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War and economy push immigration to Britain to record high in 2022

LONDON (AP) — The number of people moving to Britain reached a record high of more than 600,000 in 2022, government figures showed Thursday, sparking renewed debate about the scale of immigration and ...

Russia-Ukraine renew grain deal for two months, but doubts persist

Five months after Russia invaded Ukraine, the two countries struck a deal to allow Ukraine — a leading producer of grains and other agricultural products — to keep exporting grain to inte...

Taiwan 101 lights up to mark end of CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 flashed seven messages on Monday (May 1) to thank the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for leading Taiwan's people through the pandemic as it official...

Taiwan ends mass transit mask mandate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 17) officially ended the mask mandate for public transportation. Effective Monday, the wearing of m...

Taiwan looks to lower COVID category by May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the indoor mask mandate for schools will be lifted on March 6, infection control rules will be relaxed in hospita...

Lunar New Year rush starts in China after virus rules lifted

BEIJING (AP) — Hairdresser Wang Lidan is making an emotional Lunar New Year journey from Beijing to her hometown in northeastern China — her first in three years after the government lifted its strict...

U.S. to impose mandatory COVID-19 tests for travelers from China

The United States will impose mandatory COVID-19 tests on travelers from China, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, joining India, Italy, Japan and Taiwan in taking new measures after Beijing'...

Hong Kong asks Japan to drop airport restrictions with 60,000 travellers affected

Hong Kong's government has asked Japan to withdraw a COVID-19 restriction that requires passenger flights from the financial hub to land at only four designated Japanese airports, saying the decis...

Chinese hospitals, funeral homes 'extremely busy' as COVID spreads unchecked

Chinese hospitals and funeral homes were under intense pressure on Wednesday as a surging COVID-19 wave drained resources, while the scale of the outbreak and doubts over official data prompted some c...

China's COVID spike not due to lifting of restrictions, WHO director says

COVID-19 infections were exploding in China well before the government's decision to abandon its strict "zero-COVID" policy, a World Health Organization director said on Wednesday, quash...

Letter from Taiwan's Foxconn founder influenced China to end zero-COVID: WSJ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A letter sent by Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) "played a major role" in convincing Beijing to end its zero-COVID policy, T...

Taiwan to end 3-shot rule for venues, temperature taking on Nov. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Among the rules to be relaxed on Nov. 7 is an end to the requirement that people receive three COVID shots to enter certain venues and the discontinuation of mandatory bod...

COVID: EU warns 'completely new' strains possible this winter

European Union officials and health experts urged governments on Friday to step up measures to curb an expected spike in COVID-19 infections this winter. The urging comes after the EU's medicines...

Japan's travel industry prepares to reopen borders to tourists

After more than two years of effectively banning foreign tourists in an effort to keep the coronavirus at bay, Japan is finally reopening to visitors. And that is timely given that a recent global stu...

Turkey's Erdogan still against Finnish, Swedish NATO bids

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president has told journalists he still intends to block Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said meetings this week with Finnish an...