Taiwan sees record-breaking life expectancy of 80.9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The average life expectancy in Taiwan rose to a record high of 80.9 years last year, reflecting an upward trend as the country moves toward a superaged society. The fig...

Taiwan could see negative population growth in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could experience a population decline for the first time, as the nation has recorded more deaths than births in the first six months of the year, according to stati...

'All eyes' on New York: Reopening tests city torn by crises

NEW YORK (AP) — The city that never sleeps had a curfew for much of last week. Famous stores were boarded up after days of unrest. The lights are out on Broadway theaters, and the subway no long...

Bugged: Earth's insect population shrinks 27% in 30 years

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — The world has lost more than one quarter of its land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years, according to researchers whose big picture study of global bug decline paints a ...

Taiwan needs new blood for economic growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is enjoying the demographic dividend of economic growth resulting from a shift in the population age structure, but an increasingly aged population could be bad for...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEMOCRATS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FEEL URGENCY Under pressure to perform now that...

Red wolves court battle reignites as governor urges action

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fight over the critically endangered red wolf has returned to court as North Carolina's governor sought immediate help for the dozen or so remaining in the wild and federal ...

Sanders calls for breaking up big agriculture monopolies

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday proposed a sweeping agriculture and rural investment plan to break up big agriculture monopolies and shift farm subsidies ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 18 Star Tribune of Minneapolis urges political leaders to foster better...

Hungary gives tax breaks to boost population, stop immigration

Hungary's anti-immigration prime minister announced on Sunday that the government would offer financial aid and subsidies for families to boost the birth rate. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in...

Hungary to give women with 4 or more kids life tax exemption

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's anti-immigration prime minister says the government is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children. The measu...

Taiwan's working-age population falls to new low

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's working-age population fell to a record 72.52 percent at the end of 2018, indicating a growing burden on the workforce, data from the Ministry of the Interior showed Satur...

Taiwan's population growth rate hits new low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MoI) announced today (Jan. 19) that statistics from the household registration office have revealed Taiwan’s population increased by ju...

Taiwan's birthrate plunges to an 8-year low in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With only 181,601 births last year, Taiwan's birthrate dropped to an eight-year low in 2018, announced the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Sunday (Jan. 6). According t...

China population to peak at 1.44 billion in 2029

The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published its latest edition of the "Green Book of Population and Labor," revealing that the country's population is expected to reach 1.4 bil...