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China: Floods in the south force evacuations, destroy property

Heavy rainfall in southern China has caused severe flooding, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. In Guangdong, the country's most populous province, the downpour destroyed crop...

Turkey travel industry keen to lure tourists from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of travel agencies from Taiwan were treated to a trip in Turkey as the country looks to entice international travelers post-pandemic. At the invitation of Turki...

Public health experts call for higher booster coverage as Taiwan eases border restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leading public health professionals are calling for higher booster dose coverage as Taiwan mulls relaxing COVID rules, noting unvaccinated seniors are more likely to be ho...

Jane Seymour is on the case in TV whodunit 'Harry Wild'

LONDON (AP) — Jane Seymour had fun working on her latest project, the light-hearted whodunit series “Harry Wild,” with some exceptions. She plays a newly retired English professor in...

Taiwan police recorded 362 violations of COVID rules at 'special entertainment' venues Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police recorded a total of 362 violations while checking COVID prevention regulations at “special entertainment venues” across Taiwan on Sunday (March 27). ...

'Partygate': UK police to fine 20 people over lockdown breaches

The UK Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday it would recommend an initial 20 fixed penalty notices over reported COVID lockdown breaches at Downing Street. "We will today initially begin to refe...

Italy easing COVID rules on quarantine, masks, vaccination

ROME (AP) — Italy, where the COVID-19 pandemic first erupted in the West in February 2020, is easing many restrictions over the coming weeks, including requirements for most workplace vaccination and ...

Yanks' Boone concerned about impact of Canadian COVID rules

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone is concerned about the roster impact stemming from rules that Major League Baseball players who aren't vaccinated against the coronavirus won’t ...

With COVID rules eased, Barcelona embraces festival's return

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Crowds gathered in Barcelona's historic downtown to watch in awe and snap cellphone photos as teams of people in colorful garb formed human towers rising into the air like the ...

Over a thousand foreign teachers now allowed to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over a thousand foreign teachers who have been hired by Taiwanese institutions but failed to enter the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply. The Ministry ...

UK prime minister contacted by police over lockdown parties

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received a questionnaire from London’s Metropolitan Police as part of the investigation into parties in Downing Street during COVID lockdowns, hi...

'Canada-style' convoy against COVID rules heads to Paris

Thousands of protesters in France have set off in so-called freedom convoys to protest COVID-19 restrictions in Paris on Friday, despite a ban by authorities. Those taking part have traveled from aro...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 8 The Washington Post on private detention centers for migrants: The Trump a...

Hong Kong further tightens its tough COVID rules

Hong Kong will limit public gatherings to two people and close sites such as churches and hair salons, leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, as the Asian financial hub battles a growing coronavirus outbr...

Germany eyes easing COVID rules; pharmacies to offer shots

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is working on plans to relax coronavirus restrictions after the peak in new cases has passed, likely by the end of February. Unlike some of its Eu...