AP PHOTOS: New Year's Eve observances around the world

People around the world are welcoming 2018 with fireworks displays and loud cheering. Revelers in Australia watched fireworks over Sydney Harbour. In North Korea, fireworks exploded ...

Polish leader focuses on constitution in New Year's address

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda has invited his countrymen to help shape the nation's constitution in 2018, which marks a key national anniversary. Duda gave hi...

The Latest: Thousands in Times Square for New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Several thousand revelers are already gathering...

Happy New Year from Taoyuan City of Northern Taiwan

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) - Counting down to 2018 from the last hundred seconds of 2017, Taoyuan City wishes you a Happy New Year! Many audiences were present at the Taoyuan Arts Centre on the last day o...

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 ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with magnificent fireworks and LED light show 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101 marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display, a massive crowd of revelers and a festive s...

Taiwan welcomes 2018 with stunning fireworks display at Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101, marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display in the country. This year’s displa...

Throngs expected for flashy, frigid Times Square ball drop

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers, celebrity entertainers and tourists from around the world will pack into Times Square Sunday for what's expected to be a flashy but frigid start to the new year. ...

Taipei 101 countdown to be shown to the world via satellite

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) This year's Taipei 101 countdown and fireworks display is again going to be broadcast to the world via satellite, to show the world Taiwan's creativity and promote touris...

Revelers flock to Xinyi District to celebrate arrival of new year

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) As the countdown to 2018 entered its final stages, revelers flocked to Taipei City Hall Square on Sunday night, eagerly anticipating the annual fireworks show at the Taipei 101 s...

Revelers around the world ring in 2018, say bye to the old

A look at how people around the world are ringing in 2018: ___ AUSTRALIA Fireworks lit up the sky above Sydney Harbour a few hours before midnight Sunday, kicking off the city's New Year&...

Sun Moon Lake in central Taiwan debuts transparent cable cars ahead of New Year’s Eve party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Sun Moon Lake Ropeway debuted transparent cable cars on Friday, providing panoramic views of the scenic lake area below.    The ropeway is a scenic gondola...

German police warn parents as fireworks injuries mount

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are appealing to parents not to let children light fireworks as reports of explosives injuries mount in the runup to New Year's celebrations. Dortmund...

10 spots for sunset spotting in Taipei recommended by Geotechnical Engineering Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO), Public Works Department of Taipei City Government has recommended 10 spots for hiking and appreciating the beautiful sunset scener...

Security tightens across US, Europe ahead of New Year's parties

Hamburg/Los Angeles (dpa) - Police departments across the US and Europe have promised tight security measures ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations. The New York City Police Depar...