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German government cuts 2022 economic growth forecast to 3.6%

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday cut its growth forecast for this year, but said that Europe's biggest economy remains “robust” and will return to its pre-pandemic size in 2022. ...

Australia navy ship with infected crew offloads aid to Tonga

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian navy's largest ship docked at disaster-stricken Tonga on Wednesday and was allowed to unload humanitarian supplies in the South Pacific nation despite crew me...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake as World Cup qualifying resumes

The eight stadiums are ready in Qatar and World Cup tickets have been on sale for a week. Now the mission to snap up remaining tournament slots resumes. With qualifying disrupted by ...

WHO: Record weekly COVID cases last week but deaths stable

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said there were 21 million new coronavirus cases reported globally last week, the highest weekly number of COVID-19 cases recorded since ...

UK government holds breath as it awaits 'partygate' report

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is bracing for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and di...

Chunghwa Telecom Reports Un-Audited Consolidated Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2021

TAIPEI, Jan. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2412, NYSE: CHT) ("Chunghwa" or "the Company") today reported its un-audited operating results for the four...

European business invested €53 billion in Taiwan during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) on Tuesday (Jan. 25) pointed out that European companies have invested €53 billion (NT$1.66 trillion) in Taiwan during ...

Next few days key to timeline of Taiwan's program to admit migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) said on Wednesday (Jan. 26) that the country’s pandemic situation in the next few days will be key to determining whether the s...

Global shares mixed ahead of Fed policy statements

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed on Wednesday, with many investors staying on the sidelines ahead of an update on how aggressively the Federal Reserve will tackle inflation. Fra...

China's Olympics COVID measures test residents' patience

BEIJING (AP) — Repeated COVID-19 testing of millions of Beijing residents is starting to test the patience of some as the city clamps down on the virus ahead of the coming Winter Olympics. ...

India's Republic Day parade curtailed amid COVID-19

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of people braved a morning chill Wednesday on a ceremonial boulevard in India's capital to watch a display of the country’s military power and cultural diversity, but the co...

Protests, citizenship festivities mark contentious Australia Day holiday

Thousands rallied against the mistreatment of Indigenous people across Australia on Wednesday as citizenship ceremonies took place to mark the country's national day intended to celebrate the birt...

Taiwan Q4 economic growth seen restrained, full year could exceed 6%: Reuters poll

Taiwan's trade-reliant economy is expected to have expanded at a slightly faster pace in the fourth quarter supported by strong tech exports though unable to match the burning pace of earlier in t...

German lawmakers to debate possible COVID vaccine mandate

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament is set to hold its first debate Wednesday on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate, with three options emerging: obligatory vaccinations for all adults...

In Germany, activists rise up to counter vaccine skeptics

BERLIN (AP) — Stefanie Hoener was at home one night in Berlin when she heard police sirens wailing through her Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood and anti-vaccine protesters shouting angry slurs as they mar...