Photo of the Day: Drab building comes to life in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French artist painted this vibrantly colored piece on an apartment building in Kaohsiung. The 39-year-old artist, Nicolas Barrome Forgues, is a native of Saint-Jean-d...

Zimbabwe declares new public holiday to protest US sanctions

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has declared a new public holiday to protest U.S sanctions it says are hurting its economy, and the day comes with a state-sponsored festival. Acting...

Photo of the Day: Whimsical seascape street mural in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French artist painted this vibrantly-colored street painting in Kaohsiung over the course of nine days. The 39-year-old artist, Nicolas Barrome Forgues, is a native o...

New Taipei's 2019 Christmasland gala lights up on Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will light up on Nov. 15 in New Taipei City Plaza and will include light shows, market fairs, stage performances, and...

Food, football, diplomatic ties take center field at Copa America Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Copa America Taiwan and Latin Food Festival returned over the weekend (Oct. 19-20) for a vibrant celebration of the island's warm relations and exchanges with its ...

Taiwan’s most creative crowned at Taiwan Presidential Cultural Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The five winners of the 10th Presidential Cultural Awards were unveiled at Taipei’s Songshan Cultural Park on Friday (Oct. 18). The biennial Presidential Cultural...

Taipei Environmental Arts Festival creates lively atmosphere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 1,600 people attended the opening of the 2019 Tamsui Environmental Arts Festival in Tamsui Old Street on Sunday (Oct. 20). Coinciding with the 135th anniversa...

Chill Out music festival brings top acts to Gongguan riverside in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chill Out music festival, which took place at Gongguan Waterfront Plaza Oct. 19-20, featured 28 Taiwanese musical acts including Leo Wang and 9m88. The second Chill...

Classic car exhibition in N. Taiwan to feature 100 automobiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second annual Classic Cars and Road Safety Festival will take place on the square in front of HSR Taoyuan Station on Oct. 26 and 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., accor...

Taiwanese Opera in former military waterway

The best of Eastern and Western opera styles was on display Saturday at the Kinmen Tunnel Music Festival, as Taiwanese opera star Tang Mei-yun (唐美雲) and mezzo-soprano Weng Jo-pei (翁若珮) took the stage ...

Shanghai official arrives in Taiwan, will meet with Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office Director Li Wenhui (李文輝) has arrived in Taiwan and will meet with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) tomorrow. A Taipei City Governme...

Not giving up his shot: Ben Simmons' jumper could lift 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The crowd screamed for Ben Simmons to shoot as he dribbled near the perimeter in a preseason game against a team from China. Joel Embiid motioned for him to let it fly. Simmons too...

Taiwan's Oscar-winning Ang Lee leads Golden Horse Master Class

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Taiwan’s Academy Awards-winning director and this year’s Golden Horse Film Festival Chair Ang Lee will lead the Golden Horse Master Class. The event is set to ta...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

An Indian worker mixes gunpowder to make firecrackers for Diwali, the upcoming Hindu festival of lights, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad. In other images from the Asia-Pac...

Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival

NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare, police sa...