2019 Tainan May Jam to take place at Hutoupi in SW Taiwan on May 4 - 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Tainan May Jam will take place at Hutoupi Scenic Area (虎頭埤風景區) in Sinhua (新化), Tainan City from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 4 – 5, and there will be 30 bands ...

Shifen Historic Trail, one of Taiwan’s oldest hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shifen Historic Trail, the first stretch of the Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails (淡蘭古道), connects Keelung’s Nuan Nuan with Shifen in New Taipei City. One of the old...

A Catholic town at the center of Sri Lanka's deadly attacks

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The seaside Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo has long been called "Little Rome," a reference to its many churches and its place at the center of the country's small Catholi...

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years to complete a major renovation. Officials say they are keeping a caref...

Taiwan ex-premier Lai insists on DPP primary despite Tsai’s call for unity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to calls by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for cooperation entailing his dropping out of the presidential race, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) reiterated his f...

Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to patron grocery store during strike

BOSTON (AP) — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep ro...

Enjoy mesmerizing beauty of Taiwan’s Shikongzi Historic Trail near Shifen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Most people know Shifen in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, because it’s a tourist hotspot famous for trains passing through its quaint street and sky lanterns rising fr...

Israeli police detain Jewish suspects with sacrificial goats

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they detained four suspects involved in an attempt to smuggle two baby goats into Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site for a ritual sacrifice. Pol...

'If we stick together, we have power': Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen in a message on her Facebook page posted on Wednesday (April 17) reminded citizens that “if we stick together, we have power.” The me...

Morocco is a trove of Jewish history if you know where to go

NEW YORK (AP) — With its mountains and desert, beach resorts and Berber villages, Morocco is a feast for travelers of all kinds, including those who want to explore the kingdom's deep Jewish roots. ...

Lightning strikes Acropolis in Greece, 4 lightly injured

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials say four people have been lightly injured after lightning struck the Acropolis in Athens during a rainstorm. A culture ministry official told Th...

Foxconn tycoon weighs advice from sea goddess Matsu over bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) said today that he will definitely follow the instructions given to him in a dream by the sea goddess Matsu (媽祖) to come out and do...

Tourist mecca Notre Dame also revered as place of worship

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The soaring beauty of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral as it echoed with Gregorian chants so moved French poet Paul Claudel on Christmas Day 1886 that the avowed atheist converted to Ca...

Cosby's insurer settles LA accuser's suit before deposition

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's insurance company has settled another lawsuit filed by a female accuser a week before the imprisoned comedian was set to give a deposition in the case, prompting Cosby...

What was lost, what was saved from the Notre Dame fire?

PARIS (AP) — More than simply an iconic cathedral and jewel of Gothic architecture, Notre Dame was a treasure trove, housing priceless and irreplaceable marvels of immense religious, artistic, musical...