AIT director in Taiwan: people should `think outside the box'

The de facto U.S. ambassador to Taiwan called on people to "think outside the box" and explore emerging technologies at the opening of the 2019 AIC Innovation Forum Wednesday in Taiwan. B...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NEW ZEALAND HOLDS FIRST FUNERALS FOR MOSQUE SHOOTING VICTIMS ...

New ferry between Penghu and Western Taiwan welcomes free passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 500 passengers were invited for a free trip Wednesday on a new high-speed ferry which will soon ply the route between Penghu in the middle of the Taiwan Strait and Ta...

Man accused of secretly filming staff in underwear at TGI Fridays in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man is facing charges of Offenses Against Privacy for allegedly secretly filming 10 male and female employees changing clothes at a TGI Friday's in Taipei, reported UDN. ...

Wild animals get care at private Russian center

RAPPOLOVO, Russia (AP) — Gena the crocodile was left in a trash can. Elza the lion was roaming free in the cargo hold of a plane. As Tonya the bear grew up, the chain she wore dug so tightly into her ...

DPP Chair warns against party factionalism ahead of Taiwan 2020 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰), addressed media and party supporters on Wednesday following the announcement by former Premier Willi...

3 years on, what's become of the EU-Turkey migration deal?

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In March 2016, European governments breathed a sigh of relief as the European Union reached a deal with Turkey designed to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants hea...

Annong River Bikeway provides an idyllic option for recreation in Taiwan’s Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “Sansing” (三星鄉) -- the mentioning of the name immediately evokes the images of green scallion and fried pork (卜肉), a delicious local delicacy, with which the n...

US citizen granted Taiwan APRC for contribution to local education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An American who heads the international Christian school, Morrison Academy Taipei, was recognized by the National Immigration Agency (NIA) for her contribution to educatio...

Dutch vote in provincial elections days after tram attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch voters are casting ballots in regional elections that are seen as passing a midterm judgment on the ruling national coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and could...

AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

Mike Trout is about to cash in. Big time. Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record fo...

The Latest: Erdogan says mosque gunman no different from IS

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the gunman...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the...

Taiwanese legislator's office director accused of attempted rape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The district office director working for Lee Hong-cuan (李鴻鈞), a national legislator of the People First Party (親民黨), has been accused of sexual harassment and attempted rape by...

Israeli army: 2 Palestinians killed in clashes with troops

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has shot and killed two Palestinians who attacked troops in a West Bank city. The military says several explosive devices were hurled on...