Taiwan presidential inauguration concert is going virtual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The presidential inauguration concert, organized by the General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC), will be broadcast online this year due to the Wuhan coronavirus pand...

AP PHOTOS: Grand but empty, Italian hotels await tourists

ROME (AP) — Like lonely grande dames, Italy's luxury hotels lack company amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press photographers have captured the atmosphere inside prestigious...

Landmark Lebanese hotel folds amid virus, economic crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — One of Lebanon’s landmark hotels that survived the country’s bloody 15-year civil war and various other bouts of fighting is shutting down amid the country's economic crisis and coronavi...

Photo of the Day: Grand Hotel Taipei celebrates zero coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate the first day in over a month that Taiwan has seen no new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Grand Hotel Taipei on Tuesday (April 14) illuminated 57 r...

A hot summer ahead for boxing's heavyweight division

Boxing’s heavyweight division will be heating up even further this summer, highlighted by a third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua defending his belts against Kubrat Pule...

Analysis: Sing a song for Fury, the new heavyweight champion

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The world has never seen a heavyweight champion quite like Tyson Fury, the British behemoth who gave Deontay Wilder a beat down to win the heavyweight title and then celebrated by lea...

Fury wins in stunning stoppage of Wilder in heavyweight tilt

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he's a heavyweight champion. The Gypsy King dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight...

Wilder-Fury II a fight so big it took 2 TV networks to show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To hear the fighters talk, the heavyweight title fight Saturday night between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is so big it took two TV networks to make it happen. That...

Passengers of coronavirus-stricken cruise ship visited Taipei 101, other tourist spots: CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of coronavirus cases on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan continues to climb, Taiwanese authorities have pinpointed more than 30 spots visited...

Diamond Princess reports 41 new cases of Wuhan virus, many toured Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are 41 new cases of Wuhan virus on the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise liner, according to Japan's NHK, bringing the total to 61 — as concerns grow in Ta...

Where does Astros cheating rank in scandals? Ask Pete Rose

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What’s worse, betting on baseba...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25 Jan. 19: Actress Tippi Hedren is 90. Director Richard Lester (“A Hard Day’s Night,” “Superman II and III”) is 88. Actor-singer Michael ...

Free festive hand lanterns to given out in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau released its annual hand lanterns during a press conference at the Grand Hotel Taipei on Monday (Jan. 13) and announced they will be given away for free...

6 killed, 13 injured in Las Vegas apartment building fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fire in a three-story apartment building in downtown Las Vegas where residents were apparently using their stoves for heat killed six people and forced some residents to jump from u...

12 hotels in Taiwan found in violation of food safety standards

Twelve hotels in Taiwan, rated as five-star or international tourist class, were found earlier this year to be in violation of food safety standards, and fines were imposed accordingly, the Food and D...