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Lessons the US can learn from Taiwan

COVID-19 has cost the United States more than 105,000 lives and over 40 million jobs. Experts predict that by August as many as 150,000 Americans will have died from the disease and the nation’s...

Asian shares fall on US friction with China, Hong Kong fears

Shares slipped in Asia on Friday (May 22) as tensions flared between the U.S. and China and as more job losses compounded the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong’s Hang ...

White House report blasts Chinese 'malign activities'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond its hard-hitting rhetoric against China over its handling of the coronavirus, the White House on Wednesday issued a broad-scale attack on Beijing's predatory economic policies...

Report card: Chesapeake Bay health grade drops to C-minus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The health of the nation's largest estuary dropped from a C to a C-minus last year in an annual report card released Tuesday on the Chesapeake Bay. That is the ...

Pandemic planning becomes political weapon as deaths mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first three years of his presidency, Donald Trump did not publicly utter the words “pandemic” or “preparedness.” Not in speeches, rallies or his many news conferences, planne...

Fight against malaria could be set back 20 years, WHO warns

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — One of the hard lessons the World Health Organization learned during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was this: Other diseases can be forgotten and take a deadlier toll...

North Korean defectors, experts question zero virus claim

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As a doctor in North Korea during the SARS outbreak and flu pandemic, Choi Jung Hun didn't have much more than a thermometer to decide who should be quarantined. ...

US Senator introduces bills to hold China accountable for COVID-19 pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two GOP senators introduced legislation to Congress for counteracting the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) censorship and cover-ups throughout the Wuhan coronavirus (CO...

Virus fuels calls for sanctions relief on Iran, Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — From Caracas to Tehran, officials are calling on the Trump administration to ease crippling economic sanctions they contend are contributing to the growing death toll caused by the corona...

Pandemic bonds prove good for investors, less so for nations

LONDON (AP) — To offset the crushing costs of trying to stem a global epidemic, the World Bank and partners announced the creation of “pandemic bonds” several years ago: the idea was to leverage priva...

Africa's cases above 1,000; presidents defy own travel bans

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Africa’s cases of the coronavirus rose above 1,000 on Saturday while two heads of state appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s in...

Diplomats in Taipei briefed on Taiwan's coronavirus response

Diplomats and foreign representatives in Taipei were briefed Friday on the state of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak in Taiwan and the country's prevention and containment efforts, accord...

Dems, GOP forge virus outbreak into '20 campaign issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coronavirus is already coloring the 2020 campaign, with Democrats convinced President Donald Trump's muddled response to the outbreak leaves him and down-ballot Republicans vulnerabl...

As coronavirus spreads, Medicare gets telemedicine option

Washington (AP) — The coronavirus legislation signed by President Donald Trump on Friday would let Medicare expand the use of telemedicine in outbreak areas, potentially reducing infection risks for v...