Europa League restarts, bringing back continental soccer

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — It's been five months since the last games, but European continental club soccer is finally back. The Europa League restarts on Wednesday with the round of 16. ...

Overtourism a blessing and curse for Taiwan’s outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Overtourism has put a strain on Taiwan’s outlying islands and placed local governments in a dilemma about how to strike a balance between tourism promotion and envir...

US Tennis Association says it's still preparing for US Open

As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its mar...

Japan funds save Lithuania museum on diplomat who saved Jews

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A museum in Lithuania dedicated to a Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jews flee Europe in the early years of World War II has been extended an economic lifeline by p...

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP FACES RARE REBUKE FROM REPUBLICANS GOP officials fr...

Champagne losing its fizz as global pandemic clobbers sales

REIMS, France (AP) — Champagne is losing its fizz. For months, lockdown put the cork on weddings, dining out, parties and international travel — all key sales components for the French luxury wine mar...

Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some missteps

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tourism operators across Asia and the Pacific are making furtive and faltering advances, as well as some spectacular missteps, after travel was largely halted by the coronav...

Serena, Coco, Novak, Rafa on entry lists for US Open tuneup

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were on Wednesday’s initial entry lists — but No. 1 woman Ash Barty, two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 2019 U.S....

Officials: US is bringing 6,400 troops home from Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,400 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defe...

Air travel expected to not recover before 2024

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Global air travel is recovering more slowly than expected and will take until until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels, the trade association for the airline industry said...

Spain: court hears testimony on whether Assange was spied on

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court is due to hear testimony Monday in an investigation into whether a Spanish company was hired to spy on Julian Assange during the seven years the WikiLeaks founder ...

Tourism, diplomacy facing pushback as virus caseloads surge

MITO, Japan (AP) — Countries are considering putting away their welcome mats to tourists and regional meetings are being put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic strengthens its grip in many of the wor...

Not this year: Great British summer getaway takes a pause

LONDON (AP) — The air would normally be full of anticipation with kids excitedly planning the coming two weeks and parents anxiously making sure everyone gets on the flight. The firs...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups until Aug 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Tourism Bureau announced Friday (July 24) the ban on inbound and outbound tour groups would be extended for another month, until Aug. 31. Despite Taiwan'...

Emirates Airline to expand Dubai-Taipei service from Aug. 6

Emirates Airline said Thursday (July 23) that it will offer an additional weekly round-trip flight between Dubai and Taipei starting Aug. 6, increasing its service on the route to four flights per wee...