TRA offers discounted rides as domestic tourism rises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is rolling out 70 percent off deals for its Chu-Kuang tickets, 34 percent off for its TR-PASS, NT$500 (US$17) off for its cruise-s...

Special flights over Taiwan to satisfy passengers' wanderlust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan International Airport (TIA) is in talks with airlines to work out plans for rolling out around-the-island air travel, and the nation's two major carriers, Eva ...

Why open a store? Chinese merchants go livestreaming instead

HONG KONG (AP) — At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, the skincare-products maker Forest Cabin closed more than half of its 300 stores across the nation as shoppers stayed home. With sales p...

Adam Levine relieved halftime show stress is behind Maroon 5

MIAMI (AP) — A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Super Bowl event in Miami on Saturday, telling the crowd he was relieved the pressures of the halftime show were be...

EU fines NBCUniversal for restricting film merchandise sales

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities have fined NBCUniversal for restricting cross-border sales of “Jurassic Park" toys, “Minions” school bags, “Big Lebowski" mugs and other licensed film mercha...

EU fines Hello Kitty owner $7 million in antitrust ruling

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities have fined the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty for restricting cross-border sales of toys, mugs, bags and other products featuring the cartoon cat girl. ...

Taiwan Railways launches Hello Kitty tourist train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Hello Kitty fans, are you ready? The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) has announced on their website that a tourist train will reenter service decked out with a new Hel...

CVS, Uber and Mattel rise while Box stumbles

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Box Inc., down 75 cents to $17.18 The online storage provider gave investors a weak re...

Thai passengers blocked from EVA Air flight to Taiwan due to Hello Kitty stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female Thai passenger and her travel companions were blocked from a flight to Taiwan by EVA Air last week allegedly because they had Hello Kitty stamps in their passports. ...

Hello Kitty to make her big screen debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she's got a movie deal. Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema announced Tuesday that it has acquired film rights to Hello Kitty from th...

Mother, daughter desperate to leave Venezuela flee on foot

PAMPLONA, Colombia (AP) — As night approached, Sandra Cadiz wrapped her shivering 10-year-old daughter in a blanket and prayed for a ride up the frigid Colombian mountaintop known as "the icebox." ...

Mother, daughter desperate to leave Venezuela flee on foot

PAMPLONA, Colombia (AP) — As night approached, Sandra Cadiz wrapped her shivering daughter in a blanket and prayed for a ride up the frigid Colombian mountaintop known as "the icebox." ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 15 The Washington Post asks who is paying for the next Supreme Court jus...

Review: 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' punches above its weight

Not since Animal against the advice of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker ingested Insta-Growth pills has a movie had as much fun with scale as "Ant-Man and The Wasp." Among the greatest...

All aboard Hello Kitty: Pink bullet train debuts in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Hello Kitty-themed "shinkansen" bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside out, this one is a dream ride for her fans. The special shinka...