The Latest: Colombia president orders curfew in capital city

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on protests in Colombia (all times local): 6:23 p.m. Colombian President Iván Duque has ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital ...

Japanese-era buildings in central Taiwan to be restored

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Nantou County Government proposal to reconstruct historic buildings in Jiji Township that were erected during the Japanese colonial period to serve as offices for the ca...

Project to renovate military dependents’ village in N. Taiwan continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second stage of a project to renovate houses in the “Generals’ Village,” listed as Hsinchu City’s historic buildings, has been underway, accord...

The Latest: Crane explosion planned Saturday in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a hotel building under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Plans to explode two giant, badly ...

New Orleans to explode huge unstable cranes ahead of storm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city of New Orleans is preparing to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes that are towering over a partially collapsed hotel project at the edge of the French Qua...

Mexico's Slim supports president's objectives

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says he supports President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's objectives and estimates that he will make investments of more than $5.2 billion through his...

Ukraine’s Chernivtsi a charming city of architectural gems

CHERNIVTSI, Ukraine (AP) — Tucked in the southwest corner of Ukraine, Chernivtsi is a cheerful city that graciously marries the glories and sorrows of centuries past with vibrant Eastern European urba...

Satellite photos show China has leveled Uighur graveyards for malls, high-rises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A retired Indian Army colonel asserts that based on satellite imagery, the Chinese government is not only oppressing its living ethnic Uighur citizens in internment camps, but ...

Earthquake shakes much of western France, no damage reported

PARIS (AP) — A moderate earthquake has hit western France, felt as far as Bordeaux in the south and Normandy in the north. No damage has been reported so far, according to Col. Micha...

Tainan department store spotlights success of heritage preservation efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Hayashi Department Store, located in southern Taiwan’s Tainan City, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of in-store events such as limited edition product...

Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dies

Architect I.M. Pei, who found fame employing a modern style on numerous high-profile projects over more than six decades, has died at the age of 102, the New York Times reported Thursday. The Chinese...

Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dies

Architect I.M. Pei, who found fame employing a modern style on numerous high-profile projects over more than six decades, has died at the age of 102, the New York Times reported Thursday. The Chinese...

AP PHOTOS: Red lanterns, lasers light up the Forbidden City

The Lantern Festival that lit up Beijing's Forbidden City on Tuesday night was not one the last emperor would have recognized. The festival marking the end of 15 days of lunar new ye...

5 things to know about Taipei’s Dihua Lunar New Year Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Lunar New Year is two weeks away, with the first day of the Lunar New Year falling on Feb. 4, and preceding the holiday, many Taiwanese flock to the Dihua L...

Romanian engineer who rescued churches from destruction dies

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Orthodox Church says Eugeniu Iordachescu, a civil engineer who saved 12 churches and other historic buildings that were once slated for demolition by the country's ...