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Austin: Allies, innovation key to US competition with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon intends to work better with private industry to develop high-tech systems and to strengthen relations with allies in the Indo-Pacific region in order to maintain a compe...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Saturday, December 4, 2021 _____ City/Town, Country;Saturday's Weather Condition;Saturday's High Temp (C);Saturday's Low Temp (C);Su...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

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Taipei's Maokong Gondola completes cable-change, to reopen on Dec. 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three months after closing, the Maokong Gondola has completed its cable-change and will reopen on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. following test runs. One of the major challenges dur...

South Korea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea again broke its daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more cases of the new omicron variant as officials scramble to tight...

UN renews anti-piracy ships off Somalia for only 3 months

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to allow international naval forces to continue using all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia — but only f...

WHO urges Asia-Pacific to ready for Omicron-driven surge in infections

Asia-Pacific countries should boost their healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant, officials at the World Health Or...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

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Global Forecast-Celsius

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No currency manipulator labels from US, China on watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will not designate any country as a currency manipulator, but it did name China, Vietnam and Taiwan among the nations that have failed to live up to global a...

WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Measures used to counter the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new omicron version of the virus, Worl...

WHO tells Asia-Pacific to brace for Omicron as variant spreads

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to boost healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases as the Omicron varian...

Taiwan reports 11 imported COVID cases, 29 days without local infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 3) reported 11 imported COVID-19 cases, while it has not reported a local infection since Nov. 4. CECC Spokes...

South Korea tightens social distancing to fight virus wave

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is tightening recently relaxed restrictions on social gatherings as it grapples with its worst wave of the virus since the start of the pandemic. ...

'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant that is popping up around the country, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., swamping hospita...