The Latest: Aging societies seen posing risks to economy

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 2:00 p.m. Aging populations threaten to slow economic grow...

Japanese lawmaker under fire for LGBT comment

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese legislator is drawing criticism for his comment that "a nation would collapse" if everyone became LGBT. Remarks by Katsuei Hirasawa, a veteran lawmaker of the...

MoE: Taiwan university and college departments closing due to declining birth rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to statistics provided by the Ministry of Education (MoE), a total of 172 courses across colleges and universities throughout Taiwan will be suspended in 2019 du...

AP EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The uproar surrounding Aasia Bibi — a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges and released from death row but remains at a secret location for her protection ...

Taiwanese standup comedian to launch 1st ever political satire show among Mandarin-speaking countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A young popular Taiwanese standup comedian is setting up a crowdfunding campaign to produce a Taiwanese political satire show inspired by the late-night political comedy shows i...

Trial program launched to help stay-at-home women get back to work

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor launched a trial program earlier this year to help stay-at-home women return to the workplace in an effort to boost female labor force participation in Taiwa...

Man tapped to head Italy firmly backs euro, ex-IMF official

MILAN (AP) — The man tapped to head a neutral government in Italy after two populists failed in their bid is a former official at the International Monetary Fund who is a firm believer in the euro and...

Greece allows same-sex couples to foster children

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has approved new legislation that will allow homosexual couples to foster children, as part of a shake-up of the country's adoption and fostering laws. L...

Taiwan wants foreign wind turbine technicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wind turbine technicians will be the first to be attracted to Taiwan under revisions of the Immigration Act benefiting foreign medium-level skilled professionals, reports ...

Taiwan's aging society will pose challenges to National Defense: US think-tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American conservative think-tank, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), on Jan. 24 released a brief on Taiwan’s demographic outlook, and how it is likely...

Taiwan Central Bank governor lashes out at critics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan (彭淮南) struck back at business leaders, academics, politicians and other critics in his farewell speech after 19 years at the helm. T...

Taiwan's low birth rate continues to drop in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Low birth rates remain a significant concern in Taiwan; although the government is  soon planning to implement a better parental and childcare policy to deal with thi...

How to tackle Taiwan’s low birth rate

The low birth rate in Taiwan is a source of great concern to its politicians and in recent days have drawn attention to some of the interesting policy ideas they have conjured up to address it. ...

Taiwan employees think they need NT$16 million to retire.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The retirement age for employees in Taiwan is rising and employees fear old age. According to a survey conducted by an online employment agency, most office workers feel they ...

Hungary's leader: Border fences will stop Muslim migration

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's anti-migration prime minister says European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe." ...