Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of...

Taiwan ranked No. 4 in world in net wealth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has risen to rank as the fourth-richest country in terms of net financial assets and the second-richest in Asia in the last wealth report by the Allianz Group. A...

Asian tiger Taiwan has 13th most millionaires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan has the 13th most people with a net worth of over US$1 million in the world, according to the newest edition of the Global Wealth Report by the Credit Suisse Research In...

Tiny Qatar is living large despite monthlong Arab siege

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's been more than a month since four Arab nations cut land, sea and air routes to Qatar, but in the gas-rich Gulf nation's glimmering malls and luxury hotels there is little sign ...

Venezuela marks 100 days of unrest, at a glance

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Anti-government protests in Venezuela hit the symbolic mark of 100 days on Sunday with a grim record of at least 92 dead and more than 1,500 injured. The decision Saturday to...

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

OSLO, Norway (AP) — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more t...

AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the...

Taiwan's average wealth higher than most Asia-Pacific nations: report

Taiwan's average wealth level in 2016 stands at US$172,800, which is well above those of most countries in the Asia-Pacific region and similar to that of Western Europe, according to the Credit Su...

A chronology of those who died in 2015

MARCHMarch 1-- Vinod Mehta, 73, founding editor of India's Outlook magazine and a fearless and irreverent commentator on Indian politics, in New Delhi of multiple organ failure.March 2-- Mal Peet, 67,...

Chronology of news events in 2015

MARCHMarch 1-- Tens of thousands march through Moscow in honor of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.March 2-- Iraqi forces launch a large-scale offensive to take Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tik...

Chronology of news events in 2015

MARCHMarch 1-- Tens of thousands march through Moscow in honor of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.March 2-- Iraqi forces launch a large-scale offensive to take Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tik...

A chronology of those who died in 2015

MARCHMarch 1-- Vinod Mehta, 73, founding editor of India's Outlook magazine and a fearless and irreverent commentator on Indian politics, in New Delhi of multiple organ failure.March 2-- Mal Peet, 67,...

Mohammed's Journey: A Syrian's long quest for a normal life

AT THE SERBIAN-HUNGARIAN BORDER (AP) -- At the edge of a Balkan vineyard, Mohammed al-Haj lay down under a tree to collect his thoughts. Come nightfall, he and the other Syrians with him would make a ...

Prying parents: Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Lee Chang-june can be miles away from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disab...

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – March 24

Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange’s (TWSE) main index opened 3.86 points lower to 9,754.23 on Tuesday, with turnover reaching NT$3.11 billion. (Taiwan News) ■ A late turn pulled the s...