Taiwan KMT candidate's wife spotted with NT$146,000 Louis Vuitton handbag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Chia-fen ( 李佳芬), wife of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), has been spotted multiple times carrying a luxury handbag valued at over NT$146,000,...

Trump’s US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year. The deal cutt...

New immigrant lunches to be introduced at New Taipei elementary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government's Department of Education launched the "International Cuisine Education Program" on Monday (Dec. 2), adding dishes from seven ...

Top Thanksgiving dinners in Taipei for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those who long to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner in Taipei this year, including turkey with all the fixings, Taiwan News has created a list of restaurants and hotels that...

Border agents seize 154 pounds of bologna at Texas crossing

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No baloney: U.S. border agents seized more than 150 pounds of bologna from a driver entering the country from Mexico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection say...

For 'Joy of Cooking' revision, editors mixed marriage, food

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine carefully testing several thousand recipes for a beloved cookbook. Then imagine coming up with 600 brand new ones. Now imagine doing all that in your home kitchen. Without a di...

China's consumer price index increase highest since 2012

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Bureau of Statistics of China on Saturday (Nov. 9) announced the country's Consumer Price Index (CPI) for October, with an unexpected annual growth rate o...

Swine fever: New Indonesian festival celebrates pigs

LAKE TOBA, Indonesia (AP) — Christian residents in Muslim-majority Indonesia's remote Lake Toba region have launched a new festival celebrating pigs that they say is a response to efforts to promote h...

Trudeau says China will resume pork and beef imports

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says China will resume imports of pork and beef from his country. The move comes almost five months after Beijing suspended all ...

Bourbon can make many foods better

If ever there was a season for bourbon, it's fall. The rich, round vanilla notes of a good bourbon complement our favorite autumn foods. That goes for meats, vegeta...

Immigration looms over contested Minnesota school referendum

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — When voters in this southwestern Minnesota town weigh nearly $34 million in new borrowing to expand schools filled to overflowing in recent years by an influx of immigrants, ...

Taiwan's No. 1 sandwich maker ranked 7th in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Liquid Bread Company (LBC) has been ranked first in Taiwan and seventh in Asia, according to the international travel website Big 7's "50 Best Sandwiches in A...

African swine fever threatens every country: OIE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — African swine fever will continue its expansion across Asia, with no country able to stay completely outside its reach, the head of the World Organization for Animal Healt...

S. Korean Chef introduces Taiwan's food on TV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korean chef and entertainer Baek Jong-won (白種元) visited Taiwan and introduced the island's traditional cuisine on an episode of his cooking series "Street F...

Taiwan agricultural exports to Singapore continue to increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The head of Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) announced good news for Taiwan’s agriculture industry on Tuesday (Oct. 22) with news tha...