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6 Taiwan cities close off New Year's Eve festivities to crowds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With fears of a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus and its latest mutant strain from the UK reaching a fever pitch, multiple cities and counties across Taiwan are moving ...

Taipei City Hall Plaza crowd limited to 80,000 on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid fears of a new outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Dec. 29) announced that the crowd at Taipei City Hall Plaza will be limited t...

Shopping malls near Taipei 101 cancel New Year's Eve parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two major malls near Taipei 101 have announced they will be canceling outdoor activities scheduled for New Year's Eve after Taiwan's first local transmission of th...

Taiwan could see coldest New Year's Eve in 15 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could see its chilliest New Year's Eve in 15 years after a cold surge settles over the country on Wednesday (Dec. 30). Taiwanese weather expert Peng Chi-ming...

Merkel urges patience as German virus restrictions extended

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to remain patient with restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, saying Thursday that with promising vaccines on the way, “there is...

Dutch govt bans New Year's Eve fireworks to help hospitals

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic will not go out with the usual bang in the Netherlands after the Dutch government announced Friday it is banning the sale ...

Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead despite coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 will go ahead with its annual fireworks to ring in the New Year 2021 despite the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the company’s chairman said Friday...

Photo of the Day: Spectacular shot of Taipei 101 New Year's fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 19-year-old Taiwanese student captured this photo of the 2020 Taipei 101 New Year's Day fireworks display on Jan. 1. The photographer, Jacky Huang (Instagram acco...

Australian cities snuffing fireworks as fire danger worsens

PERTH, Australia (AP) — New Year's Eve fireworks in Australia’s capital city have been canceled as the wildfire danger worsens in oppressive summer heat, and pressure was building Monday for Sydney’s ...

Dutch police report city's 2nd alleged terror plot in 2 days

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have arrested a 24-year-old man in the port city of Rotterdam on suspicion of involvement in a "terrorist crime." Prosecutors said the man ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Taipei 101 welcomes 2019 with stunning fireworks, light show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101, marked the entrance of 2019 with the most extravagant fireworks display and light show in the country. According to the Taipei ...

Taipei 101 evacuates visitors due to food court fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Thousands of shoppers had to leave the Taipei 101 shopping mall Saturday evening after smoke erupted from its underground food court. Heavy smoke could be seen from all aroun...

Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks display, festivities to be expanded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the clock ticks down to midnight to ring in 2019, Taipei 101 will not only present an even longer fireworks show and light display than last year, it will also include a ser...

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 display was the longe...