National Day fireworks light up southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 33-minute fireworks show lit up the sky over Tainan’s Yuguang Island (漁光島) with exploding patterns marking the nation's Double Ten Day celebrations on Saturday...

1,500 returned expats expected to attend Taiwan's Double Ten events

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 1,500 overseas Taiwanese are expected to participate in events marking the National Day of Taiwan on Oct. 10. The number of newly returned expats taking part in ...

Taipei 101 fireworks show to be held as usual this year

This year's Taipei 101 New Year's Eve countdown fireworks show will be held despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the building's operators said Monday (Sept. 28). As Taiwan has done a successf...

Trial run for Double 10 Day fireworks held in Taiwan’s Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of people went to Yuguang Island in Tainan City’s Anping District on Saturday (Sept. 26) to watch a trial run of the 2020 Double 10 Day fireworks, and visi...

Taiwan ranked No. 1 on Agoda 2020 travel wish list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been ranked number one among the top 10 most-searched destinations in the second half of 2020, according to Agoda, an online travel agency and metasearch engine...

Fireworks show marking Hennessy's 150th anniversary set for Sept. 25 in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Artist Cai Guo-qiang (蔡國強) will set off a daytime fireworks art show in Cognac, France, that will be live streamed online Friday (Sept. 25). Cai is set to launch a commi...

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. Weeks of protest over racial in...

On the North Shore, a revitalized neighborhood goes quiet

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The saxophone guy, the one that plays theme songs from 1970s TV shows for loose change as fans squeeze past on the Roberto Clemente Bridge on their way to and from PNC Park, is gone....

Tainan lists 5 ideal spots for watching Taiwan’s National Day fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan City Government has come up with a list of its five most recommended spots for watching the 2020 National Day fireworks spectacle, which will take place in the ...

Noem featured in South Dakota tourism ad airing on Fox News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem got some high-value exposure to Republican voters across the country last week during her appearance at the Republican National Convention – and ...

Fireworks show to take place in New Taipei tonight at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City will hold a fireworks display that will last five minutes and 20 seconds at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf at 8 p.m. tonight (Aug. 30), and the public is adv...

Trump lashes Biden, defies pandemic on White House stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden as a hapless career politician who will endanger Americans’ safety as he accepted his party’s renomination on the South Lawn of the White Hou...

South Dakota's Noem to appear at RNC as virus cases rise

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — From the earliest days of the pandemic, President Donald Trump called on governors to “liberate” residents, reopen schools and get businesses back to normal. ...

Taipei moves Lunar 'Valentine’s Day' fireworks to Aug. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Department of Information and Tourism (DOIT) announced on Tuesday (Aug. 25) that the city government had decided to move the 2020 Taipei Valentine’s D...

Taipei Valentine’s Day to feature riverside fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An eight-minute fireworks display will form the centerpiece of the 2020 Taipei Valentine’s Day celebration, an event that will double as the traditional Qixi Festiva...