Taiwan stocks offer hefty yield but investors still selling

The cash reward for owning Taiwan stocks is larger than almost anywhere else in Asia. Global investors are ditching them anyway. Even with the benchmark

Japan | Abe’s coalition still short of votes to change constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, but it lost ground and fell short of

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming

Iran airs video of crew of seized British ship

Iran’s state broadcaster has released new video showing for the first time the 23-member crew of the British-flagged ship seized by Iran — an apparent attempt to

Offbeat | Pittsburgh marks its fourth alligator sighting since May

A baby alligator was found far from the tropics in the parking lot of a grocery store outside Pittsburgh on Friday morning, the fourth alligator discovered near the

This Day in History | 1974 – Greek military rule gives in to democracy

The military government in Greece has collapsed and the former prime minister Constantine Karamanlis has been invited to return. Huge crowds gathered to greet him at Athens

Life & Style | Mariano Rivera closes Hall of Fame induction ceremony

For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. Rivera, the career saves

Swimming | Peaty, Canadian teen win breaststroke titles at worlds

Adam Peaty became the first man to win a third 100-meter breaststroke title at the world swimming championships last night. A Canadian teenager grabbed a share of

Taste of the Tour | A signature dessert in Kirk Douglas’ wake

It’s a Tour de France dilemma: When you’ve found a gem of a hotel with a knockout restaurant along the race route, do you greedily keep

World briefs

The Buzz | Pirates rob South Korea ship crew members near Singapore Strait

Pirates boarded a South Korean-flagged cargo ship near the Singapore Strait yesterday and robbed its crew of their money, clothes and cellphones, South Korean officials said. Two

Political correctness | Berkeley drops words like ‘manpower’ in push to be inclusive

There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into “maintenance holes” instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but

World Views | Trump ‘third country’ asylum rule doubles down on failure

Another directive on immigration from the Trump administration begets another court challenge. In a sweeping rule change, the administration has  The new rule has so far triggered two  True,

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – edition no. 3338

• 378 electors endorse Ho blocking a second candidacy * Hong Kong visitors rise 24% in heated June * The Social Security Fund honored 186 companies that have signed up to the

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