Matteo Salvini seeks power in Rome through regional victory

MILAN (AP) — Matteo Salvini is betting that the road to Rome runs through Emilia-Romagna. The right-wing populist leader is campaigning hard for his League to take control of the we...

Woman accused of luring slain real estate agent to home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who had worked as a probation officer is accused of luring a real estate agent to a Minnesota house before the agent was kidnapped and killed on New Year's Eve, prosecutors ...

Taiwan's 'Crane King' gives tips on keeping 4 'wives' happy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese tycoon raised eyebrows this week for showing off his palatial estate and bragging about his four "wives." Hu Han-feng (胡漢龑), the chairman of Chide...

NTSB: Oversight could have prevented Miami bridge collapse

MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials have concluded that design flaws and a lack of oversight led to the collapse of a Miami university bridge that killed six people last year. ...

Collapsed Taiwan bridge to be rebuilt within 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bridge in Yilan County’s Nanfang’ao which collapsed last October 1, killing six migrant workers, will be rebuilt within three years, reports said Wednesday...

Taiwan Migrant fishermen in bridge collapse to receive priority: MOL

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) will grant fishermen involved in a bridge collapse in Yilan earlier this month who are looking to move to factory jobs an extended period in which to find work, according t...

Arch removed from collapsed Taiwan bridge which killed 6 foreign workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The hundreds of fishing boats trapped inside the port of Nanfang’ao in Yilan County were able to head for the open sea Thursday (October 10) with the removal of the ...

NPP legislator blasts New Taipei govt. for neglecting bridge safety standards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the tragic collapse of the Nanfang'ao Bridge in Yilan's Su'ao Township on Oct. 1, New Power Party (NPP) legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) has become a...

Rebuilding collapsed Taiwan bridge estimated to cost NT$520 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rebuilding Nanfang’ao Bridge in Nanfang’ao, Yilan County, which collapsed killing six foreign workers, will cost NT$520 million (US$16.8 million), the Ministry...

Over 100 bridges in Taiwan in need of repair: premier

There are currently more than 100 bridges across Taiwan in urgent need of repair and maintenance, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Monday, following a bridge collapse in Yilan County last week that k...

Indonesian fisherman miraculously wakes from coma 6 days after Taiwan bridge disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fisherman who has been in a coma since a suspension bridge collapsed on Oct. 1 woke up on Monday (Oct. 7). At around 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, the Nanfang'...

Taiwan belatedly bolsters bridge maintenance after fatal collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s central government is considering subsidies for bridge maintenance across the island after the tragic collapse of Nanfang’ao Bridge on Tuesday (Oct. 1...

Collapsed Taiwan suspension bridge only independently inspected once

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nanfang'ao Bridge in Yilan County’s Su'ao Township, which collapsed on Tuesday (Oct. 1), killing six and injuring 12, had only been independently inspect...

100 Filipino, Indonesian fishermen pray for victims of Taiwan bridge collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Nearly 100 Filipino and Indonesian fishermen gathered in Yilan, Taiwan, on Wednesday (Oct. 2) to pray for fellow migrant fishery workers who were killed when a suspension bridge...

Taiwan legislator slams inspections of bridge hit by fatal collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After six foreign workers died when a bridge in Yilan County collapsed, the lack of inspections has come into view, with New Power Party legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) s...