Thursday, August 21, 2014
A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.
Famed Iranian poet Simin Behbahani, who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in her homeland, died Tuesday at the age of 87.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Director Luc Besson yesterday praised the Taiwanese cast and crew members who contributed to his action thriller “Lucy,” saying everyone worked together like a cohesive football team when the film was shot in Taipei last year.
Internationally renowned restaurant chain Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐) said Tuesday it does not have any plans to open an eatery in Paris, despite film director Luc Besson saying earlier that day that he hopes the dumpling house will set up shop in his hometown.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer said Tuesday.
After several twists and turns, American singer songwriter Mariah Carey will perform in Taiwan in late October as part of her Asia tour.
One hand clinging to his boat's gunwale, Harun Muhammad submerges himself, eyes and ears wide open underwater as he “listens” for fish sounds emanating from the blue depths.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday attended the premier of famed French writer-director Luc Besson's “Lucy,” a film that was partially shot in Taipei featuring local backdrops and actors.
Director Luc Besson's new action thriller “Lucy” is not the first major Hollywood production to shoot in Taiwan, but it is the first one where Taiwan plays a major part in the storyline.
A movie based on the true story of a Taiwanese Air Force fighter jet pilot and his visually impaired wife will be released in Taiwan in October, the producers said Monday.