China's state-owned Cosco takes over Port of Kaohsiung: report 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It appears that China's state-run shipping and logistics giant China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) could now own the Port of Kaohsiung, the largest harbor in Taiwan, ...

Over 120 leaders to converge for city forum in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second annual Global Harbor City Forum will kick off in Kaohsiung City (高雄市) on Sept. 25, bringing together more than 120 city leaders from 25 countries, reported CNA....

Mexican president elect introduces civilian head of security

TEPIC, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's president-elect kicked off a nationwide tour Sunday with his new head of security in tow: a restaurant owner named Daniel Asaf who will coordinate a civilian brigade in l...

Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

MIAMI (AP) — Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other hardware and building supply outlets. Not surprisingly, these companies plan fo...

Could Trump meet Kim in New York this month? AP takes a look

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Get ready for Trump-Kim Part Two. In recent weeks it's become clear that Donald Trump wants to meet with Kim Jong Un again, and the North Korean leader has ...

For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by

Keri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy financing that prevailed during last decade's housing boom. "It was basically nothing to...

China manufacturing improves in August but sales weaken

BEIJING (AP) — A survey shows China's manufacturing activity improved in August but sales weakened amid a worsening tariff war with Washington. An industry group, the China Federatio...

Taiwan Foreign Minister shares country’s strategy for Indo-Pacific 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Thursday unveiled the country’s vision of an Indo-Pacific region, which will be centered on economic, defensive, a...

El Salvador arrests more than 400 Mara gang members

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police in El Salvador have arrested more than 400 gang members in one of the largest nation-wide crackdowns to date against the Mara Salvatrucha. The...

Nixon, Cuomo to face off in debate as NY primary draws near

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For months they've circled each other, the liberal actress and activist looking to knock off the state's consummate political insider, a two-term incumbent and possible presidentia...

Giraffe, rhino deaths raise alarm at former Buenos Aires zoo

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Shaki was 18 when she died - too young given the life expectancy of a giraffe. Ruth the rhinoceros was recovering from an infection until she fell, was stuck for hours i...

The Latest: US sanctions Russian shippers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The U.S. is sanctioning two Russian shipping companies suspected of transferring petr...

Problems? Olympic leader puts positive spin on Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Ticket and transport confusion. Basketball players sent home for misconduct. Concerns over reports of excessive use of force by Indonesian police ahead of the Asian Games. ...

How Trump's big military parade evaporated into thin air

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lofty vision of big tanks, vintage aircraft and modern fighter jets swooping through the streets of Washington in a show of patriotic force crumbled Friday u...

US sanctions shipping firms over North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three foreign companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. ...