Int'l arrivals to US increased 2 percent in January

International arrivals to the U.S. increased 2 percent in January 2017 compared with January 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday. The 5.6 million international ...

Taiwanese soldiers' contribution to Indonesian independence recognized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesia will commemorate its 72nd anniversary of freedom from Dutch rule and Taiwanese soldiers are being recognized for their contribution to the victory. One of the...

Robber sent to hospital after swallowing nine diamonds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Jordanian man was captured for breaking into a jewelry store, taking away eight diamonds and swallowing another nine. Yesterday, in the central district of Hong Kong,...

Store in central Taiwan awards uniform invoice donating foreigners free sun cakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A sun cake vendor in central Taiwan's city of Taichung gives away a sun cake to any foreigner who casts a uniform invoice into a box to help a charity organization. O...

You know you've been a foreigner in Taiwan too long when...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Facebook user in the group Foreigners in Taiwan (外國人在台灣) yesterday posted a document which was dated 2000 listing the many humorous ways a foreigner knows they have lived in ...

North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ruthless dictator? Economic reformer? Shrewd master of nuclear brinksmanship? When Kim Jong Un took the helm of North Korea in late 2011, speculation swirle...

Chanel aims high with starry 'Eiffel Tower' Paris show

PARIS (AP) — The ever-audacious Karl Lagerfeld proved he's still nimble when it comes to putting on a fashion show. The instantly recognizable designer had the Eiffel Tower recreated for the pleasure ...

Reach of search warrant for emails at issue in appeals case

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the surface, the investigation was routine. Federal agents persuaded a judge to issue a warrant for a Microsoft email account they suspected was used for drug tr...

Microsoft, Trump administration clash over email searches

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the surface, the investigation was routine. Federal agents persuaded a judge to issue a warrant for a Microsoft email account they suspected was used for drug tr...

Word on the street: How did you learn Chinese?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many consider Chinese to be one of the hardest languages to learn for Westerner, indeed the Defense Language Institute rates Mandarin a level 4, the highest category ...

Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday. There was no immediate...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2017. There are 189 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 25, 1...

Highlights of Dennis Rodman's past visits to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The last time Dennis Rodman visited North Korea, he delighted the country's young ruler with a rendition of "Happy Birthday," suffered an angry meltdown on CNN while defendin...

Dominican Republic senator visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dominican Republic senator Reinaldo Pared Perez is visiting Taiwan from June 11 to 16, during which he will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, said the Ministry of Foreign Affai...

Just 18, Pulisic coming of age as US pursues World Cup spot

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has been given plenty of responsibility as an 18-year-old on the U.S. national team. Bring up his age, though, and the central midfielde...