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Taiwan's EVA Air named among 10 safest airlines in world for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s EVA Air has been named one of the safest international airline companies in the world, taking sixth place in AirlineRatings.com's safest 20 for 2021. ...

Taiwan says COVID 'passports' would be a good idea

COVID-19 “passports” to show peoples’ inoculation and infection history will be hard to do in practice but are a good idea, Taiwan Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Wednesday (...

As virus cases spike, financial outlook for airlines dims

With coronavirus cases spiking in the U.S. and Europe, the financial outlook of the world’s airlines is getting worse. Airlines will lose more than $157 billion over this year and ne...

Australia airline boss wants vaccine passport for travelers

SYDNEY (AP) — The boss of Australia's largest airline said Monday that once a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available, it may require passengers use it before they can travel abroad. ...

Airline alliances urge testing over quarantines

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Three global airline alliances are urging governments to put into practice common guidelines for passenger testing and digital health pass technology, to help people start fl...

Indigenous Football Week kicking goals in remote communities

Shadeene Evans grew up like most of the kids in her remote community, kicking a football with bare feet on grass or red dust. Home to about 870 people in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Bor...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 4, the 309th day of 2020. There are 57 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 4...

Virgin Australia airline to be sold to US-based Bain Capital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Virgin Australia's creditors agreed Friday to sell the airline to Boston-based Bain Capital in a deal that will see the carrier cut 3,000 jobs and end many of its intern...

Sydney judge orders restrictions on extremist's movements

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian judge on Wednesday issued a rare order restricting the movements of an extremist when he is released from a Sydney prison after serving 12 years for a terrorism-related con...

Qantas expects global travel won't resume until mid-2021

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Qantas Airways said Thursday the pandemic cost it 4 billion Australian dollars ($2.9 billion) in revenue in the last fiscal year and warned that international travel won't r...

Virgin Australia plans to shed staff under new US owners

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virgin Australia plans to scale down its operations under new U.S. owners and shed a third of its staff as the carrier adjusts to the pandemic, the nation’s second-largest a...

2021 Australian Open: Smaller crowds, player bio-security

Australian Open organizers have settled on a plan to host the 2021 tournament complete with bio-security and fewer spectators. Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley will be lo...

Australia's 2nd largest city foils nation's pandemic success

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia has been among the world's most successful countries in containing its coronavirus outbreak — with one exception. The southeastern state of Vict...

Asian stocks skid as new coronavirus cases rattle markets

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Thursday after a sharp retreat overnight on Wall Street as new coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to their highest level in two months, dimming investors' h...

Australia's Qantas airline to cut 6,000 jobs as virus hits

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Qantas plans to cut at least 6,000 jobs and keep 15,000 more workers on extended furloughs as Australia's largest airline tries to survive the coronavirus pandemic. ...