Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport opens inspiring 1930s-style food court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has grown in size and scope to welcome more visitors every year, but the opening on Saturday (Dec. 14) of a multifunctional food court...

Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to vote on Mayan Train project

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of 84 municipalities in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are scheduled to vote this weekend on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's ambitious Mayan Train project. ...

Taiwan has welcomed record 11.11 million visitors so far in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A first-time visitor from South Korea has helped Taiwan achieve a record 11.11 million foreign tourists so far this year, the Tourism Bureau announced Friday (Dec. 13). ...

Algerians are choosing a new president in contentious poll

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Five candidates have their eyes on becoming the next president of Algeria — without a leader since April — as voting began in Thursday's contentious election boycotted by a mas...

Algeria election may bring new era or continued protests

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will define the contours of a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant f...

Singapore recommends Taiwan for Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Christmas just around the corner, a Singapore media outlet is recommending Taiwan as first choice for a Christmas and New Year vacation, citing as reasons convenient ...

Travel agencies suspected of smuggling 5,000 Chinese into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fake associations provided letters of invitation to 5,000 Chinese, helping them obtain travel documents for short visits to Taiwan, reports said Wednesday (December 11). ...

Rescuers describe horror of New Zealand's silent eruption

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn't hear it over the hum of the boat’s engines. She didn't turn around until her dad whacked her. The...

Taiwan could see see 11.79 million visitors by end of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of foreign visitors in Taiwan could break last year’s record of 11.06 million and reach 11.79 million by the end of 2019, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 11)...

New Zealand volcano vents steam, stymies recovery of bodies

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud Wednesday in an increase of geothermal activity that again delayed the recovery of victims' bodies from a deadly er...

Greek court rejects neighbors' bid against short-term rental

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court ruling upholding an apartment owner's right to exploit her property through short-term rentals despite strong objections from neighbors was hailed by a landlords' a...

SW Taiwan's Chiayi transforms into 'international wind music city'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indulge yourself and enjoy a multitude of wind music performances at the 2019 Chiayi City International Band Festival (CCIBF ) from Dec. 21 to Jan. 1. The first Chiayi ...

Cambodia dismayed over US sanctions for corruption, logging

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian government has expressed “strong dismay" over a U.S. Treasury decision to sanction two businessmen suspected of corruption and illegal logging. ...

Taiwan welcomes year's 2-millionth Japanese visitor

The number of Japanese tourists visiting Taiwan in a single year broke the 2 million mark for the first time Monday (Dec. 9), with the lucky 2-millionth arrival feted with various gifts from the Touri...

11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said on Tuesday 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been hospitalized after a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Th...