Taiwan's Taoyuan Metro launches Mayday-themed train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Metro launched a train painted with the likenesses of award-winning Taiwanese rock band Mayday on Thursday (Dec. 5) as part of a strategy to promote the band&rsquo...

Taiwan to install more AEDs in public to reduce deaths from heart attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to boost the availability of automated external defibrillators (AED) after Taiwanese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao's (高以翔) death by heart attack on tel...

China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power...

Florida fast train to connect Miami cruise port with Orlando

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's new high speed rail system is building a station at PortMiami, giving theme park tourists the opportunity for a car-free vacation by connecting them to the cruise capital of the...

Taiwan High Speed Rail extension to Yilan could become a reality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take only 13 minutes to travel the 50-kilometer route from Nangang, Taipei, to the northeastern city of Yilan by Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) if a proposed extensi...

Indonesia oil pipeline fire kills Chinese worker

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say a Chinese worker was killed in a fire at an oil pipeline in western Indonesia. West Java police chief Rudy Sufahriadi said the fire broke ou...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on...

Filipinos amused at Tagalog 'please keep quiet' sign in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Filipinos are getting a big chuckle out of a sign spotted inside a bus in northern Taiwan, which admonishes Filipino passengers in Tagalog to not make noise. A photo of...

Climate activists in London shift site but keep up protests

LONDON (AP) — Climate protesters in London plan to keep up their campaign despite being ousted by police order from their Trafalgar Square encampment. The Metropolitan Police had sai...

National Museum of Archeology to open in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Archeology (NMA), a branch of the Museum of Prehistory, will open in Tainan on Saturday (Oct. 19), exhibiting 500 relics that date back as far as 5,...

Taiwan president promotes wind energy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three years ago, Taiwan started to transform its energy policies from its lowest point to reach a situation where there are no energy shortages, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

NT$4,500 in coupons with purchase of Taipei Metro Travel Pass, Joint Ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Getting hold of the Travel Pass or Joint Ticket is a convenient way for people to explore Taipei by MRT while saving money, and now there is an even more compelling reason...

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally wades back into politics ...

Taichung wants green light on MRT Green Line extension project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transportation Bureau of Taichung City Government on Monday (Sept. 30) resubmitted a report on the feasibility of a project to extend the Taichung MRT’s Green Li...

TRA trains in N. Taiwan canceled as Typhoon Mitag looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial shutdown of many of its lines, going into effect this afternoon (Sept. 30) as the periphery of Typhoon Mitag b...