Driverless minibus to begin test run on Taipei street in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A test run of a driverless minibus will be conducted on a Taipei City street in the wee hours from August 1 to August 5, Taipei City Government announced in a pres...

South Africa closes in as England 79-4 in 2nd test

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Joe Root had his off stump knocked out the ground as England lost four wickets in the first session and slid toward defeat on Day 4 of the second test against South Africa o...

Kubica given 2nd test drive for Renault amid comeback talk

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Robert Kubica is set for another test drive for Renault in a bid to return to Formula One, six years after a career-threatening injury. Kubica's heavy crash...

Robots to aid tourists, clean floors at South Korean airport

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Robots will start roaming South Korea's largest airport this summer, helping travelers find their boarding gates and keep its floors clean as the country prepares for its f...

Vietnam maintains ban on deep-water fishing in polluted area

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is maintaining the ban on deep-water fishing in four central provinces one year after a Taiwanese-owned steel plant discharged toxins into the sea and caused the country'...

So I See - Philippine ambassador's view on Taiwan

Last Monday, I motored from Taipei for an hour to the town of Loudong in Yilan County in Taiwan’s northteastern tip. I was asked to sign as witness to a Memorandum of Understanding between St...

The Latest: Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The man charged...

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat fro...

High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia congressional election is headed to a runoff that will ratchet up the already significant national attention — and campaign cash — on a race that poses an early measure ...

Some vets can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Depar...

Vietnamese Prime Minister nixes major steel mill project

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered a halt to work on a major steel plant, citing environmental and other concerns. The Vietnam-based Hoa Sen Group last...

I-Mei Foods crowned Taiwan’s top green power buyer in Jan-Feb

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Touted nationally as a role model for promoting food safety, I-Mei Foods has also delved into renewable energy sources to reduce the impact on climate chang...

JCIC ranks as best performer 3 years in a row in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2017

For the third year, the JCIC achieves a perfect mark (8 points) in the Depth of Credit Information Index of the 2017 Doing Business report released by the World Bank on October 26th, 2016. Among the 1...

Cook resigns as England's test captain after rough 2016

LONDON (AP) — Alastair Cook, who led England in more tests than any other captain, resigned from the role on Monday saying it was the right time for him to quit. The 32-year-old Cook...

Suarez gets first run in Cup car at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Daniel Suarez has driven a NASCAR Xfinity Series car to a championship and a rookie of the year award. His first turn in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car...