Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival under moonlight at the first organic farm in East Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's East Rift Valley National Scenic Area Management Office announced on Sept. 4 that it is going to hold a two-day camping activity to celebrate the arrival of t...

Taiwan President Tsai spends big on mochi in Hualien market 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first stop of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) media tour around Hualien was the market this morning to buy mochi from Amis Mochi (阿美麻糬).  The Pres...

Trump's time, Democrats' grumbles, Melania's white pantsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scenes from the Capitol on a night of pomp, pageantry and politics for the State of the Union address: ___ It wasn't the longest State of the Unio...

OhBear leads an organic farm tour in Western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s tourism goodwill ambassador OhBear turned himself into a tour guide in celebration of his birthday and invited his fans to different places in northern Taiwan to...

Taipei kicks off city-sponsored singles events in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A total of six singles events will take place between May 20 and October 15 this year, and application for the first session started on Tuesday, Taipei’s Department of Civi...

Swedish cows in a great moooo-d as summer pastures open

DROTTNINGHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Despite a cold wind and chilling temperatures, spring has come to Sweden. At least, spring for the milk cows. In an annual event that warms hearts across...

From Ferrari speedster to Opel's SUV: Geneva's hottest rides

GENEVA (AP) — A Ferrari with the speed, power and roar of a racecar. An urban sport-utility for regular folks that Opel hopes will help it return to profit. A rugged but upscale Mercedes-Benz pickup t...

USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced Wednesday by the Agriculture Department. The rule ...

Agency promoting farm products on the Internet

Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) A total of NT$6 million (US$180,582) worth of products from small farms in Taitung County, eastern Taiwan, have been sold on the Internet in the past few months, according to the...

Carnival announces ports of call for planned Cuba cruise

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carnival's proposed cruises to Cuba will include two colonial cities outside Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, in addition to the Cuban capital, the cruise company said Wednesd...

Nun who kissed Elvis helps answer abbey's prayers

BETHLEHEM, Connecticut (AP) -- Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped save an abbey.The former starlet who walked away...

Take a break from holiday feasts by visiting an organic farm

Kaohsiung, Feb. 21 (CNA) Younglin Organic Farm (??????) is one of few places in Taiwan to offer fresh organic produce grown without pesticides, providing visitors with dishes that are a healthy alt...

US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Mi...

Review: Eco-terrorism grips in 'Night Moves'

In Kelly Reichardt's spare, eco-terrorist thriller, the two spurts of violence that disturb the placid pine forests of the Pacific Northwest are each hazy with fog. One is a misty nighttime bombing of...