Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend. The U.S. National Weath...

Tropical Storm Wutip gaining strength, not yet a threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Wutip, a rare cyclone for February, has continued to gain strength in the Western Pacific and could soon become a typhoon, but forecasters do not currently belie...

Intensifying tropical storm bearing down on Pacific islands

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia and could threaten the U.S. territory of Guam in the coming days. The U.S. National W...

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat is demanding that Germany relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to the oil-rich kingdom. Ger...

Tropical Storm Wutip could become typhoon tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Wutip (蝴蝶), the second tropical storm of the year, is expected to reach typhoon strength before passing to the south of Guam tomorrow (Feb. 21), but its future i...

Old British Consulate in Taiwan's Kaohsiung a remnant of a lost era

Perched on top of a hill overlooking Sizihwan in Kaohsiung, the former residence of the British Consulate established during the Qing Dynasty in 1879 is Taiwan's oldest remaining mansion of Wester...

Retired diplomat tapped as Taiwan’s new deputy representative to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Deputy Representative Kuo Chung-shi (郭仲熙) of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan has been appointed the Secretary General of the...

Tropical depression 'Butterfly' forming east of the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has reported that a potential typhoon may be forming just east of the Philippines, with a possible northward trajectory. The depression...

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport warns of 4-hour delays during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport warned Saturday that delays of up to four hours were possible during the February 2-10 Lunar New Year holiday as each day would see an avera...

2018 was 5th hottest year in Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As balmy temperatures continue through the winter, Taiwan saw the fifth hottest year in recorded history in 2018, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). On a Faceboo...

Oil Tanker explodes near Hong Kong, one dead, three missing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An oil tanker transporting petrochemical products to Hong Kong exploded around mid-day Tuesday, Jan. 8, killing at least one crew member with three more still missing. ...

Plum blossom season set to begin in Taiwan's Taitung

Following a period of constant rainfall and cool temperatures, plum trees in the southeastern Taiwan county of Taitung are expected to come into full bloom after Jan. 5, said local farmer He Jie-chen ...

Photo of the Day: Giant Taiwan red cypress discovered in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a survey of forests in the Dapu Mountain area, the Taitung Forest District rangers discovered over 100 Taiwan red cypress (chamaecyparis formosensis) trees well over 1,0...

Taiwan donates US$500,000 to Indonesia for tsunami relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will donate US$500,000 (NT$15.4 million) to Indonesia, following the catastrophic tsunami which stuck the Sunda Strait on Dec. 22, reported CNA. The Ministry of ...

Hsinchu retains title of Taiwan's happiest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hsinchu retained the title of Taiwan's happiest city for the third year in a row, according to a survey released yesterday. The survey, implemented jointly by Economic Da...