Virtual UN meeting saps NYC of yearly hubbub, cash infusion

NEW YORK (AP) — In a normal September, leaders of nations big and small would converge on New York this week, giving the United States’ largest city a chance to show itself off as a crossroads of the ...

WNBA All-Star Cambage set to return to Australian league

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — WNBA All-Star center Liz Cambage is set to return to the Australian women’s basketball league after signing with the Southside Flyers. Cambage is missing ...

South Africa opens as virus cases fall, allows liquor sales

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, which imposed one of the world's strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns five months ago, will significantly relax its restrictions Tuesday, including allowing the sales...

UK scientists openly question government's pandemic response

LONDON (AP) — As Britain navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic, the government insists that science is guiding its decisions. But a self-appointed group of independent experts says it see...

Kaymer inspired by video of last major win 6 years ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Martin Kaymer hasn’t won since the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, and while he thought he was playing decent coming into the PGA Championship, he knew decent wouldn’t cut it a...

The Latest: Pakistan's daily infections drop as testing cut

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s daily infection rate dropped below 3,000 for the second straight day, though medical experts caution it may be due to less testing. Barely 21,000 tests for th...

Asia Today: Australian PM defends Melbourne lockdown

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says a shutdown of the nation’s second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses that fear they won’t sur...

Australia's 2nd largest city foils nation's pandemic success

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia has been among the world's most successful countries in containing its coronavirus outbreak — with one exception. The southeastern state of Vict...

Filipino diagnosed with COVID-19 in Hong Kong after transferring from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Sunday (July 6) that the Filipino caregiver who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Hong Kong after transferring fli...

Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holes

President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a “strong wall” that allowed o...

Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holes

President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a “strong wall” that allowed o...

Countries eager for tourists, Tokyo Disneyland reopens

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and t...

The Latest: Charges possible after Philippines parade, dance

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say authorities in a central village may face criminal or administrative complaints for allowing a street parade and dance amid a strict coronavirus lockdown...

Taiwan Presidential Office reopens to public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Presidential Office on Saturday (June 27) reopened its exhibition space to the public, allowing visitors to interact with a virtual President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)...

Taiwan recognized as top adventure destination by Global Traveler

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has claimed three awards in the 2020 Leisure Lifestyle Award held by Global Traveler, a magazine that provides information about the global travel industry. In i...