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France reshaped: Election emboldens Le Pen, undercuts Macron

PARIS (AP) — France faced an ecstatic Marine Le Pen on Monday after her party’s far-right candidates sent shockwaves through the political establishment and helped deny President Emmanuel Macron’s cen...

Preliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern ...

Small schools ride a lasting wave from March Madness upsets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The euphoric wave originates in a single seismic event, 40 minutes of unexpected excellence washing out brackets across a nation. A small school, around forever ye...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks southeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted central Taiwan at 8:38 a.m. this morning (March 24), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 6...

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southeast Taiwan early Wednesday morning (March 23) at 1:41 a.m., followed two minutes later by a magnitude 6.1 quake, according to the C...

3 more active faults found in Taiwan, raising total to 36

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid two major earthquakes on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 3-4), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Tuesday announced that three more active faults have been discovere...

Taipei MRT trains run at reduced speed after 6.0 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan on Monday evening (Jan. 3), with level 4 shock waves being registered in Taipei and New Taipei, the Taipei Rapid Tra...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

Update: 9:30 a.m. 01/04/2022 As of 9 p.m. on Monday, Taipei had received 31 reports of damage resulting from the quake, such as broken water pipes, fallen tiles, warped doorways, malfunctioning str...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan at 5:55 p.m. this evening (Nov. 24), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 8...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan at 10:25 a.m. this morning (Nov. 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Magnitude 5.3 quake among 3 to strike east Taiwan in 3 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 3:33 p.m. Friday afternoon (June 11), followed within three minutes by magnitude 4.0 and 4.9 temblors, according to the...

Rockslides, falling shelves reported after twin quakes strike eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Key highways in eastern Taiwan were hit by rockslides, and residents reported falling bookshelves after magnitude 5.8 and 6.2 earthquakes struck the region Sunday night (A...

Taiwan struck by magnitude 6.2, 5.8 earthquakes 3 minutes apart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — East Taiwan was struck by magnitude 6.2 and 5.8 earthquakes three minutes apart on Sunday evening (April 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The first e...

Opportunities for Taiwan in post-COVID world

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — If you had been told a year ago that a name likely to go down in the history of 2020 was Margaret Keenan, a 90-year old woman from Coventry in the United Kingdom, then ...

Clock is ticking on Trump comeback as early voting nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s getting late early. President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months ...