Taiwan airlines, hotels and restaurants hit hard by Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tourism industry — including airlines, travel agencies, hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants — has been hit hard by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak,...

Democrat or Republican: Taiwan's choice in 2020 US presidential election

Editor's note: During his presidency, Barack Obama in fact signed several pieces of legislation pertaining to Taiwan into law, including the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017...

US Indo-Pacific commander slams China during speech in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China seeks to control the Indo-Pacific region through military intimidation and corruption, United States Navy Indo-Pacific commander Admiral Philip Davidson told an audi...

Singapore pushes ahead with air show as virus cases grow

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore is pushing ahead with its air show despite cancellations by dozens of exhibitors and most Chinese participants due to the virus outbreak that has sickened tens of thousands ...

UK and Australia commit to free trade negotiations

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made his first overseas trip since Brexit on Thursday to faraway Australia, where he reaffirmed Britain’s desire for a free trade deal...

China reports 361 dead from new virus, total of 17,205 cases

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday reported 361 have died on the mainland from the new virus, with an additional 2,829 new cases over the last 24 hours bringing the Chinese total to 17,205. ...

Uneasy quiet in Mideast, month after Iran strike against US

ABOARD THE USS HARRY S TRUMAN (AP) — Nearly a month after Iran launched a rare direct military attack against United States forces in Iraq, an uneasy quiet has settled across the Mideast. ...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A new virus has sickened thousands of people. Public attractions in China have closed and transportation has been shut down in the central region where the illnesses have been concentrated as China's ...

Afghans will need billions more in aid, as US looks to leave

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan will need vast amounts of foreign funding to keep its government afloat through 2024, a U.S. agency said Friday, even as foreign donors are increasingly angry ove...

Amnesty Int'l: Asia seeing growing repression, resistance

BANGKOK (AP) — Authoritarian governments in Asia are undermining human rights and demonizing their critics, but they face a rising tide of protest from young people who defy grave risks to protest suc...

Taiwan's ranking on global corruption index improves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan climbed three spots to 28th in the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report recently issued by Transparency International. The non-governmental organization taske...

US designates envoy to counter 'malign influences' from China at UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington has appointed a senior envoy to counterbalance China's malign influence in the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies as a course correction for...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A health official scans the body temperature of a passenger arriving at Indonesia's Jakarta airport, as fears mount over a new virus spreading from China. In other images from the A...

Wall Street slides on growing concern about China virus

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak grows. Other global markets also dropped, with Hong Kong and Shanghai falling sharply. Chinese authori...

Global stocks tumble on growing concern about China virus

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock and oil prices tumbled Tuesday as concern about the impact of a Chinese disease outbreak increased and a rating agency cut Hong Kong's credit rating for official ...