Romney chides Mormons at airport who greeted missionaries

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday criticized as “irresponsible” a weekend gathering of hundreds at a Salt Lake City airport parking garage to welcome home 900 missionaries with The...

Travelers rush to Moroccan airports for evacuation flights

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Foreigners stranded in locked-down Morocco are getting on evacuation flights Friday as governments try to repatriate their citizens after days of travel frustration. ...

Thousands on virus-hit cruise ship wait their turn to leave

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus waited anxiously Tuesday for their turn to leave the vessel moored in the San Francisco Bay Area, even if ...

Last crew members leave cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — The last group of about 130 crew members got off the Diamond Princess on Sunday, vacating the contaminated cruise ship and ending Japan's much criticized quarantine that left more than on...

Japan says passenger found to be infected after leaving ship

TOKYO (AP) — A passenger who got off the Diamond Princess after completing the cruise ship's quarantine this past week tested positive for the new virus Saturday, becoming the first known case of infe...

World Cup champion women pushed: Could they beat German men?

Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. "Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?" U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer No...

2 former cruise ship passengers with virus die in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, becoming the ...

Passengers leave ship docked off Japan after quarantine ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — About 500 passengers left the Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among pa...

China still mostly closed down as virus deaths pass 1,000

BEIJING (AP) — The daily death toll in China from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total fatalities above 1,000 Tuesday as the World Health Organization announced a new nam...

Hun Sen stays loyal to China over coronavirus epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen refused to suspend all flights coming in from China after the first case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was confirmed in the coastal...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 29 The Los Angeles Times on federal spending: The nonp...

Direct flights open between Taiwan's Hualien and S. Korea's Ulsan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than one hundred South Koreans arrived in Hualien Thursday morning (Oct. 17) while the mayor of the east coast city headed in the other direction on the first direct ...

Taiwanese visits to Philippines increase by 55% in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Visits by Taiwanese tourists in the month of June increased by over 50 percent in comparison to the same period last year, and trips are up by over 30 percent for the first six...

Taiwan's StarLux gains CAA approval to operate on Japan, Thailand routes

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) StarLux Airlines Co. Ltd., a new Taiwan-based carrier, will operate at least 13 scheduled or chartered flights to Japan and Thailand when it begins service next year, according to...

Taiwan plans charter flight between Hualien and central Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives from Taiwan’s Hualien County and Japan’s Niigata Prefecture met in Hualien today, to further coordinate cooperation and plan a regular charter ...