The time is right for Taiwan's President Tsai to address the US Congress

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday, Richard C. Bush wrote an article for the Brookings Institution arguing against the suggestion that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be invited to a...

Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and ...

Deere, hit on both sides of trade war, posts weak 1Q earns

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere & Co., a manufacturer that faces threats from both ends of a trade war, cited rising costs and anxious farmers as it reported a profit shortfall for the first quarter Fri...

Trade talk optimism pushes stocks higher in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans to extend key trade talks between the U.S. and China drove stocks broadly higher in early trading. The early gains mark a turnaround after the market ended lowe...

China to buy more semiconductors from U.S. to end trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China was likely to buy more semiconductors from the United States in an attempt to resolve the trade war, but U.S. manufacturers feared the offer was a ploy to obtain mor...

Business Highlights

___ Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it will not be building a new headquarters in New York, a stunning revers...

China, US open trade talks as Beijing says exports rebound

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators have opened talks on a vexing trade war as Beijing reported its exports rebounded in January despite tariff hikes by President Donald Trump. ...

Taiwan cuts 2019 GDP growth forecast to 2.27%

The government's statistics bureau on Wednesday lowered its forecast for Taiwan's 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 2.27 percent, citing growing uncertainties over global economic gr...

T-Mobile, Sprint execs defending merger to lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — With their $26.5 billion merger hanging in the balance, top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking their case to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won't hurt compe...

Trump says he might not raise tariffs on China if deal close

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods. ...

Tariffs take toll on whiskey exports in last half of 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from global trade disputes, an industry t...

Global stocks rise as US averts government shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gained in early trading Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avoid another partial government shutdown and as the U.S. and China engage in another round of trade ...

Stocks open higher ahead of US-China trade talks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Monday as Wall Street nears the end of a relatively strong earnings season and looks ahead to key trade talks between the U.S. and China...

Taiwan has strategic value in the US-China battle over 5G tech: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An innovative research expert believes Taiwan’s excellence in the field of 5G technology is an asset in today’s political climate. Research director at the ...

US Senator Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill ahead of China talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat is introducing legislation to “hold China accountable” and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the Un...