Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud

PARIS (AP) — He could have been president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to richly pay his wife and childr...

Taiwan wages war on single-use plastics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan aims to cut its decades-long dependency on plastic by following the European Union (EU) and its European Green Deal (EGD), a circular economy strategy to realize su...

Wuhan coronavirus must be contained by end of February for corporate survival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many businesses may go bankrupt if China fails to bring the highly-contagious Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) under control by the end of this month, warned a Chinese politic...

Philippines media report I-Mei workers’ letter played role in end of Taiwan flight ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of a decision to overturn a travel ban on Taiwan motivated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Feb. 14) migh...

United Airlines buys flight academy to gain source of pilots

United Airlines said Wednesday it is buying a flight academy to help produce a new supply of trained pilots, an unusual approach to deal with the wave of retirements now hitting the airline industry. ...

Spain faces threat of another strike in women's soccer

MADRID (AP) — Women's soccer in Spain could face a second strike in less than three months after players said they will take action if a collective agreement is not formalized by Thursday. ...

Democratic challengers weigh in on State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction from Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address: AMY KLOBUCHAR "As Michigan Governor @GretchenWhitmer ...

In response to Trump, Democrat focuses on pocket book issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are focusing on making health care more affordable and other pocket-book issues, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday as she used her party's response to President D...

Iran to execute alleged spy who gave nuclear secrets to CIA

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday that its top court confirmed a death sentence for an Iranian man convicted of spying for the CIA, with state media alleging that he had shared details of the Isla...

Trump faces accusers: What to watch during his big speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's clapping now? On the brink of his Senate acquittal, President Donald Trump will be unleashing “relentless optimism” during his third State of the Union addres...

AP FACT CHECK: Bracing for Trump's 'relentless optimism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most jagged edges of President Donald Trump's day-to-day rhetoric may be sanded at the edges Tuesday night. No speech is more carefully prepared than the State of the Union. ...

Market for small businesses rebounds after 4 quarterly drops

NEW YORK (AP) — The market for small businesses rebounded in the last three months of 2019 after four straight quarterly declines caused in part by uncertainty about U.S. trade policy. ...

Iowans, they're just like us. Sometimes.

Right about now, on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, when the nation's political microscope turns to inspect the small state's DNA, people start to complain about this quirk of American presidential poli...

What Trump's new North American trade deal actually does

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump signed a revamped trade agreement with Mexico and Canada into law Wednesday, he kept a campaign pledge to improve upon a deal that he had long condemned. ...

Chipotle fined $1.3M over thousands of child labor abuses

BOSTON (AP) — Chipotle was hit with a $1.3 million fine over more than 13,000 child labor violations at its Massachusetts restaurants, the state's attorney general announced Monday. ...