Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2019. There are 315 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1...

Massive rally in Hong Kong calls for limiting Chinese migrants citing overwhelmed hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than a thousand Hong Kong residents took to the streets on Feb. 17 to protest against the so-called “one-way permit” scheme that has led to overcrowding a...

Taiwan President calls for support to polish ‘Made in Taiwan’ brand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Taiwan will seek to provide assistance to Taiwanese businesses relocating back home in a bid to promote the “Made in Taiwan” label, amid turb...

A year on, Hualien earthquake victims still coping with disaster

TAIPEI (CNA) -- An earthquake that struck the city of Hualien on Feb. 6, 2018, claiming the lives of 17 people and causing the partial collapse of four buildings, left many of the survivors traumatize...

Business Highlights

___ A robust job gain in January shows US economy's durability WASHINGTON (AP) — The healthy pace of hiring the government reported Friday illustrated the job marke...

Lamont names Connecticut's new economic development team

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Friday a new team of business executives that will oversee Connecticut's efforts to attract and retain businesses, including a partner with the inve...

AP, News Media Guild reach new tentative 3 ½ year agreement

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and the News Media Guild on Thursday reached a tentative agreement on a new three-and-a-half-year contract that includes pay raises each year of the agreement and ...

IRENA: China could gain global influence due to 'energy transformation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The rapid growth of the renewable energy industry and subsequent decline of fossil fuel energy production will potentially induce an enormous change in global politics and...

Taipei’s Lin An-Tai Historical House celebrates New Year with exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei’s most famous traditional residence, the Lin An-Tai Historical House, is holding a traditional painting exhibition, featuring auspicious symbols such as dragons, p...

Top journo who fled Nicaragua says nation's press threatened

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Nicaragua's most prominent journalists says President Daniel Ortega is working to close any spaces of freedom in the Central American country. Carlos Fernan...

Rivers, Chargers look to end dominance by Brady, Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady typically shrugs off any mention of records or milestones he sets. But even he had to chuckle at the one he and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ...

Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River. The state Department of Fish a...

Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers want death sentence tossed

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokhar Tsarnaev say his death sentence should be tossed because the judge's refusal to move the case out of the city where the bombs exploded made...

Taiwan continues to see rising number of employees working overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan continues to see a rising number of people working overseas, with the top three markets remaining as China, Southeast Asia, and the United States, according to stat...

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of publi...