Taiwan vice president-elect concludes trip to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Monday (Feb. 10) and called his visit to the U.S. "very successful...

Update: 500 Taiwanese stranded after Philippines includes Taiwan in China travel ban

Update: 02/11 12:00 p.m. CNA cites three major travel agencies as stating that nearly 500 Taiwanese tourists have been left stranded after the Philippines imposed a ban on travelers from Taiwan. ...

NTSB to examine weather, other factors in crash of small jet

CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — Wreckage of a small jet that crashed in the north Georgia mountains, killing all four people on board, will continue to be examined Monday, federal investigators said. ...

70% of Taiwan flights to China canceled due to Wuhan virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cancellation rate of flights across the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Feb. 10) reached 70 percent amid a flight embargo on China, where the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak origi...

Shanghai, Chongqing also locked down as Wuhan virus spreads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Beijing announced it was going into lockdown to try and contain the Wuhan virus on Sunday (Feb. 9), Shanghai on Monday (Feb. 10) followed suit and said it is also im...

Fire sale: An Iran plant makes the US flags protesters burn

KHOMEIN, Iran (AP) — Near the hometown of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, workers at a small Iranian factory diligently add all 50 stars and 13 red-and-white bars to what are supposed to be U.S....

Thai mass shooter killed after overnight standoff at mall

A soldier who killed at least 21 people and injured 42 others was fatally shot inside a mall in northeastern Thailand on Sunday, officials said, 16 hours after he went on a rampage that started on a m...

21 dead, 31 injured in Thai mass shooting, gunman hides in mall

A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where sh...

U.S. investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. aviation investigators have arrived at the site of a fatal plane crash in Istanbul, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported Saturday. A team from a...

Taiwan confirms 17th case of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Saturday (Feb. 8) announced its 17th confirmed case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV): a Taiwanese man who had transited in Hong Kong on his way to and from Italy...

Taiwan airport e-Gates closed to foreigners starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's e-Gate service has been temporarily closed to foreign visitors as the Wuhan virus continues to spread across the globe. On Wednesday (Feb. 5) the National ...

US politicians warn against Taiwan’s exclusion from ICAO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sounded a bipartisan warning to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Thursday (Feb. 6), pointing out that excl...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2020. There are 328 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 1964...

New Taipei couple fined NT$300,000 for breaking quarantine rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man and his Chinese wife were fined NT$300,000 (US$10,000) by the Department of Health of New Taipei City on Friday (Feb. 7) for failing to comply with the 14-...

Report: Emirates pilots unaware engines idle in 2016 crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The pilots of an Emirates flight that crashed in 2016 and caught fire in Dubai failed to realize the engines of their Boeing 777 remained idle as they tried to take ...