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Taiwan mulls making COVID vaccinations available at shopping malls, PX Mart stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is floating the idea of offering vaccinations at shopping malls and retailers as it ramps up its COVID-19 inoculation campaign against the fresh threat of the ...

UN migration agency: COVID has 'radically altered' mobility

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says the coronavirus pandemic appears to have accelerated “hostile rhetoric” against migrants in the world and “radically altered” mobility, projecting in a new...

Amazon Singapore commits to match customer donations to local charity, Glyph Community, expanding its wishlist initiative in Singapore

Glyph Community joins Amazon Singapore's growing list of nonprofits as part of the Amazon X Shop for Good wishlist initiative – a campaign that helps nonprofits meet their exact needs ...

Incoming migrant workers must have COVID insurance in Taiwan starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Incoming migrant workers must have a COVID health insurance plan provided by their employers starting Wednesday (Dec.1), or they will be denied entry. On Monday (Nov. 2...

Bayern Munich's AGM ends in tumult over Qatar sponsorship

Bayern Munich’s annual general meeting ended in tumult with members yelling and booing the club’s directors for refusing to discuss its sponsorship arrangements with Qatar. “We are B...

New Philippine envoy hopes workers can enter Taiwan before Dec. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman, Wilfredo B. Fernandez, on Tuesday (Nov. 23) said he is aiming to complete an agreement with labor brokers to e...

Vietnamese man fatally stabs wife in New Taipei, attempts suicide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese migrant worker is being investigated for homicide (殺人罪) after he allegedly fatally stabbed his Vietnamese wife in a fit of jealousy. At about 11:30 p.m. on...

It's not just Peng. China is cracking down on MeToo movement

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Huang Xueqin, who publicly supported a woman when she accused a professor of sexual assault, was arrested in September. Wang Jianbing, who helped women report sexual harassment, ...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer has spied on top soccer officials for years while working for Qatar, the tiny Arab country hosting next year’s World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Asso...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World C...

MCIS Life Strengthens Relationship With Merchantrade

Life insurer acquires stake in Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd, fortifies collaborationPETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - MCIS Insurance Berhad (MCIS Life) has taken up a 4.99% ...

A year to go, Qatar World Cup still feels heat of scrutiny

The eight stadiums — all within a 30-mile radius of Doha — are now largely complete. The 2022 World Cup has been preserved after fending off hostility from neighbors, corruption investigations and con...

Hamilton: F1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights

Formula One is “duty bound” to raise awareness of human rights issues as the series closes its season in the Middle East, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday. F1 c...

Swedish clubs sign Qatar protest, demand action from FIFA

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Sweden’s top soccer leagues signed an Amnesty International protest on Thursday that gives “a red card to FIFA” and demands that the governing body stand up for the rights of ...

Taiwan has 557 migrant workers requesting quarantine beds after reopening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the first migrant workers arriving in Taiwan following a six-month break due to COVID-19, a total of 557 candidates have applied for quarantine beds, the Ministry of ...