Taipei MRT to offer up to 30% monthly discount on fares Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Mass Transit (MRT) system is set to launch a new fare scheme so that frequent riders can receive a discount of up to 30 percent per month, beginning Feb. 1. ...

Thai court to rule on case linking opposition to Illuminati

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court says it will rule on a sedition complaint that claims a popular opposition political party is linked to the Illuminati, which conspiracy theorists say se...

Money talks: Hong Kong protesters weaponizing spending power

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong protesters formed a line, patiently waiting their turn to buy sweet milk and tea drinks from a store that advertised ardent support for their cause with a banner declari...

Supporters of embattled Thai opposition party hold big rally

BANGKOK (AP) — Several thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution rallied Saturday in the nation's capital in one of the largest political demons...

Video sparks fears Hong Kong protesters being loaded on train to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video that surfaced on Monday (Nov. 18) appearing to show Hong Kong protesters being loaded onto a train near the border with China has sparked fears online that they ar...

Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters on Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with mi...

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters shoot arrows at police

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Police say protesters shot an arrow at officers patrolling near Hong Kong Pol...

Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, more violence

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents are enduring a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions as protesters closed some major arteries and rail networks while police skirmished with mi...

Anti-sex trafficking effort launched for Miami Super Bowl

MIAMI (AP) — Major events that draw tens of thousands of people such as the Super Bowl have become hubs for sex trafficking, which Miami officials said Wednesday that they are determined to snuff out ...

Internet ban next for Hong Kong protesters?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After banning face masks, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) condemned pro-democracy protesters in a five-minute video released on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 5). ...

144 flights canceled at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport as Typhoon Mitag nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Mitag bears down on northern Taiwan, 144 flights have been canceled at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for this evening (Sept. 30). At 1:15 p.m. tod...

City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms...

The Latest: North Carolina hurricane warnings lifted

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Hurricane Dorian continues to churn off the North Carolina coast, but it's headi...

Public transportation greener than Tesla: Singaporean minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Singapore’s Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, on Wednesday (Aug. 21) said that taking public transportation is a better solution to clim...

Support for Hong Kong protests blamed for sackings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the forced resignation of Rupert Hogg, CEO of Cathay Pacific, it is claimed there have been a number of high-profile sackings and resignations to individuals sup...