Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks to be longest ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei 101 fireworks for ringing out 2018 and ringing in 2019 will be the longest ever at a full six minutes, the Apple Daily reported Tuesday. Each December 31, th...

Five fireworks concerts to take place on Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake in Oct and Nov

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Five fireworks concerts are scheduled to take place on Sun Moon Lake, Nantou County in Oct and Nov, according to Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration.  &nb...

A scallop skirmish erupts between French, British boats

PARIS (AP) — French maritime authorities are appealing for calm after fishermen from rival French and British fleets banged their boats in ill-tempered skirmishes over access to the scallop-rich water...

AP PHOTOS: Malta comes to life on Feast of Assumption

RABAT, Gozo (AP) — The streets and quaint lanes of Rabat on the island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago come to life during the annual religious feast day of the Assumption of Mary. ...

Experience Keelung’s Ghost Festival Parade

KEELUNG (Taiwan News) - The most well-known event of Ghost Festival takes place on the 14th day of the 7th lunar month every year. This year, the water lantern parade and release will shut down the do...

China claims US Embassy explosion is an ‘isolated security incident’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said the U.S. embassy bombing was an "isolated security incident" on July 26. At around 1.00 p.m. on July 26, a...

Fireworks to once again light up Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Magnificent fireworks displays will once again light up the skies of the Penghu archipelago this year from August 6 to November 3, according to media reports. To extend t...

'Chupinazo' firework launches Pamplona bull racing festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A traditional firework known as the "Chupinazo" kicked off Pamplona's famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival on Friday. Two members of a local music ba...

DQ® Brand Introduces the Limited Release of the New Americana-inspired Blizzard® Treat Featuring Soft Serve, Rock Candy, and Topped with a StarKiss® Treat

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 3, 2018--In a salute to Independence Day, the Dairy Queen® system is introducing two new Americana-inspired Blizzard® Treats, including the iconic brand’s most Americ...

Teen who ignited massive fire may have to repay $37 million

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a huge wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon could owe more in restitution that he will earn in a lifetime. Eleven requ...

Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival kicks off with a range of shows 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Penghu's annual International Fireworks Festival opens with a varied range of events including an air show and a religious procession on Thursday, according to the org...

Two-month long annual fireworks festival in Taiwan’s Penghu County opens on April 19  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The 2018 Penghu International Firework Festival will begin on April 19 and continue through June 21, featuring 23 fireworks displays, according to event organizer Pengh...

Visit the historic town in southwestern Taiwan where the world-famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival is held 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As the world-famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival (鹽水蜂炮) in  the Yanshui district of Tainan, southwestern Taiwan is coming up in a few days, it’s b...

The best things to do in Taiwan in 2018

The fireworks have finished, the hangovers have subsided, and 2018 is properly upon us at last. But as day-to-day life returns to normal for a few weeks until the Chinese New Year celebrations arrive,...

New Taipei firefighter attacked when trying to stop the illegal use of fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A New Taipei City firefighter was attacked by New Year’s Eve revelers when he was trying to stop them from illegally setting off fireworks on Sunday night. The attacke...