Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - January 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with a magnificent fireworks display, the most popular Mandarin songs of the year announced, China threatens to ...

2018 New Year's celebrations around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Due to the different time zones around the world, people saw the clock strike midnight on New Year's Eve at different times in various cities. From Sydney, Au...

Taipei New Year's Eve party to be patrolled by bomb sniffing dogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The New Year's Countdown party at the Taipei City Hall Square will have 1,100 police stationed and seven bomb-sniffing dogs on Sunday.  The Xinyi branch of the Taip...

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...

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is enduring a dark chapter in its history with the community increasingly victimized by attacks from Islamic militants, including Friday's attack by gunmen ...

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis meets Friday with the leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, part of a two-day trip to the Arab world's most populous country that comes as Islamic State group militants h...

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Copts, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, marked a solemn Easter this year, a week after suicide bombers struck churches in two cities, killing dozens of worshi...

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

CAIRO (AP) — They trace their founding to the voyage to Alexandria of St. Mark, the apostle of Jesus and New Testament author. Just a decade or two after the original Easter, which Christians celebrat...

Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey

NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived. The New York Liberty guard traveled to Turkey this past fall after the WNBA season ended to play basketball there. She ...

'Mortified' Mariah Carey discusses 'horrible New Year's Eve'

Mariah Carey says she was "mortified" in "real time" during her disastrous live performance just before the ball dropped on ABC's "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve." Carey spoke t...

AP Weekly News Calendar

Thursday, December 25:LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II gives her Christmas message and celebrates a traditional Christmas in Scotland with other senior royals.WARSAW -- Braving hostile weather, thousands ...

Britain New Years Eve

People ride a Ferris wheel as fireworks illuminate the sky over Edinburgh, Scotland, during New Year's eve celebrations late Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013. The celebrations this year are combined with markin...

United States New Years Eve

Looking from the Marriott Marquis hotel, fireworks erupt from One Times Square as the Waterford Crystal ball that will mark the new year is raised into position at six hours before midnight for New Ye...

Britain New Years Eve

Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including Queen Elizabeth II tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben as London celebrates the arrival of New Year's Day Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Th...