Top Thanksgiving dining options in Taipei for 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those longing for a Thanksgiving dinner in Taipei in 2020, including turkey with all the fixings, Taiwan News has created a list of restaurants and hotels that offer e...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 25, the 299th day of 2020. There are 67 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 25,...

Katrina to COVID: New Orleans' Black community pounded again

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Levee breaches from Hurricane Katrina dumped six feet of water into the New Orleans home of Mary Duplessis and her husband in 2005. The house was uninhabitable. Rebuilding meant pil...

Player, spectators stabbed in Sydney rugby league violence

SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney rugby league officials and police say an under-20 match Sunday ended in violence with a player allegedly stabbing a competitor and two spectators. Police said em...

Swedish ex-envoy acquitted of planning illegal China meeting

HELSINKI (AP) — A court has acquitted Sweden’s former ambassador to China of exceeding her authority in negotiations with a foreign country, concluding the first trial of its kind involving a Swedish ...

The story of the NFL draft, from extravaganza to unadorned

An NFL draft handled remotely because the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to an event that has become as popular as any pro football happening short of the Super Bowl. Roger...

Nick Gordon died after being found unresponsive in hotel

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The ex-partner of singer Whitney Houston's late daughter was found unresponsive in a central Florida hotel room and later died, authorities said Thursday. Parame...

Lebanon’s vital tourism industry takes huge hit amid turmoil

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s unprecedented economic and financial crisis has taken a huge toll on the hospitality sector, a mainstay of the Lebanese economy, with hundreds of restaurants closing and hotel ...

Top Thanksgiving dinners in Taipei for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those who long to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner in Taipei this year, including turkey with all the fixings, Taiwan News has created a list of restaurants and hotels that...

After Dior's kowtow to CCP, Taiwan's Foreign Minister calls on world to 'stand up to China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the news of luxury fashion brand Dior apologizing to China for a powerpoint (PPT) presentation that accurately depicted Chinese territory administered by Beijing...

China forces Taiwan National Day reception out of Stockholm Sheraton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China told the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel not to host a Taiwan Double Ten National Day reception, leading this year’s event to take place at a history museum instead, ...

Taipei City mayor held secret meeting with Taiwan business leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) had a secret two-hour meeting with a group of top business leaders, but it was not known whether the topic of discussion was the capital&...

Chinese crackdown on foreign names draws protest

BEIJING (AP) — The Manhattan neighborhood, Venice Garden, the Vienna hotel chain — to the ears of the Chinese government, the names are too foreign-sounding and must go. Provinces an...

4 beach vacations that maximize your points and miles

Many travelers who squirrel away travel rewards are saving for an oceanfront vacation, paid for with points instead of cash. To make the most of your rewards, start by looking for the highest-value ho...

From cozy get-together to huge event, NFL draft has soared

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular an...