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Lucky Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys NT$35 coffee, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a PX Mart in Keelung who bought a NT$35 (US$1.24) cup of coffee has won the NT$10 million prize in the May-June issue of the Taiwan receipt lottery. On Su...

Taiwan’s Uniform-Invoice Prize numbers for May and June announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced on Sunday (July 25) the Uniform-Invoice Prize numbers for May and June on its website, with the NT$10 million (US$344,828) Special ...

'Titane' wins top Cannes honor, 2nd ever for female director

Julia Ducournau's “Titane,” a wild body-horror thriller featuring sex with a car and a surprisingly tender heart, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, making Ducournau just the second femal...

The Latest: Mississippi hospital to require masks

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s only level-one trauma hospital and academic medical center will require all employees and students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear an N95 mask while insi...

Abortion drama from Chad stirs Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, whose drama “Lingui” has been a standout of the first week of the Cannes Film Festival, has a unique relationship as a filmmaker to his native country of Ch...

National Geographic Opening at Harbour City Start the Journey with Tiger & Jeremy @MIRROR Be Adventurous & Stylish to discover the unexplored places

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 9 July 2021 - Supporting numerous scientist and explorer in various projects, National Geographic is dedicated to showing the wonder of our world and announcing the ...

The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported five additional COVID-19 cases and two more deaths. A statement released by tribal officials said the additional deaths i...

Ohio ends incentive lottery with mixed vaccination results

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio, the state that launched the national movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates, planned to conclude its program Wednesday — still unabl...

A sneak peak at Joe Biden's plan to isolate China

Different cold war, same strategy Joe Biden set the right tone during his first trip abroad as U.S. president, first at the G-7 summit and then as he sought broader support from NATO leaders. While...

Here's how to get free money for your business

Grants have helped many businesses affected by the pandemic. Between the federal government, state programs and private organizations, small-business owners have received billions in funding they won’...

Get a jab, win a condo: Hong Kong tries vaccine incentives

HONG KONG (AP) — Like many in Hong Kong, Jason Chan had no immediate plans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. For the finance professional, there seemed to be no pressing need, with travel restrictio...

The Latest: Moscow orders mandatory vaccine jabs for many

MOSCOW -- Authorities in Moscow and the surrounding region on Wednesday made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for those working in retail, education, health care, public transport and other trades that...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. ...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in I...

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their tota...