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John McCain Prize fitting tribute for Taiwan president's statesmanship

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — So, the winner of the John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service is none other than President Tsai-Ing-wen (蔡英文). Its hard to think of a more deserving candi...

Oil prices climb as China, U.S. economic data lift markets

Oil prices recovered after a 1% dip in the previous session on buoyant economic data from China and the United States, even as the surging COVID-19 pandemic in India capped prices. Brent crude futu...

Fearsome cosplayers from Taiwan, 'most dangerous place on Earth'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The featured image is one of a number of memes that Taiwanese and foreign residents of Taiwan posted in response to The Economist's headline for its latest edition. ...

German factory production, exports up in March in good sign

BERLIN (AP) — Factory production and exports increased strongly in Germany in March, according to official statistics released Friday, developments that bode well for the second quarter in Europe's la...

Pakistan: Blasphemy law and the economic pitfalls

Prime Minister Imran Khan finds himself in a difficult situation after the EU Parliament passed a unanimous resolution last week to review its preferential trade agreement with Pakistan over the count...

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep. Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Biden “stay out of my...

Big US job gain expected, if employers found enough workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — With viral cases declining, consumers spending again and more businesses easing restrictions, America's employers likely delivered another month of robust hiring in April, reinforcin...

Chicago suburb set to pay reparations, but not all on board

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — When Teri Murray tried to buy her first home in 1968, searching this leafy college town for the perfect place, she thought she was an ideal candidate: married, steadily employed,...

UN says 155 million people faced severe hunger last year

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At least 155 million people faced acute hunger in 2020, including 133,000 who needed urgent food to prevent widespread death from starvation -- and the outlook for 2021 is equall...

Donors race to aid India during COVID-19 surge

The catastrophic wave of Covid-19 in India has prompted donors to send millions of dollars to the country, which Tuesday crossed the grim mark of more than 20 million cases of the killer disease. ...

200 years: Remote St. Helena island marks Napoleon's death

Getting to the remote South Atlantic island where Napoleon died 200 years ago got even harder during the coronavirus pandemic. So while commemorations of the May 5, 1821 death of th...

Microsoft unveils immersive education solutions to inspire educators in reimagining learning experiences

New technological solutions including Reading Progress, Minecraft Education and Supervised Chat in Teams will support educators in keeping students engaged and safe in digital classrooms.71% of K-1...

Professor overcomes loss to craft COVID-19 student brochures

When the coronavirus pandemic struck New York City, LaGuardia Community College professor Lucia Fuentes assigned students in her honors biology class to compile all the information they could find abo...

McConnell says GOP open to $600 billion for infrastructure

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that Republicans are willing to spend up to $600 billion on infrastructure, far less than President Joe Biden is seeki...

Russia, facing lags, turns to China to produce Sputnik shots

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Russia is turning to multiple Chinese firms to manufacture the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in an effort to speed up production as demand soars for its shot. R...