East-West divide has left its mark in Berlin, 30 years on

BERLIN (AP) — Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital — divided for decades by bricks and barbed wire — has slowly grown back together. Few visible scars remain other than t...

Long-running coal plant on Navajo reservation nears its end

ALONG THE BLACK MESA AND LAKE POWELL RAILROAD, Ariz. (AP) — Ron Little nestles into a familiar seat aboard a train locomotive and slides the window open, leaning out to get a better view of dozens of ...

Long-running coal plant on Navajo reservation nears its end

ALONG THE BLACK MESA AND LAKE POWELL RAILROAD, Ariz. (AP) — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the American West will close before the year ends and others in the region are on track to shu...

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...

Californians struggle after latest blackout hits 1.5 million

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Californians on Wednesday found themselves facing winds, wildfires and darkness from yet another power outage that hit more than 1 million people. Frustrati...

Frustration rises amid another round of California blackouts

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, c...

First Eslite bookstore in Tokyo fuses Taiwan, Japan elements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first branch of the renowned Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite will open in Japan on Friday (Sept. 27). Located in Nihonbashi, the commercial district of Tokyo, the Esl...

Hong Kong protesters rally for support at British Consulate

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autono...

Skirmishes break out in Hong Kong mall amid counter rallies

HONG KONG (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Saturday between supporters of the ongoing protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong and supporters of the central government at a shopping mall in the s...

Tennis, musicals are latest events postponed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from more pro-democracy protests. K...

Taiwan temple’s floating lanterns are now environmentally friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To mark Ghost Festival, a century-old temple in eastern Taiwan has organized an environmentally-friendly lantern floating event. Xietian Temple (協天宮), Yuli Township, Hu...

Taiwan-themed train runs in Mumbai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A train decorated with a Taiwan theme is traveling around the western Indian city of Mumbai, marking the latest effort by Taiwan's Tourism Bureau to promote tourism on...

2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival poster revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has revealed the poster for the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which is designed around the theme of a fantasy forest. The event poster was d...

Giant Taiwanese lantern appears in Japan’s Aomori Nebuta Matsuri 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A giant Taiwanese lantern was included in the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, an annual festival in northeastern Japan, from Aug. 2 to 7 to promote tourism to Taiwan, the Central N...

10 terrifying taboos to dodge during Taiwan's Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ghost Month (鬼月), observed in the 7th month of the lunar calendar, is once again here, this year running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 29, and Taiwan News has created a list...