Rogue tourists among 11 Vietnamese caught hiding in back of truck in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Some of the missing tourists were among the 11 illegal Vietnamese migrant workers found hiding in the back of a cargo truck on Thursday (Jan. 10), announced Taitung County Poli...

Taiwan's winter fruit makes inroads in Hong Kong market

Hong Kong, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan launched a promotional campaign to sell winter-harvested fruit such as jujube, guava, wax apples, oranges, pineapples, papaya, grapes, atemoya and honey apples in Hong ...

Meghan rushed through dark market on royal visit to Fiji

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex was rushed through her visit to an indoor market in Fiji's capital over apparent concerns about the location's security. Meghan on Wednesday v...

Exhausted truck driver crashes into Taipei furniture store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Early this morning (July 15) a truck exiting the Sun Yat-sen Freeway in Taipei fatally crashed into a furniture store. Police have ruled out that the driver, surna...

Pay a visit to Taipei’s Datun Borough for a leisurely walk and astounding nightscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Want to get away from the heatwaves and urban jungle? Why not visit the community used to be called the "Pineapple Mansion” community in Beitou District, Taipei for it...

Agriculture official urges consumers to seize fading chance to savor pineapples from southern Taiwan  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Sweet, juicy, nutritious, and flavorful pineapples from Tainan City in southwestern Taiwan can still be enjoyed at this time, but the season will be ending soon. A c...

Rumors of Taiwan pineapple embargo in China squashed 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fruit traders from Taiwan and China are dispelling recent rumors that China suddenly stopped importing Taiwan pineapples. China's customs website and Xiam...

Highlights at Taipei Expo Farmers Market for the rest of April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei Expo Farmers Market will be rolling out a series of events for the rest of April. The weekend of April 21-22 is the Yilan Organic Produce Weekend, and there will a...

Ghoulish gaffe: Philippine mall hangs ghost money for Lunar New Year decoration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Philippine mall has issued an apology after a photo surfaced of joss paper (金紙) being used for Lunar New Year decorations for a bazaar inside its grounds.  On Lu...

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine hidden in shipped pineapples

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese police say a joint operation resulted in the seizure of 745 kilograms (1,642 pounds) of cocaine, much of it allegedly concealed inside pineapples shipped...

Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a production studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small lux...

Taiwan, El Salvador to expand free trade with four more FTA-related resolutions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and El Salvador will expand their trading business having signed four more resolutions following the second annual Free Trade Agreement (FTA) meeting betw...

Nice pineapples: 'Apple-Pen' singer marries swimsuit model

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Youtube-viral Japanese star Piko Taro, the man who penned the hit song "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen," announced his fruitful marriage to the apple of his ey...

Pineapples from Thailand found laced with kidney-damaging chemical

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After receiving a complaint from a consumer about a packaged pineapple product imported from Thailand having an unnaturally sweet taste and strange texture, the Taipei Departme...

Getting to know Taiwan's favorite fruit hybrid: the atemoya

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A little bit crab apple, a little bit cherimoya, the ambitious atemoya hopes for soft power prowess and export success.  When the atemoya (鳳梨釋迦)  was fir...