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Chinese manufacturing rises in April but growth might slow

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese manufacturing expanded in April but growth might be slowing after a rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, two surveys showed Friday. A monthly purchasing mana...

Taiwan to send 150 oxygen concentrators to India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As India's second COVID-19 wave has led to a desperate shortage of medical supplies, Taiwan announced Thursday (April 29) that it will be sending 150 oxygen concentrat...

Child climate activist pleads for Taiwan's help with India's COVID crisis

Last update: 4/29 12:20 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famed climate environmental activist Licypriya Kangujam on Tuesday (April 27) called for Taiwan's assistance in coping with India's...

The Latest: Pakistan counts 201 dead in highest 1-day toll

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday reported 201 deaths from coronavirus, the country’s highest single-day toll of the pandemic. According to National Command and Control...

India's Covid-19 crisis 'beyond heartbreaking' as first foreign aid trickles in

The first emergency medical supplies trickled into Covid-stricken India on Tuesday as part of efforts to staunch a catastrophic wave in the latest pandemic hotspot, with the United States also pledgin...

India: Coronavirus cases surge, US promises vaccine help

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in India, with the South Asian country recording about 350,000 new infections on Tuesday and the death toll crossing 200,000. Indian officials said 3,286 people die...

The Latest: CDC: Vaccinated can go outside without mask

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outdoors unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

COVID: Why is India censoring social media during public health crisis?

The Indian government is ordering social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to block posts that criticize management of the renewed nationwide public health crisis brought on by the c...

Germany preparing support for India amid deadly COVID wave

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that her government was preparing emergency aid for India as the country grapples with a devastating wave of coronavirus infections. "To the people of...

Italian media laud Taiwan's COVID success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Italian media praised Taiwan's pandemic response and called for the nation to be included in the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday (April 21). The Italia...

HIV drugs run short in Kenya as people say lives at risk

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans living with HIV say their lives are in danger due to a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs donated by the United States amid a dispute between the U.S. aid agency and the K...

China's economic growth surged to 18.3% as activity revived

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth surged to 18.3% over a year ago in the first quarter of 2021 after factory and consumer activity returned largely to normal following the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Customer Confidence Strengthened: Dachser Is Satisfied with the Year's Results

Virtually no dip in company revenue in 2020, the year blighted by Covid-19, with the strong second half offsetting the impact of the European lockdowns in April and May. Investments of EUR 190 million...

China's March exports rise 30.6% as global demand revives

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose 30.6% over a year earlier in March as global demand revived despite the persisting coronavirus pandemic. Exports rose to $241 billion, deceleratin...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday April 3, the 93rd day of 2021. There are 272 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 3...