Fed seems content with low rates but confronts challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in years, Federal Reserve officials will hold their latest policy meeting this week feeling broadly satisfied with where interest rates are and with seemingly no i...

US designates envoy to counter 'malign influences' from China at UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington has appointed a senior envoy to counterbalance China's malign influence in the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies as a course correction for...

'We would not be the US if we don't defend Taiwan': Stanton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with China Uncensored, Former Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William A. Stanton said that the U.S. would be turning its back on its cor...

Leaked map shows China plans to invade S. Taiwan after taking Kinmen, Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo surfaced Sunday (Jan. 19) on Weibo showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers sitting next to a map of Taiwan that appears to indicate a southerly route f...

Trump to promote China, Mexico-Canada trade deals to farmers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to discuss new U.S. trade agreements with its North American neighbors and with China during an appearance Sunday at a convention of Ame...

Netizens call China 'West Taiwan' after Tsai's defiant interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an interview with the BBC aired on Tuesday (Jan. 14) in which the newly re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took a more defiant stance against Beijing, Western n...

Tsai says Taiwan is already independent, China invasion 'very costly'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fresh off of her landslide election win, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the BBC that China needs to needs to face the "reality" that Taiwan is alrea...

Taiwan deserves respect from China: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fresh off of her landslide election win, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told the BBC that Taiwan is already an independent country and that China needs to face &qu...

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

DES MOINES (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANTIVE OVER FIGHTING AND...

US drops designation of China as currency manipulator

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is dropping its designation of China as a currency manipulator in advance of the signing Wednesday of a Phase 1 U.S.-China trade agreement. The prel...

Trump to promote trade deals in Sunday speech to US farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will highlight his policies on trade and domestic energy in a speech to U.S. farmers next week, the White House announced Monday. Trump is sc...

Invitation to Ivanka Trump draws backlash at big tech show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation's largest consumer electronics show on Tuesday hosts Ivanka Trump as a keynote speaker — a choice that drew scorn from many women in technology. The annua...

CES Gadget Show: Toilet paper robot and tracking the elderly

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A robot that can fetch toilet paper when you're stranded on the loo and services to keep track of the elderly from afar were among the technologies showcased this week at the annual C...

Year-end sports quiz. Your scholarship as a fan is at stake

Your scholarship as a sports fan is up for renewal. Not to worry. Just answer a dozen questions from 2019 and you're on your way. The passing grade? That's up to the crew in the replay booth. ...

Markets in 2019: record stocks, lower rates, so-so IPOs

NEW YORK (AP) — On January 3, the S&P 500 sank 2.5% when Apple warned of sagging demand for the iPhone, an inauspicious start to 2019 following a 14% drubbing in last year's fourth quarter. ...