Cities, counties across northern Taiwan announce closures this afternoon for Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a land warning was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) for Super Typhoon Maria at 11:30 p.m. last night and as the eye of the storm is just 620 kilometers east of Yil...

Taitung and Pingtung counties announce school, office closings

Taipei, Aug. 21 -- Taitung and Pingtung counties in southern Taiwan will close schools and offices on Tuesday in anticipation of heavy rain from Tropical Storm Hato, according to the Directorate-...

Taipei and Tainan Mayors apologize for typhoon day miscues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) apologized to Taipei citizens for having a "fake" typhoon day off on Sunday while Tainan's mayor received intense...

Office and school closures across Taiwan due to rain today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the torrential rains which began to strike Taiwan yesterday, several cities and counties in Taiwan have announced school and office closures for today as the massiv...

Stuck: London commuters face stress in subway strike

LONDON (AP) — Millions of commuters are facing delays and frustration as a strike by London Underground station staff shuts down much of the city's subway network. Several central Lo...

Rush-hour misery looms as London Tube workers start strike

LONDON (AP) — London Underground station staff have begun a 24-hour strike that looks set to shut down much of the subway network for the morning rush hour. The walkout began at 6 p....

London commuters face woe as talks to avert Tube strike fail

LONDON (AP) — A subway strike is set to disrupt the start of the workweek for millions of London commuters after talks between management and a main union broke down. London Undergro...

Official: Employers can’t force you to work during typhoon closure

As Typhoon Megi approaches, most local governments have announced school and office closures for Tuesday. The labor department reminded employers not to force employees to attend work during typhoon d...

Local chiefs apologize for sending children into danger (Video)

As Typhoon Megi is taking dead aim at Taiwan, most local governments announced a full-day school and office closures for Tuesday, except Yunlin County, Chiayi County/City, Tainan City, and Kaohsiung C...

3 counties announce school, office closures for Thursday afternoon

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Three counties in Taiwan have announced school and office closures for Thursday late afternoon or evening in anticipation of inclement weather due to Super Typhoon Nepartak. ...

Heavy rain hits southern Taiwan; evacuations in Kaohsiung

Heavy rain over the past few days has caused damage in several parts of the country, with southern Taiwan bearing the brunt, local government officials reported Monday. Kaohsiung City gover...

Typhoon day or not? That is the question

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Except for Kaohsiung, Tainan, Pingtung County and Taitung County, local governments around the island announced that government agencies, schools and public utilities would b...

School, office closures a hard decision to make

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Whether or not to close schools and offices as a typhoon approaches can be a difficult decision for local governments to make, as they found out on Monday. Taipei, New Ta...

School and office closures announced for Tuesday

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Several municipalities in Taiwan have announced full or partial closures of schools and offices on Tuesday as Typhoon Dujuan sweeps across the country. Taipei, New Taipei...

Typhoon causes headaches for people returning from east, south(update)

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Traffic disruption involving flight delays and closures on the nation's railways and highways in mountainous areas due to approaching Typhoon Dujuan were affecting people in ...