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Vietjet to start operating direct services to Russia in the middle of 2022

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Media OutReach - 2 December 2021 - Vietjet today announced its first-ever non-stop services to Europe, marking the relaunch of the airline's international flight network to meet the r...

Fiji welcomes back tourists despite omicron threat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji welcomed back its first tourists in more than 600 days on Wednesday after pushing ahead with reopening plans despite the threat posed by the newly detected omicron ...

Oil pipeline planned even as California moves away from gas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that was shut down in 2015 after causing California's worst coastal spill in 25 years is inching though a government review, even as the state ...

Migrant crisis front and center in pope's Greece-Cyprus trip

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — When Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos in 2016, he was so moved by the stories he heard from families fleeing war in Iraq and Syria that he wept and brought a dozen...

Deep dive into Taiwan’s secret submarine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been secretly collaborating with at least seven countries over the past few years to build its indigenous submarine fleet. An investigative report from Reute...

Ghana orders vaccinations for restaurant, stadium access

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s government is ordering access to beaches, restaurants, night clubs and stadiums be limited to people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as part of its efforts to fi...

Philippines to reopen to some foreign tourists from next week

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will reopen its borders to tourists from some countries on a trial basis from Dec. 1, its government said on Friday, as part of efforts to rebuild an economy hit har...

Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead

CALAIS, France (AP) — At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior minister called the biggest migration tragedy on the ...

Interpol election raises rights concerns about fair policing

PARIS (AP) — Human rights groups and Western lawmakers are warning that Interpol’s powerful network of global police officers could end up under the sway of authoritarian governments, as the world pol...

Indonesia hosts World Superbike finale on brand-new circuit

MANDALIKA, Indonesia (AP) — The final Superbike World Championship round on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok drew tens of thousands of fans on Sunday, the biggest crowd for any event in the cou...

Taiwan conference discusses ecotourism during COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tourism industry experts from Taiwan and abroad on Friday (Nov. 19) presented their views on ecotourism during the COVID-19 pandemic at the International Conference on Eco...

Gabon is last bastion of endangered African forest elephants

PONGARA NATIONAL PARK, Gabon (AP) — Loss of habitat and poaching have made African forest elephants a critically endangered species. Yet the dense forests of sparsely populated Gabon in the Congo Rive...

New Taipei’s coastal businesses join government to launch beach cleaning cooperative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businesses along New Taipei’s coastline have joined the New Taipei City Government Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) Beach Cleaning Cooperative to pr...

Airbus strikes 2nd major aircraft deal of Dubai Air Show

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus clinched a major deal on Monday valued into the billions of dollars to sell 111 new aircraft to the Air Lease Corporation, its second blockbuster order at the...

Diplomatic corps cleans up beach to show care for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) joined ambassadors, officials, and students from 14 of Taiwan’s allies to clean a beach in Taoyuan on Saturday (Nov...