Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

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

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or commun...

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or commun...

Taiwan takes 9th spot in list of best countries to live as an expat: HSBC report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan ranks ninth among the best countries to live as an expatriate, while Singapore continues to be considered the world’s best overall destination for expats, acc...

Taiwan National Day promoted in French newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Representative Office in France published an article in daily newspaper La Croix yesterday to celebrate National Day and promote Taiwan to readers. Media rep...

Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says the semi-autonomous Chinese territory plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health. Carrie Lam said in a...

Initiative seeks to repeal California's gasoline tax hike

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — California voters will soon decide whether to drive out a gasoline tax increase passed to fund transportation projects across the state. Proposition 6 seeks ...

Oldest male giraffe in North America dies at Denver Zoo

DENVER (AP) — Denver Zoo officials say the oldest male giraffe in North America has died. The Denver Post reports zoo officials say 24-year-old Dikembe was recently euthanized follow...

Google's first urban development raises data concerns

TORONTO (AP) — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors. A unit of...

Review: Alaskan thriller 'Hold the Dark' is brutal and bleak

The Alaska tourism board can't be all that thrilled with Jeremy Saulnier's "Hold the Dark ," a grueling but beautifully shot mystery about a small town where it seems the very best quality of life one...

Taiwan ranked 5th in the world for human capital development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) at the University of Washington has published a new study this week measuring human capital which is considered the ...

Column: Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it

ATLANTA (AP) — They had waited more than five years for this moment. No way were those frail little ropes, strung up on flimsy poles, going to hold them back. No wa...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Torrential rain causes flooding across Taipei area; Typhoon Mangkhut growing in strength; Taiwan ranked 1st in world for quality of life: ...

Chile's congress passes 'historic' gender identity law

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — After a five-year battle, Chile's congress passed a gender identity law Wednesday that allows transgender people over 14 years of age to change their name and gender in official...

Taipei ranked as one of world's most livable cities: BBC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, Taiwan has been declared one the most livable cities in 2018 by the BBC in a recent report based on an analysis by the Economist's Intelligence Unit....