S. Korean tries washing money over virus fears, suffers loss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Money laundering is not a good idea, as a South Korean found out when he or she put banknotes in a washing machine to remove possible traces of the coronavirus. ...

Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

BEIRUT (AP) — In troubled times, people have been known to hoard currency at home — a financial security blanket against deep uncertainty. But in this crisis, things are different. This time cash itse...

Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread

NEW YORK (AP) — In a world suffering a pandemic, cash is no longer king. A growing number of businesses and individuals worldwide have stopped using banknotes in fear that physical c...

UN envoy: Military situation `increasingly dire' in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen warned Thursday that the military situation in the war-torn country is growing “increasingly dire,” pointing especially to an alarming escalation...

What's Happening: Virus closes schools, but Louvre reopens

More school closures and the suspension of business travel are among the steps being taken around the world to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. These are some of the latest d...

No money for masterpieces: Louvre bans cash over virus fears

PARIS (AP) — The Louvre is no longer taking cash, because of the coronavirus outbreak. The world's most-visited museum is shifting to card-only payments as part of new measures that...

Chinese woman nukes 3,000 RMB in microwave to 'disinfect' bills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Chinese preoccupy themselves with ways to kill off the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and attempt to prevent its spread, a woman in eastern China badly charred over 3,000...

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...

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 remote ...

Taiwan banks to offer fresh cash for Lunar New Year on Jan. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many Taiwanese prepare to stuff red envelopes with crisp, new Taiwan dollar bills on Lunar New Year, Taiwan's central bank announced on Tuesday (Jan. 7) that a bank...

Yemen officials: Rebel ban on banknotes stops gov't salaries

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials said on Tuesday that a powerful rebel group's ban on recently-printed government banknotes in areas under their control, including the capital, Sanaa, has held up ...

Taipei's Hi-Life ATM provides foreign currency exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hi-Life convenience store in the Dihua business circle in Taipei has an ATM that can carry out foreign currency exchange services, accepting foreign banknotes such as US...

New ECB boss Lagarde adds her signature to euro banknotes

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The new president of the European Central Bank has added her signature to euro banknotes, which she describes as “the most tangible symbol of European integration.” ...

Liberian chiefs urge president to fight impunity

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than 300 chiefs representing Liberia's rural and traditional bloc have called on the president to set up a war and economic crimes court as part of measures to fight impu...

OrCam’s wearable assistive device benefits visually impaired in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Israeli unicorn OrCam Technologies has launched the MyEye, a wearable assistive device designed for visually impaired people, which would meet the demand of the nearly 60,...