Looking for edible grass? How to make it to the end of the month on just NT$800

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A post in a popular Taiwanese Facebook group has gone viral after netizens offered both serious and satirical advice to someone who is running out of money. A member of the ...

Key players in the Trump-Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the key players entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. PAUL MANAFORT The former campaign chairman of Trump's campai...

Female Aussie rules player receives online abuse over photo

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian rules football player says she was subjected to "sexual abuse on social media" following publication of a picture of her kicking the ball during a match in th...

Audiences can't leave Rotten Tomatoes reviews pre-release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is no longer allowing the public to post reviews of a movie prior to its theatrical release. The move is partly to push back against the influe...

Elin Ersson and Ismail K. — How an activist tried in vain to rescue an asylum-seeker

Early in the evening of July 23, 2018, a video is posted on Facebook. It is a close-up of a young woman with a flushed face, blonde hair and dark-green glasses. Elin Ersson, 21, is walking up the aisl...

China's 'troll factory' targeting Taiwan with disinformation prior to election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A local media outlet reported yesterday (Nov. 5) that China has its own "troll factory," which specializes in training its media and setting up accounts on Weibo, Fac...

The right stuff: Tsai first Taiwanese president to visit NASA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Aug. 19) visited NASA, the first sitting Taiwanese president to do so, a move that surely will enrage Communist Chin...

Business Highlights

___ CBS looks into misconduct claims amid report on CEO Moonves NEW YORK (AP) — The CBS board says it is investigating personal misconduct claims after reports that...

Taiwan prepares for spike in Chinese cyber-attacks in lead-up to elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is preparing for a drastic increase in Chinese cyber-attacks in a bid to influence the result of Taiwan's municipal and local elections on November 24, 2018 and...

China’s live-fire drills – more than just saber rattling, this is propaganda and fake news

The live-fire military drills which the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) held yesterday have garnered a great deal of media attention this week both in Taiwan and around the world. Th...

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. FLORIDA SHERIFF SAYS DEPUTY ON DUTY SCHOOL NEVER WENT IN ...

Q&A: What Facebook's shift could mean to users, businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Instead, Facebook wants people to see more stuff from friends, family and other ...

Business Highlights

___ Nobel goes to Richard Thaler who made economics human again WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nobel economics prize has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of ...

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google, Facebook

Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they're still inadvertently promoting it — often at the worst possible times. Online services designed ...

AP Explains: Should you be worried about the rise of AI?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race, although you could ...