SUV sends boy flying 100 meters to his death in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 12-year-old boy was hit with such force by an SUV trying to beat a red light in eastern Taiwan that he was sent flying 100 meters, taking the young student's life. At ...

New Taipei to ban smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops from Sep. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cigarette smoking will be forbidden starting Sep. 1 on the pedestrian arcades around convenience stores and coffee shops in New Taipei City, the city government announced ...

Van slams into New Year's revelers on busy street in Tokyo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ten minutes after midnight in Tokyo on Jan. 1 a van ploughed into pedestrians on a small street in the Shibuya Ward, injuring at least eight people. Japanese media repo...

Winners of Joensuu (Finland) City Challenge Innovation Competition Are Announced: Smart City Apps and Surfing among the Winners

JOENSUU, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2018--The winners of the innovation competition organised by the City of Joensuu, Finland have been chosen. Four solutions will be implemented in Joensuu cit...

The Latest: Police believe Shanghai crash was accidental

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle crash in Shanghai (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Shanghai police say a minivan crash downtown is believed to be an accident a...

Van carrying gas tanks plows into pedestrians in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) — A minivan has plowed into a busy pedestrian area in downtown Shanghai, hospitalizing 18 people. Local media reports say the vehicle was carrying six people and severa...

Las Vegas' overhauled Monte Carlo transforming into Park MGM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lifelike network of twisting tree roots emerges from the ceiling and branches out into the lobby featuring green, earthy accents, crystal chandeliers and soon, work from British Pop...

Taipei’s Dihua Street designated as a pedestrian area on a trial basis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the Section One of Dihua Street (from the intersection with Guisui Street to the intersection with Nanjing West R...

Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a pictures...

Protests calling for concrete no-nuke policy to take place on March 11 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A civil anti-nuclear organization in Taiwan announced Monday that protests will simultaneously take place in three cities in Taiwan on March 11 to call on the government to lay o...

Gunman kills 3 in Finland; police say no political motive

HELSINKI (AP) — A gunman in Finland killed a local town councilor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting in a small town's nightlife district, police said Sunday. A local man was detained ...

Ximending faces risk of losing local features

Taipei, Feb. 12 (CNA) Ximending, a popular shopping district for young people in western Taipei, is gradually losing its local color as some of its best-known businesses are being driven out by soarin...

Over 80 Taiwan, China dancers put on flash mob performance at Ximen

Taipei, Nov. 11 (CNA) Fifty Chinese ballet dancers and 30 local arts students put on a surprise show for early shoppers Tuesday at Taipei's bustling Ximending pedestrian area. The members of th...

Busy pedestrian zone at World Trade Center widened

NEW YORK (AP) -- The most congested pedestrian area by the World Trade Center has been expanded.World Trade Center construction chief Steven Plate on Monday cut the yellow tape that stretched the publ...

Naples, green and clean, now bike-friendly

NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- Luca Simeone rides his bike along the sunny beachfront of Naples while his little daughter sleeps on the baby seat.It may sound ordinary, but this simple act is revolutionary. Th...