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...

Wake up and smell the roses at magical Taipei Rose Garden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There will be magic and more at Taipei Rose Garden’s annual Spring Rose Show, which opens on Friday, March 22. Visitors can enjoy the sight and smell of more th...

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

DETROIT (AP) — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where stran...

Feast and party at 'Indian Holi Taipei 2019' tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mayur Indian Kitchen will be hosting "Indian Holi Taipei" tomorrow (March 16) in Taipei to celebrate Holi, the "Festival of Colors, and enjoy the day with delici...

Lori Loughlin's arrest makes for unlikely drama for Hallmark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hallmark Channel is known for holidays and shows with happy endings. But the arrest of actress Lori Loughlin in a college admissions bribery scheme has created...

A natural outdoor hot spring in Taiwan’s Yilan for all to enjoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If you like hot springs, you should not miss Fanfan Hot Spring (梵梵溫泉), which is an undeveloped outdoor hot spring on the bank of the Fanfan River that flows past Yingshi V...

US adds just 20K jobs; unemployment dips to 3.8 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest monthly gain in nearly a year and a half. The sharp slowdown in hiring, which ...

Asian shares tumble on poor Chinese trade data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares tumbled Friday in Asia, led by sharp declines in Shanghai and Hong Kong, after China reported its exports plunged more than 20 percent in February from a year earlier. ...

US jobs report likely to show more steady hiring in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are thought to have extended their streak of hiring in February even as the overall economy is showing signs of slowing. On Friday, the government is...

Celebrate spring and Indian culture at Grand Holi Taipei 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday, March 9, Taipei’s Out of India restaurant will be hosting one of the most exciting holiday events all year, “The Grand Holi Taipei 2019.” ...

Tiny Israeli sect protests Jerusalem cable car plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — A tiny religious sect is emerging as a major impediment for a controversial plan to connect modern Jerusalem and its historic Old City with a cable car network. Othe...

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...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture sanctions three new national historic sites

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture (MOC) officially sanctioned three new national historic sites on Feb. 22, bringing the total number of such sites to 103, the MOC said i...

Hawaii eyes tourism jump from Japan's longer 'Golden Week'

HONOLULU (AP) — The tourism industry in Hawaii is anticipating a boost from a stretch of Japanese holidays known as "Golden Week" that has been extended this year. The four national ...

Russia learns to love ski resorts, but not ski racing

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. The mountains above the Black Sea...