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Taiwan bans food on public transport, limits religious activities during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a rapid expansion of local COVID-19 infections, the government announced Saturday (Jan. 22) it was banning eating on public transportation and limiting religious even...

"Enjoying the beauty of Shanxi and cheering for the Winter Olympics" Shanxi Winter Tourism Promotion and Exchange Activities Week Began on January 22

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach – 22 January 2022 - On January 22, the launching ceremony of Shanxi Winter Tourism Promotion and Exchange Activities Week was held in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi...

Black Mississippi senators protest vote on race theory bill

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Black lawmakers walked out in protest Friday and withheld their votes as the Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory. ...

Guatemalan embassy in Taiwan opens commercial counselor office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guatemalan embassy in Taipei held an opening ceremony for its newly-established commercial counselor office on Friday morning (Jan. 20). In opening remarks, Guatema...

Is North Korea reopening its China border for much-needed trade?

The two trains were caught on camera in railway sidings in Dandong, although the freight cars were covered, and it was not clear what they were carrying before they returned over the Yalu River. Rail...

US diplomats suggest caving to China on Taiwan office name in Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American diplomats have reportedly recommended to Lithuanian officials that the name of the Taiwan representative office in Vilnius be changed to relieve pressure from Chi...

Lawsuit claims deputies detained man for being foreign-born

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against a sheriff and his deputies, claiming he was illegally detained for no other reason than being born in Jamaica. ...

Trying to stem the pandemic, Uganda creates a fuel crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no ...

Taiwan working on temporary measures to protect business interests in Nicaragua

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is currently working on a stopgap to ensure the rights and interests of Taiwanese businesses in Nicaragua, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday (Jan...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the rul...

Arrivals from India, SE Asia must wait at Taiwan airport for PCR results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 19) announced that starting on Thursday (Jan. 20), passengers arriving from India and Southeast Asian countri...

ILO report says Afghan crisis causing massive job losses

BANGKOK (AP) — More than a half million people in Afghanistan have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover in mid-August, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday. ...

Tracking Biden's 1st-year progress delivering on promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across Ame...

Report: Chinese Olympic app has serious security flaws

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A smartphone app that's expected to be widely used by athletes and others attending next month’s Winter Games in Beijing has glaring security problems that could e...

Harvard immigration clinic sues for records on ICE detention

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School clinic has sued federal immigration officials for failing to release records about the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention facilities. ...