Activities at Taiwan Hsinchu's temple to flash back to old-time temple festivities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hsinchu City Government will hold traditional temple festivities at the square in front of the Xiangshan Tianhou Temple (香山天后宮) from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 1 to celebra...

Dangerous winds, waves bring abrupt halt to Yilan ocean swim in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This morning, Yilan County kicked off its annual Lanyang Ocean Swim to Gueishan Island (蘭陽海上長泳-迎向龜山), with 1,127 participants joining to make the ocean swim to the nearby ...

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:15 a.m. ...

Han Kuo-yu to join major rally event in Taipei, June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At what is likely to be the venue for an official presidential campaign announcement, supporters of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) have organized a rally event to take p...

Angel flowers adorning Heart Pond in Taipei’s Baishihu area attract visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The look of Heart Pond (同心池) in Taipei Neihu’s Baishihu (白石湖) was improved in early-May in a bid to offer even more delightful surroundings to visitors during the summer ...

EU elections primer: How they work, what could happen

BRUSSELS (AP) — European voters are choosing lawmakers to represent them at the European Parliament for the next five years. In all, 400 million voters in 28 nations have had the right to vote over th...

10 dead in workplace accident aboard tanker in China's Shandong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An accident aboard a Chinese tanker vessel in the Longyan Port (龍眼港) of Shandong resulted in the death of 10, and the hospitalization of 19 people on Saturday afternoon (M...

Papua New Guinea prime minister resigns after 7 years

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has resigned after seven years on the job. His announcement Sunday follows weeks of high profile d...

Iran's president says country could hold vote over nuke deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president is suggesting the Islamic Republic could hold a public referendum over the country's nuclear program amid tensions with the United States. The st...

Ireland votes by large margin to liberalize divorce laws

LONDON (AP) — Irish voters have overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to liberalize the country's constitution to make it easier for couples to divorce. Election officials said Sunday a pro...

Hong Kong must abandon extradition bill that threatens journalists: RSF

TAIPEI (RSF) -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Hong Kong Legislative Council members to reject extradition bill that would allow Beijing to legally prey on residents and visitors, including jou...

Calhoun rallies Angels past Rangers 3-2 to snap 5-game skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun drove in the tying run in the ninth inning with an RBI double and then score the winner on pinch-hitter Jared Walsh's single to left field as the Los Angeles Angels...

Taiwan reconsiders US$100 million in funds to Nicaragua: local media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In February, the governments of Taiwan and its Central American ally, Nicaragua, agreed to a US$100 million loan from Taipei to the faltering government of Daniel Ortega, ...

William Lai besieged by pro-Tsai forces says senior media commentator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior Taiwanese media commentator, Tang Hsiang-long (唐湘龍), recently shared his views on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary process with news media outlet, N...

Fernández-Fernández: Argentine pair launch presidential bid

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — With a message of unity, former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and running mate Alberto Fernández kicked off their election campaign Saturday, almost a week afte...