Taiwan gym owner draws fire after anti-LGBT Facebook post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, the expat owner of a popular fitness gym in Taipei posted a controversial image and incendiary text that quickly outraged many T...

Pope seeks to build on Muslim outreach with Morocco trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is forging ahead with promoting moderate Islam during a weekend trip to Morocco, seeking to build on warming ties with the Sunni world while also ministering to a tiny...

Brexit uncertainty a constant worry for Brits in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Across Brussels, British residents are waking up. The first thing midwife Jo Everatt does is to check websites for Brexit updates. Lobbyist Brian O'Riordan scans two newspapers. Europe...

Millennial Money: Paying debt back home vexes expats

A close friend recently told me: "If I'd waited two years, my education would have cost half as much." Not because she would have chosen a different graduate program or qualified for...

German media group's new classical station Scala Radio seeks millennial fans

Germany's fifth-largest media group, Bauer Media, is launching a London-based classical music station for millennials, amid concerns that the smartphone generation is turning off radio altogether....

Liz Weston: Should you move abroad for health care?

The notion that health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans. Kathleen Peddicord frequently hears from such skeptics as founder of L...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

Taipei ranked 1st in InterNations Expat City Ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei has been ranked 1st in quality of urban living and was in the top five for all indices in InterNations' latest Expat City Ranking. Taipei ranked No. 1 out of 72 c...

American journalist, bar owner dies in Kaohsiung at age 55

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American former journalist and owner of a bar in Kaohsiung passed away on Christmas Eve of complications from a stroke, and his family has composed the following obituary to...

Top Christmas dining options in Taipei in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For those who long to enjoy a Christmas dinner this year in Taipei, Taiwan News has created a list of restaurants, bars and hotels that offer either dine in opportunities or tu...

Taiwanese expats extend charitable relief to homeless in Brazil

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese expatriates in Brazil donated an enormous 1,200 food baskets to São Paulo homeless charity Casa Belém in a ceremony on Dec. 9. CNA reports that ...

Top Thanksgiving dining options in Taipei for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For those who long to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner this year, including turkey with all the fixings in Taipei, Taiwan News has created a list of restaurants and hotels that offe...

Brexit: Pound rises as UK, EU reported to reach tentative financial services deal

The pound sterling rose against both the US dollar and the euro on Thursday after reports of a deal with Brussels on financial services after Brexit. The Times newspaper reported that under the arra...

Taiwan a country of 'unparalleled politeness' and profuse apologies: BBC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new BBC Travel report calls Taiwan the “island that never stops apologizing.” The BBC report, published Nov. 1, provides an introduction to Taiwan's &...

Russian baby tourism in US is big business

For years, Russian agencies have been wooing wealthy mothers-to-be from Russia to give birth in Florida. Not so much for the gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches and palm trees, but because any person ...