WHO head accuses Taiwan of racist attack, blames MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to withering criticism over his questionable handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) head lashed out at Taiw...

Taiwan protests WHO leader's accusations of racist campaign

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that it condoned racist personal attacks on him that he allege...

UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virus

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization was on the defensive Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump blasted the U.N. health body over its recommendations on the coronavirus and threatened to ...

South Africa's TB, HIV history prepares it for virus testing

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed d...

UN: 95% of Europe's virus dead over 60 but young not immune

GENEVA (AP) — More than 95% of those who have died of coronavirus in Europe have been over 60 but young people should not be complacent, the head of the World Health Organization's office in Europe sa...

Taiwan premier says COVID-19 should be called 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When asked for his take on communist China's insistence on not using the place name "Wuhan" when describing the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞...

WHO leader axed from website after Taiwan gaffe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has disappeared among the list of leaders on the organization's website a day after a...

Taiwan's membership must be decided by member states: WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official abruptly ended an interview when asked about the Taiwan issue, the United Nations health agency issued a rare state...

UN health agency settles in for long fight with virus

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said Friday that widespread testing for the new coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be faulted for reporting higher numbers ...

Photo of the Day: China's Xinnie the Pooh and friends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dual German-American citizen created this whimsical painting depicting Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) as a smug Winnie the Pooh tightly gripping the necks of Hong Kon...

WHO chief blames Taiwan for soiled reputation amid coronavirus failings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a petition calling for the resignation of World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus surpasses 580,000 signatures, the Ethiopian health...

Petition to fire Tedros, include Taiwan in WHO reaches 500,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A petition to oust the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom and include Taiwan in the organization has now surpassed 500,000 signatures. On J...

'We are collapsing': Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy

MADRID (AP) — By the time Patricia Núñez’s cough started, she was already familiar with the dreaded dry hacking sound tormenting patients who had for weeks been filling the Madrid emergency ward where...

Text of IOC statement postponing Tokyo Olympics to 2021

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Test of the statement released Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee postponing the Tokyo Olympics to 2021: ___ THE PRESIDENT ...

Doctors plead for supplies, while nations seek to slow virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors and nurses pleaded for supplies such as masks and ventilators that are critical in their battle to treat a surging number of coronavirus patients, while governments on Tuesday ...