British Council confirms arrest of its Iranian staffer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The British Council is confirming that a woman who Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of spying for Britain is an Iranian national employed by the group. ...

Iran: Suspect sentenced to 10 years for spying for Britain

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran' judiciary says an Iranian national has been sentenced to 10 years on charges of spying for Britain. Monday's report by the semi-official ISNA news agency qu...

British MPs demand Taiwan name correction from IELTS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 46 members of Great Britain’s House of Commons and House of Lords wrote a letter to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Global Partnership...

Yuan Ru Gallery Charity Concert to help orphans of SOS Children's Villages Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Yuan Ru Gallery is hosting "An Evening of Music, Art and Charity" on Jan. 12 with ticket revenue to be donated to the SOS Children's Villages Taiwan. ...

British Council unveils IELTS by computer in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) by computer will also be available for students in Taiwan beginning October 1, according to the British Council. The...

Upcoming Events in Taipei Aug. 24 - Aug. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It's a great week for people in Taipei who love performing arts. Here are some events to keep you entertained the last week of August. This weekend Maykel Blanco an...

Crackdown feared as Russian grad school faces govt penalty

MOSCOW (AP) — One of Russia's best-known graduate schools, created to avoid a brain drain among top academics in the newly open Russia of the 1990s, has lost its state accreditation, amid fears of a w...

Iran detains British-Iranian, Iranian with British Council

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-British national and an Iranian who works for the British Council who traveled to Iran on a private trip to visit family have been detained in Iran. ...

Key moments in the case of former spy Sergei Skripal

LONDON (AP) — Key developments in the nerve-agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia: 2010 — Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer...

The Latest: Russia expels 23 UK diplomats in spy spat

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Russia's government is expelling 23 British diplomats an...

UK's Theatre in Education project launched in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The British Council, the Ministry of Education, and DIAGEO jointly launched the SMASHED project on Tuesday, introducing the "Theatre in Education" to Taiwanese audienc...

British Office launches GREEN Is GREAT campaign on Earth Day

Global climate change is one of the most important issues in the world now. On Earth Day today, the British Office is asking everyone in Taiwan to take actions to show support for environmental protec...

6 social design projects in Taipei set to deal with social issues

World Design Capital® (WDC) Taipei 2016’s Open Call initiative will see innovative international organizations and groups like CONTINUUM (USA, Italy, Korea, and China), the United Nations University (...

London's LGBT choir promotes Taipei festival

Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) The London-based LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community choir "Pink Singers" and the Taiwan-based group "G-Major" held a mini-concert in Taipei Friday to prom...

Shakespeare exhibition to mark 400th anniversary of his death

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) An exhibition will kick off later this month in Tainan, southern Taiwan, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, showcasing precious artifacts suc...