Foreign residents can now use Taiwan's EasyCard Wallet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of last Friday (May 29), foreign residents of Taiwan can now use the EasyCard Wallet app on their phones. The digital payment app enables users to bind their EasyCar...

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms, flood threat for Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, bringing some flooding to Mexico's southern Gulf coast and threatening more deadly inundations farther inl...

Foreigners stranded in Taiwan by coronavirus allowed to extend visas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) has announced five conditions under which foreigners will be allowed to apply for a visa extension during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Taiwan’s stimulus voucher scheme to kick off July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Tuesday (June 2) that the stimulus vouchers aimed to boost Taiwan’s economy amid fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) wi...

Foreign ARC holders can also use Taiwan's stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to Taiwanese citizens, foreigners who hold Alien Residence Certificates (ARCs) will also be able to utilize stimulus vouchers, which the government will make a...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 30, the 151st day of 2020. There are 215 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 30, 1...

Trump's convention demand comes amid Charlotte virus surge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s demand for a full-capacity Republican convention in August is putting pressure on North Carolina health officials — and local Republicans — as coronavir...

Big art, small package: Tiny plays offered to stage at home

NEW YORK (AP) — The task facing playwright Tito Livas was intense: Write a new play in a few days that could be read alone or aloud with friends. Don't worry if it's too crazy. Oh, and make it 10 minu...

14 Taipei KTV hostess clubs open, IDs to go into city data cloud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed down for over a month, 14 KTV hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) have reopened in Taipei on the condition they follow epidemic prevention rules and...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 16, the 137th day of 2020. There are 229 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 16, 1...

UNLV graduate transfer Jonah Antonio headed to Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — UNLV graduate transfer Jonah Antonio says he will join Wake Forest. The 6-foot-5 guard announced his decision in a social-media post Thursday. ...

NFL awards 2 new grants in social justice initiative

The NFL has awarded two new grants and renewed seven others through its social justice platform Inspire Change. The new honorees are Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO, Inc...

Taiwan mulls opening trade links with HK as actor arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 12) announced that it is considering reopening economic and trade links with Hong Kong on the same day ...

Strangeness of the day: For Americans, an in-between moment

In coming years, when they write the narrative histories of the 2020 pandemic — those paperweight-level volumes that reconstruct these strange days in painstaking and vivid detail — the past week in A...

Virus restrictions reimposed amid patchwork re-openings

As coronavirus-induced economic pain grew around the world, some U.S. states moved forward Friday with plans to reopen their economies, while European countries held muted commemorations to mark the e...