Large cruises banned in Canada at least until Oct. 31

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Large cruise ships will continue to be prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until at least Oct. 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's transport minister ...

UK's Johnson, Trump, discuss potential of G-7 meeting

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility Friday of meeting in person at the upcoming G-7 gathering in the United States — a session ...

As Trump deadline approaches, N.C. wants more on convention

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top health official asked Friday for more details on how GOP leaders will protect attendees of a Republican National Convention this summer during the COVID-19 pa...

Somalia says 8 'very young' aid workers abducted, killed

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Somalia’s government says eight “very young” aid workers have been abducted and killed by an armed group outside the capital, Mogadishu. A statement Friday by the...

New USAID adviser sparks furor over past anti-Islam comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Muslim American groups are calling for the dismissal of a newly appointed religious freedom adviser for the U.S. Agency for International Development, citing past online posts tha...

Bosnia: Officials, firm owner arrested over ventilator deal

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities have detained two high-ranking state officials and the owner of a private company which imported 100 ventilators from China that were found to b...

China’s rule by fear in Hong Kong also threatens Taiwan: The Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s passage of a national security law for Hong Kong not only introduced rule by fear for the former British territory, but also revealed its attitude toward the...

344 Vietnamese return home from Taiwan on charter flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a rare scene during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, crowds appeared at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Friday (May 29) afternoon. The passengers lini...

MotoGP races in Britain, Australia canceled amid pandemic

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The MotoGP races in Britain and Australia are the latest to be canceled on the international motorcycle racing circuit because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

China's global influence to rise post-pandemic: European scholars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — European scholars on Wednesday (May 27) warned it was likely that China would gain more global influence following the COVID-19 pandemic and urged European governments to ...

Twitter belatedly fact-checks 2 Chinese propaganda tweets from March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twitter this week suddenly fact-checked two dated tweets by a Chinese government spokesman, in an apparent response to U.S. President Donald Trump's complaints that hi...

North Carolina governor: RNC hasn't submitted safety plan

North Carolina's governor said Thursday that his administration hasn't received the written safety plan for the upcoming Republican National Convention requested by his health secretary in response to...

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000, Democrats are slamming the Trump administration for failing to protect front-line workers, including those at meatpacking plants and health ca...

John Deere Classic chooses to cancel PGA Tour event

The John Deere Classic has decided to cancel what would have been its 50th anniversary as a PGA Tour event. Tournament director Clair Peterson says there were too many obstacles to o...

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, accor...