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Global shares' rise broadly cheered by US earnings, rally

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares gained Friday as investors cheered a strong set of earnings from retailers that has sent U.S. shares higher. European shares rose in early trading, while ...

How Vietnam's economy benefits from China's pandemic policy

Vietnam was one of the few countries whose economy grew during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. This was due to early and rigorous action by the government and a zero-COVID strategy that kept case nu...

WHO: COVID-19 cases mostly drop, except for the Americas

LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World Health Organization said. In its latest weekly assessment ...

Soros says Ukraine may be start of World War Three

DAVOS, May 24 (Reuters) - Billionaire financier George Soros said on Tuesday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine may have been the beginning of World War Three so the best way to preserve free civil...

Taiwan kept COVID below 15,000 cases for all 2021. Now it has 80,000 a day, testing its 'new model'

TAIPEI, May 24 (Reuters) - Billed a COVID-19 success story as its economy boomed through the pandemic, Taiwan is now battling a record wave of infections as it eases restrictions that had kept outbrea...

Alleged leaked audio reveals Chinese commanders planning mobilization for war with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Audio that was allegedly leaked from a top-secret meeting of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) reveals commanders holding a meeting to begin mobilization efforts to p...

Another Chinese Super League setback as Chongqing withdraws

Unable to pay players and staff, Chongqing Liangjiang withdrew from the Chinese Super League just over a week before the start of delayed season in yet another setback for the domestic soccer scene. ...

Asia stocks restrained as U.S. futures retreat

SYDNEY, May 24 (Reuters) - Asian shares got off to a sluggish start on Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street was soured by an early slide in U.S. stock futures, while the euro was near one-month highs ...

Shanghai reopens some public transport, still on high COVID alert

Shanghai reopened a small part of the world's longest subway system on Sunday after some lines had been closed for almost two months, as the city paves the way for a more complete lifting of its p...

Cold comfort awaits a springtime Davos

Is Davos without the cold and snow still Davos? We are about to find out. For those accustomed to coming together in January to "improve the state of the world," the World Economic Forum'...

Is Taiwan learning to live with COVID?

Taiwan has witnessed a surge in domestic COVID-19 cases since it began to abandon its "zero-COVID" strategy last month. On Thursday the island reported over 90,000 local cases in a day for t...

WHO: Omicron makes China's 'zero-COVID' policy unsustainable

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said China’s extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, but...

Students protest, discontent grows over China's COVID policy

BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend p...

Shanghai says lockdown to ease as virus spread mostly ends

BEIJING (AP) — Most of Shanghai has stopped the spread of the coronavirus in the community and fewer than 1 million people remain under strict lockdown, authorities said Monday, as the city moves towa...

Taiwan’s Computex an in-person event for first time in two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Computex will be a hybrid in-person and online event after two years of being held virtually because of the COVID pandemic, according to the Taiwan External Trade Developm...