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Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. enters “what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus,” President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and te...

Taiwan offers to help following Indonesia's deadly quake

Taiwan's government is willing to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of a deadly earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi early Friday (Jan. 15), the Presidential Office s...

Taiwan tours popular among Japanese high school students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than a third of Japanese high school students choose Taiwan as the preferred destination for their overseas educational trips. Out of 170,000 Japanese high school ...

Trump signs Taiwan Assurance Act into law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After stalling for many days, U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday (Dec. 27) signed his government's spending bill, which includes provisions for the Taiwan Assurance...

US Congress passes spending bill with provisions for Taiwan Assurance Act 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Congress on Monday (Dec. 21) passed an appropriations bill for FY2021, which will cover the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2020. The U.S. Senate and House of Represen...

Taiwan donates medical supplies to Central American allies hit by storms

Taiwan on Wednesday (Dec. 9) donated about 500 kilograms of emergency medical supplies to four of its diplomatic allies in Central America, which were badly hit by two hurricanes recently. A donati...

Watford paces LSU blowout win over La. Tech 86-55

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trendon Watford scored 18 points and missed just two of 12 foul shots and LSU controlled Louisiana Tech from the outset in an 86-55 win on Sunday. Javonte Sma...

Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M

TUTTLINGEN, Germany (AP) — Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battl...

Taiwan donates US$200,000 to the Philippines for typhoon relief

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (MECO) thanked Taiwan on Friday (Nov. 20) for donating US$200,000 to disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, as the country works to rebuild from ...

Filipina in Taiwan raises NT$40,000 in aid for typhoon victims in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An overseas Filipino worker has single-handedly raised NT$40,000 (US$1,400) to support families that have been affected by Typhoon Vamco (known in the Philippines as Typho...

US, China hold military talks amid uncertainty in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American and Chinese militaries kickstarted a three-day virtual seminar on Wednesday (Nov. 11) that some hope will help reduce the risk of a conflict between the globa...

American kidnapped in southern Niger, says local official

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Gunmen kidnapped an American citizen in the West African nation of Niger early Tuesday and demanded a ransom from his relatives, a local government official said. ...

Mexico Senate kills 109 government disaster, science funds

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party pushed legislation through the Senate on Wednesday to eliminate 109 semi-independent government trust funds that finance...

Taiwan MND plans new military disciplinary reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) stated on Sunday (Oct. 18) that in order to continue implementing discipline requirements and improving the quality of personnel, th...

Business Highlights

___ Some businesses opening, expanding despite pandemic hurdles FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The odds of success with a new business are always precarious. Few expe...