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Taiwanese eligible to travel to Russia with e-visa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese passport holders are now eligible to apply for e-visas for traveling to Russia that have a duration of up to 16 days. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affai...

Tsai credits Taiwan for virus wins, notes China's threats

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday hailed the island’s progress in containing the coronavirus pandemic and growing the economy while facing military threats from China. ...

Taiwan's new ARC numbers available Jan. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's change to the numbering system for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), in order to have them "m...

In new playground Dubai, Israelis find parties, Jewish rites

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a scene that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable. As Emiratis in flowing white robes and headdresses looked on, the Israeli bride and groom were...

Taiwan firms up AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, finds new UK variant

Taiwan has agreed to buy almost 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 10 million from AstraZeneca Plc, the government said on Wednesday (Dec. 30), adding that it had confirmed the island&rsq...

Asia Today: Thailand reports 250 new coronavirus cases

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has reported 250 new cases of the coronavirus, including 241 local transmissions, as the country grapples with an intensifying outbreak of the virus. After mo...

Taiwan buys 20 million doses of Covid vaccines, shots ready in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has purchased 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, including 10 million from AstraZeneca, while it is still developing three of its own versions. On Wednesd...

Trump leaves mark on immigration policy, some of it lasting

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump was running for reelection, foreign-born U.S. residents were rushing to get their American citizenship before it might be too late. “I d...

Probe: Lax oversight let alleged cheats get Cyprus passport

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Authorities in Cyprus should consider stripping citizenship from a dozen individuals over their alleged involvement in acts of theft and fraud, according to the findings of a pr...

EXPLAINER: Brexit ends Britons' right to live and work in EU

LONDON (AP) — So far, the large majority of British and EU citizens have not felt the realities of Brexit. Though the U.K. left the European Union on Jan. 31, it follows the bloc’s rules until the end...

Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top coo...

Taiwan passport entry and exit stamps to feature country outline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning on Jan. 1, entry and exit stamps for passports will show the outline of Taiwan instead of a plum blossom, the Ministry of the Interior said Saturday (Dec. 26). ...

EU-UK post-Brexit trade deal: What happens next?

Britain and the European Union agreed to a "historic" free trade agreement on Thursday, a week before the transition period following the UK's exit from the bloc was set to end. Now tha...

Asia Today: Sri Lanka locks down 3 towns as spread persists

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday imposed lockdown on three towns on the outskirts of the capital to contain the spread of COVID-19 during the festive season. ...

The Latest: Russia counts 29,900 new cases, a daily high

MOSCOW — Russian authorities reported 29,935 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest daily spike in the pandemic. This is nearly 2,700 infections more than was registered the...