India, Japan call for strong partnership in post-COVID world

NEW DELHI (AP) — Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart agreed on Thursday that a strong partnership between their nations will be critical in charting the course for t...

Construction to start on Britain's high-speed rail project

LONDON (AP) — Construction formally begins Friday on Britain's 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for decades to come. ...

Suspect threatened teen with collar, hid her inside northern Taiwan apartment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the rescue of a teenage girl surnamed Liu (劉) from her captor on Tuesday (Sept. 1), details have begun to emerge from her ordeal, including her being threatened with...

Breaking: Missing Taiwanese teen found alive with sex offender

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the disappearance of a female middle school student three days ago, police on Tuesday morning (Sept. 1) found her alive, along with the convicted sex offender who al...

Update: South Taiwan teen missing after meeting with sex offender

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female middle school student surnamed Liu (劉) has been missing since Aug. 29 and it appears that she may have met with a convicted sex offender before disappearing. A...

Station names of central Taiwan Metro pass preliminary review

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Council on Monday (Aug. 24) gave initial approval to station names on the Taichung Mass Rapid Transit's (TMRT) green line, which is set to begin oper...

Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos in United Arab Emirates, says Spanish palace

Former monarch Juan Carlos I of Spain has been in the United Arab Emirates since he left his country amid a growing financial scandal, the Spanish royal household said Monday. The announcement ends t...

Belgian engineer tests positive for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Belgian engineer has become the focus of fears that 110 days in Taiwan without any local transmissions of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have come to an end. In an ...

IKEA food now available via Uber Eats Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Customers in Taiwan can now order food from IKEA restaurants through Uber Eats, the food delivery service announced Monday (July 20). In just a few clicks, Uber Eats us...

China, Iran eye closer economic, military ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China and Iran have been working on a possible cooperation deal as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative that would see the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) invest h...

Medical suppliers outside of China may struggle after coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the production of essential medical supplies such as surgical masks went global during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many factories outside China might ...

Taiwan eases restrictions on mass transit, crowds, and face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (June 7) announced that it was easing some of its restrictions on mass transit, the size of gatherings, masks, and soc...

Brian Tseng's 'Taiwan' crushes Fanny Liu's 'China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese comedian's response to a music video that boasted of the advantages of China has outstripped the number of views of the original by nearly five to one. ...

Taiwan to relax coronavirus restrictions on public transport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is slowing down, the wearing of masks will no longer be compulsory on trains beginning June 7, according to new proposals from...

Lights out for IKEA Taoyuan branch in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — IKEA’s Taoyuan branch is bidding farewell to the public after 15 years and making way for a new store set to open later this year. The branch, located on Zhongsha...