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Review: 'Last Night in Soho' squanders a smashing premise

Who knew that digging the Kinks could be so dangerous? “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” (an album good enough to die for, truth be told) is one of the records t...

Taiwan police pick up ‘evil landlady’ after prison no-show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police picked up “evil landlady” Chang Shu-ching (張淑晶) in New Taipei City on Wednesday (Oct. 20) evening after she failed to show up in the morning to start an...

Taiwan's 'Evil Landlady' sentenced to over 9 years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chang Shu-ching (張淑晶), who has been dubbed "Evil Landlady" by local media outlets for swindling numerous tenants over the years, has been sentenced by a high cou...

Blake Bailey's 880-page Philip Roth bio to arrive in April

NEW YORK (AP) — In the Fall 2012, as the willing subject of one of the most anticipated literary biographies in recent memory, Philip Roth joked that he had surrendered power over his own life to auth...

Taiwan to ban rent hikes during tenants' lease term

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To prevent unreasonable rent hikes and associated fees, Taiwan's authorities have drafted a law to protect monthly and daily tenants during their lease terms. The ...

Cute DIY costumes spotted at Tianmu Halloween Festival in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Tianmu Halloween Festival on Oct. 26 saw a plethora of kids wearing cute, creative costumes with a wide variety of themes, such as horror film villains, cartoon c...

German far right cancels election party after venue threats

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party is canceling a planned election-night party in Berlin after staff at the venue received threats from political rivals. In a ...

Victim blaming: Landlord evicts woman for being 'too beautiful' after rape attempt in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After fighting off an attempt by a stranger to rape her, a woman found herself being evicted because her landlord allegedly blamed her for causing "trouble" because s...

In Honduras, most returnees from caravan hope to try again

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Metropolitan Grand Central bus terminal in this city where the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico originated more than three weeks ago is a place of crossing ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 07

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Rat causes stampede on Taipei MRT during rush hour, Taiwan's 'Evil Landlady' sentenced to 8 years and 2 months, MECO laments Philip...

Taiwan’s ‘Evil Landlady’ sentenced to 8 years and 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chang Shu-ching (張淑晶), dubbed the “evil landlady” by Taiwanese media for swindling tenants over the years, was sentenced to eight years and two months in priso...

Taiwan is a cyclist's paradise: Lonely Planet writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview with CNA, lifetime cyclist Joshua Samuel Brown (葉家喜), author of four books on Taiwan including two Taiwan guidebooks for Lonely Planet describes his passi...

New Taipei apartment owner begs public not to rent from 'Evil Landlady'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The owner of an apartment in New Taipei City's Banqiao District posted a notice on social media pleading with the public to not rent her flat from the notorious Chang Shu-c...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - November 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included 'Evil Landlady' ordered to pay millions for AC repairman's death, Taiwanese fishing boat spots 2 Hawaii women lost at sea, law passed...

Taiwanese kids stole the show this Halloween

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Halloween in Taiwan has been celebrated with much enthusiasm and excitement and every year Taiwanese kids as well as adults dress to impress the crowds. This year was no differ...