Container Starbucks cafe in Taiwan’s Hualien County to open Sep 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— A highly touted special Starbucks café will open at “Hui-Lan” Bay (洄瀾灣) in  Ji'an Township, Hualien County on Sep 26, featuring container a...

Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The broadly smiling North and South Korean leaders embrace each other as cheering Pyongyang residents wave fake flowers. The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride toge...

Steve McQueen to create portrait of London schoolchildren

LONDON (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen is planning an ambitious project to take a portrait of every third-year pupil in London — tens of thousands in all. The "12...

Confucius supports southern Taiwan’s history and culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legendary philosopher Confucius (孔子) has been recruited by the Tainan County Government (臺南市政府) to promote the region as a tourist destination and to encourage deeper unde...

Taiwanese company wins gold at 2018 Green World Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese hair product manufacturer dedicated to promoting a green lifestyle and creating products made from only environmentally friendly ingredients has been reco...

New immigrants in Changhua, Taiwan to celebrate mid-autumn festival with moon cake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Changhua County Government held a DIY moon cake event on Sept. 16. The event was held at Changhua County Stadium to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on Sept...

Photo of the Day: Tough commute in Hong Kong after Mangkhut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Typhoon Mangkhut hammered Hong Kong on Sunday, photos of the devastation have started to emerge and in this case, netizens have made light of the daunting task the a...

Taiwan Ambassador claims Vatican-China deal will not alter diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Vatican appears to be approaching a deal with Beijing that would allow the communist party to select and approve Catholic bishops in China, Taiwan worries what impa...

AP PHOTOS: Morocco cracks down on migrants heading to Spain

TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants escaping poverty and violence in their home countries are fleeing to forests to escape police raids in the northern Moroccan port city of Tang...

German Institute in Taipei demands hair salon owner take down 'Nazi swastikas'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news reports that a hair salon in Hsinchu is using a logo that resembles a Nazi swastika and after repeated private requests to take the symbols down, the G...

Taiwan team runs Berlin Marathon in fancy costumes promoting brands of excellence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The 2018 Berlin Marathon saw a new record set by Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge, while a group of Taiwanese runners dazzled on the track with eye-catching elements that promo...

North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a...

Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooded rivers from Florence's drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monda...

Woman slashed in chest with a box cutter at Taipei MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A woman suddenly slashed another woman's chest with a box cutter inside the MRT Taipei Main Station last night (Sept. 17). At 6:48 last night, surveillance video reveale...

AP PHOTOS: Cars, homes appear adrift in flooded streets

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — From above, many North Carolina neighborhoods look like lakes and rivers. Nothing has stopped the water from flowing in Florence's wake — cars, houses, trees, ...