Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Taiwan’s teachers union pushes government to proclaim Labor Day a national holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Federation of Teachers Unions (NFTU) on Thursday (May 12) called on the government to make Labor Day (May 1) a national holiday for all people in t...

'ManningCast' comes to golf as PGA gets alternate telecast

Joe Buck is back in golf at another major, this time the PGA Championship with ESPN. He’ll be sharing his space with the likes of Fred Couples and Charles Barkley, and Peyton and Eli Manning will be s...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

APRIL 29-MAY 5, 2022 From civilian evacuations amid the war in Ukraine, to May Day protests in Paris and Ramadan celebrations in Morocco and Romania, this photo gallery highlights so...

Beijing preps COVID-19 hospital spaces, though new cases low

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is preparing new hospital facilities to deal with a possible spike in COVID-19 cases, even though the numbers of new cases remain low. State media reported Tu...

Appeals court thwarts Maduro ally's claim of diplomat status

MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals panel has thwarted an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's attempts to be recognized as a foreign diplomat, leaving it to a lower court to decide for now whethe...

Temperatures to rise across Taiwan from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Low temperatures will hover around 15 – 17 degrees Celsius or even lower in northern Taiwan from Monday night (May 2) to Tuesday morning (May 3) before warming up du...

Shanghai COVID outbreak shows signs of waning as cases fall

BEIJING (AP) — The COVID-19 outbreak that has shut down most of Shanghai appears to be waning, with the number of new cases falling below 10,000 a day over the weekend. Authorities h...

Live updates l Explosion damages railway bridge in Kursk

An explosive device damaged a railway bridge Sunday in the Kursk region of Russia, which borders Ukraine, and a criminal investigation has been started. The region’s government reported the blast in a...

May Day rallies in Europe urge more help as inflation bites

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched Sunday in cities around Europe for May Day protests to honor workers and shame governments into doing more for their citizens. In France, protesters sh...

Tourists, rejoice! Italy, Greece relax COVID-19 restrictions

ROME (AP) — For travelers heading to Europe, summer vacations just got a whole lot easier. Italy and Greece relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday before Europe's peak summer t...

China's 'zero-COVID' restrictions curb May 1 holiday travel

BEIJING (AP) — Only a trickle of visitors strolled the pedestrian-only streets Sunday in central Beijing's historic Qianmen district, which normally would be bustling with tourists on what was a natio...

May Day violence flares in France, Turkey

Clashes took place on the sidelines of a march in France's capital on Sunday, with demonstrators protesting the policies of recently reelected French President Emmanuel Macron. Most of the protes...

More Beijing classes go online in tightening of virus rules

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing shifted more classes online Thursday in a further tightening of COVID-19 restrictions, as China’s capital seeks to prevent a wider outbreak. The city of 21 mil...

COVID: Beijing residents stock up as city braces for new wave

As the lockdown in Shanghai enters its fourth week, China's capital Beijing is also bracing for a potential surge of COVID-19 cases, as authorities roll out a plan to test 90% of the city's 21...

Sabres raise banner honoring longtime broadcaster Jeanneret

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rick Jeanneret, the broadcaster responsible for calling the Buffalo Sabres' most iconic moments by the team's biggest stars over the past 51 years, is now joining them in the raft...