Taipei MRT free Wi-Fi contractor suspected of Communist China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A subcontractor which has won the bid to provide Free Wi-Fi being on Taiwan's mass transit railways may be funded by Communist China, announced the Investment Commission, M...

Taiwan High Speed Rail announces specially priced ‘spring tour’ package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) on March 14 announced a specially priced “spring tour” package that includes a round-trip bullet train ticket plus one ni...

Italy standoff over high-speed rail to France eases

ROME (AP) — Italy's coalition partners appear to have temporarily resolved a dispute over the high-speed rail line to France, with an agreement to let new contract bids go out on schedule but without ...

US disaster agency rejects $306M for California dam repair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government has rejected $306 million in reimbursements for California's repair of damaged spillways on the nation's tallest dam, a state agency said Friday. ...

Italy government fraying over high-speed rail dispute

ROME (AP) — Italy's coalition government is fraying over the stalled high-speed rail line to France. While the League insists it go ahead, the 5-Star Movement is refusing to fund the...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau to offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Tourism Bureau yesterday announced that it will offer spring travel subsidies of up to NT$1,500 for citizens between the ages of 18 and 40. Tourism Bureau directo...

Bookings of Taiwan bullet train tickets for Tomb Sweeping Day holiday start March 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Bookings of Taiwan High Speed Rail tickets for this year’s four-day Tomb Sweeping Day holiday (Apr. 4 – 7) and extended period will begin at midnight (12:00 a....

California: Trump plan to take back rail money 'disastrous'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of California's high-speed rail project told the Trump administration Monday its plans to take back $2.5 billion in federal money and withhold another $1 billion earm...

California says Trump plan to take back $3.5 billion for high-speed rail project is "legally indefensible," "disastrous"

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California says Trump plan to take back $3.5 billion for high-speed rail project is "legally indefensible," ''disastrous"

French president insists rail project with Italy is needed

ROME (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says a high-speed rail project with Italy is "very important" and differences can be resolved. The fate of the Turin-Lyon train and tunne...

France, Italy finance chiefs seek more business cooperation

PARIS (AP) — The French and Italian finance chiefs are urging cooperation to make European businesses more competitive globally, seeking to mend ties after a damaging diplomatic standoff. ...

Colorado faces meager budget in fight against ski traffic

DENVER (AP) — "Friends don't let friends drive I-70." The tongue-in-cheek mantra is often uttered by Colorado skiers and snowboarders who frequent resorts far from the crowded mounta...

Italian minister insists Alpine train tunnel not derailed

ROME (AP) — The leader of one of Italy's ruling parties says construction of a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps is on track for completion but the project might be modified. M...

White House ends California talks on mileage standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it has broken off talks with California in a dispute over mileage standards, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to roil the...

Report on China's 'untrustworthy' actors reveals expanding dystopian social credit scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China’s National Public Credit Information Centre released its annual report this week providing data on people and enterprises deemed “untrustworthy” or...