Zip around the streets of Taipei in a “forest bus”

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A "forest bus" is going to start its service on Wednesday, as passengers will be able to sit on the grass in the bus, and enjoy the ride around Taipei city in a ...

UK blast: Blood, horror as bomber strikes young crowd

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the young crowd of music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a night of high-energy candy pop and fun on a school night. The scene quickly turned into she...

So long, Wayne?: Cup final may be Rooney's last United game

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney could finish his Manchester United career by hoisting a European trophy, surrounded by jubilant teammates and with fireworks exploding around him. ...

Samsung Pay gets rolling in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Not be overshadowed by Apply Pay, Samsung Pay gets rolling in Taiwan on Tuesday, with seven banks participating in the mobile payment and digital wallet service in the initi...

Three ancient city gates to undergo nighttime illumination project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) of the Taipei City Government announced that a nighttime illumination project will be implemented to East Gate (Dongmen), South G...

Employers asked to show more tolerance for Muslim workers during Ramadan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government calls for more harmonious and tolerant labor management relations between employers and foreign workers during the Holy month of Ramadan. The Taipei city...

Taoyuan City ranks as fattest city in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taoyuan City in northern Taiwan topped the charts among the nation’s six major metropolises with the highest obesity rate for those aged 13 to 65 in 2016, with 38...

Foxconn expanding roots in India with plant in Bengaluru

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract manufacturer of mobile phones, including that of Apple has shown keen interest in developing a new ...

S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea, its military said. Local media said it may have been a North Korean dro...

KMT tries to bring sexy back with foxy new delegate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort to swell the ranks of the opposition Kuomingtang (KMT) and to erect a new base of support, the party is looking for a youth movement, and the hot and bothered...

Retired Taiwanese superstar Jody Chiang urges suspect to plead guilty of attacking her brother

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Retired Taiwanese superstar Jody Chiang (江蕙) Tuesday urged the man who allegedly attacked her brother during a home break-in to plead guilty for a lighter punishment after she te...

Gestures tell of friendship that toppled S. Korea president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A steely gaze from one woman. A slight, apologetic bow from another. On the first day of the biggest trial in South Korea in years, two small gestures reflect the state of a ...

Taiwan recalls 42,000 cars with faulty Takata airbags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Up to 42,000 cars equipped with faulty airbag inflators manufactured by Japanese car equipment manufacturer Takata were immediately recalled in Taiwan. This marks the sec...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: SKOREA-PARK'S TRIAL — Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to...

Photo of the Day: Old man parks himself in parking space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) member Sean Xiao‎ posted an image of an old man lying in a parking space in Songshan Distrct, Taipei City on May 21. The old man found the...