Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus after Taiwan trip identified as Brett Dean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian man who was diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after performing twice in Taipei over the weekend has been identified as renowned Australian compose...

13 Taiwan EVA Air flight attendants quarantined after serving Australian passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over a dozen EVA Air flight attendants are to undergo quarantine after an Australian passenger was found to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). On Thursda...

10 reporters, 21 musicians quarantined after Australian infected with coronavirus performs in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday night (March 5) that an Australian musician who performed in Taiwan over the weekend has been confirmed with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19),...

Australia confirms man who visited Taiwan as coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who recently traveled from Taiwan to Australia has been confirmed as one of the latter country’s latest cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), though it is too...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 5, the 65th day of 2020. There are 301 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 5, ...

Indonesian office supplies face masks to students, undocumented workers

The Indonesian representative office in Taipei said Thursday (Feb. 27) it is providing some 2,400 surgical face masks for Indonesian students and undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to...

Lee Phillip Bell, co-creator of popular soaps, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” and hosted her own daytime talk show in Chicago for 33 years, has died. She was 91. ...

Venice faces new threat from virus after reeling from floods

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Still reeling from the effects of major flooding just a few months ago, Venice faces a new emergency: the threat of a new virus outbreak across Italy that is worrying internationa...

Taiwan's national airlines lift ban on flight attendants wearing glasses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s national airlines, China Airlines, has lifted a ban on its flight attendants wearing glasses to help bolster their defense against the new coronavirus, acco...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 1-7

March 1: Actor Robert Clary ("Hogan's Heroes") is 94. Singer-actor Harry Belafonte is 93. Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 76. Singer Roger Daltrey of The Who is 76. Actor Dirk Benedict ("The A Te...

Petition calls for China Airlines' name to be changed to 'Taiwan Airlines'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese group based in the U.S. has posted a petition calling on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to change the name of China Airlines to "Taiwan Airlines" as co...

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’...

Airlines to resume Taiwan-Philippines flights after Manila lifts ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the Philippines lifted a ban on travel to and from Taiwan over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday (Feb. 14), Taiwan's EVA Air announced it will resume Ta...

Taiwan’s top airport sees lowest daily passenger total in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads across the region, fewer than 60,000 passengers traveled through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday (Feb. 11), the lowest number...

China Airlines halts new recruit training due to Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines has put off plans for new recruits to get on board as it gauges the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that has taken a toll on air travel. Around ...