UNESCO warns historic Beirut buildings at risk of collapse

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations’ cultural agency said Thursday it will lead the international campaign for the recovery and restoration of Beirut's heritage, citing local officials who said that arou...

Cambodia: Foreign money leaves trail of ghost towns

Ngeth Both guards one of the many newly built high-rise condominiums in Koh Pich, a luxury district in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Both's job is quiet most days. There is almost no traffic i...

Lockdown and racism go hand in hand in Catalonia

Lleida, the capital city of the Segria region — 180 kilometers (111 miles) east of Barcelona — finds itself in a "wartime mode" again as a new lockdown takes hold. Last Saturday...

US church faces neglect allegations after Haiti child deaths

KENSCOFF, Haiti (AP) — For a limestone mantel from the Waldorf Astoria, the church that owns the Olde Good Things antique stores asks for $8,500. But for the death of each child in a...

Photo of the Day: 'Memory' of old Taiwanese homes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese artist working in the U.S. painted this nostalgic scene of old homes in Taiwan on Jan. 29. The painter, Ruby Wang (@rubywangart), a 28-year-old Taiwanese co...

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...

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling Parliament

LONDON (AP) — For some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could easily befall the Houses o...

Culinary delights found along the Charlevoix Flavor Trail

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — Danielle Ricard was walking through the woods not far from the shore of the St. Lawrence River when her husband, Jean-Pierre, kicked a patch of mushrooms. It led to an epipha...

Deadly mazes: Paris architecture complicate fire rescues

PARIS (AP) — The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from window ledges eight stories above bare concrete. ...

Toucheng Old Street in Taiwan a new Instagram-worthy spot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Toucheng Old Street (頭城老街) in Yilan County has regained its glamour with a number of Instagrammable spots thanks to a renaissance project by the local government. B...

Mountain-Sea Bike Trail in eastern Taiwan mixes exceptional beauty with contemporary art

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mountain-Sea Bike Trail which circumnavigates Taitung City offers superb views of the mountains and ocean, as well as a tour of some of the region’s most innovat...

Deadly fire leveled a California town in less than a day

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Not a single resident of Paradise — population 27,000 — could be seen anywhere in town Friday, the day after most of them fled the burning Northern California community that ma...

Poroshenko’s promises, Merkel’s disappointment

The German chancellor's visit to Kyiv can safely be filed under the heading of "reliable diplomacy.” Since early 2016, when Angela Merkel committed Germany to long-term engagement with ...

Dadaocheng ranked 3rd most loved tourist attraction in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dadaocheng (大稻埕), the historic district of Taipei recently injected with new life, clinched the 3rd spot in the rankings of the most loved tourist attractions for internat...

Construction Aggregates Market in the US 2018-2022 | Non-building Segment Dominates the Global Market | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--According to the latest market research report released by Technavio, the construction aggregates market in the US is expected to register a CAGR of almost 3% du...