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Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that...

The Latest: Fauci vows full US engagement with WHO

GENEVA — President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser on COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the United States will cease reducing U.S. staff counts at the World Health Organization and pay its financial o...

Asia Today: Sri Lanka reopens to tourists after 10 months

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka reopened to foreign tourists Thursday after a nearly 10-month pandemic closure that cut deeply into the Indian Ocean island nation's lucrative travel industry. ...

Trump, Pence and Reid react to death of Sheldon Adelson

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson died Monday night at 87. Here are some reactions to his death: “Sheldon lived th...

Asia Today: Australian state under fire for slow response

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s leading medical group says the New South Wales state government has put the rest of the country at risk by its decision not to go “hard and early” in its response to the COVI...

Bloomberg columnist describes his ‘ridiculously normal’ life in Taiwan amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Bloomberg tech columnist described his life in Taiwan over the past 10 months in an article titled "My Ridiculously Good Life in Taiwan Amid the Global Pandemic,&qu...

A pandemic atlas: South Africa acts quickly, dodges disaster

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a popular cafe in Johannesburg's Soweto area, owner Benedict Somi Vilakazi liked to tell foreign visitors how nearby Vilakazi Street was named after his grandfather, who defied ...

Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported another 950 coronavirus cases, its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic, as fears grow about overwhelmed hospitals in the great...

Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel Opens in Picturesque Lantau Island

The second Sheraton Hotel in Hong Kong, The Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel is set to be the new social hub in Tung Chung for locals and travelers HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 1 December 202...

Japanese account for highest number of foreign visitors to Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 20 percent of Taiwan's foreign visitors in the first 10 months of 2020 have been from Japan, according to recent statistics released by the Ministry of Transport...

Australia airline boss wants vaccine passport for travelers

SYDNEY (AP) — The boss of Australia's largest airline said Monday that once a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available, it may require passengers use it before they can travel abroad. ...

Ex-British Airways CEO poised to lead airline trade group

GENEVA (AP) — The CEO of the main trade group for global airlines will step down next March, and organization officials are supporting a former British Airways CEO to replace him. Th...

BA, American Airlines plan voluntary COVID-19 testing plan

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday that it will start testing passengers flying from the U.S. to London’s Heathrow Airport for COVID-19 in an effort to persuade the British government it shoul...

Southwest report shows rising virus cases are hitting travel

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines cautioned Thursday that the tenuous recovery in air travel could be fading as coronavirus cases spike across the United States. The nation’s fourth-b...

Taiwan's Taitung offers exclusive tour packages, gifts for expats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County Government is targeting the 780,000 foreigners living in Taiwan by rolling out exclusive tour packages and offering a limited number of hand cream and trave...