Fire rips through maritime museum in Jakarta, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A fire ripped through a 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses a maritime museum in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday, causing extensive damage to i...

Tourism Bureau announces year-round schedule of recommended activities: ‘2018 Taiwan Tourism Events’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s tourism authority announced the “2018 Taiwan Tourism Events” on Tuesday morning in Taipei, including 47 international level events and 48 national...

Olympic ski jumping champ Stoch primed for Pyeongchang

With a historic win on the World Cup circuit this season, double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch is in peak form as he aims to defend his ski jumping titles at the Pyeongchang Games. ...

Germany: Suspect package found, linked to extortion case

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have found what appears to be powder from fireworks and a fuse in a package sent to a bank in Berlin. They say there's a link to an extortion plot uncovered before Chr...

Bjoergen looks to continue dominance in cross country skiing

Marit Bjoergen is heading to the Winter Games in South Korea looking for a three-peat of her three-peat. Bjoergen, the most successful women's cross-country skier in history, has won...

The best things to do in Taiwan in 2018

The fireworks have finished, the hangovers have subsided, and 2018 is properly upon us at last. But as day-to-day life returns to normal for a few weeks until the Chinese New Year celebrations arrive,...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - January 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with a magnificent fireworks display, the most popular Mandarin songs of the year announced, China threatens to ...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Brazilians joined the ...

Bone-chilling cold grips wide swath of US, at least 2 deaths

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bone-chilling cold has gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 opens, breaking century-old records and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exposure to the dangerously low te...

2 die from fireworks in Germany, no repeat of mass groping

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Two people have died from fireworks injuries amid New Year celebrations in Germany, but the country avoided a repeat of the mass groping in Cologne from 2016, amid heightened...

New Taipei firefighter attacked when trying to stop the illegal use of fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A New Taipei City firefighter was attacked by New Year’s Eve revelers when he was trying to stop them from illegally setting off fireworks on Sunday night. The attacke...

Advice for the New Year from Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je was busy over the New Year holiday making appearances and sharing words of encouragement for the New Year. Before the countdown at Taip...

Taipei MRT reports over 2.5 million trips on night of New Year's celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei MRT officials have released their official report on MRT traffic on the night of New Year celebrations from 6 p.m., Dec. 31 to 6 a.m., Jan. 1. According to the s...

2018 New Year's celebrations around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Due to the different time zones around the world, people saw the clock strike midnight on New Year's Eve at different times in various cities. From Sydney, Au...

AP PHOTOS: New Year's Eve observances around the world

People around the world are welcoming 2018 with fireworks displays and loud cheering. Revelers in Australia watched fireworks over Sydney Harbour. In North Korea, fireworks exploded ...