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Reports: UK to toughen climate target before Biden summit

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government will set itself a more ambitious climate target, pledging to reduce carbon emissions by three-quarters of their 1990 levels by 2035, British media reported Tuesday. ...

US congressmen introduce Taiwan Solidarity Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five U.S. congressmen on Monday (April 19) introduced a bill meant to counter Beijing's campaign to force international organizations to list Taiwan as part of China, ...

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for US, EU, others

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States as it prepares to reopen tourism services next...

Wang Kwo-tsai to succeed Taiwan's transportation minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet announced Monday (April 19) the deputy head of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will succeed the outgoing minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍),...

Envoy to Italy highlights Taiwan's COVID successes in interview with Italian newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to Italy Li Hsin-ying (李新穎) has called Taiwan the most successful country in the world in terms of handling the pandemic, but he said its exclusion fr...

Lawsuit over 737 crash alleges autothrottle malfunction

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit filed in Seattle against Boeing alleges that a malfunctioning autothrottle system on an older 737 jet led to the crash of the Sriwijaya Air plane into the Java Sea in Indonesi...

NTUC LearningHub Survey: Despite More Employers Seeing the Importance in Training in the Wake Of Covid-19, Not Enough Is Being Done to Upskill Workers

Since the pandemic started, more employers agree that training will help employees be more resilient (93% in 2021 vs 84% in 2020). However, only 62% are currently training or intend to train their wor...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, April 16, the 106th day of 2021. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...

NTUC LearningHub Survey: Despite More Employers Seeing the Importance in Training in the Wake Oo Covid-19, Not Enough Is Being Done to Upskill Workers

Since the pandemic started, more employers agree that training will help employees be more resilient (93% in 2021 vs 84% in 2020). However, only 62% are currently training or intend to train their ...

German airlines, rail company aim to reduce domestic flights

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's airline industry and main rail company said Thursday they aim to encourage more people to switch from planes to trains for domestic routes, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Report: Dubai 'jetman' didn't deploy chute in fatal crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Dubai's famed “jetman” killed in a crash in November failed to deploy the emergency parachute attached to the winged engines strapped to his back, an investig...

Taiwan legislator warns of security risks from China-made teaching aids

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Huang Kuo-shu (黃國書) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has cautioned against purchasing smart teaching aids from China that he fears could pose cybersecu...

Probe faults DC Guard use of aircraft during June protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Washington D.C. National Guard lacked clear guidance and didn't fully understand how to appropriately use helicopters during the civil unrest in the city last June whe...

We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel res...

NJ offshore wind to connect at 2 former power plants onshore

ATLANTIC CITY. N.J. (AP) — A large offshore wind energy project planned off the coast of New Jersey will connect onshore to two former power plants, and cables will run under two of the state's most p...