Taiwan remains world's fifth biggest creditor at end of 2018

Taiwan remained the fifth largest creditor in the world at the end of 2018 by having the fifth strongest net international investment position of any country, according to Taiwan's central bank. ...

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. ...

CPC Taiwan estimates losses from Sea of Oman tanker at NT$8 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – State oil refiner CPC Corporation, Taiwan said Friday (June 14) it estimated losses after insurance payments from the burning of a tanker in the Sea of Oman at NT$8 millio...

Investment pledges by overseas Taiwan firms top NT$375 billion

Another four Taiwanese companies have gained approval to return home under a government incentive program, bringing the total investments pledged by such firms to over NT$375 billion (US$11.90 billion...

Taiwan President Tsai emphasizes solidarity after winning DPP primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told a news conference after winning the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential primaries that solidarity was the most import...

Former Australian army lawyer in court over leak to media

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian army lawyer charged with leaking secret documents to journalists said on Thursday his prosecution was not about protecting national security but conceali...

Super South Africans in Super Rugby spotlight

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — At the start of the current Super Rugby season South Africa-based teams adopted jerseys with super hero designs to be worn in derby matches. The Johann...

Georgia gov. sets economic development trip to South Korea

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced plans Wednesday for an economic development trip to South Korea, his first overseas trip as governor. Kemp said the trip will include...

Back-and-forth trade moves leave businesses uncertain, wary

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Schwager is wondering whether it truly makes sense to sell his company's cheese outside the U.S. Schwager's company, Sartori, faced potential retaliatory tariffs...

Taiwan’s ITRI strikes electric vehicle deal in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI, 工研院) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai company Panus Assembly to develop electric vehicles in the late...

Stocks slip as protests shake Hong Kong, trade woes linger

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares retreated Wednesday and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell sharply as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further ero...

Pentagon still struggles with military kid sex assault cases

To the mothers, the 13-year-old boy appeared largely unsupervised as he roamed among the clusters of townhomes on the U.S. Air Force base in Japan. It would have been unremarkable — ...

Brodie Retallick re-signs with New Zealand Rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has signed a groundbreaking new deal with New Zealand Rugby which will see him play for two years in Japan after this year's World Cup b...

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to s...

The Latest: Pelosi says she's 'done with' Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is brushing back impeachment...