Taiwan's Burger King gives away 10,000 free burgers targeting McDonald's, KFC customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Burger King is waging a fast-food war with its longtime rivals in the island country: McDonald's and KFC. Burger King is today the fourth favorite fast...

Taiwan's CAL to launch regular flights to Cebu from March

China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest carrier, announced Thursday it will start regular flights to Cebu, the second-largest city in the Philippines, from March 2020. According to CAL, it will ...

Indonesia's Batik Air to open Taoyuan-Jakarta route Dec. 13

Indonesia's Batik Air will open a daily service between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Jakarta Dec. 13, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration. Flights will depart...

UN says 13 people reportedly killed in Philippines typhoon

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. humanitarian officials say typhoon Kammuri reportedly killed 13 people and displaced nearly 400,000 others as it crossed the Philippines with fierce winds and rain this week...

Horizon Air warns about lax safety culture among its pilots

SEATTLE (AP) — Horizon Air’s head of flight operations recently warned of a a lax safety culture among the airline’s pilots and called for urgent action to prevent a serious air accident. ...

Maldives wants to restructure debt to China

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldives foreign minister says his country needs to restructure its massive debt to China, which he says has put the Indian ocean archipelago in a difficult situation. ...

Taiwan's Taoyuan Metro launches Mayday-themed train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Metro launched a train painted with the likenesses of award-winning Taiwanese rock band Mayday on Thursday (Dec. 5) as part of a strategy to promote the band&rsquo...

New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen Colbert

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past. Now Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern may have found the perfect...

Taiwan KMT candidate's wife spotted with NT$146,000 Louis Vuitton handbag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Chia-fen ( 李佳芬), wife of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), has been spotted multiple times carrying a luxury handbag valued at over NT$146,000,...

Ukrainian gas chief meets with prosecutors probing Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have interviewed the head of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an investigation into the business dealings of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer ...

Taiwan's Ministry of Justice asks Australia for information about 'Chinese spy defector'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Justice Chen Ming-tang (陳明堂) said that the country's prosecutors have begun investigations over the espionage claims made by a self-professe...

Foxconn's Terry Gou to meet Trump

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) revealed on Tuesday (Dec. 3) he was visiting the United States to attend a White House Christmas party and may meet U.S. President Donald T...

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to ab...

New Yorker gets 40 years in prison for supporting Hezbollah

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker convicted of providing material support to Hezbollah by seeking targets in New York City for terrorist attacks was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison. ...

Student, businessman among 3 dead in San Antonio plane crash

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A 22-year-old college senior and 38-year-old businessman were among three people killed when a single-engine plane crashed into a commercial part of San Antonio. T...