Taiwan’s National Palace Museum sets up guide training program for new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Due to the rising number of visitors from the New Southbound Policy countries, the National Palace Museum is setting up a program to train guides in Southeast Asian langua...

10 dead, 3 missing in flash flood at Chinese scenic gorge

BEIJING (AP) — Ten people have died and three are missing after a flash flood at a popular scenic site in central China. State broadcaster CCTV said Monday that tourists were trapped...

Russian tour guide's personal story is an attraction

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia's second city mixes ornate magnificence and cruel poverty. Vyacheslav Rasner straddles the extremes — becoming an unexpectedly popular tour guide after surviving a...

Taiwan tourism workers in Yilan, Chiayi stand out in English proficiency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In mid-July, Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC) conducted a national survey of the English language ability among staff at tourist information booths and governm...

Moscow's Metropol: elegance to revolution and back again

MOSCOW (AP) — In 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed around him, Alexander Mishakov was summoned to a place that was off-limits to most citizens — the Metropol Hotel. Newly graduated...

20 years in prison for Florida man who posted bomb guides

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State. ...

Taiwan News interviews outgoing Israeli envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Israeli envoy to Taiwan, Asher Yarden, has been serving as the chief of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office (ISECO) in Taipei since summer of 2015. After four years of ...

3 dead, 4 missing in float plane crash in Canada

ST JOHN's, Newfoundland (AP) — At least three people died and a search is under way for four others missing after a float plane crashed into a lake in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and...

Looking to manufacture overseas? Here are some tips

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners who want to manufacture their goods overseas may find it's a daunting prospect, and a venture that has many unexpected pitfalls. Some tips to make the process eas...

Latest: Expert: sharks may have been triggered before attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the shark attack that killed a college student in the Bahamas (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A biologist says there was likely a trig...

Mushfiqur guides Bangladesh to 262-7, a big task for Afghans

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Mushfiqur Rahim passed 50 for the third time at the Cricket World Cup, scoring 83 to guide Bangladesh to 262-7 after being sent in by Afghanistan on Monday. ...

Abandoned tents, human waste piling up on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threaten...

The Latest: Activists step up trainings for immigrants

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on "know-your-rights" training for immigrants (all times local): 3 p.m. With renewed pledges on mass deportations, immigrant rights activi...

Activists step up trainings amid Trump deportation threats

CHICAGO (AP) — Ceci Garcia believes that if her husband had a better understanding of his rights, he would have avoided deportation to Mexico after telling a suburban Chicago police officer during a 2...

US donors, not French tycoons, foot Notre Dame works bills

PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French nat...