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Revisions to Taiwan's Immigration Act go into effect in New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting from Jan. 1, several amendments to Taiwan’s Immigration Act will take effect, with changes that will ease restrictions on foreign residents seeking to obtai...

Sustainable Food Wisdom — The Foraging Culture of the Amis People

“One Amis beats three lawnmowers!” the saying goes, and the Amis describe themselves as the “grass-eating people.” Aside from embodying the tribe’s traditional food wisdo...

Shooting in France shows US is not alone in struggles with racism, police brutality

A police killing caught on video. Protests and rioting fueled by long-simmering tensions over law enforcement treatment of minorities. Demands for accountability. The events in France fo...

High court temporarily blocks restrictions on abortion pill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it was temporarily keeping in place federal rules for use of an abortion drug, while it takes time to more fully consider the issues raised in a court c...

DOJ to ask Supreme Court to put abortion pill limits on hold

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday that it will again go to the Supreme Court over abortion after a lower court ruling allowed the abortion pill mifepristone to remain available...

US: Russia seeks arms-for-food deal with North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday said it has new evidence that Russia is looking again to North Korea for weapons to fuel the war in Ukraine, this time in a deal that would provide Pyongy...

Taiwan ends quarantine for mild COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Monday (March 20) ended reporting and quarantine requirements for mild COVID cases. Effective Monday, mild COVID cases are exempt from quarantine and reportin...

Taiwan to end quarantine for mild COVID cases March 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Thursday (March 9) announced that starting on March 20, mild COVID cases will be exempt from quarantine and reporting and will instead foll...

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...

German parliament halts jobless benefit reform plan

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament's upper house on Monday halted a proposed reform of the country's unemployment benefit system, a central policy of center-left Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government. ...

Taiwan to shorten COVID case quarantine to 5 days on Nov. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 2) announced it will shorten the seven-day quarantine for confirmed COVID cases to five days under the new &q...

As leaders meet, Chinese hope for end to 'zero-COVID' limits

BEIJING (AP) — As China’s ruling Communist Party holds a congress this week, many Beijing residents are focused on an issue not on the formal agenda: Will the end of the meeting bring an easing of Chi...

Taiwan mulling 5-day quarantine, '7+N' plan for COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering ways of shortening both the quarantine and self-health monitoring phases of the current "7+7" quarantin...

Taiwan's mask rules to continue after '0+7': CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang (王必勝) said in a radio interview on Thursday (Sept. 22) that the new "0 + 7" scheme will be launched in ea...

Gaming this year's unprecedented Taiwan local elections

This is Part VI and the final column in this series, for Part I “Taiwan's unpredictable 9-in-1 elections: KMT hens and a curiously popular president” click here, and for Part II &ldquo...