Global economy slows to decade low: OECD

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The global economy is expected to grow at 2.9 percent for the rest of 2019 and 2020, the lowest since the financial crisis 10 years ago, according to an OECD forecast on T...

US, Japan, EU watch Taiwan presidential election as voters face ‘5 nuisances’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the 2020 elections, the people of Taiwan will choose their president, vice president, and legislators — in other words, the politicians who will manage important ...

Havana celebrates 500th anniversary facing dire challenges

HAVANA (AP) — Havana has been ruled by Spanish colonial governors, American-backed strongmen and communist revolutionaries. It's an architectural jewel box where buildings collapse f...

Taiwan Presidential Candidate Han Kuo-yu unveils policies to protect workers' rights

The campaign team of opposition Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Thursday unveiled three policy proposals to address wage stagnation and better protect workers' rights in Taiw...

The Latest: Iraqi officials: 2 protesters killed in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 3 p.m. Iraqi officials say two protesters have been killed and at least 105 have be...

Students brave tear gas to join Iraq's protests

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of students have joined Iraq's anti-government protests, defying a government order and tear gas from security forces. The students skipped classes at severa...

DHL Global Trade Barometer: World trade at crossroads

The DHL Global Trade Barometer (GTB) forecasts a mild decline in world trade. The overall index fell by -1 point to 47, indicating that global trade will lose further momentum over the next three mont...

Analysis: New challenges confront China's Communists at 70

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has an ambitious goal for China: to achieve "national rejuvenation" as a strong and prosperous nation by 2049, which would be the 100th anniversary of Communist Par...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 25 The Japan News on how world leaders responded at the United Nations Climate Action Summit:...

Taiwan's labor groups call for at least 5% hike in minimum wage

Several labor groups in Taiwan, including the Solidarity Labor Union and the Labor Rights Association, called Monday for an increase of at least 5 percent in the minimum wage,starting from 2020. Pr...

Looking for edible grass? How to make it to the end of the month on just NT$800

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A post in a popular Taiwanese Facebook group has gone viral after netizens offered both serious and satirical advice to someone who is running out of money. A member of the ...

Economic reggae: Jamaican bank sells recovery with songs

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's central bank thinks the country's economy is doing very well and it is using an instantly recognizable symbol of the island to get this message to the people: reggae...

Game of Thrones: Economics of mercy and other final lessons

WASHINGTON (AP) — So Daenerys broke the wheel, after all. Or at least knocked it out of alignment. The long-suffering people of Westeros get a chance at a new beginning in the final ...

The long wait: Liverpool looks to win elusive league title

Celebrating their 10th league title in 15 years, Liverpool players jumped joyously at Anfield on April 28, 1990, never suspecting a decades-long wait for the next. When the Reds took...

Q&A: Syria's Assad sets sights on Idlib, the final showdown?

BEIRUT (AP) — After eight months of relative calm, Syria's northwestern province of Idlib is once again a theater for bloody military operations: heavy bombardment, airstrikes and waves of civilian di...