Concerns grow over rising COVID-19 infections in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s government urged citizens Wednesday to keep their guard up and stick to public health guidelines, as new COVID-19 infections hit a three-month high and schools reopened in the ...

Taiwan contacts of Belgian, Japanese, and Taiwanese Hongkonger all test negative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) announced that hundreds of people who came in contact with the infected Belgian, Japanese, and T...

Taiwan drops Vietnam from list of low-risk countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of new local outbreaks of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has changed its classification from ...

Taiwan reports new imported coronavirus case from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wed. (Aug. 12) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from the Philippines. During his w...

College football coaches facing tough adversary: uncertainty

College football coaches are facing the daunting challenge of getting their players to maintain the required focus to prepare for season-openers when the prevailing question swirling around the sport ...

Coronavirus antibodies found in all target groups in Taiwan study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The preliminary results of an ongoing study between Taiwan's top university and Changhua County have found some positives out of approximately 3,000 residents of the c...

The Latest: India reports 933 deaths as cases near 2.1M

NEW DELHI, India — India has recorded 933 COVID-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours as fresh infections surged by another 61,537 cases to reach nearly 2.1 million. The Health Ministry...

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 ...

Is it safe to reopen schools during the pandemic?

Is it safe for schools to reopen during the pandemic? It depends on how widespread COVID-19 infections are in the community and the safety measures the school takes. In areas where t...

COVID-19 quarantine lapses often start at the top Down Under

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — From a renowned rugby league coach eating lunch at an Italian restaurant in Sydney to an Aussie rules great playing tennis with Australia’s Fed Cup captain across the countr...

The Latest: Australian hot spot state says don't panic-buy

MELBOURNE, Australia — The premier of Australia’s hot spot Victoria state has urged residents not to panic-buy as he announced reductions in meat productions. The state capital Melbo...

Business Highlights

___ Gone for good? Evidence signals many jobs aren’t coming back WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. eco...

Colombia's long virus lockdown fuels anxiety and depression

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Like much of the world, Colombia shut down in March as coronavirus cases surged in Europe and began trickling into the South American country. But while restr...

Turkey announces inspections, measures to curb COVID-19 rise

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s interior ministry announced new measures Wednesday to curb the spread of COVID-19 as daily confirmed cases peaked back above 1,000. In a circular, the interi...

City streets drain of life in Australia's toughest lockdown

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne’s usually vibrant downtown streets were draining of signs of life on Wednesday on the eve of Australia’s toughest-ever pandemic restrictions coming into force. ...