Balkans fights virus amid lack of doctors, medical supplies

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The main Serbian hospital treating patients infected with coronavirus looks like an abandoned building, but it isn’t. With its rundown facade, peeling walls a...

Coronavirus outbreak boosts Taiwan's e-commerce market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese go out less to shop and dine due to coronavirus (COVID-19) fears, the e-commerce market has flourished. According to PChome 24h, the second-largest Taiwa...

Lufthansa, cabin crew union agree arbitration process

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Lufthansa and a union representing cabin crew said Friday that they have agreed on a wide-ranging arbitration process to resolve a bitter long-running dispute, staving off any ...

7 changes to affect foreigners living in Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple changes will go into effect in Taiwan in the new year. Here is a list of several that foreigners living in the country should know. Increase of minimum monthly...

Strange bedfellows: French unions funded by strike victims

PARIS (AP) — Labor unions' outsized power and plentiful funds are driving the strikes crippling France to protest the government’s planned revamping of the retirement system. Unions represent less tha...

New book exposes exploitation, abuses by brokers: migrant groups

A new book that gives a voice to migrant workers and their stories of exploitation and abuse under Taiwan's private broker system was launched at a press conference in Taipei on Saturday. The &...

Kosovo files IS terror charges against man, wife and mother

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors filed terrorism charges Monday against three ethnic Albanians who returned to the small European country in May after allegedly joining the Islamic State gro...

Average monthly salary in Taiwan nearly NT$40,000: DGBAS

Employees in Taiwan, including part-time workers, on average earned a regular salary of NT$39,191 (US$1,285) in May, the Cabinet-level Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) ...

More than 100 in Congress ask MLB to reconsider minors plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly one-quarter of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked Major League Baseball to reconsider its proposal for a restructuring of the minor leagues after the 2020 ...

Foundation raises funds to hire teachers from Taiwan in Manila school

A Taiwan-Philippines foundation said Sunday that it has raised more than 10 million pesos (US$197,604) in donations that will be used to recruit instructors from Taiwan to teach Mandarin Chinese at a ...

Taiwan Presidential Candidate Han Kuo-yu unveils policies to protect workers' rights

The campaign team of opposition Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Thursday unveiled three policy proposals to address wage stagnation and better protect workers' rights in Taiw...

Taiwan food delivery drivers make NT$42,000 per month, well above average wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Food delivery drivers in Taiwan make an average of NT$42,000 a month, well above the average monthly salary, according to a study by job search website 104 Job Bank. At...

Over 60 percent of Taiwanese worry about post-retirement financial security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 60 percent of Taiwanese lack confidence about their financial security during retirement, according to a survey conducted by asset management company Schroders. ...

Breaking News! Taiwan's monthly minimum wage raised by 3%, hourly pay up 5%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's minimum monthly wage has been increased by three percent, while the hourly minimum rate has been hiked by five percent. After several hours of negotiations toda...

Iranians say US sanctions blocking access to needed medicine

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Taha Shakouri keeps finding remote corners to play in at a Tehran children's charity hospital, unaware that his doctors are running out of chemo medicine needed to treat the eight-...