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Italy orders food delivery services to treat riders better

ROME (AP) — Italy is going after online food delivery companies, with one prosecutor lamenting Wednesday that the cyclists who deliver the food, many of them immigrants, are practically treated like s...

Japanese website criticized for singling out 'noisy children'

A Japanese website that permits people to report locations in major cities where children make noise when they play in the street has been heavily criticized by citizens. The operator of the site insi...

Sicilian village cleans up ash, stones from Mt Etna eruption

PEDARA, Sicily (AP) — Residents and municipal teams worked Wednesday to clean up a Sicilian village near Mount Etna after Europe’s most active volcano spewed lava, ashes and volcanic stones. ...

EXPLAINER: Topsy-turvy weather comes from polar vortex

It’s as if the world has been turned upside-down, or at least its weather. You can blame the increasingly familiar polar vortex, which has brought a taste of the Arctic to places where winter often re...

Taiwan’s Gogoro Network powered through innovative solutions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Imagine being asked to design and build totally new, green energy infrastructure for an entire country — from scratch. This was the goal given to Gogoro Network (...

Photo of the Day: Dog co-pilot spotted in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Nicaraguan businessman captured this classic scene of a dog riding on the back of a scooter in central Taiwan on Friday (Feb. 5). The photographer, Diego Gonzalez (In...

VinFast licensed to test autonomous electric cars in California, USA

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 7 February 2021 - California Vehicle Administration (DMV California, USA) has reported that VinFast (a division of Vingroup) officially receives the Autonomous Test...

VinFast Launches 3 Brand New Electric Autopilot Models And Affirms Vision To Be The Global Smart Electric Vehicles Company

VinFast's strategic vision to become a global high-tech automobile brand;Three new Smart EV models: VF31, VF32, VF33; In particular, VF32 and VF33 will recieve orders in US and Canadian and Europea...

Taiwan’s GoShare expands service to Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electric scooter-sharing platform GoShare Taiwan Ltd. expanded its services to Kaohsiung on Thursday (Jan. 21). An initial 700 electric scooters are available for use i...

Taiwan electric scooter-sharing platform WeMo hit with layoffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electric scooter-sharing platform WeMo Scooter laid off 23 of its employees this month, the Taipei City Government’s Department of Labor said on Monday (Jan. 18). ...

Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

HONG KONG (AP) — E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himse...

Expecting trouble, DC locks down a week before inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemi...

Taiwan scooter driver handed 4 tickets in 2 minutes for not signaling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scooter driver in southern Taiwan was given four tickets for failing to use her turn signal when changing lanes four times within two minutes. According to the Sanmin...

Taiwan's Hehuanshan sees biggest snowfall of winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold wave continues to hammer Taiwan, Hehuanshan accumulated 6 centimeters of snow this morning (Jan. 11), marking the heaviest snowfall this winter. With frigid t...

Video shows cops barely save man from leaping off bridge in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dramatic footage has surfaced showing New Taipei police saving a despondent man in the nick of time as he attempted to jump off a bridge. At around noon on Monday (Jan....