Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. ...

Male Libras, Snakes most likely to win Taiwan lottery jackpots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Males born under the western zodiac sign of Libra or in the lunar year of the Snake appear to have the best shot at winning the Taiwan Power Lottery (威力彩) and Grand Lottery (大樂...

Prague's fabled astronomical clock returns in former beauty

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague's fabled astronomical clock is returning to the Czech capital's picturesque Old Town Square after a complex repair operation restored the medieval landmark to its former glory. ...

Taboos to avoid during Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks 15th and last day of the Lunar New Year festivities, the first full moon of the new year, and an auspicious day in which lanter...

Taiwanese astrologer gives predictions for Year of the Dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with Apple Daily, Taiwanese astrologer Chan Wei-chung (詹惟中) predicts that the coming Year of the Dog in the lunisolar calendar will see more shotgun weddings, r...

Advice for Chinese zodiac signs in 2018

As we head into the final stretch of the Year of the Rooster, towards the Year of the Dog, Taiwan News has prepared a bit of wisdom for each sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Though there is still some t...

Find hand-made jewelries inspired by planets, zodiac signs at Taipei IN Style

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Jewelry enthusiasts should not miss Agaric Garden's booth at Taipei IN Style which showcases an array of brass accessories, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, b...

Top star signs employers like to hire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What are the determining factors for employers to decide whether he or she wants to hire an employee after a job interview? It turns out your zodiac sign matters during a job s...

What should you know about the Year of the Rooster?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Happy Lunar New Year and welcome to the Year of the Rooster! Expect a question from your friends why rooster, but do you know how to answer? Here we did a little research about ...

Secrets of a Big Apple Greeter: Tips for first-timers in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — As a native New Yorker, a licensed city tour guide and a volunteer Big Apple Greeter, I've answered lots of questions from tourists over the years. Among them: "Is it safe to drink the...

DPP courts youth with a horoscope movie

With only 25 days away from the voting day, the Democratic Progressive Party Youth Department Tuesday released a “horoscope” movie on the Internet, urging young people to travel home to vote in the up...

Ma shares his impressions of Chinese leader

Taipei, Nov. 8 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (???) said he sees Chinese President Xi Jinping (???) as a leader sometimes quick in making decisions after their first meeting and dinner together. ...