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Taiwan singer Show Lo makes comeback with New Year concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly two years since Show Lo (羅志祥) became embroiled in a sex scandal, the Mandopop singer made a comeback in his hometown of Hualien County at a New Year’s Eve con...

Omicron's New Year's cocktail: Sorrow, fear, hope for 2022

PARIS (AP) — Sorrow for the dead and dying, fear of more infections to come and hopes for an end to the coronavirus pandemic were — again — the bittersweet cocktail with which the world said good ridd...

Taipei 101 New Year's Eve firework display rings in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the stroke of midnight, Taipei 101 set off a dazzling display of pyrotechnics that were unfortunately overshadowed by clouds. The capital's iconic skyscraper was...

Overcast, chilly, chance of rain during New Year countdown at 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It’s going to be overcast and chilly all day in the capital, with a 40% likelihood of showers during the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Taipei 101 ...

Top New Year's Eve countdown parties across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With over a dozen New Year's Eve countdown parties planned across Taiwan, the following are some noteworthy events taking place in major cities. Taipei Taipei 10...

Self-health management revelers at Taipei's New Year's Eve party risk heavy fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's iconic New Year's Eve celebration will start at 6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 31), but those observing self-health management are not allowed to join the party. ...

Taiwan's Level 2 COVID alert extended to Jan. 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 27) announced that Taiwan's Level 2 COVID alert will be extended to Jan. 10 and listed rules for New Year...

Taipei 101 to shoot off 16,000 fireworks in 360 seconds for New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 will fire off 16,000 fireworks over the course of 360 seconds for this year's New Year's Eve extravaganza, with 1 million onlookers expected to attend. ...

Live updates: Biden near staffer who later tested positive

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Joe Biden had close contact with a staff member who later tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Pr...

Free rides on Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Light Rail until Jan. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) on Thursday (Dec. 16) announced free rides on the Kaohsiung Light Rail until Jan. 2 to encourage greater use. Noting that the newly a...

No. 3 Purdue uses size to overpower Butler in 77-48 rout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Edey and Trevion Williams swapped roles for No. 3 Purdue on Saturday. If anything, it made the Boilermakers even more dangerous. Edey came ...

Golden Knights down Devils 5-3 for third straight win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nicolas Roy scored the last of Vegas' four straight goals, Robin Lehner made 23 saves and the Golden Knights beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Thursday night for their third straight ...

The AP Interview: Karzai 'invited' Taliban to stop chaos

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban didn't take the Afghan capital — they were invited, says the man who issued the invitation. In an Associated Press interview, former Afghan Pres...

Watch Taipei 101 countdown fireworks on Maokong Gondola

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public are invited to sign up for a chance to view the fireworks spectacle in Taipei on New Year’s Eve during a ride on the Maokong Gondola. Follow...

New Zealand man pleads guilty to stabbing 4 in supermarket

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand man who couldn't afford to buy beer at a supermarket pleaded guilty Wednesday to stabbing and injuring four people at the store during a frenzied attack. ...