Protesters in face masks march against Belgrade's smog

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of people have rallied in Serbia's capital to protest the heavy pollution that has gripped Belgrade in recent days. Many participants in Friday's pr...

Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

PARIS (AP) — Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. The Leonard...

New street protests in France amid pension strikes

PARIS (AP) — Opponents of President Emmanuel Macron's proposed overhaul of France's pension system marched in Paris and other French cities Thursday, the latest round of street protests against the go...

Commission investigating Florida high school massacre sued

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Student and civil rights groups are suing the commission investigating the 2018 Florida high school massacre, saying it illegally adjourned a recent meeting before the pub...

Taiwan's forest recreational areas open during holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National forest recreation areas will be open during the seven-day Lunar New Year holiday, Forest Bureau said in a news release on Monday (Jan. 13) — apart from some...

California eyes climate bond to prepare for disasters

SACRAMENTO, CAlif. (AP) — In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the next climate-fueled catastrophe hits. ...

Lupine flowers begin to bloom in Taipei’s Maokong

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — Lupine flowers have begun to emerge in Taipei’s Maokong area, making the plots of land covered with their yellow blooms look like sponge cakes, Taipei’s Geotech...

Shuttle service linking Tainan and Kaohsiung airport to begin in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan City government announced on Thursday (Dec. 26) that a new shuttle bus service connecting the southern city with Kaohsiung International Airport will be inaugur...

Autonomous city buses to hit Taipei roads in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government is planning on launching autonomous city buses next year to help satisfy public transportation needs for passengers after midnight, according to...

Greece: Advisory body votes to move antiquities for subway

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Central Archaeological Council ruled Thursday that a section of an ancient Roman road in the northern city of Thessaloniki should be removed to make way for constr...

Phoenix raises airport fees for Uber, Lyft despite threats

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council agreed Wednesday to raise fees charged to ride-hailing companies at the airport, even as Uber and Lyft threatened to stop curbside operations over the increase....

Easy Wallet to arrive in Taiwan in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EasyCard announced on Monday (Dec. 16) that its Easy Wallet will to be available to customers in Taiwan starting from January. The company is currently allowing 500 cus...

Central Europe mayors against populism sign free cities pact

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The mayors of four Central European capitals signed a “free cities” pact Monday, pledging to cooperate on issues ranging from environmental protection to urban planning and pu...

France: 8th day of pension strikes cripple train travel

PARIS (AP) — Paris commuters crammed into the city's only two working Metro lines as labor strikes over pension reforms crippled France's train services for an eighth day. Tensions f...

Taiwan's plan for light railway across Tamsui River moves ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A study on a light railway (LRT) linking Tamsui to New Taipei City's Bali District received the green light from the Ministry of Transportation on Wednesday (Dec.11). ...