75 years later, D-Day veteran still feels the pull of duty

LONDON (AP) — George Skipper was in a hurry. Having overslept, the D-Day veteran gunned his mobility scooter across the quad at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the tail of his scarlet co...

German whiskey booming as micro distilleries keep popping up

SCHLEPZIG, Germany (AP) — Bastian Heuser swirls the snifter of deep amber whiskey before taking a sip, noting its sweet caramel flavor that soon opens up with hints of spices, nuts and dried fruits. ...

2 French police officers convicted in tourist's gang rape

PARIS (AP) — The Paris public prosecutor's office says two French policemen have been convicted of gang rape in a jury trial from a Canadian tourist's report of being assaulted at the French capital's...

James Ingram, Grammy-winning R&B singer, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) — James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died. He was 66. ...

Death in the final minutes of WWI highlighted folly of war

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — With the clock ticking down to mere seconds in a four-year conflict that had already killed millions, the folly of death and destruction in World War I became ever mor...

Taiwan bartender named world champion in global Glenfiddich cocktail competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bartender Johnny Tsai (蔡懷之) of Tainan’s TCRC and chef Yu Lee (李豫) of NINAO Gelato have been crowned World’s Most Experimental Bartenders in an annual competiti...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Craft Beers

Taiwan does not really have much of a traditional drinking culture. Most socializing is done over food, and when alcoholic drinks are taken, favored tipples tend to be Kaoliang (高粱酒), whisky, or the s...

'Rolls Royce' of whisky fetches record $1 million at auction

One of the world's most in-demand whiskies has been auctioned off in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the buyer shelling out a record-breaking £848,750 ($1.1 million/€957,800) for the distille...

Kavalan Whisky introduces the first Taiwanese craft gin to the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s award winning Kavalan Whisky, based in Yilan County, has just announced a new addition to its line of fine spirits, a Taiwan inspired gin. Kavalan Gin, c...

'No deal' Brexit means bad news for ferrets, airlines and Scotch

With six months to go before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union and no divorce deal in sight, the British government released another set of notices on Monday advising people on how...

US, China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

BEIJING (AP) — China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other's goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying b...

Japanese companies plan to build moon colonies

In December, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to send astronauts back to the moon as an initial step towards further exploration of the solar system. The intention is to have Earth'...

40% of Taiwanese women have had 'unprotected one-night stands': Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the traditional Asian holiday Qixi (七夕) nears on Aug. 17, a survey by a dating app has found that 40 percent of Taiwanese female respondents have engaged in unprotected sex ...

Regent Taipei & Regent Galleria presents “The Gentlemen’s Lounge”

This summer, not only can kids enjoy a dedicated play-zone, Regent Taipei has created an European-inspired Gentlemen’s Lounge at B2 Regent Galleria catering to fathers this Father’s Day ho...

Global whiskey industry leaders unite to denounce tariffs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top global whiskey associations put aside their marketplace competition Thursday to show a united front in denouncing tariffs and urging world leaders to end their disputes befo...