Review: James Arthur is buried in sadness in new weak album

James Arthur, "YOU" (Columbia) James Arthur's third album doesn't come with a warning sticker but it should: Do not attempt to listen to this record in one sitting, especially while ...

Last same-sex couple pulls out of mass military wedding in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The last same-sex couple still registered to take part in a mass military wedding ceremony in Taiwan has pulled out, possibly as a result of public pressure, reports said ...

Japan PM visits storm-hit areas, royal parade may be delayed

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting towns devasted by the deadly typhoon to meet residents to assess damage and their needs. Rescue and relief efforts for stra...

Saint Lucia celebrates 40 years of independence in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The Embassy of Saint Lucia in Taiwan has launched a series of cultural events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its independence. Saint Lucia, which has diplomatic re...

Some US states marking their first Indigenous Peoples' Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. F...

10-year-old dies after being ejected from festival ride

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died after plunging from an amusement park ride at a harvest festival in southern New Jersey over the weekend, authorities said. Troopers we...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the...

AP Explains: Columbus, once immigrant hero, now heel to some

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The image and story of Christopher Columbus, the 15th century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas, have changed in the U.S. over the decades. Columbus wa...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate to focus on preventing war: aide

Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) defense policy will focus on "preventing our adversary from making a decision to use force" if he is elected president, a defense advisor to the Kuomintang (KMT) presi...

'Not banned, not encouraged': Taiwan takes position on face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a controversial mask ban in Hong Kong was enacted by the local government as an emergency measure to help crack down on protesters, people in Taiwan have been anxiou...

In Taiwan, police scramble to explain ban on masks for protesters

Police authorities in Taiwan were busy Sunday trying to clarify a comment a day earlier suggesting that Taiwan would enforce an anti-mask law similar to the one being carried out in Hong Kong to deter...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2018. There are 86 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 19...

150,000 trainers flock to Pokémon Go Safari on Day 2, New Taipei rakes in NT$100 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 150,000 trainers descended on New Taipei City on Friday (Oct. 4), the second day of a four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, bringing in revenues of NT$100 mi...

Stocks climb as job report gives some solace after wild week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Friday after a report showed the U.S. jobs market is still growing enough for the unemployment rate to drop to a five-decade low, even though it’s slowing. ...

100,000 trainers crash server on first day of Pokémon Go Safari in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 100,000 Pokémon trainers reportedly flocked to New Taipei City on Thursday (Oct. 3) for the start of the four-day Pokémon GO Safari Zone event, crashi...