Taipei ranked 1st in InterNations Expat City Ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei has been ranked 1st in quality of urban living and was in the top five for all indices in InterNations' latest Expat City Ranking. Taipei ranked No. 1 out of 72 c...

South Korea: Record high smog pollution from China raises health concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea has been suffering serious smog levels in recent days, and as usual, the culprit is China’s heavy industry across the Yellow Sea. Seoul has reported f...

Pompeo says US diplomats' morale 'good' despite shutdown

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American diplomats are upbeat despite the government shutdown that has left many of them working without pay, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday. ...

Physicians criticize state lawsuits over pelvic mesh

SEATTLE (AP) — Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence mi...

Taiwan ranked as 12th best country for business by Forbes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese-owned Forbes has listed Taiwan 12th on its list of the Best Countries for Business for 2019 and credited Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) New Southbound Policy...

China’s grip sparks new exodus from Hong Kong: WSJ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong is reportedly experiencing a new exodus – the previous one occurring in the run-up to its transfer of sovereignty to China in 1997 – as an increasing...

Hsinchu retains title of Taiwan's happiest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hsinchu retained the title of Taiwan's happiest city for the third year in a row, according to a survey released yesterday. The survey, implemented jointly by Economic Da...

Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated

A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee. Trooper Alex Douglass underwent the surgery this week at a New York ...

A Chicago neighborhood battles endless flow of illegal guns

CHICAGO (AP) — Ke'Shon Newman's daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. He walks on ...

Gray Milan has ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener

MILAN (AP) — If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray — not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often...

Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) is being honored by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education. Harvard's ...

Bush retained sense of humor till the end, Jim Baker says

WASHINGTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush didn't lose his sense of humor even as he was letting go of life. Surrounded by loved ones Friday night as he lay in bed at home in Houston, he was...

Perles, citing health, resigns as Michigan State trustee

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — George Perles resigned as a member of Michigan State University's governing board after nearly 12 years, the school said Thursday, ending decades of service as a football pl...

Minnesota man awarded $17M in decades-old molestation case

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who was molested decades ago by the man who went on to abduct, sexually assault and kill Jacob Wetterling was awarded more than $17 million in damages on Thursd...

Russia, Japan, Azerbaijan battle to host 2025 World Expo

PARIS (AP) — Cities in Russia, Japan and Azerbaijan are about to find out which one of them gets to host the 2025 World Expo, an event expected to draw millions of visitors and showcase the local econ...