Photo of the Day: 'Memory' of old Taiwanese homes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese artist working in the U.S. painted this nostalgic scene of old homes in Taiwan on Jan. 29. The painter, Ruby Wang (@rubywangart), a 28-year-old Taiwanese co...

Officials vote to keep Wright architecture school open

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The school that architect Frank Lloyd Wright started nearly 90 years ago may stay open after all. The board of the School of Architecture at Taliesin announced i...

AP PHOTOS: Venice a shell of itself as tourists flee virus

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Carnival period in Venice usually marks the start of peak season in one of the world’s most visited cities, with hordes of tourists piling onto vaporettos to cruise the Grand ...

Irish architects Farrell, McNamara win Pritzker Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have been awarded the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize for “consistent service to humanity as evidenced by a body of built work,” a...

World powers: 'serious concerns' about Iran's atom program

VIENNA (AP) — The world powers that remain party to the nuclear deal with Iran expressed "serious concerns" Wednesday about Tehran's violations of the pact, while acknowledging that time was running o...

Laurie Anderson among new arts academy inductees

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many incoming members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Laurie Anderson didn't know a lot about the venerable honor society until she was asked to join it. ...

Gucci bares backstage, No. 21 celebrates a decade

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week opened Wednesday with outreach to China, largely cut off from the rest of the world by a new virus, and to Africa, often overlooked by luxury except as references. ...

Opposition backers in Venezuela ask what's next for Guaidó

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Few places in Venezuela have a higher concentration of backers for opposition leader Juan Guaidó than the campus of the Central University of Venezuela, a hotbed of anti-gove...

Former HUD head Shaun Donovan files for NYC mayor's race

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Shaun Donovan has filed papers to run for mayor of New York City in 2021. Donovan, 54, registered a campaign Monday to succeed Mayor Bi...

France's Macron: Distancing of Russia a 'major error' for EU

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of engaging in historical revisionism on World War II but said during a visit to Poland on Tuesday that a strong Europe needs to r...

Mosaic of discarded bottlecaps transforms Venezuelan plaza

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A young Venezuelan artist has transformed a once-abandoned plaza in the country's capital with a huge, vibrant mosaic made of bottlecaps. Four huge macaws, ...

US expands troop, fighter jet presence at Saudi base

PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Across the vast expanse of this desert air base, hundreds of tents have popped up and a newly arrived squadron of U.S. Air Force F-15E fighters is lined up ...

Scenic getaway: Gongbei Temple in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Gongbei Temple (拱北殿) in New Taipei City’s Xizhi District is a scenic, quiet place for people to calm their soul away from the hustle and bustle of the city. T...

A teacher passionate about improving children’s reading ability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Junyi Academy CEO Lan Wei-ying (藍偉瑩) was recently invited to appear as a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's "Celebrity Interviews." ...

Paris menswear: UK designers, differing styles mark last day

PARIS (AP) — On the final day of menswear shows in the French capital, Lanvin put on an ode to contrasting styles, while British designers reigned supreme. London designer Craig Green decamped to Pari...