Ko Wen-je says ‘nuclear food’ ban unreasonable, KMT official: Ko ‘lacks empathy’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and KMT official Tang Te-ming (唐德明) have come to heads over the ban on food imports from Japan’s Fukushima and surrounding prefectu...

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

VIENNA (AP) — Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English...

Senior Chinese military official urges PLAN to attack US naval vessels in S. China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a conference held in Beijing on Saturday, Chinese government and military officials discussed issues in the South China Sea and the current state of relations between t...

Turkey displays ancient mosaics returned from US

Turkey has put on display Roman-era mosaics that were part of a U.S. university's art collection and were returned to the country more than half a century after looters smuggled them out. ...

Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top c...

Tibetan music and culture celebrated in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nepal-born singer Kelsang Chukie Tethong and Taiwan’s U-Theatre percussion group wowed a sold out crowd with traditional Tibetan music, at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen M...

Russian rappers, other artists targeted in crackdown

MOSCOW (AP) — When the Russian "dark rave" duo Nastya Kreslina and Nikolay Kostylev stepped off the train for their gig in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the police were waiting on the frozen platf...

2018 Taipei Fashion Week opens with theatrical performance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Taipei Fashion Week opened at Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center on the night of Dec. 6, with models strutting down the catwalk in a theatrical performance infused...

Yale Review selects Meghan O'Rourke as new editor

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yale Review, one of the world's oldest literary publications, has a new editor. The Review announced Thursday that it had selected Meghan O'Rourke, a poet and edi...

Fiat Chrysler taps Amazon, Shell execs to fill roles

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is tapping executives from Amazon and Shell Oil Company with previous automotive industry experience to fill its ranks. CEO Mike Manley said in...

Don't mess with the mob: Lesson for French kings, presidents

PARIS (AP) — French workers riot in the streets over tax hikes, economic inequality and perceptions that the country's rulers are out of touch. That was, of course, 1789 — when King ...

Taiwan News interviews PeggyTeachesChinese founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan News on Dec. 6 interviewed Taiwanese YouTuber Peggy Lee (Li Jia-hui, 李家慧) about her experience teaching Mandarin online for nearly a decade and the start of her new vide...

Taiwanese rate Da Nang, Vietnam No. 1 up-and-coming travel destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Da Nang of Vietnam tops the list of the five most up-and-coming travel destinations for Taiwanese in 2019, according to a survey released by Dutch accommodation reservatio...

Some subjects in Taiwan's schools to be taught in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To help achieve the Cabinet's vision of making Taiwan a Mandarin-English bilingual nation by 2030, Minister of Education Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) yesterday (Dec. 5) said he wou...

3 contrasting contenders in Germany vie to succeed Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — Three high-profile contenders are vying to lead Angela Merkel's party as the longtime German chancellor makes way after 18 years for a successor who could shape the European Union's most...