Israeli internet celebrities spend night at Taiwan's Presidential Office Building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The eighth group of foreigners to participate in “Spend a Night @ Taiwan’s Presidential Building” met President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday (Dec. 5). ...

Dolphin corpses found on Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Two more dolphins have washed up on a Penghu beach, on Friday (Nov. 22), following two similar cases of bottlenose dolphins dying in October. Their bodies were severely decom...

Alaska to look at oil spill plan requirements

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Thirty years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the state of Alaska is looking at whether to change its requirements for oil spill prevention and response plans. ...

Indianapolis Zoo receives $4M to open a conservation center

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Zoo plans to open an international center devoted to saving threatened species, an effort that zoo officials call a natural extension of their biennial Indianapoli...

World’s smallest McDonald’s opens in Sweden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- McDonald’s Sweden recently opened the world’s smallest McDonald’s restaurant – for bees. McDonald’s Sweden released a video on its official You...

Work underway on British tanker sunk by U-boat off NY in WW2

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. A team has been at the site of the tanker,...

Taiwan elementary school in Penghu honored for beach clean-up efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A small elementary school in Taiwan’s outlying Penghu County (澎湖縣) has been honored by the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) with a special award for c...

The Latest: Cuomo slams environment agency on Hudson cleanup

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River (all times local): 1:30 p.m. ...

EPA to make announcement on GE's Hudson River cleanup

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to make an announcement on General Electric's $1.7 billion Hudson River cleanup. Regional Administrator Pete Lopez i...

Macron issues plea for Europe ahead of EU elections

French President Emmanuel Macron has outlined his vision for fundamental reform of the European Union in an editorial to be published on Tuesday in several European newspapers. His impassioned call f...

5 must-do things in Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and citizens are eager to begin celebrating. Families will be gathering from far and wide Monday to tuck into a sumptuous reunion di...

18 monitors flash red warnings for pollution in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clouds of thick smog are again lingering heavy over some of Taiwan’s southern cities. Residents of Kaohsiung, Tainan and surrounding city and prefecture areas are...

International artists envisage the future at 4000 CE Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A small, inconspicuous art space in the basement of a hairdresser’s is the perfect location for an exhibition that showcases alternative perspectives on our planet&r...

Court rules against proposed pipeline project

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An appeals court in upstate New York has ruled in favor of landowners who are fighting against a gas company's plans to build a pipeline from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario. ...

President Tsai thanks Palau for its unwavering support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tsai Ing-wen met with Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. today (Nov. 12), after which she thanked him and the country for its unwavering support of Taiwan, despite incre...