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...

Taiwan welcomes 2018 with stunning fireworks display at Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101, marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display in the country. This year’s displa...

Taiwan's Best New Year’s Eve Parties

2018 is almost upon and with the holiday season now in full swing, thoughts are now turning to New Year’s Eve. For some, seeing in the New Year is a rite of passage and something which should be...

Photo of the Day: Time-lapse Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A long-exposure photograph captured by Adam Woolhether shows a ghost-like trace of vehicles passing beneath Taipei 101 at night as a massive LED screen displays the word &...

Taipei MRT to say open 42 hours during New Year's festivities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to accommodate the many revelers flocking to watch the Taipei 101 New Year's Eve countdown party and fireworks extravaganza, Taipei's MRT will run continu...

Pop superstar A-Mei's image to appear on Taipei 101 during New Year’s Eve event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Images of pop superstar A-Mei (阿妹) and singer Anna (安那) will appear on Taipei 101 and their songs will play during the New Year’s Eve countdown, reports said Thursda...

Less is more: Fewer Taipei 101 fireworks, but longer display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The amount of fireworks launched from Taipei 101 at its New Year's Eve display this year will be reduced due to pollution concerns, however the pyrotechnic display wil...

Top New Year's Eve fireworks displays in Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The following is a list of the major New Year's Eve public fireworks displays that will be taking place throughout Taiwan to ring in 2018.  Northern Taiwan Taipe...

Taipei 101 New Year's fireworks to be longest in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the clock ticks down to midnight to ring in 2018, Taipei 101 will present a six-minute fireworks display, the longest in the history of the annual event, which will be ...

Top 5 Taipei restaurants to view New Year’s Eve fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Be sure to make reservations soon to dine and enjoy Taipei's famous New Year's Eve firework shows, as recommended by UDN. Mega 50 Party access: average NT$50...

Taipei 101 launches “T-Pad” wall of lights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In addition to its annual New Year’s Eve fireworks, Taipei 101 will also feature a “T-Pad” wall of lights to present wishes from the public, reports said...

Revelers say hello to 2017, goodbye to a year of conflicts

As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts, deadly attacks at gatherings and deaths of legendary celeb...

Finland kicks off celebrations for 100 years of independence

HELSINKI (AP) — A children's event on Saturday at the National Opera kicked off a year of festivities in Finland to celebrate 100 years of independence from Russia. Celebrations will...

Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks display dazzles Taiwan sky (Video)

Taipei (Taiwan News) - To ring in 2017, Taipei 101 not only set off a dazzling display of pyrotechnics, but it also featured a spectacular light show for the first time.  The fi...

Thick fog shrouds Dubai ahead of New Year's Eve fireworks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A thick fog has shrouded downtown Dubai ahead of a New Year's Eve fireworks display at the world's tallest building. The seasonal fog, which has st...