Global Traveler lauds Taiwan as top medical tourism destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been hailed as an attractive medical tourism destination by American travel magazine Global Traveler. An article published Tuesday (May 5), “Taiwan: A ...

Charlatan romps to victory in Arkansas Derby 1st division

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Charlatan romped in the first division of the Arkansas Derby, leading all the way to win a race pushed back three weeks to help fill a void when the Kentucky Derby was postpon...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle to take passengers on cruises through mountains near Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Tourist Shuttle will begin to take passengers on cruises through the mountainous terrain of Taichung City’s Dakeng, Xinshe, and Guguan districts in the second...

Sunday's Sports in Brief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins’ first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland B...

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

Bobby Mitchell, the speedy late 1950s and '60s NFL offensive star for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins, has died. He was 84. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Sunday nig...

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married f...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chin...

Fears of new virus trigger anti-China sentiment worldwide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese an...

Map of new Taipei MRT Circular Line now up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Monday (Jan. 20) uploaded the official new map for Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) which now includes the Circular Line, or ...

Chung Hsing University to light up tallest Christmas trees in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Christmas less than a week away, Huisun Forest Area (惠蓀林場), owned by National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Nantou county, is scheduled to light up the tallest nat...

Murakami holds rare public reading to mark debut anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — A monkey that confesses he steals women's identity cards, causing them to temporarily forget who they are, starred Tuesday as author Haruki Murakami marked 40 years since his debut as a n...

Taipei 228 Museum named as cultural asset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National 228 Memorial Museum and Taiwan's first radio broadcast station, "Taiwan Hōsō Kyōkai" (THK), were named as cultural assets in Taipei by the Burea...

Sarah Sanders eyes possible run for governor of Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is laying the groundwork for a possible run for governor of Arkansas in 2022. Sanders say she hasn’t made a ...

Rich in dramatic Catholic history, Nagasaki awaits the pope

NAGASAKI, Japan (AP) — It’s fitting that Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, the city where Christianity first took hold in the country and where nearly 500 years la...

Taiwan’s Hualien organizes hot spring tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has organized two, one-day hot spring-themed tours that will run from Nov. 22 to Dec. 21. They are part of the county’s 2...