Taiwan's Hualien County suddenly announces office, school closures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although seven other counties and cities had already announced office and school closures on Sunday evening (Sept. 29) in anticipation of Typhoon Mitag's arrival, Hual...

Typhoon land warning expanded to 12 Taiwan counties, cities as Mitag nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has expanded its sea and land warnings to 12 counties and cities in Taiwan as Tropical Storm Mitag has intensified into a typhoon, and its...

Breaking News! Work, classes canceled in 5 Kaohsiung districts due to torrential rains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Work and classes have been canceled in five districts as of noon today (Aug. 15) in Kaohsiung as torrential rain is causing treacherous conditions. As heavy rains continue t...

8 cities, counties in Taiwan cancel work, classes for Typhoon Lekima today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan this morning, eight cities and counties have announced that they are halting work and classes today (Aug. 9). As of...

Breaking News: Taipei and north Taiwan to close down for Typhoon Lekima Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan were the first to announce the closure of schools and offices for Friday (August 9) as Typhoon Lekima was racing toward the norther...

The Latest: More school, office closures due to Midwest cold

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a major snowstorm and frigid weather in the Midwest (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Another day of dangerously cold weather in the Midwest...

Flooding in Tainan forces evacuation of almost 1,000 residents

Almost 1,000 people in Tainan were evacuated Friday as torrential rain from a slow-moving tropical depression caused flooding across the city, the local government said. The rain, which has been do...

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-Gener...

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 criticism...

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 massive wea...

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...