Italy eyes Alitalia relaunch with private, industrial offers

ROME (AP) — The Italian government is hoping the Alitalia airline will turn a new page after four private investors expressed an interest in joining the state railway, the Italian treasury and Delta A...

Shen’ao Rail Bike open hours extended through September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The New Taipei City Tourism and Travel Department has extended the opening hours of the Shen’ao Rail Bike until Sep. 30. The Shen'ao Branch Line (深澳線) is a sin...

Government considers extending Taiwan High Speed Rail to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) raised a proposal to extend Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) northward to Yilan County last month, in additi...

US-Canada train tunnel cleared, rails fixed after derailment

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An international train tunnel connecting Michigan's Port Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, has been cleared and repaired following a multi-car train derailment that spilled sulfuric a...

Taiwan Independence activist halts hunger strike after 52 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 52 days of a hunger strike in favor of Taiwan independence, former National Policy Adviser Huang Hua (黃華) agreed to halt his action and go to the hospital. Huang ...

Taiwan police find author of fake video about Premier Su Tseng-chang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police located the man accused of distributing a fake video online purporting to show Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) flinging away a pencil at the funeral of a murdered ...

First Taiwan Listening Day to put human-environment relationship in spotlight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first “Taiwan Listening Day,” a civic event that seeks to raise awareness on environmental issues, will be observed at Taiwan Contemporary Cultural Lab (C-...

Flash floods wash away car, driver found dead in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in northern Spain say firefighters have found the body of a driver whose car was swept away by flash flooding caused by intense and sudden downpours. The Mo...

Carrie Lam says Hong Kong extradition bill is 'dead'

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the effort to amend a highly contentious extradition bill was dead, but it wasn’t clear if the legislation was being formally...

Hunger striker for Taiwan Independence enters 52nd day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former National Policy Adviser Huang Hua’s (黃華) hunger strike in favor of Taiwan independence entered its 52nd day Tuesday (July 9). Huang, 80, originally only co...

Latest Hong Kong protest focuses on high-speed rail station

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong have chosen a new high-speed railway station that connects the city with mainland China as the destination for their latest march to protect the freedoms of th...

Taipei 101 pays tribute to deceased policeman, bookstore founder

Taipei, July 6 (CNA) The Taipei 101 skyscraper displayed a light message on its façade Friday evening to pay tribute to deceased children's bookstore founder Chen Chun-lang (陳俊朗) and Lee Ch...

The Latest: Austria police find 11 Iranians on freight train

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Police in southern Austria say 11 Iranian migrants hoping to travel to Germany have be...

Artist Leon Kossoff, who painted post-war London, dies at 92

LONDON (AP) — Leon Kossoff, a British artist who painted his home city of London in all its moody glory, has died. He was 92. Los Angeles' LA Louver gallery, which represents Kossoff...

Taiwan railway police now have pepper spray, bulletproof vests

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Law enforcement officers deployed at train stations and inside train carriages are now equipped with pepper spray and bulletproof vests and are working in teams of two after one of the...