hundreds of victims in mainlan...

US agency commits $688 million to 4 projects in Argentina

WASHINGTON (AP) — The board of the U.S. Government's development finance institution has approved four projects worth $688 million in Argentina. The Overseas Private Investment Corpo...

Tailored Brands and Oracle tumble while Varian and LKQ rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday. Oracle Corp., down $2.40 to $53.89 The software maker's CEO, Mark Hurd, is taking a l...

Stocks rise as US, China ease trade tensions

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose in early trading after the U.S. and China took more steps to ease tensions in their long-standing trade war that threatens to hurt the broader global economy. ...

National Taiwan University 120th in global rankings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) placed 120th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020, up 50 spots from last year. A total of 36 universities...

Independence reception shows collaboration between Indonesia, Taiwan

The Indonesian representative office in Taipei held a reception Wednesday to celebrate the 74th Independence Day of Indonesia by highlighting the friendship and collaboration between the two countries...

Solomon Islands prime minister says Taiwan 'completely useless to us'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the strongest signal yet that the Solomon Islands is getting set to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that Taiwan "is c...