Faeroes to close for tourists due to maintenance

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Faeroe Islands, an 18-island archipelago midway between Iceland and Scotland, is closing for tourists for a weekend in April — unless they want to help locals keep the r...

AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Ahead of Sunday's 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things. BEST PICTURE ...

Blooming lupine flowers in Taipei’s Maokong beckon city dwellers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Spring is the season of new beginnings, and a time during which Taiwan becomes awash with the new bloom of colorful flowers. Travelers will be flocking to popular spots...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Swallow Grotto Trail is the most easily accessible trail in the world-famous Taroko Gorge of Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan. The Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Par...

At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis finds himself in spotlight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Davis isn't completely sure if he's going to play in Sunday's All-Star game. He doesn't know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season...

At All-Star Game, Anthony Davis finds himself in spotlight

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Davis isn't completely sure if he's going to play in Sunday's All-Star game. He doesn't know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season...

Tourists flock to Taiwan’s CKS Memorial Hall as cherry trees blossom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Groups of travelers continue to gather in the grounds of Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall to witness the bloom of Taipei’s cherry blossoms as the Lunar New Year holiday...

Pebble Beach only a US Open preview of the scenery

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Only four American courses have hosted a PGA Tour event and a major championship in the same year, a concept that USGA chief executive Mike Davis does not consider to be id...

Review: Farhadi channels Agatha Christie in Spanish thriller

There are few more seductive things to watch onscreen than a big, wine-soaked, multi-generational family wedding like the one that happens early in "Everybody Knows," Asghar Farhadi's new thriller set...

Taipei recommends Zhinan Scenic Area for LNY holiday getaway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wondering where to spend the Lunar New Year holiday? The Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of Taipei invites the public to visit the Zhinan Scenic Area (指南風景區) and get...

Australia envoy shares favorite aspects of Taiwan after hiking Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Australian envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, recently spoke with Taiwanese media about his experience in Taiwan and his fondness for the country. Cowan, who is a an avid...

Cherry blossoms in full bloom along Tawan’s Beiheng Highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Time is ripe for some cherry blossom viewing along Taiwan’s Beiheng Highway (北橫公路), an East-West highway connecting Taoyuan City and Yilan County in northern Taiwan,...

Taiwan Pavilion shines at a luxury travel exhibition in India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Pavilion was recognized with two awards at India’s leading trade show on business; meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE); and luxury tr...

Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau recommends visiting Aowanda during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those who haven’t decided where to go during the 9-day Lunar New Year holiday, Forestry Bureau’s Nantou Forest District Office recommends National Aowanda ...