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...

'Ready Player One' Review: Spielberg goes back to the future

"Why can't we go backward for once?" wonders the protagonist of "Ready Player One" shortly before gunning his "Back to the Future" DeLorean in reverse. "Really put the pedal to the metal." ...

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...

UEFA orders Paris Saint-Germain to close part of its stadium

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain has been ordered to close part of its stadium at its next Champions League home game as punishment for fans lighting flares and fireworks. ...

Amazon workers in Spain on a 2-day strike over pay, overtime

MADRID (AP) — Workers in the largest logistics center in Spain, owned by global e-commerce giant Amazon, are striking over wages and overtime benefits. Around 150 workers gathered ea...

Els says Tiger playing well validates previous generational

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods has come close to looking like the player who ruled golf for the better part of 15 years, and Ernie Els is happy to see it. Never mind that Els was o...

Atkinson's hat trick lifts surging Blue Jackets over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored a hat trick to lead the surging Columbus Blue Jackets to their sixth straight victory, 5-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Oli...

UEFA charges Roma for ballboy's timewasting late in game

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it charged Roma for timewasting by a ballboy during its Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk. The boy was pushed over an advertising board by...

Top 10 alternative things to see and do on Penghu

Penghu is a small archipelago of around 90 islands located in the Taiwan Strait midway between Taiwan and China. All of the islands that make up Penghu are only 141 square kilometres in size and th...

Photo of the Day: Bombing Handan at sunset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Canadian artist Daniel Paiero on March 4 posted a powerful image on Reddit of this year's Bombing of Lord Handan ritual held in Taitung. ...

Real Madrid beats PSG 2-1 to reach Champions League quarters

PARIS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo punished Paris Saint-Germain's slack defending once again, scoring a powerful second-half header as Real Madrid cruised into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-...

Singapore company cancels blue diamond initial coin offering

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore-based company has called off a $2 million initial coin offering backed by a 2.08-carat blue diamond that gave investors a chance at a raffle for a luxury dinner. ...

Caps light up Leafs, lights go out for outdoor game at Navy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin moved closer to 600 career goals and the Washington Capitals put on an offensive showcase in beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 outdoors Saturday night at the U.S....

Photo of the Day: Bombing Master Handan Festival bursts into eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One of the more unusual Lantern Festival celebrations held in Taiwan is Taitung's Bombing of Master Handan, which is taking place this year from March 1 - March 4.&nbs...

Hamburger SV likely facing last games in the Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) — The clock is ticking on Hamburger SV's days in the Bundesliga. Situated high in the stadium, the clock counts the years, days, hours, minutes and seconds that Hamburg h...