Heterosexual couples form 1st civil partnerships in England

LONDON (AP) — England and Wales have marked a new era in which heterosexual couples can choose to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage. The change, mandated by Britain's Su...

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...

Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status

Elizabeth Warren would not seek to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches or other religious entities that decline to perform same-sex marriages if she's elected president, the Massachusetts Democra...

Taiwan mulls tax exemption for book publishers to save brick-and-mortar bookstores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering a business tax exemption for the publishing industry as its latest measure to save brick-and-mortar bookstores on the island. Mi...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 newspaper, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July to August round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 14 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$322,000) Special Prize, with one hitting the jackpot after sp...

Jiu Jitsu producer says film 'make-or-break' for Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A veteran Hollywood movie producer says Cyprus' aspirations to become an international filming destination hinge on whether authorities can deliver on a pledge to provide cash r...

Tax exemption for lottery winnings in Taiwan to rise to NT$5,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From the end of this year, the maximum amount you can win with the lottery without having to pay taxes will rise from NT$2,000 (US$63) to NT$5,000, reports said Wednesday ...

Hungary stems migrant flow, but issue remains big in EU vote

ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants a day streamed through the Hungarian village of Asotthalom on their way to Western Europe in 2015. Today there are almost none. So one might think the p...

Minnesota United gives MLS another soccer-oriented home

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There's no clearer way to show the growth of Major League Soccer than with a shiny new stadium, built simply for the sport long dubbed "the beautiful game." Th...

Hungary to give women with 4 or more kids life tax exemption

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's anti-immigration prime minister says the government is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children. The measu...

Nebraska losing food plant jobs as Louisiana plant expands

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — About 45 workers will lose their jobs when a food company closes its southeast Nebraska plant, but an estimated 44 jobs will be created in Louisiana, where the production wi...

Cyprus woos filmmakers with year-long sunshine, 35 pc rebate

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Under its adopted moniker of "Olivewood," the tiny Mediterranean island of Cyprus is trying to woo moviemakers from around the world with 300-plus days of sunshine yearly and a ...

Premier Lai shoulders the blame for severe effect after southern Taiwan hit by massive deluge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Prime Minister William Lai (賴清德) expressed his compassion towards citizens in southern Taiwan where the massive downpour left hundreds of people in calamity i...

Thai delegation visits Taiwan for joint economic meeting, summit and Taipei Food Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Thailand delegation comprised of 27 senior Thai investment advisers, business leaders and experts arrived in Taipei this week, joining a fruitful joint economic cooperation me...

Avalara Names Danny Fields EVP Engineering and CTO

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2018--Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced that tech industry veteran Danny Fields ...