US city Fort Lauderdale designates July 25 as Taiwan Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Officials in Fort Lauderdale, Florida announced Thursday that July 25 would be designated as "Taiwan Day," as both sides seek to boost bilateral ties. At an e...

US city mayor pledges to strengthen ties with township in Taiwan's Pingtung

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The mayor of Sunny Isles Beach in Florida pledged Friday to continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Pingtung County's Hengchun Township, which established sister ties...

Virginia fire department to help sister city in Ghana

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville, Virginia, is sending surplus firefighting gear to its sister city in Ghana. The Daily Progress reports that later this summer, two city f...

US-China trade tension benefits Taiwan's industries: Taoyuan Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon meeting with city government officials in Los Angeles, where he made his first stop in the United States, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said his city has so...

Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leade...

Albuquerque airport to get air service to Guadalajara

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque International Sunport is finally getting an international flight after nine years. Volaris, Mexico's largest low-cost carrier, announced Frid...

Most municipal workers resign in Utah polygamous sect town

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The new mayor of a mostly polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border is finishing off a complete overhaul of municipal staff and boards after mass resignations when she took offi...

Turkey to donate mosque to Taipei: Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On his upcoming trip to Europe, the donation of a mosque by the Turkish government to Taipei City would be one of the topics for discussion, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Thu...

Judge spares police in polygamous towns, orders monitoring

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government's bid to dismantle the police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border has been rejected by a judge as too drastic and expensive. ...

Judge denies bid to disband polygamous towns' police agency

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected a bid to disband a shared police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border as a punishment for discriminating against people who aren't member...

What foreign students can teach host families about America

DENVER (AP) — It was Miaofan Chen's first trip away from her native China. At lunch with us in Denver, she looked so bemused that I had to ask: "Is this the first time you've had a hamburger?" ...

2 New Mexico cities make donations to African sister cities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico cities are donating emergency response equipment to their sister cities in Africa. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says New Mexico's largest c...

2017 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival to feature daily fireworks, light and dancing fountain shows

Taipei (Taiwan News)--The 2017 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival, which is to last two weeks beginning on Jan. 30, will feature daily fireworks displays, light and dancing fountain shows as well as the flags...

A secret flower viewing spot in Yilan - Leawood Bridge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The winter in Northern Taiwan is always cold and wet, but surprisingly sea of flowers can still be seen in Yilan. The sea of cosmos blossom near Yilan's Leawood Bri...

Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

TOKYO (AP) — Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — ...