Taiwan government to provide financial subsidy to quarantined citizens, medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Taiwan's government has drawn up a special draft law that will allow citizens placed under home quarantine to re...

Sudan to tackle fuel subsidies as economy hangs on the edge

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan hopes to cut fuel subsidies over the course of 18 months, starting as early as March, and replace them with direct cash payments to the poor, the country’s finance ministe...

Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plans

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) — Consumers who bought short-term health insurance thinking they had found a better deal than “Obamacare” during the open enrollment season may be in for a shock when they sh...

Declassified Cold War papers show UK funded news agency

LONDON (AP) — Newly declassified documents reveal the British government secretly gave the Reuters news agency funding during the Cold War so it would expand coverage of the Middle East and Latin Amer...

Han Kuo-yu claims no interest in election subsidy nor KMT leadership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) said on Tuesday (Jan. 14) he will not take a penny from the election subsidy granted to him following his defeat i...

7 changes to affect foreigners living in Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple changes will go into effect in Taiwan in the new year. Here is a list of several that foreigners living in the country should know. Increase of minimum monthly...

Taiwan's Gogoro and Appier recognized as unicorns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of the National Development Council, Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶), announced on Thursday (Dec. 26) at a press conference for its Business Angel Investment Program that...

Buzz over Venezuela's Guaido fades as Maduro holds firm

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tour operator Alejandro Palacios joined hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans protesting in the streets early this year, wanting to believe that things would finally change in...

Georgia could be first state to test Trump health proposals

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia could be the first state to test multiple proposals from President Donald Trump that would dramatically change the market for insurance under the health care overhaul passed by ...

Sackler-owned opioid maker goes global with OD treatment

The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses. “Be prepared. Get naloxone. Save a life,” the slogan on its ...

Bikeway connecting New Taipei and Taoyuan inaugurated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of New Taipei City and Taoyuan both participated in the inauguration ceremony for a 65-kilometer bikeway that now connects the two cities, CNA reported on Tuesd...

Saudi Arabia's deficit widens to $49B ahead of Aramco sale

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia will reduce spending in 2020 as the budget deficit widens to $49 billion amid sluggish oil prices and deeper curbs on oil production by the heavyweight produce...

Mexican voices: 1 year into the López Obrador presidency

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been president of Mexico for a year, after a landslide 2018 vote. He pledged a presidency close to the people, austere, with punishment for the corru...

For some rural US TV viewers, local news is anything but

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Dianne Johnson channel-surfs for news in her rural western Nebraska home, all she sees are stories about Colorado crime and car crashes from a Denver television station more ...

Taiwan KMT candidate to trumpet '666' childbirth subsidy program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday (Nov. 16), news broke that KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) will soon announce a program to stimulate the birthrate using the sinister-sounding numb...