Philippines recalls ambassador who allegedly mistreated maid

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' ambassador to Brazil has been ordered to return home to face investigation after video surfaced allegedly showing her physically mistreating her Filipino ho...

AP Explains: Why are UK and EU still arguing over Brexit?

LONDON (AP) — It’s more than four years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, and almost a year since Prime Minister Boris Johnson won an election by vowing to “get Brexit done.” ...

Is Xi losing sleep over the Buddha?

Amid all the upheaval the world is currently experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China is more concerned about Sinicizing Buddhism — Tibetan Buddhism to be exact. “Tibetan Buddhism...

Japan, Britain ink post-Brexit free trade deal

Japan and Britain on Friday formally signed a bilateral free trade agreement that is set to kick in when the Brexit transition period — and the UK's economic relationship with the European U...

Watchdog says Lebanon probe into port blast flawed

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading international human rights group on Thursday said a Lebanon-led probe into the devastating port explosion in Beirut this summer has been marred by political meddling and lack o...

Immersive Fashion Experience, Heart of Cyberpunk Officially Launches

Visit this Surreal Sci-fi City to Experience an Illusionary Fashion Presentation under the Neon-lit Backdrop HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 October 2020 - Brought to you by Hong Kong Design Ce...

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt to Turkey: drop the rancor, join us

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece on Wednesday renewed an invitation to Turkey to become a partner in reaping the potential benefits of offshore gas deposits, while urging...

Nonprofit app aims to help unblock global air travel

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A public-interest foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testin...

Dogs detect coronavirus fast and reliably — why not use them everywhere?

Europe is in a panic over the second wave of COVID-19, with infection rates sky-rocketing and GDP plummeting. Belgium has just announced it will no longer test asymptomatic people, even if they've...

UEFA warns against 'boring' FIFA-linked Euro super league

UEFA warned Tuesday of the damage that would be caused to soccer by the potential creation of a European super league of the continent’s elite clubs, potentially usurping its existing Champions League...

More consumer education and collaboration needed, argues new Economist Intelligence Unit study on the impact of covid-19 on illicit trade

There will be at least five lasting effects from the pandemic, including rising demand for certain categories of illicit goods and an exacerbation of the e-commerce problem. Those effects can be addr...

Greece asks EU countries to halt military exports to Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has asked fellow European Union countries to halt military exports to Turkey, the country’s foreign minister said Tuesday, amid a deepening dispute between the two neighbo...

IMF: Nearly all Mideast economies hit by pandemic recession

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed nearly all Mideast nations into the throes of an economic recession this year, yet some rebound is expected as all but two — Leba...

How Japan's mask culture may have saved lives during coronavirus

While citizens of other countries around the world struggling with the coronavirus pandemic have railed against face masks as unnecessary, ineffective or an infringement of their civil liberties, Japa...

Taiwan all at sea on illegal fishing practices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Fisheries Agency intends to overturn a U.S. decision that censures the nation’s fishing fleets by proving that it does in fact comply with International...