Kids' postcards blanket Alpine glacier in eco-friendly stunt

ALETSCH GLACIER, Switzerland (AP) — Kids across the world expressed concerns about global warming by joining forces to create what organizers say is the world's biggest postcard on a glacier in the Sw...

Man arrested for stealing 868 pairs of women's shoes in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man has been arrested for stealing 868 pairs of women's shoes from more than 33 victims over the course of five years in the northern Taiwan city of Keelung, reporte...

Taiwanese company Foxconn may face obstacles in Wisconsin under new Governor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the recent U.S. elections, the new Governor of Wisconsin, a Democrat, may have set his sights on undermining the state’s agreement with the Foxconn Corpor...

Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words "This Is the Enemy." Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recyclin...

Philippine President Duterte: free trip to Hong Kong for drug lord killers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced monetary awards and a free trip to Hong Kong for police officers that kill drug-trafficking bosses. The president sai...

Washington city ends gun sales by police after AP probe

SEATTLE (AP) — The city council in Spokane, Washington, has passed an ordinance prohibiting police from selling confiscated firearms, citing an Associated Press investigation that found that some guns...

Havana fights trash problem ahead of 500th anniversary

HAVANA (AP) — Luxury hotels are rising fast along the Prado, the tree-lined colonial boulevard that is home to many of Havana's best-known architectural masterworks. Yet within sight...

Photo of the Day: 'Proof that Aliens have landed in Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American-Canadian marketing manager took this photo of Agora Garden Tower (陶朱隱園) in Taipei's Xinyi District looking highly futuristic and a bit alien.  ...

Taiwanese conservationists are 'so passionate:' Jane Goodall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World renowned primatologist and anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall is currently on a short tour of Taiwan, where she sat down with Taiwan News on Oct. 31 to discuss conservat...

Taiwan authorities to start banning single-use plastic straws from July 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is planning to introduce new regulations to curb plastic use in certain places next year. Many places across Taiwan will be barred from providing custome...

Taipei named 35th most attractive city in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei was listed no. 35 in this year’s Global Power City Index (GPCI), making it the 35th most attractive city in the world according to the report. The GPCI is ...

The circular economy: a solution to climate change woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the 2018 International Conference on Integrated and Innovative Solutions for a Circular Economy in Taipei today, several specialists offered their expertise o...

Unlicensed driver who killed 3 in Taipei locked up after nobody pays bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The young unlicensed driver who killed three people when a road race went wrong was ordered detained Saturday morning as nobody had turned up to pay his bail set at NT$150,000 (...

Illegal racer shows no remorse after killing 3 in yesterday's crash in Taipei 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An unlicensed driver who smashed his car into a Taipei sidewalk killing three people last night, showed no remorse for his actions and bragged about being in a gang.  T...

West Texas an 'extraction colony' as oil, gas exports surge

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Drilling booms have come and gone in this oil town for nearly a century. But the frenzy gripping it now is different. Overwhelming. Drilling rigs tower over suburban backyards. T...