Lin-Manuel Miranda geeks out on 'His Dark Materials'

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda says he said yes to being in the adaptation of "His Dark Materials" before he even knew what part he was being offered. Miranda plays Lee Scoresby...

Thousands watch sunrise on Taiwan’s southeast coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 2,000 people witnessed the sunrise near the scenic Sanxiantai area in Taitung County in the company of colorful hot air balloons Saturday (July 6). Sanxiantai...

Taiwan's Taitung International Balloon Festival fires up on June 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eastern Taiwan's 2019 Taitung International Balloon Festival will take off on June 29 in Luye Township and will be extended an extra week to last a total of 45 days, accord...

Live music jazzes up revitalized rail station in Taitung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- As evening falls, the sounds of pop, rock and folk fill an outdoor space next to the decommissioned railway station in Taitung City. Tiehua Music Village is one of the most un...

Taiwan International Balloon Festival attracts record number of visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Buoyed by fair weather, the 2018 Taiwan International Balloon Festival in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung attracted a record number of 900,000 visitors in 45 days, ...

Loon and Wing graduate from Alphabet's 'moonshot factory'

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Two of Alphabet's high-flying startups are leaving the nest. Loon and Wing are graduating from X, Alphabet's secretive incubator known as the "moonshot f...

Photo of the Day: Christ the Redeemer graces Taiwan balloon festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the photograph above, a man can be seen posing in front of a hot air balloon shaped like the famous Rio de Janeiro statue Christ the Redeemer at the 2018 Taiwan Internationa...

Taiwan's top places to take to the skies

The 2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival is currently in full swing at the Nanyuan Eco Park in Taoyuan. The event, which is in just its third year, offers visitors the chance to take to the...

Hot air balloons illuminate summer nights in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The evening hot air balloon performance dazzled audiences and punctuated the exceptional first day of Taoyuan's annual Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival (201...

2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival in Taiwan from June 23 to July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival, which runs from June 23 through July 1 at Nanyuan Eco Park, will not only provide the service of hot air balloon rides b...

2018 Taiwan International Balloon Festival to take off June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung County Magistrate Justin Huang (黃健庭) took a hot air balloon ride in Chishang Township (池上鄉) during a press event on June 1 as he kicked off the 2018 Taiwan Interna...

Acrobat throws first pitch mid-air at Taiwan baseball game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Extreme acrobat and Guinness World Record holder, Maurizio Zavatta, threw the first pitch at a Lamigo Monkeys vs. Uni-President 7-11 Lions baseball game Saturday night whi...

Taiwan's Taitung hot air balloon festival fires up on June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eastern Taiwan's 2018 Taitung International Balloon Festival will take off on June 30 in Luye Township and will be extended an extra week to last a total of 45 days, accord...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau releases video promoting eastern Taiwan tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Tourism Bureau on Wednesday released a video that depicts the wonderful experiences of three groups of international visitors during their visit to eastern Taiw...

Menorah lightings planned around the world for Hanukkah

Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. ...