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Cyprus kicks off new registry declaring true company owners

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A new digital registry obliging Cyprus-based companies to declare their true owners puts the east Mediterranean island nation in line with European Union regulations against ter...

Trinidad prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Tuesday. Rowley was tested after experiencing flu-like ...

Indonesia, East Timor: Disaster death toll rises

Scores of people have been killed in Indonesia and neighboring East Timor after Cyclone Seroja battered the region over the weekend, officials said on Tuesday. At least 120 people are confirmed dead ...

Indonesia, East Timor: Heavy rains hamper landslide rescue efforts

Flash floods and landslides that hit Indonesia and neighboring East Timor over the weekend have killed over 90 people, officials said on Monday. The tropical cyclone behind the damage is expected to ...

Foreign ministry says Taiwan-Palau relations strong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) stated Thursday (April 1) that the Palauan delegation's visit, led by President Surangel Whipps Jr., was fruitful and...

Taiwan, Palau launch coronavirus travel bubble

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan and the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau launched a coronavirus travel bubble Thursday to promote tourism, in recognition of their success in stamping out the pandemic ...

China's aggression will get it no love: Palauan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau's President Surangel Whipps Jr. likened China's approach to diplomacy to an abusive relationship on Monday (March 30), the third day of the Pacific island...

Palau president visits Taiwan amid Chinese pressure

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The president of the Pacific island nation of Palau was visiting Taiwan on Tuesday along with the U.S. ambassador to his country, a show of solidarity as China increases diplomat...

Hungary first in European Union for vaccinations, and deaths

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has vaccinated more of its population than any other country in the European Union, according to figures from an EU agency, but it continues to be one of the world's w...

Dallas street renamed for man killed by ex-cop in apartment

DALLAS (AP) — Officials have renamed a portion of a Dallas street for Botham Jean, an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot in his apartment by a white former police officer who mistook his apartment...

The Latest: Britain says variant booster ready by September

LONDON — Britain’s vaccines minister says booster shots designed to fight new variants of the coronavirus should be ready for distribution to people over 70 by September. Nadhim Zaha...

St Lucia withdraws from World Cup qualifying

St. Lucia has withdrawn from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. FIFA made the announcement Thursday, when St. Lucia was to have played Nicaragua in the delayed start of qualifying in...

Iceland introduces restrictions after UK variant is detected

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Gym classes, happy hours and the near-normal life enjoyed so far by the people of Iceland ended abruptly on Thursday, when the government ordered new restrictions after detec...

Sri Lanka: Bans on burqas, cremations and Islamic schools spark fear

Amena (name changed), a 27-year-old homemaker from Sri Lanka, felt dismayed when she heard about the government's proposal to ban the wearing of the burqa and other facial coverings. "Honest...

Taiwan prepares annual campaign for World Health Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Taiwan will seek the most effective way to achieve participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA), the Ministry of F...