6N: Title or no title, England has score to settle vs Scots

The Six Nations title might be out of reach for England at kickoff in the closing match of the tournament against Scotland at Twickenham. Doesn't mean Eddie Jones won't still be desp...

Dutch architect firm MVRDV reveals plan for produce market in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — MVRDV, the Dutch architecture firm that just announced its plan for the Twin Towers in Taipei last year, revealed its new project in Taiwan Wednesday, which is an open-air...

In Nigeria vote, armed vigilantes work to keep the peace

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — One by one the uniformed men carrying crude weapons and wearing traditional amulets materialized on the dark street in the northern Nigerian city of Yola. Then, ...

Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin is unveiling a new app that will let people use public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis seamlessly to travel through the German capital. The app pr...

Belgium to shut airspace for 24 hours due to strike

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's air traffic control authority says it is shutting down the country's airspace for 24 hours due to staffing uncertainties caused by a nationwide strike on Wednesday. ...

New student-developed app allows Taiwan commuters to access live traffic info

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A professor and three research students from National Chiao Tung University’s Information Engineering Department have produced a road safety app that updates drivers...

AP Explains: Why are France and Germany renewing their vows?

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany are poised to sign a treaty Tuesday renewing their friendship and pledging greater cooperation between their two nations. German Chanc...

Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throug...

The Latest: Zimbabwe military uses tear gas on protesters

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe demonstrations (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A Zimbabwean military helicopter has fired tear gas at demonstrators blo...

Tensions rise in Zimbabwe's capital after fuel price hikes

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Protesters have blocked roads in some parts in Zimbabwe's capital after the government more than doubled the price of gasoline. Police deployed in large numbe...

Israel security officials warn against investment from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The head of Israel’s domestic intelligence service and a former national security adviser separately warned against the growing Chinese investment presence in their countr...

Giving up gas: China's Shenzhen switches to electric taxis

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — One of China's major cities has reached an environmental milestone: an almost entirely electric-powered taxi fleet. The high-tech hub of Shenzhen in southern C...

Foreign driver flashes V sign, wife goes ballistic after car accident in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A foreign driver flashes the V sign and his wife allegedly assaults a witness after he plows into two scooter riders in northern Taiwan. On Thursday, a female member of the ...

Taiwan as Switzerland of the east

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – How does Taiwan become the Switzerland of the east? We must think about Taiwan and look at Switzerland’s small government, low taxes, optimal land use, safety, and h...

Disabled Venezuelans reach new heights through dance

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A stray bullet crushed Iraly Yanez's aspirations of becoming a professional dancer eight years ago as it ruptured two of her vertebrae and left her paraplegic. ...