Hetmyer and Cottrell lead West Indies to win over England

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Shimron Hetmyer and Sheldon Cottrell played the starring roles as West Indies beat England by 26 runs to level the five-match series of one-day internationals 1-1 on Friday...

SAfrica wins toss and bats; Sri Lanka chases historic win

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat in the second and final test on Thursday as Sri Lanka chases an historic series win. ...

Xi may restrict Chinese tourism abroad to protect forex reserves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An editorial by Nikkei asserts that in order to prop up the Chinese Yuan, China may begin to strengthen restrictions on capital outflow and even travel by tourists abroad, pote...

England pulls off record ODI chase vs West Indies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Jason Roy and Joe Root hit centuries to power England to its record one-day run chase on Wednesday, seeing off the West Indies by six wickets after weathering a barrage of ...

Six-language service available at Taipei Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Six-language service is now available via the mobile tourist service stations at the 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival, Taipei Department of Information and Tourism (TPEDOIT), ...

Faeroes to close for tourists due to maintenance

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Faeroe Islands, an 18-island archipelago midway between Iceland and Scotland, is closing for tourists for a weekend in April — unless they want to help locals keep the r...

China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries

BEIJING (AP) — China is keeping foreign travelers out of Tibet during sensitive political anniversaries. Travel agencies contacted Wednesday said foreign tourists would not be allowe...

600,000 visitors watch opening of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 600,000 visitors attended the opening night of the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday evening (Feb. 19). At 7 p.m. l...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

Taiwan Lantern Festival lights up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) kicks off tonight (Feb. 19) and will last until March. 3 in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. At 7 p.m. tonight Taiwan Preside...

Ancient site linked to Caesar's murder to open to public

ROME (AP) — A complex of ancient temples in Rome that are linked to the scene of Julius Caesar's murder will be opened to the public. The below-street-level temple ruins at Largo Arg...

Brazil's #metoo moment: Spiritual guru accused of sex abuse

ABADIANIA, Brazil (AP) — For over 40 years, spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria drew people from all over the world to this small city in central Brazil, offering treatment for everything from dep...

Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off tomorrow (Feb. 19) and will last until March. 3 in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County. This year's Taiwan Lantern Festiva...

It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter. They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy, facing down the hosti...

Column: Stiffing your caddie is never a good look

Matt Kuchar could have avoided a lot of damage by keeping his wallet open and his mouth closed. Like many of golf's entitled multimillionaires, though, he simply didn't have a clue. ...