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China calls Germany's Bild 'despicable' for reporting on Wuhan lab leak theory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese embassy in Germany expressed "strong indignation" and described German newspaper Bild as "despicable" after it cited a scientist who came t...

Taiwanese premier defends use of 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (Feb. 23) defended the use of the term "Wuhan pneumonia" (武漢肺炎), saying the virus originated from Wuhan, China,...

German scientist says 99.9% chance coronavirus leaked from Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new study based on a year of research by a German physicist has concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus started with an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). ...

US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives lost was about 498,000 — roughly t...

PLA experimented in Wuhan lab, covered up outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with CBS on Sunday (Feb. 21), former Deputy National Security Advisor (DNSA) Mathew Pottinger said the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had been carrying...

Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...

Taiwanese man fined NT$300,000 for leaving quarantine twice, caught with drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Tainan resident was fined NT$300,000 (US$10,748) for violating quarantine twice and could face criminal charges for possession of narcotics. A 38-year-old Taiwanese m...

Tanzania's president admits country has COVID-19 problem

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s president is finally acknowledging that his country has a coronavirus problem after claiming for months that the disease had been defeated by prayer. ...

Serbian pop singer popular in Balkans dies of coronavirus

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Djordje Balasevic, a Serbian singer who remained widely popular throughout the former Yugoslavia after the wars of the 1990s, has died after contracting the new coronavirus, st...

'Alone': How Italian town with 1st known virus death fared

VO, Italy (AP) — Italy delivered the first shocking confirmation of locally transmitted coronavirus infections outside of Asia a year ago Sunday, with back-to-back revelations of cases more than 150 k...

Red Sox's Sale not looking too far ahead after elbow surgery

Chris Sale has tried not to think about the future as he began working his way back from Tommy John surgery in April. As virtually the only person at the Red Sox’s training facility...

Johnny Pacheco, an idol in world of salsa, dies at age 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Salsa idol Johnny Pacheco, who was a co-founder of Fania Records, Eddie Palmieri’s bandmate and backer of music stars such as Rubén Bladés, Willie Colón and Celia Cruz, died Monday. He...

AP-NORC poll: A third of US adults skeptical of COVID shots

NEW YORK (AP) — About 1 in 3 Americans say they definitely or probably won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new poll that some experts say is discouraging news if the U.S....

Businessman fined NT$100,000 for breaking Taiwan quarantine to see dentist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman has been fined NT$100,000 for stopping by a dentist when he was supposed to be in quarantine. A Taiwanese businessman surnamed Li (李) returned f...

Taiwan reports first adult patient with vaping-associated pneumonia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 40-year-old Taiwanese man has been diagnosed with pneumonia linked to vaping, just one year after he started using e-cigarettes. In a Facebook post shared on Monday (...