Visiting US delegation discusses trade issues with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During its four-day trip to Taiwan, the visiting U.S. delegation has discussed bilateral trade issues with Taiwanese officials, touching upon a potential trade pact as wel...

Coronavirus in India: Sex workers find new ways to earn amid pandemic

When India entered its first lockdown on March 25 to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, hundreds of thousands of sex workers across the country were cut off from their major source of income...

India to ban imports on over 100 items of military equipment

India's Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that it will ban the imports of 101 items of military equipment in an attempt to boost its indigenous production. The move is New Delhi's latest e...

South Africa sees dip in new virus cases but warns of return

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's health minister on Wednesday reported decreasing rates of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but warned that vigilance must continue “to prevent a renewed surge.” ...

Coronavirus in India: Is public negligence causing surge in cases?

When India began a nationwide lockdown in March, the reality of coronavirus had just begun to sink in. As the lockdown continued people across India looked into a void of uncertainty. In the two mont...

Taiwan donates PPE to Florida, Arkansas amid uptick in coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Arkansas and Florida have thanked Taiwan for donating thousands of units of personal protective equipment (PPE) as the states continue to grapple with the coronavirus pand...

Nursing homes eye more private rooms in post-pandemic future

U.S. nursing homes have remained mostly locked down since COVID-19 swept through earlier this year, and it may be a while before that changes. Nursing homes house a tiny share of the...

South Africa warns COVID-19 corruption puts 'lives at risk'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s COVID-19 response is marred by corruption allegations around its historic $26 billion economic relief package, as the country with the world’s fifth highest number o...

California buys more masks, but some workers still lack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $315 million more to buy hundreds of millions of protective masks as the coronavirus continues to ravage the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesda...

Virus hits frontline workers in taxed public health system

As a veteran public health worker, Chantee Mack knew the coronavirus could kill. She already faced health challenges and didn’t want to take any chances during the pandemic. So she asked — twice — for...

Republicans eye sweeping shield from coronavirus liability

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republic...

Qatar Airways to Resume Guangzhou Passenger Flights from 26 July

Flights will be operated initially with one weekly frequency every Sunday The airline recently announced the upcoming resumption of flights to destinations including Maldives, Berlin, Prague, Toront...

Cost of ensuring school safety complicates reopening plans

As school districts across the country decide how and when they can bring students back to campus safely, a major sticking point is emerging: the money to make it happen. Keeping pub...

McConnell: GOP virus proposal for schools, others out soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators as soon as next week and suggested it will include new fun...

McConnell: GOP virus aid for schools, others out next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators next week and suggested it will include new fundin...