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New political turmoil hits Peru with dicey impeachment vote

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra is facing the threat of impeachment after the country’s opposition-controlled Congress agreed Friday to vote on his possible ouster just a day afte...

Urban flooding — who is responsible for Karachi's woes?

"I had to walk for nearly five hours to reach home from my workplace. It was raining heavily and I had to wrap a plastic bag around my mobile phone and other electronic gadgets," Saad Ahmed ...

For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty

CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century,...

The US, Australia and Canada lead, but no G20 country is fully prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

The US ranks the highest globally in creating an enabling environment supportive of longevity and healthy ageing with an overall score of 76.1 out of a possible 100 Canada (3rd) and Brazil (11th) scor...

The US, Australia and Canada lead, but no G20 country is fully prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

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G20 countries in Asia Pacific are not prepared for the needs of ageing populations, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit

Australia leads the Asia Pacific region in creating an enabling environment supportive of longevity and healthy ageing with an overall score of 75.2 out of a possible 100, ranking second globally behi...

SP Jain School of Global Management introduces flexible learning options for its BBA program

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 21th July 2020 - SP Jain School of Global Management (SP Jain Global) announced today the launch of a new set of flexible learning options for its Bachelor of Business Adm...

Two Out of Three Rare Disease Patients in Asia-Pacific Do Not Receive the Best-available Care, According to an Economist Intelligence Unit Survey

Knowledge of rare diseases among healthcare professionals is lacking: o 34% do not know if there is a definition for rare diseases o 35% do not know if there is a national rare disease policy 14% of...

Challenges facing Taiwan’s semiconductor industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tech sector is well-positioned in the world post-coronavirus, but challenges lie ahead in terms of its reliance on both the U.S and China, according to an e...

US economist: Europe must 'completely suppress' virus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — There can be no real economic recovery in Europe unless governments “completely suppress” the coronavirus, a prominent U.S. economist said on Friday. Jeffrey ...

China’s rule by fear in Hong Kong also threatens Taiwan: The Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s passage of a national security law for Hong Kong not only introduced rule by fear for the former British territory, but also revealed its attitude toward the...

In fight against virus, South Africa expects a long wait

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With her winning smile and outgoing nature, Fino Dlamini was a natural to succeed in South Africa’s booming tourism industry. Her bicycle tours of Soweto took vis...

Deliberative Senate declines to debate more coronavirus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Americans confront a crisis unlike any in modern times, the world’s greatest deliberative body is doing almost anything but deliberate the coronavirus. It's as t...

Unique payout Alaskans get from oil wealth could be at risk

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has no income or statewide sales taxes, and it cuts residents a check every year from its oil wealth. But the future of that unique payout is in question...

Taiwan’s chance to move towards omnilateralism

A pandemic[1] was announced by the WHO on March 11, 2020, describing the global spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, as early as the beginning of December last year, health officers in Taipei were c...