Austronesian Forum HQ to be inaugurated in Palau in September: Taiwan official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Icyang Parod, minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP), said on Monday (April 22) that the headquarters of the Austronesian Forum, an organization initiated by ...

Group: Americas saw greatest deterioration of press freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Americas saw the greatest deterioration in press freedom of any part of the world during the last year, a press advocacy group said Thursday. The 2019 World Pre...

In the heart of Paris, watching a symbol of France burn

PARIS (AP) — I started running toward the source of the yellow smoke without knowing what it was — only that it was coming from the island in the middle of the Seine at the heart of so much of Paris' ...

Taliban announce launch of spring offensive amid peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have announced the start of their spring offensive even as they talk peace with the United States and prepare for a significant gathering to find an end to the pr...

MOFA releases film featuring Taiwan-trained Solomon Islands doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) released a short film on Tuesday (April 9) promoting Taiwan as a significant contributor to global public health with a story about ...

Taiwan ramping up efforts to recruit foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is intensifying its efforts to attract foreign English teachers in anticipation of greatly increased demand as the government continues to strive to reach the goals set ...

Taiwanese foreign language cram school ANL suddenly shuts its doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Only some of the students and teachers at the Taiwanese foreign language cram school ANL (艾而歐語) received a message on the social media app LINE on Friday (March 29) that the co...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 29 - April 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The warmer weather and recent sunny skies make for the perfect opportunity for outdoor adventures in and around Taipei, and as such, the Taipei City Government has listed ...

Indigenous groups in Brazil protest health care changes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Indigenous groups across Brazil are protesting a proposal to transfer indigenous health services from the federal government to municipalities. Hundreds of demo...

Google Doodle honors 'Taiwan's wandering writer' San Mao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On March 26, Google Doodle honored the Taiwanese writer San Mao (三毛) with an illustrated image above the search bar on their home page. San Mao is a celebrated travel writer...

Can Pete Buttigieg turn his 'buzz' into a viable 2020 bid?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is riding in the back of a rented minivan to his last event of the day in South Carolina, munching on cold french fries and critiqu...

South Taipei Fun Carnival 2019 arrives in April featuring a Taipei walking tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual South Taipei Fun Carnival arrives on April 4 and features a wealth of activities over the course of three days to introduce tourists to and reacquaint residents...

W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91

HONOLULU (AP) — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past...

Brexit uncertainty a constant worry for Brits in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Across Brussels, British residents are waking up. The first thing midwife Jo Everatt does is to check websites for Brexit updates. Lobbyist Brian O'Riordan scans two newspapers. Europe...

Chinese tourist berates Singaporean man for not speaking fluent Mandarin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Tweet posted on Tuesday (March 12) by a 22-year-old Singaporean man, quickly went viral after he described being berated by a Chinese tourist for not being able to speak Mand...