AIT director in Taiwan: people should `think outside the box'

The de facto U.S. ambassador to Taiwan called on people to "think outside the box" and explore emerging technologies at the opening of the 2019 AIC Innovation Forum Wednesday in Taiwan. B...

First Asia-Pacific Wind Energy Expo held in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first Asia-Pacific Wind Energy Expo opened at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center on Wednesday, and will run through Friday, March 15. The Expo, which is reportedly the...

Taiwan President thanks US religious freedom ambassador for allyship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen thanked U.S. religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback for his allyship at a reception at the President’s Office on Monday, CNA reports. A...

Tsai attends opening of Taiwan's first self-driving car test site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen and former premier William Lai (賴清德) attended the opening ceremony of Taiwan’s first intelligent driving vehicle test center on Monday. The...

Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad. ...

600,000 visitors watch opening of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 600,000 visitors attended the opening night of the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday evening (Feb. 19). At 7 p.m. l...

Taiwan Lantern Festival lights up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) kicks off tonight (Feb. 19) and will last until March. 3 in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. At 7 p.m. tonight Taiwan Preside...

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. ...

Thailand and US launch annual Cobra Gold military exercise

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand and the United States have hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with 29 nations ...

2019 Taipei Lantern Festival to highlight light shows, performances, and carnival parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival, to be held from Saturday, Feb.16 through Sunday, Feb. 24, will be larger than the previous two years’ events, and local residents and fo...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2019. There are 325 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 19...

US champion Alysa Liu looking to future after hectic 2 weeks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alysa Liu has had a hectic couple of weeks since becoming the youngest national champion in U.S. figure skating history. The 13-year-old has been busy with int...

Come together: Super Bowl Sunday, the last stand of live TV

ATLANTA (AP) — Oh sure, there's plenty of evidence to support the soothsayers who are predicting the slow, inevitable death of live television. And there's plenty of proof to bolster...

Bank of Taiwan opens branch office in Manila, Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bank of Taiwan is continuing its expansion into Southeast Asian markets in accordance with the government’s Southbound Policy, in an effort to increase financial...

Most of 2021 Rugby League World Cup to be in north England

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The 2021 Rugby League World Cup will be staged almost entirely in its north England stronghold. Thanks to a grant of 25 million pounds ($33 million) from t...