Japanese, French railways to join Taiwan's Railroad Bento Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The railroad bento box festival is taking place at Taipei Main Station from Friday to Monday (Nov. 13-15) and features gastronomical delights from Japanese and French rail...

Expectations rise as Son reports for duty with South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Son Heung-min reports for national team duty for South Korea this week for the first time in 2020 as perhaps one of the hottest properties in the English Premier League. ...

Brazil blackout extends a sixth day for tens of thousands

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Tens of thousands of people remained without power for a sixth day in northern Brazil on Sunday, prompting growing nervousness. The minister of mines and ener...

Brazilian state of Amapa suffers a power blackout for days

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire at an electricity substation has caused four days of blackouts in most of northern Brazil’s Amapa state, disrupting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. ...

Asian nations ready to ease back into international football

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tottenham star Son Heung-min isn't required for the South Korean national team's return from a COVID-19 enforced hiatus, so he can focus on the Premier League. ...

Taiwan Railways' first bento shop opens in Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA) first concept shop for its signature product — its bento boxes — was inaugurated on Thursday (Oct. 1) at Hsinchu...

New trademark for Taiwan Railways bento revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new trademark for a cash cow of Taiwan Railways – bento boxes – has been unveiled to boost the image of the passenger favorite. The octagonal logo feature...

It's time for 7-Eleven to take the plastic crisis seriously: Greenpeace Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan is petitioning 7-Eleven to pare back its reliance on single-use plastic, as the country's leading convenience store chain runs its empire by producin...

Taiwan Railways to launch sleeping cars in coming years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rail travel in Taiwan will be more fun and diversified with the launch of new trains, including sleeping cars, over the coming years, the state-owned Taiwan Railways Admin...

Taiwan Railways woos students with round-the-island 10-day pass

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is capitalizing on the stimulus voucher scheme with a promotional program aimed at students during the summer break. Students in Ta...

List of Latin American leaders sickened by COVID-19

A list of Latin American senior officials sickened by COVID-19, gathered by Associated Press reporters from official statements across the region. Argentina: 1. Sec...

Limited-edition Taiwan Railways bento to conquer passengers’ taste buds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Passengers riding the Taiwan Railways trains can expect to relish in new gastronomic delights as the railway service rolls out a variety of limited-edition bento boxes bet...

Taiwan Railways, High Speed Rail services to allow food from June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eating and drinking will again be allowed on Taiwan’s two major rail transport services starting June 1, as the country relaxes restrictions imposed to fight the cor...

Taiwan's ‘Iron Minister’ delivers food to frontline medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a nod to frontline medical workers fighting hard against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chief and Health and Welfare Minister Chen S...

Opening day memories: From Seaver to Scully, Ted to the Ted

No game today. On what was supposed to be opening day all around the majors, ballparks will be shut Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic. So while we wait a...