#ENDWILDLIFECRIME Initiative Aims to End Wildlife Crime - For Good.

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - June 5 2020 - The economic, health and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic provide a stark reminder of the high risks associated with the under-regulated, poorl...

Taiwan puts on hold plans to allow admission of foreign students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has halted plans to allow the admission of foreign students into universities as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage worldwide. The Ministry of Education ...

New Taipei offers free water sports experiences for over 2,500 people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's Sports Office has announced that it will offer free water sports experience camps in the summer, including surfing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), ca...

The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe...

Mexican president defies leftist label in virus response

When Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidency after years of agitating for change, many expected a transformative leader who would take the country to the left even as much of Latin America...

SAT drops plans for home exam amid internet access concerns

The company that administers the SAT college entrance exam is scrapping plans to provide a home version of the test this year, saying it can't guarantee all students would have access to the needed te...

Some governors balk at Trump request to send troops to DC

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some governors are rejecting President Donald Trump's request to send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., for a massive militarized show of force in the nation’s capital af...

New York City contact tracers start, reach out to 600 people

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City contact tracers hired to contain the spread of the coronavirus reached out to all of the roughly 600 people who tested positive for the virus citywide on Monday, the firs...

F1 will start with 2 races at the Austrian GP in July

PARIS (AP) — Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing. The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg ...

Presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's warning that he would deploy the United States military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting rests on a longstanding president...

Group: Lack of virus tests pushes Afghanistan toward crisis

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A prominent international aid organization warned Tuesday that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster because the government is unable to test at least 80% of...

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown

PARIS (AP) — Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee can savor their steak tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in sma...

225 VIPs urge world powers to adopt $2.5 trillion COVID plan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 225 current and former global VIPs urged the world’s 20 major economic powers on Monday to hold an urgent meeting to agree to a $2.5 trillion plan to tackle COVID-19 an...

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___ Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality As thousands of protesters take to the street in response to police killings of black people, compani...

Businesses ramp up operations as nations prep for tourists

BELT-LOOSENING: — Chuy's Holdings, which runs restaurants that make Tex-Mex inspired dishes, has re-opened a majority of its dining rooms. The company said Monday that 87 of its dini...