Brussels march mimics 'yellow jacket' France protests

BRUSSELS (AP) — Dozens of "yellow jackets" protesters angry about high taxes and living costs are causing traffic chaos in Brussels, as the movement that started in France two weeks ago gains traction...

Taiwanese clamber for Black Friday deals at Costco Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese waited in line with eager anticipation at Costcos across Taiwan as the membership-only, warehouse club holds its second annual Black Friday sale in Taiwan starting at...

Taiwan's test for scooter licenses becomes stricter on Nov. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The written test to obtain a driver's license for a scooter in Taiwan will include twice as many questions, while more time will be required for safety lectures, ...

Police say Copenhagen operation followed alleged threat

HELSINKI (AP) — Danish police say Friday's massive police operation around Copenhagen that caused traffic chaos was connected with an alleged threat on the lives of "specific individuals." ...

San Francisco's new transit terminal closes over beam crack

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The so-called "Grand Central of the West" is closed out of safety concerns after workers discovered a crack in a support beam of the $2 billion transit terminal that opened just l...

Authorities: Siblings angered over mom's death attack clinic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Authorities say two siblings set off explosions at a hospital in Peru's capital, injuring at least 35 people in an apparent act of vengeance over their mother's death. ...

Typhoon holiday timing causes havoc on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The start of the typhoon holiday in Taipei City at 4 p.m. Tuesday led to massive traffic chaos in the Taiwanese capital, with enormous crowds pouring into Mass Rapid Train...

The Latest: No injuries from London hotel fire yet reported

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a fire at London's Mandarin Hotel (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The volume of black smoke billowing from a fire at London's Mandarin Orie...

100 firefighters tackle blaze at London's Mandarin Oriental

LONDON (AP) — London Fire Brigade says about 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a luxury hotel. Video footage shows smoke billowing from the roof of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel...

Waffle woes: Fire erupts at factory making Belgian delicacy

BRUSSELS (AP) — A fierce fire at a waffle factory cloaked part of Brussels in dense black smoke, disrupted road and rail traffic and forced the evacuation of nearby factories and a school. ...

Trucks tangle traffic in Paris to protest holiday fair spat

PARIS (AP) — Carnival workers are creating traffic chaos in Paris to protest the city's ban on a popular Christmas fair on the iconic Champs-Elysees Avenue. The French road authority...

OBike brings traffic chaos to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – City and local government officials have taken turns in questioning the pros and cons of flexible bike rental services such as oBike. Officials have expressed their con...

Latest Italy transport strike sparks outrage, traffic chaos

ROME (AP) — Italians and tourists alike are struggling to get around as a nationwide transport strike has forced the cancellation of Alitalia flights, the closure of subway stations and the suspension...

Strikes strand tourists, travelers at Italy's airports

ROME (AP) — Tourists and travelers at airports across Italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers. Italy's fla...

Three things you might have to compromise in Taiwan from a foreigner’s perspectives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--An article published on Forbes’ website on Jan. 30 points out three rights locals and foreigners alike might have to give up in their everyday life in Taiwan—the righ...