Wall Street-owned loans tricky for hoteliers in virus era

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hotel owner and developer Danny Gaekwad survived steep drops in business after the 9/11 attacks and the recession of the late 2000s, but nothing prepared him for the revenue tails...

Israeli annexation plan draws apartheid comparisons

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Pogrund spent decades battling apartheid as a journalist in South Africa. Since moving to Israel two decades ago, he has passionately defended the country against charges tha...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

Ex-CIA director, defense secretary Gates: US is paralyzed

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former CIA director and defense secretary Robert Gates said Monday that the U.S. government is paralyzed by political polarization and careerism, which has allowed China, ...

EU lawmakers seek probe of fund misuse on summit day

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers called Friday for an investigation into the alleged misuse of EU funds in the Czech Republic and warned of a possible conflict of interest involving Czech Prim...

Black Lives Matter spurs scrutiny of Dutch colonial past

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The 17th century has gone down in Dutch history as the Golden Age, when unprecedented trading wealth helped fund the likes of artists Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer. ...

Amazon launches Seller University in Singapore to help local retailers digitize

Launched at Amazon's first Singapore Seller Summit, the Seller University is the latest initiative announced by Amazon to help local small and medium retailers unlock growth opportunities through onli...

Chinese vice premier admits economic challenges from coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s economy is still facing challenges from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but there are signs of improvement, Vice Premier Liu He (劉鶴) said in a mes...

China pledges to cancel debt in Africa to provide pandemic relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping (習近平) has announced China will cancel the interest-free debt of African countries that was originally due to mature by the end of 2020...

Zimbabwe's sex workers on streets despite virus restrictions

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Forced to stay home for weeks without any source of income, Zimbabwe’s sex workers, like many other informal traders, are beginning to defy the country's lockdown and return to...

GBG and CredoLab partner to extend digital fraud risk management for Southeast Asia's unbanked, new-to-credit and gig economy workers to onboard and transact easily

Converging the power of mobile credit risk scoring and digital fraud management technology to access Southeast Asia's 400 million unbanked and new-to-credit population SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16...

FIFA urges 'tolerance' after Trump's anthem kneeling rebuke

FIFA appealed Monday for “tolerance, mutual respect and common sense” after U.S. President Donald Trump denounced the annulment of a policy that required soccer players to stand during the national an...

Rethinking police: How Camden, NJ, reimagined its force

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — To Scott Thomson, changing the culture of policing in America is a relatively simple process. It’s just not an easy one. Thomson led a tumultuou...

Schools debate whether to detail positive tests for athletes

Over the past two weeks, as college athletes have returned to campuses to work out and prepare for sports later this year, a handful of them have tested positive for the coronavirus. ...

Frontrunner in Senate primary faces attacks from both sides

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Ex-Marine pilot Amy McGrath, who seemed to be gliding toward a primary victory in Kentucky, has come under heavy fire from both directions in the closing days of the Democratic c...