Buddhist temple continues to serve as Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The New York Times this week gave a glimpse inside a Buddhist temple which has been converted into a bizarre Communist Chines shrine, after a construction contractor evicted th...

Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

PINHAO, Portugal (AP) — The scorching late summer sun of northern Portugal is ripening the black, super-sweet grapes that will go to make what European Union rules say is the only wine in the world th...

Taiwanese hacker turns NT$1 into 502 iPhones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese IT engineer Chang Chi-yuan (張啟元) reportedly found a loophole with Apply Pay, and bought 502 new Apple iPhones for NT$1 (US$0.03), reports said. According to s...

Nexeo, Union Pacific rise; Oracle, FedEx stumble

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Oracle Corp., down 15 cents to $49.03 The business software company reported weaker sa...

Container Starbucks cafe in Taiwan’s Hualien County to open Sep 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— A highly touted special Starbucks café will open at “Hui-Lan” Bay (洄瀾灣) in  Ji'an Township, Hualien County on Sep 26, featuring container a...

China's state-owned Cosco takes over Port of Kaohsiung: report 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It appears that China's state-run shipping and logistics giant China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) could now own the Port of Kaohsiung, the largest harbor in Taiwan, ...

5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt

BALTIMORE (AP) — By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome ...

FedEx profit jumps 40 percent on strong shipping demand

DALLAS (AP) — The growing economy, lower taxes and changing habits of American shoppers are helping boost profit at FedEx Corp. The delivery giant said Monday that it earned $835 mil...

Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

MIAMI (AP) — Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other hardware and building supply outlets. Not surprisingly, these companies plan fo...

What's in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon s...

What's in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year. But a live tree is no paperback book. Amazon s...

The Latest: Palestinians file war crimes claim over hamlet

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on reaction to closing of Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A top Palestin...

Palestinians set up outpost near hamlet Israel seeks to raze

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian activists have set up five shipping containers near a Bedouin hamlet to protest the expected razing of the West Bank encampment by Israel. The ...

US policy drives Russia, China together ahead of summit

MOSCOW (AP) — When Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet this week, they will have plenty to talk about thanks to U.S. President Donald Trump. Xi is ...

On front line of trade, EU ports fear overnight Brexit chaos

ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — With arms flailing and raised voices, a shipping manager and a customs chief in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge talk through all the things that could go wrong if the Brexit ta...