Hiker who 'escaped' from rescuers in Taiwan mountains to face NT$2 million in fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker who "escaped" from rescuers in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan, only to call them again to airlift him out during Typhoon Mangkhut, is now facing NT$2 mi...

Taiwan rises to No.9 on global list of healthcare efficiency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The quality of Taiwan’s health services has moved up from 12th to ninth place this year, according to an annual global healthcare efficiency list drawn up by Bloombe...

Taiwan tracing US gun company owner accused of sex with girl

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan says it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an...

German experts propose turning unused nuclear plant in Taiwan into a ‘theme park’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – German experts in nuclear power suggested that Taiwan can consider giving a new lease of life to the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant (龍門核電廠), better known as the Fourth N...

Taipei's Maokong Gondola offers week-long Mid-Autumn Festival ride discounts 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Have you planned where to go for the Mid-Autumn Festival? Why not take advantage of the week-long Mid-Autumn Festival ride discounts Maokong Gondola is offering an...

American 3D-printed gun maker, rape suspect Cody Wilson last seen in Taipei's Mandarin Oriental Hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The notorious American 3D-printed gun maker, who yesterday was charged for sexual assault, was last seen at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Taipei.  After news broke tod...

Asian shares track mixed finish on Wall Street over tariffs

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares are mixed, trading in a narrow range Thursday after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods drew a muted reaction on Wall Street. ...

Now is the best of times to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan relations: experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As a trade war continues to rage between the United States and China, there are several elements making the present the best time to improve relations between Taiwan and W...

 ‘Jadeite Cabbage’ from National Palace Museum to be exhibited at Taichung Flora Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors to the upcoming 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition will be able to see the “Jadeite Cabbage” (翠玉白菜)—arguably the most popular attraction in th...

Taiwan President warns democratic nations of malicious fake news from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday malicious fake news coming from China and spread on the internet has brought negative impacts on democratic ...

Indian flight turns back after 30 passengers report sick

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Jet Airways flight has returned to Mumbai, India's financial capital, after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure while fly...

Video shows nude female 'ghost' strutting in Taiwan tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A strange video of a nude woman strutting in a freeway tunnel near Taipei late at night has given Taiwanese netizens the creeps.  As a man entered a tunnel as he drove&...

Floods prevent inspectors from studying environmental harm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top...

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. ...

Vietnam jails teacher to 14 years over attempted subversion

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a former primary schoolteacher to 14 years in prison after finding him guilty on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist govern...