Taiwanese nutritionist says mooncakes pack 1,000 calories, same as double whopper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Mid-Autumn Festival is rapidly approaching and mooncakes will soon be in abundance, a Taiwanese nutritionist is advocating eating the pastries in moderation since they p...

Wanted in Taiwan village: staff to scare monkeys away from pineapples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A village in Taitung County is advertising a unique job opportunity: walk around town to chase monkeys away from the pineapple fields. The village of Yanping has been p...

Eating pineapple clears up eye floaters: Taiwanese study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A recent study carried out in Taiwan and published in the April edition of The Journal of American Science, has found eating pineapple regularly can significantly reduce eye fl...

Free Economic Zones: How to ruin a good idea by focusing on China

Thanks to Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT)-centric media, the news agenda is once again being driven by the ramblings of KMT-darling Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜). His hair-brained scheme to create a “free...

IS claims 3 militants who blew selves up in Sri Lanka raid

AMPARA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Catholics on Sunday awoke preparing to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of mil...

Kaohsiung college students reenact Han 'selling Taiwan' to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Students at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSUSU) performed a skit this morning, reenacting what they called Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) "selling of Taiwan&qu...

Cocaine found in pineapples, figurines at Georgia ports

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal agents have announced the seizure of millions of dollars of cocaine hidden in pineapples and decorative figurines at two different Georgia ports of entry. ...

'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate...

Taipei Metro issues Year of the Pig one-day passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Lunar New Year less than two weeks away, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has issued a pair of commemorative tickets for the Year of the Pig of the Chinese...

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, surname Ts...

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 city’...