Live music jazzes up revitalized rail station in Taitung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- As evening falls, the sounds of pop, rock and folk fill an outdoor space next to the decommissioned railway station in Taitung City. Tiehua Music Village is one of the most un...

A look at Americans who have been detained in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it is expelling American Bruce Byron Lowrance after he slipped unlawfully into the police state known for its anti-U.S. fervor. He is belie...

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Manhattan's Rockefeller Cente...

Breckenridge, Colorado, removing divisive giant wooden troll

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The town of Breckenridge in central Colorado is removing an art piece of a troll that has become a tourist attraction but also rankled nearby residents. Th...

Taiwan’s Taichung Railway Cultural Park to feature rail-themed hotel, steam locomotive exhibit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the completion of railway track elevation for Taichung Railway Station, a cultural park will be created at the site celebrating the railway culture of the city in cen...

Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota water officials say a company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an und...

US adds new sanctions on Cuba tourist attractions

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump Administration is adding new names to a list of Cuban tourist attractions that Americans are barred from visiting. The 26 names range from the new five-star I...

New tourist hotspot in Taiwan's Taoyuan: new Sikou suspension bridge  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The longest suspension bridge in Taiwan, located in the Fuxing District, Taiwan, has become Taoyuan City’s new tourist hotspot since its inauguration in January 2...

Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy...

Jordan convicts 10 for 2016 castle attack claimed by IS

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's state security court has sentenced 10 defendants to prison, with terms ranging from three years to life, for their role in an Islamic State group attack on a popular tour...

Transatlantic budget flying gets a reality check

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — For those hoping for ever cheaper fares on long-haul flights, this month's takeover of Icelandic airline Wow is not good news. The struggling airline, which...

Taipei National Palace Museum may stay open during renovations in 2020: Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The director of the Taipei branch of the National Palace Museum (NPM) today announced that the museum is likely to stay open while renovations are carried out beginning in...

YouTuber launches new series 'Traveling Taiwan' for students of Mandarin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A YouTuber who has dedicated her channel to creating instructional videos for students learning Mandarin has announced a new series this week that will explore the culture...

Night markets are Taiwan's top tourist destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Night markets have become Taiwan’s top tourist attraction due to the changing nature of visitors to Taiwan, according to the Tourism Bureau's Planning Division c...

Mexico to hold another referendum, this time on new train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect says he will hold another public referendum later this month on his proposal for a railway to connect the main tourist attractions across the Yucatan penins...