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Expert lists reasons behind Taiwan's negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert has suggested that an increase in the nation's marriage rate is a key to boosting Taiwan’s birth rates. Taiwan had experienced a population decline ...

Uyghur activists hope for genocide ruling as tribunal takes up China's actions in Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following efforts by the World Uyghur Congress, an independent investigation has been set up to investigate allegations that the Chinese government is committing genocide,...

European Commission Ratifies: Belgium May Reduce the ASF-Infected Zone

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - June 12, 2020 - On May 18th, the European Commission ratified Belgium's proposal to reduce the ASF-infected zone in the province of Luxemburg. This zon...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 10 The Los Angles Times on the crack epidemic in the 1980s, harsh prison...

Virus deaths hit hard in Spain’s shrinking rural villages

DURUELO DE LA SIERRA, Spain (AP) — When someone dies in tightly knit Duruelo de la Sierra, the whole community walks from the church service to the cemetery, accompanying the deceased to their final r...

Venetian islands revamp traditions to counter depopulation

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venetian island of Burano’s charms are rooted in its fishing legacy: the colorful fishermen's cottages, the traditional butter cookies that kept fishermen going at sea and the...

Venice tide barriers pass another test, but skeptics remain

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. ...

Spain: Far-right, rural vote could hurt traditional parties

Raquel Clemente has decided to speak up for the people in the Spanish countryside. The 36-year old has been living in the small village of Celadas in Spain's eastern province of Teruel almost all...

Thousands march in Spain to demand more help for rural areas

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards are marching in Madrid to demand that the government take steps to curb the depopulation of rural areas. Sunday's march under the slogan "The Rev...

With a rapidly aging population, Germany looks to Balkans for care workers

Joana Bocaj is 25 years old. She's a nurse in the city of Vlore in southern Albania, but she hopes she won't be working there much longer. Joana is preparing to leave Albania and start a new w...

Report accuses Syrian government of sectarian war strategy

BEIRUT (AP) — A new report by a Syria conflict monitoring group accuses the government of depopulating Sunni-majority areas in Syria's third largest city as it fights to consolidate its power. ...