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Palau President Whipps welcomes eased 'travel bubble' rules with Taiwan

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. said Wednesday (April 14) that he welcomed Taiwan's decision to ease the COVID-19 prevention regulations for Taiwanese returning home after visits to his countr...

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed packa...

Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total...

White House issuing reports on states' infrastructure needs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, th...

Mobile vaccination aims to reach older Mississippi adults

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Eola Murry, 75, never questioned that she wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available. The problem was getting to the vaccine. For Murry and ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 7 The Boston Globe on ‘vaccine passports’: A traveler...

Photo of the Day: Ultimate map of Taiwan's mass transit systems

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese illustrator on Tuesday (March 30) published a unique map that shows all of Taiwan's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems in one ma...

Beyond the pandemic: London tourism braces for slow recovery

LONDON (AP) — The cobblestones are deserted at the Tower of London. A biting wind blows and there is no sign of life. Even the storied ravens are nowhere to be seen. England’s top pa...

Foreign nationals urge more accessibility to nature trails in Taiwan

A group of foreign nationals, including foreign representatives, visited a nature trail in the mountain forests of Taipingshan, on Saturday, where they urged greater international exchanges and access...

Taichung MRT resumes trial runs after 4-month suspension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung Mass Rapid Transit (TMRT) Green Line on Thursday (March 25) resumed trial operations four months after they were suspended due to a major malfunction. In N...

Boston turns historic page with 1st Black, 1st female mayor

BOSTON (AP) — Kim Janey, who as a child had rocks hurled at her school bus during Boston's desegregation era, marked her historic elevation as the first woman and first Black person to serve as mayor ...

Indonesian man 1st positive case of chikungunya in Taiwan in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (March 23) announced its first imported chikungunya fever case for the year. During a press conference on...

One Good Thing: An artist preserves Wuhan's COVID memories

WUHAN, China (AP) — Scribbled instructions for incoming patients plastered on the window of a silent hospital reception counter. A lone worker in a hazmat suit, steadily spraying disinfectant in an em...

Public transport available to reach Taiwan’s Alishan during flower season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s highway authority on Monday (March 22) encouraged people to take public transportation to the Alishan National Forest Area during the cherry blossom season ...

Buttigieg says Biden plan will usher new transportation era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that an infrastructure plan expected soon from President Joe Biden will offer a “once in a century” opportunity to remake transp...