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DHL, Ukrainian Railways and Center of Transport Service Liski to drive rail connectivity between China and Ukraine

The three companies entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to create better connectivity between China and UkraineA China-Ukraine transport corridor will bring European customers closer to bus...

Spain rejects virus confinement as most of Europe stays home

MADRID (AP) — While most of Europe kicked off 2021 with earlier curfews or stay-at-home orders, authorities in Spain insist the new coronavirus variant causing havoc elsewhere is not to blame for a sh...

Taiwan president hopes to stregthen ties with UK on health, energy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Dec. 1) expressed her wish to continue strengthening ties with the U.K., especially in the fields of energy, health, and trade. ...

Nordic countries promote sustainable solutions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given Taiwan’s urgent need to pursue sustainable development, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden are seeking to provide solutions and foster industrial cooperation and bus...

Amazon launches Swedish site in 1st leg of Nordic expansion

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Online retailer Amazon has launched a website in Sweden as the first leg of a long-anticipated expansion into the tech-savvy Nordic region that is expected to have a major long-term i...

Amazon's Sweden launch snagged by embarrassing language errors

Amazon launched its Swedish website on Wednesday, in a much-anticipated expansion into the Nordic e-commerce market. However, Swedish media quickly pointed out that online shoppers had found numerous...

Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones. ...

Case by case: How nations are going back to school -- or not

PARIS (AP) — The U.N. says it's urgent to get kids back to schools after months-long coronavirus lockdowns, but with the virus still raging in parts of the United States and resurging in countries fro...

COVID-19 childcare burden 'destroying' mothers' careers

Almost three-quarters of mothers in the UK have been forced to reduce work hours because of a lack of childcare provision during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study carried out by a matern...

Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's government defended its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic on Tuesday despite the Scandinavian country now reporting one of the highest mortality rates in the world wit...

US, other leading powers flag in fight against corruption

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. and several other leading industrial powers are struggling to keep up the momentum in the fight against corruption, according to a report Thursday that urged governments to addr...

NOT REAL NEWS: Finland is not launching 4-day working week

HELSINKI (AP) — The Finnish government on Tuesday squelched a story spreading in international media about the Nordic nation's plans to reduce the average working time for full-time employees to 24 ho...

Nordic countries seek cooperation with Taiwan in sustainable energy

Northern European countries are seeking to explore more opportunities for cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability, representatives of three Nordic countries to Tai...

Finland's new female-powered government sworn in

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's new center-left coalition government has been sworn in, with the country's first Social Democratic prime minister in 16 years assuming office along with a climate issue-focus...

Taiwan ranked happiest country in East Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is ranked as the happiest country in East Asia and the 25th happiest in the world, according to the World Happiness Report 2019. The World Happiness Report, released ...