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Greece cancels Christmas events, brings back mask mandate

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Christmas concerts and other events have been canceled in Greece under new restrictions announced Thursday that include a general mask mandate for outdoors and all public areas. ...

Span of Memphis street renamed for slain rapper Young Dolph

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Family and friends of slain rapper Young Dolph remembered him Wednesday as a loving father, skilled businessman and generous philanthropist at a ceremony renaming a street for hi...

Pope returning home after trip focused on helping migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis ended his visit to Greece on Monday by encouraging its young people to follow their dreams and not be tempted by the consumerist “sirens” of today that promise easy ...

A weary pope urges Cyprus to welcome migrants, heal division

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Pope Francis praised the “mosaic” of Cyprus’ multiethnic people as he arrived Thursday on the ethnically divided Mediterranean island and urged it to welcome migrants and heal t...

Booster to be required in Cyprus for some indoor access

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Authorities in Cyprus will deny access to indoor areas such as shopping malls, restaurants and supermarkets to anyone who hasn’t received a third booster shot seven months after...

Denmark wants to reintroduce phased-out coronavirus pass

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark wants to again consider COVID-19 as “a socially critical disease,” paving the way for the reintroduction of a digital pass months after the label was removed and res...

VIRUS TODAY: California struggles to tame COVID-19

Here’s what’s happening Friday with the pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — After months of serving as a role model in the fight against COVID-19, Ca...

Taiwan's National Taichung Theater has glad tidings for Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taichung Theater rang in a series of Christmas celebration events on Friday (Dec. 11) with an outdoor holiday market, a projection mapping show, free music perfor...

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally...

Museum in southern Taiwan to give away Christmas medical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chimei Museum in Tainan is planning to give away Christmas-themed face masks to visitors as part of its "Christmas Weekends" celebration on Dec. 12, 13, 19, and ...

New Taipei's Christmasland named among world's top 50 Christmas markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's Christmasland has been named among the 50 best Christmas Markets in the world by an international travel site, making it the only one in Taiwan and o...

Top Christmas dining options in Taipei in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For those who long to enjoy a Christmas dinner this year in Taipei, Taiwan News has created a list of restaurants, bars and hotels that offer either dine in opportunities or tu...

New Taipei's dazzling Christmasland lights up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light festival is bigger than ever this year and kicks off this evening at 5:20 p.m. (Nov. 16) in New Taipei City Plaza, featuring fo...

New Taipei's psychedelic Christmasland lights up tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will be bigger than ever and kicks off tomorrow (Nov. 16) in New Taipei City Plaza, featuring psychedelic 3-D light shows ...

Jakarta to allow Christmas celebrations on Merdeka Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The governor of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta will allow religious celebrations to take place on Merdeka Square, one of the largest squares in the world, including Chr...