Wuhan coronavirus hits Taiwan demand for roses on Valentine’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demand for roses this Valentine’s Day dropped by a third in Taiwan due to fears of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), reports said Friday (Feb. 14). The roses were...

Legislation to ban the smuggling of genetic materials is late, but better than never

Japan's agriculture ministry is proposing a new law to prohibit the export of genetic material from the country's Wagyu cattle to retain its competitive edge in the international meat trade. I...

Dutch singer shares signature hit in S Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Winner of the third season of "Holland's Got Talent," Martin Hurkens, arrived at Tainan's Tayih Landis Hotel on Saturday (Nov. 30) and is expected to tak...

Badgley Mischka evokes an island flair at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — All that was missing was the sand at the Badgley Mischka spring/summer show that featured floral prints, bathing suits and glitzy evening gowns, evoking island flair. ...

Yunlin research center bolsters Taiwan’s floriculture industry

Phalaenopsis Kenneth Schubert Tari-12 is found in only one place in the world: the Floriculture Research Center in western Taiwan’s Yunlin County. Featuring delicate petals patterned in pink, re...

Taiwan WTO delegation hosts Orchid Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s delegation of representatives at the World Trade Organization (WTO) recently hosted the opening of the third annual Orchid Flower Exhibition in Geneva, whic...

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has cleared the attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft of contempt of court allegations filed against them after a hearing on his m...

Flower farm in Taiwan’s Yilan becomes tourist hotspot for its ‘Golden Flower Tunnel’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A flower farm in Yilan’s Yuanshan Township (員山鄉) has become a tourist hotspot as people flock to the location to take photos of the farm’s signature “Gol...

Indy 500 champ Simon Pagenaud aims to stay on top in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Simon Pagenaud saw the wreath he won less than a week ago at the Indianapolis 500 and lamented how the leaves and orchids were wilting. During the doubleheader weekend...

Three new Taiwan orchid varieties pique interest of European, US buyers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has successfully cultivated three new orchid varieties under the genus of Dendrobium, which have been registered by Great Britain's leading gardening organizati...

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge ...

Enjoy ‘Dancing Lady Orchids’ at Taipei's CKS Shilin Residence Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) is holding an oncidium exhibition at New Orchid Pavilion (新蘭亭), CKS Shilin Residence Park from now until June 9, PSLO said ...

Kraft's prosecutors appeal block of massage parlor video

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to block them from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a ...

Taiwan orchid exhibition kicks off in Paraguay

The Taiwan orchid exhibition kicked off May 10 in Paraguay, spotlighting the nation’s expertise in flower cultivation and strengthening agricultural and business exchanges with the South America...

Pitched battle: Kraft attorneys fire back at prosecutors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are accusing prosecutors of misconduct in his misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution case. Al...