Australia and Taiwan share common values: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s top envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, said that Australia and Taiwan share common values and a deepening relationship during an event in Taipei on Jan. 23, re...

Confederate flag from S. Carolina Statehouse put on display

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The last Confederate flag to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse has quietly been put on display at a museum. Confederate Relic Room Executive Director Allen R...

Taipei’s Lin An-Tai Historical House celebrates New Year with exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei’s most famous traditional residence, the Lin An-Tai Historical House, is holding a traditional painting exhibition, featuring auspicious symbols such as dragons, p...

Tribute restaurant for Taiwan's Teresa Teng opens in China's capital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A museum-cum-restaurant in Beijing has become a permanent tribute to Taiwan’s premiere pop star Teresa Teng. The New York Times reports the shrine is a multi-stor...

Taipei issues NT$199 pass for Children Amusement Park and two museums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City is issuing a NT$199 pass that allows pass holders to visit the Taipei Children Amusement Park (TCAP), the National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC), and...

Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture

PARIS (AP) — Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a ludic couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobat...

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What ...

Iraq says goodbye to its beloved archaeologist al-Gailani

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is mourning the loss of a beloved archaeologist who helped rebuild her country's leading museum in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion in 2003. Lamia al-Gailani, w...

Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion, dies at 80

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi archaeologist, who lent her expertise to rebuild the collection at the National Museum after it was looted in 2003, has died. Lamia al-Gailani was a devotee o...

Holocaust victims buried after remains found in UK museum

LONDON (AP) — The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims have been buried at a Jewish cemetery after spending years in storage at a British museum. The Imperial War Museum fou...

Pope puts Sistine choir under aide's eye after scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has put a close aide in charge of the Sistine Chapel Choir following a funding scandal. The Vatican said Saturday that the all-male ensemble, believe...

Shutdown hits home for Trump; he lives in government housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is hitting home for President Donald Trump in a very personal way. He lives in government-run housing, after all. Just 21 of the rou...

Mothers of April: Relatives of the slain unite in Nicaragua

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The two mothers walked shoulder-to-shoulder ahead of a casket in the northern Nicaraguan city of Esteli, wailing in shared grief at the killings of their sons during a wave of anti-...

Patriarch of Wood Brothers Racing team Glen Wood dies at 93

Glen Wood, the patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has died after a long illness in Stuart, Virginia. He was 93. ...

Descendant of 1860s British consul visits Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A fifth-generation descendant of British consul Robert Swinhoe on Thursday visited the building in Kaohsiung where his forefather lived and worked in the 1860s. During the vi...