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New floods hit Belgium amid stormy weather

BRUSSELS (AP) — New floods have again swamped areas of Belgium and washed away cars as a wave of thunderstorms and heavy rain hit the country on Saturday. The provinces of Namur and ...

Taiwan’s COVID cram school crisis

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The row of shops at the bottom of my apartment block is occupied mostly by cram schools of one type or another. Some specialize in math and science, one in music, an...

Taiwan night market operator gives vendors interest-free loans to weather COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vendors at a night market in Nantou County can receive an interest-free loan of up to NT$30,000 (US$1,079) to help them weather the current COVID-19 outbreak, reports said...

Greece outlines new coronavirus relief package

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister has outlined a new 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) package of relief measures for businesses and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related lo...

Amid crisis, Hezbollah 'bank' a lifeline for some Lebanese

BEIRUT (AP) — When Lebanon’s financial meltdown began in late 2019, Hassan Shoumar was locked out of his dollar savings like everyone else in the country as banks clamped down with capital controls. ...

Analysis: Liverpool, United created splits but hasten action

LONDON (AP) — Vilified by the Premier League, government, and even their own supporters, the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United created a power-grab strategy that appeared unsavory and...

Premier League clubs reject controversial overhaul plan

LONDON (AP) — A plan to transform English soccer engineered by Liverpool and Manchester United was rejected by Premier League rivals at a meeting on Wednesday. Liverpool and United w...

FIFA eyes 'strict compliance' for virus relief plan

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — Soccer governing body FIFA says its $1.5 billion coronavirus relief plan to revive the sport and help national associations stay afloat comes with “strict compliance and aud...

Extra unemployment aid expires as virus threatens new states

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As public health officials warned Friday that the coronavirus posed new risks to parts of the Midwest and South, enhanced federal aid that helped avert financial ruin for millions o...

European soccer clubs face $4.5B income drop over next year

GENEVA (AP) — European soccer clubs expect to lose 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) in revenue over the next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study released Tuesday by the Europe...

The Latest: Canucks say Vancouver out of NHL hub city race

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Vancouver Canucks say the city is out of the running to act as a hub for t...

China's debt relief fails indebted African countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) announced on Wednesday (June 17) that China would write off interest-free loans that are due to mature by the end of this year to severa...

Should college savers opt for student loans this fall?

Undergraduate federal student loan interest rates could fall below 3% for the first time in more than 15 years this July, based on the most recent 10-year Treasury note auction. At ...

Cycling body's finances hit by lost races, delayed Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The International Cycling Union took “some drastic action” on Thursday to cut costs amid a revenue shortfall from hundreds of events canceled or postponed during the coronavirus pandemic...

Congress eyes billions in funding to fight coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Hill negotiations on emergency spending to combat the coronavirus outbreak are likely to produce a bill that's double or even triple the $2.5 billion plan requested by Presid...