Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-20 08:10 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 24 1 2 China 74,546 2,115 3 Hong Kong 65 ...

Coronavirus spreads in China, so too does bureaucracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s state media Xinhua News Agency lashed out at the bureaucracy that is running rampant in the country as it tackles the coronavirus (Wuhan virus) outbreak. ...

Chinese funeral home overwhelmed as coronavirus body count soars: Staffer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A staffer from a funeral home in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, claims that the number of bodies she and her co-wo...

Secret Service may leave Homeland Security, rejoin Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to transfer the U.S. Secret Service back to the Treasury Department to better focus on the growing threat of online financial cr...

Berlin filmfest suspends prize over Nazi links report

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival has suspended a prize named for its founding director after a German newspaper reported that he was a senior figure in the Nazis' moviemaking burea...

Wuhan coronavirus shows downside of Xi's dictatorship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic continues to spread, people are wondering just how much China has changed since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory synd...

AP Interview: Fiorentina's American owner is a soccer lifer

ROME (AP) — From Calabria to Pennsylvania, then the Bronx and beyond, new Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has been on the move his entire life. Whether it was acclimating to the Unit...

Warren wants task force to investigate Trump administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren says she’ll create a federal task force to investigate corruption during the Trump administration if she’s elected president. The Massachusetts se...

100s in river 'no-man's land' after Mexico troops block way

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man’s land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican ...

Bureaucracy to brutality: New evidence reveals IS hierarchy

BEIRUT (AP) — Documents compiled by a U.S.-based Syrian rights group reveal how Islamic State militants used one of their most powerful bureaucratic bodies to regulate daily life and impose and execut...

Back coaching in Germany, Klinsmann hunts for paperwork

BERLIN (AP) — Jürgen Klinsmann's is facing more than his Bundesliga opponents in his return to coaching. He is also facing the German bureaucracy. Klinsmann needs to show Germany's s...

Pope names 1st woman manager in Vatican Secretariat of State

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has tapped an Italian lawyer to be the first woman to hold a management position in the Vatican’s most important office, the Secretariat of State. Fr...

Trump applauds Greek 'comeback' in White House meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed the prime minister of Greece to the White House Tuesday by saying the United States was very proud of the country and “the comeback" it is making. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: Finland is not launching 4-day working week

HELSINKI (AP) — The Finnish government on Tuesday squelched a story spreading in international media about the Nordic nation's plans to reduce the average working time for full-time employees to 24 ho...

Sri Lanka president urges limit on minority political power

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's new president on Friday endorsed amending the constitution to reduce the power of minority political parties, saying the country wasn't suited to a system that cr...