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...

Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles a success of Chiayi's old building rejuvenation effort

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Chiayi City announced on July 25 that the Ministry of Culture will launch the "Private Old Buildings Preservation and Rejuvenation Plan...

Taipei’s Nanxi District owes its tourist appeal to its fusion of old and new, artsy air

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Characterized by its fusion of fashion vibes and elements evoking nostalgic memories and humanistic traits, Taipei's Nanxi (南西) Commercial District is poised to become...

Neat places to visit in Daxi in Taiwan’s northern city of Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—I made a visit to Daxi in Taiwan’s northern city of Taoyuan last month but felt that I hadn’t fully explored this lovely town, so I went there again on Tuesday (...