Taiwan to postpone digital ID scheme due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will hold off on the plan to roll out a new generation national electronic identification cards (eID) as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. T...

Taiwan CECC reminds public of social distancing during Labor Day weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Saturday (April 25) that Labor Day weekend will proceed as scheduled; ...

Taiwan CECC to introduce guidelines for flexible working hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With thousands of Taiwanese having visited crowded tourist attractions over the Tomb Sweeping holiday, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday (Apr...

Taiwan Ministry of Interior to introduce flexible working hours to staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To prevent large community transmissions of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced Wednesday (April 1) that it will start introducing f...

Taiwan government encourages public to conduct tomb-sweeping rituals online amid coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is encouraging the public to carry out tomb-sweeping rituals for the upcoming Qingming Festival online to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), ...

‘Can't Stop This Party’ becomes Taiwan's 365th political party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The establishment of the "Can't Stop This Party" (歡樂無法黨) was approved by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) Wednesday (Feb. 19), making the newly formed grou...

Mountain-Moon Bridge at Taiwan’s Taroko Gorge set to open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly finished Mountain-Moon Bridge (山月吊橋) at Taiwan’s Taroko Gorge is scheduled to open in the second half of this year, according to a news release issued by t...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEMOCRATS LAY A BIG CAUCUS EGG The Iowa Democratic Party says that results ...

Kenyan president says ex-president Daniel arap Moi has died

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi has died, President Uhuru Kenya announced on the state broadcaster on Tuesday. The 95-year-old who ruled Kenya for 24 y...

Kenyan president says former president Daniel arap Moi has died

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan president says former president Daniel arap Moi has died.

American couple with Taiwanese citizenship jets back to vote in election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American couple who had lived in Taiwan for 39 years before becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens and retiring in the U.S. has flown 12,000 kilometers back to Taiwan ...

Villarreal ends Sevilla's unbeaten run in Spain with 2-1 win

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Villarreal ended Sevilla’s eight-match unbeaten run in the Spanish league with a 2-1 away win on Sunday. Third-place Sevilla missed the chance to move closer ...

191 of 279 fake news items reported to police debunked: MOI

Of the 279 fake news items reported to police around the country as of Dec. 1, 191 have been proven false ahead of the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-...

Honolulu lifeguards find body of man swept out to sea

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu lifeguards have found the body of a man believed to have been swept off a rocky shoreline by a wave over the weekend. Emergency Services Department spokeswom...

46 groups in Taiwan yet to transition to political parties as required by law

Forty-six political groups, including the National Women's League (NWL), have not yet transitioned into political parties and if they fail to do so by Dec. 7, will be dissolved, in accordance with...