Experts say UK should lower salary threshold for immigrants

LONDON (AP) — A panel of immigration experts says Britain should lower the salary threshold for immigrants after Brexit and urged the government to quickly set up new migration rules once the U.K. lea...

Maryland GOP governor wants more visas for foreign workers

Maryland's Republican governor on Tuesday urged federal officials to allow more H-2B visas for foreign workers to help the state's $355 million seafood industry and seasonal employers. ...

Bayern Munich fans accuse club of turning blind eye to Qatar

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich fans fed up with the club’s longstanding links with Qatar organized a meeting to discuss the club's lack of response to allegations of human rights abuses in the country. ...

Deputy prime minister calls Japan a nation with single race

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's deputy prime minister described the country as the only one in the world with a single race, language and 2,000-year-old monarchy, sparking criticism that he was ignoring an indig...

7 changes to affect foreigners living in Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple changes will go into effect in Taiwan in the new year. Here is a list of several that foreigners living in the country should know. Increase of minimum monthly...

Migrant workers arrested in N. Taiwan for illegally transferring money from shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan City Police raided three shops run by migrant workers from Southeast Asia on Thursday (Dec. 19) and discovered that the shops had been secretly used as illegal...

Taiwan prepares to import 7 farm workers from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Preparations are underway to import farm workers from overseas for the first time, reports said Wednesday (December 18). Earlier this year, the government decided to al...

India-based firm pays California over foreign workers' visas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has settled with an India-based technology company that it accuses of misclassifying foreign workers and related tax fraud, the state attorney general's office sai...

Migrant workers in Taiwan to demand abolition of brokerage system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Migrant workers will demand the end of the private labor brokerage system at their biennial protest in Taipei on Sunday (Dec. 8). In order to do away with excessive bro...

Fukushima melted fuel removal begins 2021, end state unknown

Japan’s economy and industry ministry proposed a revision Monday to its decades-long road map to clean up the radioactive mess at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was wrecked by a massiv...

Ballroom dancers say immigration clampdown hurting business

ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — When no Americans replied to her multiple help-wanted ads for a dance instructor, Connecticut studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas for a qualified candidate. But she was st...

Fukushima melted fuel removal begins 2021, end state unknown

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy and industry ministry proposed a revision Monday to its decades-long road map to clean up the radioactive mess at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was wrecked by a...

Yemen rebel group says it has detained UN workers

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A leader of the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen says they have detained a number of U.N. humanitarian workers on suspicion of spying, including two Jordanians who ha...

Francis fulfills dream, goes to Japan as missionary pope

TOKYO (AP) — Pope Francis will fulfill his dream to be a missionary in Japan when he arrives for a three-day visit with two main aims: to appeal for nuclear disarmament and minister to a tiny Catholic...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan health authorities say an airstrike has slammed into a biscuit factory in the capital, Tripoli, killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans. ...