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Taiwan mulls allowing family visits, tourism from July or August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will consider raising the cap on the maximum number of arrivals and allowing relatives and tourists into the country from July or August, the Central Epidemic Comma...

Possible successor to Abbas warns Israel, but works with it

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior Palestinian official increasingly seen as a successor to the 86-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, says relations with Israel have gotten so bad t...

Q&A with MOFA on visitor visa for relatives of foreign residents in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to questions from readers regarding visitor visas for relatives of foreign residents, Taiwan News contacted a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) representative...

Relatives of foreign residents can now apply to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (April 12) announced that relatives of Taiwanese citizens and foreign residents, with the exception of migrant workers, c...

Taiwan confirms 160 local COVID cases, a record for 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 160 local COVID-19 infections and 244 imported ones Saturday (April 2). These are both the highest single-day figures for 2022 so far, but the death ta...

After Israel attacks, sidelined Palestinian issue reemerges

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Three deadly attacks in Israel in a week are raising questions over Israel's approach to its conflict with the Palestinians, after years of efforts to sideline the issue and fo...

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...

COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more reside...

Live updates: New cases in California prisons cause alarm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With a new and more infectious coronavirus variant sweeping California, attorneys representing inmates say violations of health orders by prison staff risk a repeat of the outbrea...

Live updates: Greek lawmakers OK vaccine mandate for elderly

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek lawmakers have approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all people aged over 60 living in the country on pain of a monthly fine, to deal with an infec...

Hong Kong's zero-COVID policy keeps movers busy, gives recruiters headaches

HONG KONG, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's zero-COVID policy is driving foreign talent out of the financial hub and putting off newcomers even as some firms offer pay packages not seen since the la...

Ex-Minneapolis officer seeks 41 months in 911 caller's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home are asking a judge to sentence him to 41 months...

Cube O Discovery Park, Hong Kong’s First City-centre Ocean Experience Opens at Plaza 88 in Tsuen Wan

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 7 September 2021 - Covering an area of over 10,000 feet, Cube O Discovery Park will feature a combination of real marine life displays and exciting interactive mult...

Navalny's wife brings borscht, cherries on three-day prison visit

In a selfie posted to Instagram on Thursday, Alexei Navalny's wife, Yulia, wrote about her visit to the Pokrov penal camp to visit her jailed husband over three days. "I spent some time in p...

Nicaragua arrests 7th presidential contender in Nov. 7 vote

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police placed under house arrest a seventh presidential contender on Saturday, meaning that almost all of those who could have challenged President Daniel Ortega i...