Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in returned home from a whirlwind three-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday saying that Kim wants the ...

Hiker who led rescuers on wild goose chase in Taiwan mountains to face NT$2 million in fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker who "escaped" from rescuers in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan, only to call them again to airlift him out during Typhoon Mangkhut, is now facing over NT...

Hiker faces NT$130,000 fine for 'escaping' from rescue team in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker was fined after he "escaped" from a team dispatched to rescue him from the mountains in central Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut, only to request a second rescu...

Taipei promotes 92km Grand Hike across ridges surrounding the city  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—At a press conference on Monday, Geotechnical Engineering Office of Taipei City Government encouraged people to hike on a newly marked 92 kilometer route that goes across al...

Senior couple lost for 12 days, survives on wild plants in mountains of Miaoli, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man and wife in their 60s became lost in the mountains of Miaoli County earlier this month and remained lost for almost two weeks, barely surviving on wild pla...

‘Bong Bong’ tourist train on Mt. Taiping in NE Taiwan to resume service after 6 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The once very popular Bong Bong tourist train on Mt. Taiping in northeast Taiwan will resume service on the morning of Sept. 19 (Wednesday), and half price train tickets will be ...

Venezuela merchants face arrest for defying Maduro's reforms

SANTA TERESA DEL TUY, Venezuela (AP) — Franklin David was arrested last week in this impoverished town outside Caracas for doing what his family says he has done almost every day for the past 25 years...

Israeli teen falls to death in Yosemite National Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Israeli teenager visiting Yosemite National Park in California fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of an iconic waterfall. The Maripo...

Fading Phillies fall flat against Marlins in 3-1 loss

MIAMI (AP) — The fading Philadelphia Phillies mustered only four hits and no walks against Jose Urena and two relievers and lost Monday to the last-place Miami Marlins 3-1. The Phill...

Outdoor lovers in Taiwan invited to take the ‘Grand Hike of Taipei’ challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to test their stamina while taking in the breathtaking landscape of the capital of Taiwan by embarking on an adventure to walk on the &ldqu...

Argentina Central Bank hikes interest rate to 60 percent

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Central Bank has increased its benchmark interest rate to 60 percent in efforts to halt a sharp slide in the value of the peso. The sliding...

Putin keeps his shirt on, hikes in Siberia to relax

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin typically seeks out exciting, rugged, sometimes shirtless activities on his summer vacations. This year he was more laid back. One summ...

Remains of missing Canadian believed found in Bavarian Alps

BERLIN (AP) — German police say searchers have found what they believe to be the body of a Canadian man who has been missing in the Bavarian Alps since Aug. 2. Bavarian police said t...

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___ Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its "Location His...

Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. With each pass, he smooths and tamps down the soil t...