Russia says US leaving overflight treaty will hurt security

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that the U.S. decision to withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities would erode global security by making it more di...

Coronavirus outbreak on Taiwan’s Goodwill Fleet began before arrival in Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on board a ship in the Navy's Goodwill Fleet began two days before it reached Taiwan’s Pacific ally of Palau, an ...

Taiwan goes 44 days without local coronavirus case, crowd limits could end on June 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 26) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 44 days without a new local infec...

Taiwan marks 43 days without local coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 25) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 43 days without a new local infect...

No new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country Sunday (May 24), marking the third consecutive day without a ne...

First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk's Mars quest

It all started with the dream of growing a rose on Mars. That vision, Elon Musk’s vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. Now,...

Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” ...

Taiwan coronavirus cases remain at 441

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported no new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients again on Saturday (May 23), keeping the total at 441. A run of 13 days without any new patients came to an ...

Debt and coronavirus push Hertz into bankruptcy protection

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company's business....

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday (May 22) in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials sai...

Taiwan goes 40 days without local coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 22) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 40 days without a new local infect...

Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Florida’s Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Flo...

Taiwan reports new imported coronavirus case from Mexico

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (May 21) announced one new imported case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the first in two weeks. During...

These coronavirus 'carriers' take test samples around London

LONDON (AP) — Ben Gee carries the coronavirus all over London. A bicycle courier, Gee zips from the city's hospitals and clinics with medical samples of the virus, taking them to lab...

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air gets government loan

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Wednesday it will get 3 billion kroner ($290 million) in loan guarantees from the government as part of its restructuring plan. ...