Taiwan’s Orchid Island to turn green

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Local leaders want to turn remote Orchid Island (蘭嶼) off Taitung County into a “green energy island,” the Liberty Times reported Wednesday. The island, 76 k...

Coal executive's 'wish list' finds success under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-er...

Analysis: With Koreas talking again, should US be worried?

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is starting off the new year with a fresh diplomatic initiative aimed at wooing South Korea ahead of its hosting of next month's Winter Olympics. But it's sticki...

Germany sets renewable energy record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Germany set a milestone on January 1 by fulfilling all of its power needs that day with renewable energy, with 85 percent coming from wind energy. On New Year’s D...

Energy panel rejects Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent energy agency has rejected a bid by the Trump administration to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

Top 10 most popular Taiwan News articles in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the year 2017 comes to a close, it is time to look back at the most popular articles on Taiwan News in terms of web traffic this year.  In 2017, readers of Taiwan Ne...

Nuclear regulator downplays safety warnings

The federal agency responsible for safety at the nation's 61 nuclear power plants routinely downplays warnings from plant workers and its own experts about problems, including some with potential for ...

US declares North Korea responsible for 'WannaCry' cyber attacks of May 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration vowed Tuesday that North Korea would be held accountable for a May cyberattack that affected 150 countries, but it didn't say how, h...

Mt. Datun near Taipei may be a source of geothermal green energy

Taipei, Dec. 17 (CNA) -- State-run oil refiner CPC Co., Taiwan (CPC, 中油) is currently developing new techniques to directly extract geothermal heat from underground and plans to study the feasibility ...

Britain's finance minister in China to promote trade

BEIJING (AP) — Britain's finance minister told the Chinese premier there are "many opportunities" for closer commercial ties as he started a visit Friday aimed at developing trade as the United Kingdo...

The Latest: UAE denies claim of Yemen missile attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Yemen rebels claiming they launched a missile at an under-construction nuclear plant in the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 3...

Yemen rebels claim missile launch toward UAE; no UAE comment

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels have claimed that they launched a missile toward an under-construction nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates. Emirati officials had n...

Analysis: N. Korea may declare 'victory,' turn to economy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the dead of night, North Korea test-launches its most powerful missile yet. Six minutes later, rival South Korea unleashes a barrage meant to show it will hit back — hard ...

BC-Asian News Digest

POPE-ASIA — Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" but his own church resisting the lab...

Reporter's Notebook: Fukushima face-lift masks morass inside

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Above ground, the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant has had a major face-lift since the 2011 disaster. Inside and underground remains largely a morass. A ...