‘Little Jiuzhaigou in Northern Taiwan’ is worth a visit  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – If a place is nicknamed "Little Jiuzhaigou in Northern Taiwan," it says a lot about the scenery of this place. Hubao Lake (虎豹潭), which literally means "Tige...

Peter Simon, Martha's Vineyard photographer, dies at 71

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — Peter Simon, a longtime photographer on Martha's Vineyard, has died at the age of 71. Family friend Mirabai Bush says Simon died Sunday of cardiac arrest at ...

Experts look ways to curb deaths as fires get more severe

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better ...

As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better ...

Taipei National Palace Museum may stay open during renovations in 2020: Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The director of the Taipei branch of the National Palace Museum (NPM) today announced that the museum is likely to stay open while renovations are carried out beginning in...

Taipei National Palace Museum to close its doors for 3 years in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s National Palace Museum will close for three years in 2020, KMT legislator Ko Chih-en (柯志恩) announced today. The museum is to undergo a complete renovatio...

Group in Keelung, Taiwan fosters pride in city’s distinct history, culture

KEELUNG (Taiwan Today) -- In August 2014, a group of young cultural preservation enthusiasts launched a campaign to spruce up a long-abandoned mansion overlooking Keelung City on Taiwan’s northe...

Venezuela's vanishing red bird gets a coffee pick-me-up

CARAYACA, Venezuela (AP) — Images of a tiny red bird that barely fills the palm of one's hand appear everywhere in Venezuela — printed on money, labels of craft beer bottles and the cover of children'...

Taiwan releases new aerial documentary promoting Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A film titled “Our Taichung” (咱的台中) debuted Oct. 30, providing a peek into the beauty of the city in middle Taiwan from a bird’s eye view, as part of Tai...

Film promoting eastern Taiwan awarded at film festival in Portugal 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A short film promoting the beauty of the eastern Taiwan won the Best Asian Film award at a tourism film festival in Portugal on Oct. 26, according to Taiwan’s T...

Forestry Bureau promotes four choice hiking trails at Taiwan Outdoor Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will be promoting four hiking trails in four areas across Taiwan, touting them as “choice trails rich in natural resources and indigeno...

Military intelligence offers career path in today's Russia

LOYGA, Russia (AP) — "First time here?" the conductor on the train that stops at the logging outpost of Loyga asks some departing passengers. "My condolences — there isn't even cell phone connection."...

Florentijn Hoffman returns to Taiwan with new exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, creator of the Rubber Duck seen around Taiwan back in 2013 and the Moon rabbit, which succumbed to a fire disaster in 2014, returned to Tai...

Taiwan’s Jiufen, Yeliu make top 10 most check-in locations in Asia published by KLOOK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's northeastern coast which includes some of the most well-known tourist spots - Jiufen, Shifen, and Yeliu, was named in the list of top 10 most check-in locatio...

Review: Phoenix and Reilly excel as 'The Sisters Brothers'

Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly might not be obvious picks to play brothers, but French director Jacques Audiard made an inspired choice by casting them as such in "The Sisters Brothers ." ...