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3 Taipei hidden gems free to visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three soul-soothing hidden spots in Taipei are free to visit. The Taipei City Government's Department of Culture Affairs on Wednesday (March 24) recommended three l...

Taiwan-born Elaine Chao quits Trump's Cabinet over Capitol riot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American Elaine Chao (趙小蘭) resigned from her post as Secretary of Transportation on Thursday (Jan. 7) in response to the Capitol riot spurred on by President Don...

Historic pastry shop burns down in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire destroyed a historic pastry shop dating back to the Japanese colonial era and damaged six nearby businesses in central Taiwan on Thursday morning (Dec. 3). At 10...

Reassembled century-old courtyard house in New Taipei opens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A relocated and reassembled historic building in New Taipei City’s Wugu District has opened to visitors, giving the public an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of...

80-year-old heritage garden to reopen in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Shoyoen Japanese Garden (逍遙園) in Kaohsiung will once again welcome visitors starting Sunday (Nov. 1) following the completion of its three-year renovation. Built in...

Victims, feminists take over Mexico human rights office

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of feminists and crime victims has taken over the offices of Mexico’s governmental Human Rights Commission, leading to a stand-off Tuesday in which both sides expressed worr...

Beirut residents determined to save heritage lost to blast

BEIRUT (AP) — For the past decade, art collector Nabil Debs has been working on turning his 19th century ancestral home in a historic neighborhood of Beirut to a hotel and art gallery. He planned to o...

UNESCO warns historic Beirut buildings at risk of collapse

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations’ cultural agency said Thursday it will lead the international campaign for the recovery and restoration of Beirut's heritage, citing local officials who said that arou...

Turkey: Hagia Sophia's first Muslim Friday prayers draw thousands

Thousands of worshippers flocked to Turkey's iconic Hagia Sophia for the first Muslim Friday prayers since it was once again declared a mosque by a decree from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erd...

Police in riot gear clear NYC's 'Occupy City Hall' camp

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in riot gear moved in early Wednesday to clear a month-long encampment of protesters and homeless people from a park near New York's City Hall. A line of offic...

Get ready: Motown Museum reopens after 4-month closure

DETROIT (AP) — Get ready, because the Motown Museum is back in business. The Detroit building where Berry Gordy Jr. built his music empire reopened its doors to the public on Wednesd...

Taiwan’s Café Astoria combines Russian cuisine with literary history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Café Astoria (明星咖啡館) on Taipei City's Wuchang Street offers Russian-style dishes, coffee, and bread. Founded in 1949, it has turned into a prime destination...

Maryland panel votes to remove Civil War plaque from Capitol

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland panel voted Monday to remove a plaque from Maryland’s Capitol that honors the Civil War’s Union and Confederate soldiers and until recently showed the U.S. flag and Co...

Taiwan president's inauguration to be scaled down due to coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office said on Wednesday (May 6) that the president’s inauguration on May 20 would be scaled down in light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pan...

Project to renovate military dependents’ village in N. Taiwan continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second stage of a project to renovate houses in the “Generals’ Village,” listed as Hsinchu City’s historic buildings, has been underway, accord...