Taiwan to investigate Hong Kong newspaper over ‘fake news’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday it would investigate a reporter for Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao (大公報) newspaper after it wrongly alleged that President Tsai I...

Police find body of German tourist in Australian Outback

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Police say the body of a 62-year-old German tourist has been was found beneath a tree in the searing heat of the central Australia Outback eight days after she was reported mi...

Rallies call for release of detained immigration activist

BOSTON (AP) — Rallies at federal immigration offices across the country Wednesday called for the release of Eduardo Samaniego, an immigration activist from Massachusetts facing deportation. ...

AP Explains: Who are al-Shabab attackers of Kenya hotel?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has targeted Kenya with several devastating...

Small business revenues fall as govt shutdown persists

NEW YORK (AP) — Baked by Yael isn't getting its usual flow of customers who stop in after visiting the nearby National Zoo; the popular Washington, D.C., tourist spot remains closed by the government ...

Investigation begun after foreigner charged NT$400 for bag of fruit at Taipei night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City Government has launched an investigation after a foreigner was allegedly overcharged for fruit in the city's famous Shilin Night Market. After a well-kno...

Nude Vietnamese tourist caught hiding in closet during raid on S. Taiwan brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Vietnamese woman, who came to Taiwan as a tourist but has been working in the sex trade, was caught hiding in a brothel wardrobe raided by police in southern Taiwan's Tai...

2 French policemen go on trial accused of raping tourist

PARIS (AP) — Two anti-gang French policemen are going on trial on charges of gang-raping a Canadian tourist at Paris police headquarters. The officers, both members of the BRI force,...

Taiwan's longest suspension bridge free of charge during plum flower festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s longest suspension bridge, located at Jiabanshan Park (角板山公園) in Taoyuan’s Fuxing District, will be free of charge during the Jiaobanshan Plum Blossom...

Rogue tourists among 11 Vietnamese caught hiding in back of truck in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Some of the missing tourists were among the 11 illegal Vietnamese migrant workers found hiding in the back of a cargo truck on Thursday (Jan. 10), announced Taitung County Poli...

Former military outpost Matsu emerges as Taiwan tourist hotspot

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- When Taiwan’s outlying Matsu islands were under military administration, they were closed to outsiders and 90 percent of their residents were soldiers. The rugged archip...

Foreign tourists to be granted easier access to Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tibetan government has announced it will boost foreign tourists by fifty percent and cut down waiting times by half, Reuters reports. Notoriously difficult to gain ...

Iraq closes camps for displaced, pushes families into peril

BZEIBIZ, Iraq (AP) — It was a cold and gusty day in December when the army came to the Bzeibiz camp and told families displaced by the war against the Islamic State group that it was time to go home. ...

Southernmost Taiwan cape named one of most welcoming places in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — Eluanbi Cape (鵝鑾鼻) in Pingtung County (屏東縣) was named one of the friendliest travel destinations in 2018 by Booking.com. Digital travel platform Booking.com released its ann...

Newly completed boardwalk along scenic coastal forests in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A newly completed boardwalk that goes along a natural coastal wetland on the north side of Shuang-Chun Coastal Recreational Area (雙春濱海遊憩區) in Tainan City’s Beimen Di...