Popular panda on loan from China dies in Thai zoo

BANGKOK (AP) — Zoo staff in northern Thailand have donned black and white clothing and observed a minute of silence to mourn the sudden death of their popular male giant panda, who was on a long-term ...

Liz Weston: The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense

One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don't know. I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security wor...

Taiwanese life expectancy reaches record 80.7 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The life expectancy of Taiwanese people took another leap forward to reach a record of 80.7 years, according to data released by the Ministry of Interior Wednesday (Septem...

Liz Weston: How to mess up a variable annuity

Variable annuities are complex insurance products — so complex that what people actually buy and what they think they're buying may be quite different. Those misunderstandings can end up costing them,...

Review: 'Lion King' returns but it's harder to feel the love

Life moves in a circle, "The Lion King" tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking. Close on the heels of "live-action" remakes of "Aladdin" and "Dumbo" and on the preci...

UN: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says the world's population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from the current 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050...

Liz Weston: Don't believe these Social Security myths

Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early. More than half apply for Social Security before they...

UN: Balkans faces alarming levels of air pollution

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — People in all major cities across the western Balkans face alarming levels of air pollution that are reducing their life expectancies because the underdeveloped, po...

Millennial Money: Are you robbing the Bank of Mom and Dad?

When Melanie Lockert graduated with a master's in performance studies in 2011, she was overwhelmed with student loans. Her many attempts to tap the Bank of Mom and Dad had failed. Sh...

DGE sees Taiwan making headway on gender equality

Taiwan ranks eighth globally and first in Asia based on data used to compile the latest U.N. Gender Inequality Index, according to the Cabinet-level Department of Gender Equality. Scoring 0.056 ou...

Sieren's China: A shrinking population

China has reached a turning point in recent history. In 2018, the country's birth rate fell for a second year running, to 15.23 million newborns — 2 million fewer than the previous year. The...

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past two decades, shaving five years from l...

Taiwan Can Help realize WHO’s Health for All: MOHW minister

Taiwan’s expertise in disease control and universal health coverage can help strengthen global medical development, and the nation is willing and able to share its experiences at the 72nd World ...

Then and now: World transformed over Jimmy Carter's 94 years

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter cemented a new milestone Friday, becoming the longest-lived of the 44 men who have ascended to the American presidency. He surpasses George H.W. Bush, who...

Taiwan ranked happiest country in East Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is ranked as the happiest country in East Asia and the 25th happiest in the world, according to the World Happiness Report 2019. The World Happiness Report, released ...