Taiwanese, Vietnamese suffer smoke inhalation injuries from fire in Taichung dorm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a fire broke out at a migrant worker dormitory in Taichung City early on Sunday morning (Nov. 10), 14 Taiwanese and Vietnamese required medical treatment due to smok...

Sense of empathy, kindness floats over 'Sesame Street' set

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something circular about Matt Vogel's career, which is perfectly appropriate for the star of an educational children's show. As a boy, he watched Big Bird on ...

Three bike tours available in E Taiwan's Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung County Government works with a travel agency to organize annual bike tours and while most of this year’s tours are now full, there are three multiple-day tou...

Scandal of absent Ghosn hangs over Nissan at Tokyo auto show

TOKYO (AP) — Overshadowing the futuristic technology on display at this year's Tokyo Motor Show is the downfall of Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn was arrested in Novemb...

Temporary Nanmen market opens for business in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A makeshift market will open on Thursday (Oct. 17) as planned after Nanmen Market in Taipei closed for reconstruction on Oct. 7, CNA reported on Wednesday. The original...

Electric scooter sales in Taiwan soon to reach annual goal of 100,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of electric scooters sold in Taiwan is expected to reach the annual goal of 100,000 units in the coming days. According to the latest data from the Industria...

Open house event at Tainan Air Base in S. Taiwan on Oct. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will hold an open house event at the Tainan airbase from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 19), according to a press release ...

Uber to acquire food delivery service Cornershop

Ride-hailing service Uber is acquiring Cornershop as it tries to gain a foothold in the Latin American grocery delivery business. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ...

Valentino channels powerful simplicity in Paris show

PARIS (AP) — A less-is-more philosophy at Valentino had celebrity guests, including American singer Camila Cabello and model Naomi Campbell, vigorously applauding. Meanwhile, Thom Br...

1,572 electric scooter users set new world record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A flash mob of electric scooters set a new Guinness World Records on Sunday (Sept. 29) for the largest electric scooter procession after crossing Taipei Bridge, which link...

Berlin police: In 3 months of e-scooters, 74 accidents

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say in the three months since popular electric scooters have been allowed in the German capital, they've seen 74 accidents, 65 cases of drunken driving and 233 traffic viol...

Pro-Han vendor threatens police with knife at rally in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a rally to shore up flagging support for itinerant mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), a pro-Han vendor threatened police when they asked her to...

Taiwan’s CPC to shut down 38 Gogoro battery-swap stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – State-run oil concern CPC Corporation, Taiwan will shut down 38 facilities where users of Gogoro electric scooters can swap batteries due to the end of a contract, reports...

Taoyuan's Zhongli District has worst acid rain in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taoyuan's Zhongli District has the dubious distinction of having recorded the highest level of acid rain in Taiwan last year. The average pH value of the rain in Zhongli...

New Taipei to begin charging for using parking spaces for electric vehicles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei City will begin to charge for using public parking spaces for electric cars and scooters on Sept. 1, the city’s Transportation Department said on Tuesday ...