Crowds at Taipei Main Station told to wear masks, social distance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said that it will continue to dispatch railway police and volunteers specialized in foreign languages to exhort migrant workers who ga...

Video shows Chinese soldiers crying as they allegedly head to Sino-Indian border

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions continue to simmer on the Sino-Indian border, a video surfaced on Sunday (Sept. 20) showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers crying as they are alle...

Mexico president regrets protester killing, wants justice

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he regretted the killing of a woman and the wounding of her husband in a clash with National Guard troops over water in th...

Taitung introduces affordable bike trip along east coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Tourism Bureau has decided to promote cycling in Taiwan next year, the Taitung County Government has rolled out an affordable single-day bike trip for citizens who ...

Trial to resume in lawsuit against governor's coal companies

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A virtual trial pitting billionaire coal magnate and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and two of his family-owned coal companies against a Pennsylvania coal exporter is set to resume ...

Farmers, troops skirmish over water in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he would ask the Attorney General’s Office to investigate a clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops ...

China's two aircraft carriers conduct exercises together for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run media reports that the communist autocracy's two aircraft carriers conducted simultaneous military exercises at sea for the first time. China&...

Video shows fight break out on Taiwan train over hamster in priority seat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Sept. 5) showing a fight on a Taiwanese train that broke out between an elderly man and a young woman after she placed her hamster on a priorit...

Germany: 800 mourn death of 5 kids allegedly killed by mom

BERLIN (AP) — More than 800 people came together for a memorial for the five children who were allegedly killed by their mother at their home in the western city of Solingen, the German news agency dp...

6 face hefty fines for hiking Taiwan’s Mianyue Line trail without permits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six people were caught hiking the Mianyue Line trail on Chiayi County's Alishan without permits on Friday (Sept. 4), and each is facing a fine of NT$30,000 (US$1,023)-...

Construction to start on Britain's high-speed rail project

LONDON (AP) — Construction formally begins Friday on Britain's 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for decades to come. ...

Newly completed Swiss tunnel to transform European rail travel

Switzerland celebrated the completion of the Ceneri Base Tunnel on Friday, marking a major milestone in the completion of a new trans-European rail route. The tunnel officially opened for train traff...

Mexico struggles with US water debt, suggests UN audit

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico struggles to pay a water debt to the United States, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he might personally appeal to President Donald Trump for clemency, ...

Taiwan's central government to shoulder most of Taoyuan railway project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that the central government will shoulder NT$78.6 billion (US$2.62 billion), or 75 percent, of the total cost of Tao...

Nearly 180 negotiations conducted during Taiwan-Czech business matchmaking event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of nearly 180 business negotiations were held between Taiwanese and Czech companies at a business matchmaking conference on Monday afternoon (Aug. 31). The Taiw...