Zegna, Stella McCartney tout transition in Milan

MILAN (AP) — The opening shows of Milan Fashion Week on Friday evening underscored a world in transition. Ermenegildo Zegna invited guests to an abandoned and gutted former steelwork...

Meatsplainer: How new plant-based burgers compare to beef

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to skip meat, a new era of options is here. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive U.S. market of meat ea...

Sieren's China: Swine fever also has Europe over a pork barrel

There's a German proverb that says here in Europe, we couldn't care less if a sack of rice falls over in China. But it doesn't hold true any more. Events in China have more influence on da...

United Nations to offer first report on global biodiversity

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is. The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at t...

Finland's election topics: Climate change, welfare, aging

HELSINKI (AP) — Finns will be voting Sunday to fill the country's 200-seat Eduskunta parliament after a campaign that saw debates over the country's generous welfare model, its rapidly aging populatio...

US experts reviewing low-carb, other diets for guidelines

NEW YORK (AP) — Some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of approval in the upcoming U.S. dietary guidelines that advise Americans on what to eat. It may seem minor, bu...

Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession to take place April 7 -16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession, hailed as one of the world’s three largest religious activities by Discovery Channel and included in the UNESCO Int...

Taiwan is trusted partner in helping Mongolia on ICT infrastructure: NCC chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A business delegation from Mongolia comprising 40 officials and professionals is visiting Taiwan to explore collaborations and business opportunities in the fields of informati...

Oprah Winfrey makes Stella McCartney scream at Paris show

PARIS (AP) — Words were almost inaudible amid the screams at the Paris Fashion Week show where Stella McCartney presented a collection that toyed with draping and upcycling. Such exu...

'This Is Us' star Milo Ventimiglia being honored at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — "This Is Us" actor Milo Ventimiglia was Friday as Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Farkas Hall in Cambridge. The Emmy-nomi...

Former member of Dutch anti-Islam party becomes Muslim

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Dutch lawmaker who had been fiercely critical of Islam has become a Muslim. Joram van Klaveren was a lawmaker in the Party of Freedom, led by D...

First 2 cases of imported measles this year confirmed in Taiwan, over 300 exposed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Taiwanese men were confirmed to have contracted the measles after traveling to Vietnam and the Philippines, marking the first two cases of imported measles this year in Tai...

Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word 'meat'

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection ...

The Latest: Groups decry meat-heavy menu at climate talks

BERLIN (AP) — Three environmental groups are criticizing the organizers of global climate talks in Poland for having too much meat on the meeting menu. The U.S.-based groups said the...

Lahiri hopes for food-inspired boost at Australian Open

SYDNEY (AP) — Anirban Lahiri says an Indian restaurant in Sydney will help him overcome jet lag as he bids to get his first Australian Open back on track after an opening 1-over 73. ...