Taiwan mulls measures to bolster economy following virus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government is discussing measures on Thursday (Feb. 13) to prop up the country’s economy and help cushion the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

Taiwan’s top airport sees lowest daily passenger total in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads across the region, fewer than 60,000 passengers traveled through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday (Feb. 11), the lowest number...

Breeze Center to slash headcount by 30% as Taiwan records 18th 2019-nCoV case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top American-style shopping mall, Breeze Center, announced a mass layoff on Wednesday (Feb. 12) involving over 100 jobs and accounting for 30 percent of its t...

Singapore pushes ahead with air show as virus cases grow

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore is pushing ahead with its air show despite cancellations by dozens of exhibitors and most Chinese participants due to the virus outbreak that has sickened tens of thousands ...

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral ou...

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting h...

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral ou...

800 drones to open 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fleet of 800 drones will light up the sky above the Taiwan Lantern Festival’s Houli Horse Ranch Park main exhibition area, in Taichung on Saturday (Feb. 8), accord...

Flights resume at Istanbul airport after plane crash kills 3

ISTANBUL (AP) — Flights resumed Thursday at an Istanbul airport after a Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, killing three people and injuring dozens. Sabiha Gokcen Airport restar...

Royal Caribbean takes steps to contend with virus outbreak

Royal Caribbean has canceled eight cruises out of China through early March and is taking more precautionary steps because of the virus outbreak that began in China. The number of c...

Illinois mistakenly cancels ex-inmates' voter registrations

CHICAGO (AP) — The voter registrations of nearly 800 former Illinois inmates may have been mistakenly canceled because of a “data-matching error” between state agencies, the State Board of Elections d...

Taiwan tourists stuck in Italy amid shutdown of air routes between 2 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines sent one airplane to evacuate Taiwanese tourists from Rome on Monday (Feb. 3) after Italy reported the first two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus an...

Virus rattles Chinese communities, canceling new year events

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with people staying inside whenever possible, wearing medical masks when they mu...

Lufthansa, cabin crew union agree arbitration process

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Lufthansa and a union representing cabin crew said Friday that they have agreed on a wide-ranging arbitration process to resolve a bitter long-running dispute, staving off any ...

Virus delaying China's Olympic sliding track certification

Plans to have bobsled, skeleton and luge athletes from around the world visit China in March to help certify the track that will be used for the 2022 Beijing Olympics have been delayed over concerns a...