Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-04-06 21:00 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 USA 336,851 9,620 2 Spain 135,032 13,055 3 Italy ...

Recent 'Zoom-bombing' incidents cause FBI to raise alarm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video-conferencing software Zoom has gained unprecedented popularity amid the coronavirus outbreak due to the increase in employees working remotely, but it has recently c...

Sunday's Sports in Brief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins’ first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland B...

Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at age 86

TORONTO (AP) — Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of Canada medicare founder Tommy Douglas, died Sunday. She ...

Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter NBA Draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility. He said Sunday the “time is now” ...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau head demoted amid COVID-19 controversy

Chou Yung-hui (周永暉), director-general of the Tourism Bureau, has been demoted amid a controversy involving a high-ranking bureau official, whose misconduct led to one of his colleagues becoming infect...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 5, the 96th day of 2020. There are 270 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 5, 19...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 4, the 95th day of 2020. There are 271 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 4, ...

Prague removes monument to WWII Soviet commander

PRAGUE (AP) — A district in the Czech capital, Prague, went on Friday ahead with a plan to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander. The plan had drawn angry protests fro...

Fish-oil firm keeps 'sustainable' label despite controversy

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A company that makes fish-oil supplements will keep its certification for sustainable fishing despite defiance of catch limits in the Chesapeake Bay. The Marine S...

Taiwan not granting subsidies to British woman over quarantine controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British visitor has apologized for causing controversy over her quarantine experience in Taiwan, which was faslely reported on by the BBC and triggered a public outcry. ...

Taiwan premier rebuts British woman’s claim that daughter was mistreated in quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) dismissed accusations by a British national that the country’s quarantine conditions are “prison-like.” Su said Friday (M...

DC officials: Relief bill cheats Washington of $700 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation's capital lashed out Thursday at the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package moving through Congress, saying it cheats Washington, D.C., of more tha...

Taipei Dome close to resuming construction five years after suspension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Dome is one step closer to resuming construction after the Taipei's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday (March 25) approved most of th...

China may quit trade deal with Taiwan to allay discontent over handling of virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top national security official has suggested that China may refuse to renew a trade deal with the country in an effort to ease public discontent over its ha...