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Taiwan investigates COVID Delta link between airplane cleaner and Middle East

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An airline cabin cleaner infected by the Delta variant of COVID-19 could be linked to a coronavirus case imported from the Middle East and West Asia, the Central Epidemic ...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street retreat

Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a hodge-podge of economic data led Wall Street to close mostly lower. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and S...

Owner of kindergarten behind Delta cluster tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The elderly owner of the kindergarten at the center of a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 has been diagnosed with the virus. On Wednesday eveni...

New Taipei kindergarten Delta cluster climbs to 33 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Wednesday (Sept. 15) announced another case tied to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 and centered on a kindergarten, bringing...

Jet cabin cleaner tests positive for Delta variant in Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An aircraft cabin cleaner at Taiwan's busiest airport who had received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is the latest person to test positive for the Delta variant ...

Video shows 4-year-old forced into solitary quarantine in Fujian, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Chinese social media Tuesday (Sept. 14) showing an unaccompanied 4-year-old boy in a full hazmat suit trudging with a suitcase to enter isolation as well...

US stocks can't hold on to an early gain and resume falling

Banks and energy companies led a broad slide for stocks on Wall Street Tuesday, handing the S&P 500 its sixth loss in the last seven trading days. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% afte...

Howls of wolf warriors drown out any dialogue for Sino-US diplomatic reset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The tongues of China’s wolf warrior diplomats have been the proverbial tip of the spear of China’s sharp power in recent times, yet as China seeks to lower ten...

New Taipei kindergarten Delta cluster rises to 32 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Sept. 14) announced two more cases tied to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 and centered ...

Massachusetts National Guard to help with busing students

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' governor on Monday activated the state's National Guard to help with busing students to school as districts across the country struggle to hire enough drivers. ...

School starts for 1 million NYC kids amid new vaccine rules

NEW YORK (AP) — School started Monday for about a million New York City public school students in the nation's largest experiment of in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate u...

New Taipei kindergarten Delta COVID cluster spreads to Taoyuan couple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 13) announced another new case tied to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 and...

China's Fujian Province reports 64 cases in new Delta COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Sunday (Sept. 12) reported that a new cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 has swollen to 64 cases in Fujian Province. Local Chinese healt...

New Taipei kindergarten Delta COVID cluster grows to 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Sept. 12) announced two new cases tied to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 and centered on...