Highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years lands in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar landed in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 9), marking the highest-level visit by a member of the Cabine...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misleads on mail ballots, virus vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of relentless attacks by President Donald Trump and his allies on mail-in voting for the November election, and truth took a beating at every turn. Fe...

Taiwan biodiversity database now second-largest in Asia: COA

A Taiwanese biodiversity database has compiled records of nearly 10 million wildlife sightings, making it the second-largest in Asia, with the vast majority of data coming from volunteers, according t...

Canadian held at Virginia immigration detention center dies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 72-year-old Canadian man has died while in custody at an immigration detention center in Virginia that was the site of the largest coronavirus outbreak at a U.S. immigration fac...

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Dise...

US lists Taiwan as low-risk after lifting global 'Do not Travel' advisory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. government has included Taiwan among a select list of low-risk destinations after lifting its global "Do Not Travel" advisory. Due to an improvement ...

Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for...

US health agency relaxes travel advice for several countries

NEW YORK (AP) — If Taiwan or Greenland is in your travel plans, U.S. public health officials say you can go ahead and pack your bags. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention o...

The Latest: NASCAR's Spencer Davis tests positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ NASCAR driver Spencer Davis says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will ...

Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternativ...

Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The post in question ...

US cruises are off through October after infections overseas

With new coronavirus clusters sprouting aboard ships overseas, the U.S. cruise industry is extending its suspension of operations through October. The Cruise Lines International Asso...

Novel bunyavirus re-emerges in China, kills seven

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A highly pathogenic, tick-borne novel bunyavirus has reportedly re-emerged in China, hospitalizing more than 60 people and killing seven. According to CNA, a 65-year-ol...

Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of unity to ...

US health chief to visit Taiwan, highest level trip since 1979

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will be leading a delegation to visit Taiwan, marking the highest-level visit by a U.S. official since 1979, according t...