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Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls Berlin, Texas factories 'gigantic money furnaces'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company's new factories in Texas and Germany are "gigantic money furnaces," according to an interview released on Wednesday What did Musk say? Musk told th...

COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe

LONDON (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16%, according to the World Health Organi...

China COVID controls makes Apple supplier Pegatron "emphasise" expansion elsewhere

China's recent lockdowns to control the spread of COVID-19 have made Apple Inc (AAPL.O) iPhone assembler Pegatron Corp (4938.TW) "emphasise" its expansion in other countries, a senior ex...

Chris Hemsworth finds a rich groove in 'Spiderhead'

NEW YORK (AP) — “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski again had a plane in the air, only this time Chris Hemsworth was at the wheel. They were shooting “Spiderhead,” a scienc...

Beijing tests millions, isolates thousands over COVID cluster at 24-hour bar

Authorities in China's capital Beijing on Monday raced to contain a COVID-19 outbreak traced to a raucous 24-hour bar known for cheap liquor and big crowds, with millions facing mandatory testing ...

Taiwan shortens COVID quarantine to 3 days for all arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All travelers arriving in Taiwan will only have to spend three days in quarantine and four days of self-health monitoring beginning June 15, the government announced Satur...

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international travelers test negative for COVID-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the United States, ending one of ...

Stocks tumble, Wall Street shudders after inflation worsens

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street shuddered Friday, and stocks tumbled after getting hammered by data showing inflation is getting worse, not better, as investors had been hoping. The S&a...

Shanghai's landmark park revived as COVID restrictions ease

SHANGHAI (AP) — Zhu Rongfang was among a group of friends revisiting their favorite haunt in the center of Shanghai’s historic old town Thursday following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions that had ...

Taiwan’s EVA Air says ticket prices likely to increase due to rising fuel costs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers looking to fly the friendly skies over the next few months are likely to face increased ticket prices due to higher fuel prices and operational costs, EVA Airway...

Beijing, Shanghai ease COVID restrictions as outbreaks fade

BEIJING (AP) — Shoppers returned to the malls of Beijing on Sunday as the Chinese capital relaxed pandemic restrictions after declaring a small but persistent COVID-19 outbreak effectively under contr...

Victims groups slam Boris Johnson over 'Partygate' report

Friday afternoons were apparently "wine time" for Downing Street staffers. Officials sat on each other's laps, emptying bottle after bottle, leaving bins overflowing with rubbish, witnes...

COVID: Germany to relax entry restrictions for summer

COVID restrictions for people entering Germany will be almost entirely dropped from the beginning of next month, the health minister said Wednesday. The relaxation of the rules will remain in place u...

Photo of the Day: 700 graduate in person at National Taiwan University

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Graduates from National Taiwan University (NTU) can be seen celebrating their graduation on Saturday (May 21) as graduation season kicks off across Taiwan. Although the...

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them...