Taiwanese pedestrians should walk toward traffic: professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Research by a Taiwanese professor is reinforcing the government's policy of encouraging pedestrians to face traffic while walking down the street. According to rese...

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 ...

Landmark restaurant in Taipei's East District closes due to skyrocketing rent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular Cantonese restaurant in Taipei’s East District, The Sweet Dynasty, has closed its doors. The restaurant, which first opened nearly 16 years ago, is one of...

Video shows New Taipei buses actually stopping at zebra crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were shocked to see video footage released on Monday (Feb. 18) showing two buses in a row in New Taipei City deliberately stopping at a zebra crossing and ch...

Taipei mayor: Goal of designating Dihua St. as a pedestrian zone on Sundays is to make money

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Sunday (July 22) that the goal of designating the southern section of Dihua Street (迪化街) in the city’s historic Dadaocheng area as...

Alan Page exhibits slavery artifacts in time for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An iron collar that kept slaves in bondage. A branding iron that marked human beings as someone's property. A photograph of black babies captioned as "alligator bait." A fine china ...

Taipei’s Dihua Street goes car-free every Sunday in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday, the Taipei City Police Department announced that Taipei’s Dihua Street Section 1 would become a pedestrian zone every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in S...

AP PHOTOS: The Barcelona attacks, the grief that followed

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A week ago Thursday, a van mowed down people walking on Barcelona's famed Las Ramblas promenade, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others. A team o...

Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate mem...

The Latest: Trump condemns Barcelona attack, offers US help

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. reaction to the attack in Barcelona, Spain (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is condemning what Spanish autho...

Philippines travel site shows you 8 places in Taiwan that can heal heartbreak

Philippines lifestyle and travel website When In Manila.com recently published an article showing some of the places in Taiwan that are perfect cures for a broken heart, with Taipei 101 topping the ch...

Explosions, gunfire as Paris police raid apartment

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) -- Explosions and gunfire rang out early Wednesday as heavily armed police surrounded a suburban Paris apartment where suspects are holed up.A police official said officers ex...

The Latest: Police vans rush to scene in Paris suburb

PARIS (AP) -- The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):___6:27 a.m.Police vans and fire trucks are rushing to the scene of a SWAT team operation in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis ...

Drinking water fountains installed at Taipei night markets

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) The Taipei Water Department announced Tuesday that selected night markets and commercial quarters in Taipei will provide the public with drinking water directly from taps ...

Milan spiffs up for Expo 2015

MILAN (AP) -- Milan has been growing in altitude in preparation for Expo 2015 world's fair opening next Friday with the construction of a dozen new skyscrapers in recent years.City leaders hope a succ...