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Hong Kong: Xi hails China’s rule on handover anniversary

China's president, Xi Jinping, on Friday oversaw tightly choreographed celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Beijing amid a massive security pres...

Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover

Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the British handover and after a two-year transformation bringing the city more tightly under Communist Part...

Czech bullet train collides with engine, 1 dead, 5 injured

PRAGUE (AP) — A bullet train collided with an engine in a train station in northeastern Czech Republic Monday, killing one person and injuring five. Czech Railways said the accident ...

Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heat wave

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Firefighters in Spain and Germany struggled to contain wildfires on Sunday amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year. The worst damage...

Transportation minister envisions one high-speed rail line around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Extensions of the existing high-speed rail line to Yilan in the northeast and to Pingtung in the south will eventually lead to services around Taiwan, Transportation Minis...

High-speed train derailment in China kills 1, injures 8

BEIJING (AP) — The driver of a high-speed train in southern China was killed and eight people were injured when two cars derailed early Saturday after hitting a mudslide, state broadcaster CCTV ...

Taiwan mobilizes buses, high-speed trains for May 1 without TRA trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train services on May 1 due to union action, prompting the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to say...

Demolition violations named as cause of Taiwan high-speed rail chaos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high-speed rail service breakdown that affected 120,000 travelers was the result of a subcontractor taking down a cement factory tower in one go, reports said Saturday (...

German prosecutors: train attacker had extremist motive

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday they now believe that the suspect in a knife attack on a train in November that left four people wounded had an Islamic extremist motive. ...

Japan earthquake kills four, injures hundreds

A powerful earthquake that rocked the Japanese prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima killed at least four people and injured more than 200, public broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday. What do we know ...

Business Highlights: Fed nominee, war impact on supply chain

___ Embattled Federal Reserve pick Raskin withdraws nomination WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Bloom Raskin, under fire from Senate Republicans for her views on climate cha...

War in Ukraine disrupts key supply chains - and lives

It can be hard to measure the ways that Russia’s war in Ukraine has disrupted the global supply of parts and raw materials needed to complete a variety of products – from cars to computer chips. ...

12 cases in south Taiwan have BA.2 Omicron variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dozen cases tied to a cluster infection in Kaohsiung have been diagnosed with the BA.2 Omicron variant, and one Indonesian worker may have spread the highly transmissibl...

China spends billions on Olympics with longer-term goal

GENEVA (AP) — The finance model for the Winter Olympics calls for the host country to spend several billion dollars, the IOC to earn a couple billion, and sports bodies to share around hundreds of mil...

China faces omicron test weeks ahead of Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Just weeks before hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics, China is battling multiple coronavirus outbreaks in half a dozen cities, with the one closest to the capital driven by the ...