Post-Abe agenda: Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared Monday in his first policy speech as leader, outlining an ambitious agenda as the country struggle...

Canadian politicians voice support for closer ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple Canadian politicians and the Taiwanese envoy to Canada have voiced support for closer Taiwan-Canadian ties in an article published in Ottawa-based paper The Hill ...

Belgium imposes Covid curfew, closes bars and restaurants

BRUSSELS (AP) — Faced with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, the Belgian government on Friday announced new restrictions to try to hold the disease in check, including a night-time curfew and the clo...

Swiss hospital chief: Europe at 'turning point' vs. COVID

GENEVA (AP) — Europe is at a “turning point” in the fight against the coronavirus, the head of Switzerland’s biggest hospital complex said, acknowledging growing public fatigue over anti-COVID measure...

AXA launches "Pink Medical Insurance Plan" – A holistic solution that takes care of women’s needs in every life stage

First-in-HK to offer value-added services: cosmetic treatments, fertility solution, refractive surgery and maternity care HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 5 October 2020 - Women of today have many ...

STC International lights up the rural area in ASEAN

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 21 September 2020 - STC International, a Taiwanese company specialized in solar energy system integration, under the assistance of GTPO (Green Trade Project Office) a...

UN experts decry continued abuse as Syria's war grinds on

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed investigators pointed Tuesday to signs that Syria’s government continues to perpetrate rape, torture and murder as the country’s nine-year conflict grinds on, while citing po...

Shortage of COVID-19 testing hurts efforts to fight 2nd wave

LONDON (AP) — A shortage of COVID-19 testing in the U.K. is jeopardizing efforts to restore medical services and prepare for a potential surge in coronavirus cases this winter, the ...

India, Japan sign military pact as China tensions rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan and India have signed a military pact that allows them to exchange supplies and logistical support amid growing tensions with China. The Acquisition and Cross-Ser...

Tennessee city will allow abortion clinic, pay legal bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee city that tried to outlaw surgical abortions has agreed to pay $225,000 in legal fees to attorneys representing an abortion clinic, according to an order entered in...

Pac-12 programs differ on reporting student-athlete cases

While the Pac-12 will soon be able to rapidly test athletes, hopes that a fall football season might be salvaged remain premature. Navigating the coronavirus has been uneven among t...

Sheriff: Five boats sank in Texas Trump parade, no injuries

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five boats sank in a Texas lake during a nautical parade in support of President Donald Trump, but no one was injured or killed, officials said Sunday. Boaters b...

The Latest: Czech Republic sees 700 new cases for 1st time

PRAGUE — The number of people infected with the coronavirus has continued to surge in the Czech Republic, surpassing 700 for the first time. The Health Ministry says the day-to-day i...

State: Detroit-area paramedic misled doc about 'dead' woman

A suburban Detroit paramedic repeatedly failed to recognize that a young woman declared dead was alive and misled a doctor by phone about her condition, according to state authorities who offered more...

Virginia to consider reducing penalty for assaulting police

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers plan to take up dozens of criminal justice reforms during a special legislative session this week, but one proposal in particular is expected to spark an intens...