Taiwan's National Day fireworks display shatters records in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The fireworks display for Taiwan's National Day held in Hualien yesterday set the record for the longest and largest display in the history of the annual pyrotechnic e...

CAA warns of flight delays Wednesday due to military maneuvers

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Tuesday cautioned against possible flight delays on Wednesday morning because of acrobatic maneuvers and drills being perfor...

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...

2018 Penghu International Light Festival fires up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Penghu International Light Festival (2018 澎湖國際海灣燈光節) is opening tonight (Sept. 27) in concurrence with the 2018 World Congress for the Most Beautiful Bays in the ...

Haunting images of Keelung Ghost Festival 

KEELUNG (Taiwan News) -- Friday night (Aug. 24) saw the climax of the Keelung Ghost Festival, including a parade with brightly lit floats and a spectacular burning of water lanterns in Badouzi Harbor ...

2018 Taiwan Indigenous Tourism Festival to take place at Sun Moon Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Taiwan Indigenous Tourism Festival will take place at Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area’s Xiangshan Visitor Center from September 7 to September 9, feat...

Soprano Gasdia reboots troubled Verona Arena opera festival

VERONA, Italy (AP) — The colossal Roman-era Verona Arena amphitheater remains an imposing presence in the northern Italian city's main piazza, but its place in the opera world has waned in recent year...

Enjoy fireworks, music and beer at Taipei’s Sounds from the River Aug. 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—People attending the three-day Sounds from the River event on August 18 will be able to enjoy beer, music and the fireworks display at the same time.   Sounds from t...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Music Festivals

TAIPEI (Tawian News) -- Earlier this week, it was announced that a free two-day indigenous music festival will take place in Taitung this weekend. The festival, which will feature Chen Chen-...

Swiss authorities ban fireworks as heatwave parches Europe

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities have banned people from lighting fireworks in large parts of the country because of concerns about forest fires following weeks of dry weather. Chur, ...

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...