Virus effects take hold as Trump calls criticisms a 'hoax'

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak's impact on the world economy grew more alarming on Saturday, even as President Donald Trump denounced criticisms of his response to the threat as a “hoax" cooked...

Outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the infection emptied shops and amusement parks, canceled events, cut trade a...

Facebook bans ads with false claims about new virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday that it is banning ads that make false claims about products tied to the new coronavirus. The social network said it is removing ads that feature ...

New leadership essential if WHO is going to salvage its battered reputation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Wuhan virus continues to spread around the world at a frightening pace. Its arrival in Europe should have been predictable but still seems to have shaken the interna...

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a r...

Chinese woman describes Wuhan virus patients being burned alive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the World Health Organization (WHO) praises China for its "tailored approach" to handling the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, a video has surfaced of a Chinese wo...

Kuwait journalist praises Taiwan's democracy and diversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a recent Arabic news article titled "Taiwan: Core of Asia's Cultural Development," Kuwait referred to Taiwan as a sovereign independent country and praise...

WHO envoy says if he had Wuhan virus, he'd 'want to be treated in China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After touring some areas affected by the Wuhan coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General Dr. Bruce Aylward lavished praise on Communist C...

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, or...

Petition calls on Greece to back Taiwan's entry in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Greek musician who is a naturalized Taiwanese citizen has created a petition calling on the Hellenic Parliament to back Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Organi...

Taiwan CDC website allows searches for locations of confirmed Wuhan virus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the mounting coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Taiwan and people's desire to know where they are, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is adding the...

Iran now says 6th person dead of new virus

Iranian officials Saturday reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China. The governor of Markazi province told the official IRNA news agency that tests of a patient who recently ...

Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned as cases of a new virus swelled Friday in South Korea, the newest fro...

North American Taiwanese Medical Association to travel to WHA in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) will send a delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva in May to plead Taiwan’s case for joinin...

Taiwan legislators issue bipartisan statement calling for participation in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislative caucuses issued a joint statement on Friday (Feb. 21) regarding Taiwan's exclusion from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its conversati...