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...

Houston sets single-day record as July 4 rain pummels city

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Weather Service says the Fourth of July in Houston was the wettest on record as heavy rain inundated streets, parks and other places. NWS meteorologist Mo...

The Latest: Trump says military keeps America safe, strong

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. military keeps America safe, strong, proud,...

The Latest: Branch fell from 100-year-old tree, killing 2

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a tree branch that fell on spectators, killing two, at a western Illinois fireworks display (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A we...

2 dead after tree branch falls on crowd at fireworks show

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after a tree branch fell on spectators during a fireworks display in western Illinois. The Rock Island County Sheriff's ...

The Latest: Trump evokes Independence signers in video tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump has tweeted a military-themed, Independence Day video gr...

California Capital Airshow Announces Night Show and Concert Celebrating Mather Airport’s 100th Birthday

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 5, 2018--The California Capital Airshow (CCA) today announced the exciting details of Airshow After Dark, a nighttime extravaganza of flying, fireworks and mus...

2018 Bao Sheng Cultural Festival in Taipei to reach climax on April 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Bao’an Temple in Taipei will hold a series of folk array performances from all over the country, a religious parade, and lighting of the Fire Lion firecrackers on...

Taiwan President describes relationship with Swaziland as "brotherhood" 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was the only leader of Swaziland’s allies to give an address at a grand celebration event Thursday in Swaziland and she desc...

False stories claim NASA 'confessed' to spreading lithium

Some websites are falsely claiming that NASA has "confessed" to "dosing Americans" with lithium and other chemicals. On its website , NASA explains that it does use the materials for...

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor sea goddess Yemanja

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flooded beaches around the northeastern city of Salvador to pay tribute to the sea goddess Yemanja and ask for her protection ahead of Carnival celebrat...

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,...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - January 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with a magnificent fireworks display, the most popular Mandarin songs of the year announced, China threatens to ...

2018 New Year's celebrations around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Due to the different time zones around the world, people saw the clock strike midnight on New Year's Eve at different times in various cities. From Sydney, Au...

Thousands to ring in 2018 in Las Vegas under tight security

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers will ring in the new year in Las Vegas under the close eye of throngs of law enforcement officers and National Guard members assembled to keep them safe ...