Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

The Latest: Kenya's president outlines his UN priorities

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ UNITED NATIONS — With Kenya poised to assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council next month, the countr...

Democrats push to retool health care programs for millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dental work for seniors on Medicare. An end to sky’s-the-limit pricing on prescription drugs. New options for long-term care at home. Coverage for low-income people locked out of Med...

Romania: The new mayor looking to clean up local politics

It's a sunny Monday morning and the mayor, Zoltan Soos, is in a good mood as he walks into the conference room. A few members of the planning team are already there and the rest arrive in dribs an...

Census: Relief programs staved off hardship in COVID crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive government relief passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic moved millions of Americans out of poverty last year, even as the official poverty rate increased slightly, the ...

Taiwan sees its first-ever decline in working-age population

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the aging of its population, Taiwan saw the number of working-age citizens decline for the first time in 2020, reports said Wednesday (Sept. 1). Census figures sho...

China allows couples third child amid demographic crisis

China will now allow couples to legally have a third child as it seeks to hold off a demographic crisis that could threaten its hopes of increased prosperity and global influence. The ceremonial le...

As employers struggle to fill jobs, teens come to the rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The owners of restaurants, amusement parks and retail shops, many of them desperate for workers, are sounding an unusual note of gratitude this summer: Thank goodne...

Some Chinese shun grueling careers for 'low-desire life'

BEIJING (AP) — Fed up with work stress, Guo Jianlong quit a newspaper job in Beijing and moved to China’s mountain southwest to “lie flat.” Guo joined a small but visible handful of ...

Fewer working-age people may slow economy. Will it lift pay?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As America's job market rebounds this summer and the need for workers intensifies, employers won't likely have a chance to relax anytime soon. Worker shortages will likely persist fo...

Australia overconfidently approaches awkward age

MELBOURNE (Reuters Breakingviews) - Depressing trends lurk beneath Australia’s impressive economic rebound. Sharply curtailed migration and falling fertility during the pandemic have exacerbated...

EXPLAINER: Dental, vision and hearing benefits for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many working-age people assume that Medicare covers just about every kind of health care that an older person may need. It doesn't. Some of the bi...

Aging Finland seeks to attract skilled immigrants

This year, the United Nations (UN) ranked Finland the world's happiest country for the fourth year running. The recognition is based on international surveys in which citizens are asked about thei...

Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Affordable Care Act now secure in the framework of the nation's health care programs, Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond. They want to expand ins...

China: New 3-child policy approved by Politburo

China's Politburo decided in a meeting on Monday overseen by President Xi Jinping to allow families to have up to three children in the future, according to state news agency Xinhua. Xinhua repor...

China adds few babies, loses workers as its 1.4B people age

BEIJING (AP) — The number of working-age people in China fell over the past decade as its aging population barely grew, a census showed Tuesday, adding to economic challenges for Chinese leaders who h...