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New Taipei man attacks 7-Eleven clerk for telling him to wait in line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei man was arrested on Tuesday (Dec. 7) for allegedly assaulting a female convenience store clerk for telling him not to cut in line. At 12 p.m. on Tuesday, a...

Video shows Costco Taiwan Black Friday fight end in KO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Nov. 27) showing a ferocious fight between two Costco shoppers after one cut in line to grab a Black Friday special. From Nov. 22-28, Costco...

Queue jumping and Taiwan's rush to vaccinate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s rich and connected have been cutting in line to get vaccinated, with private clinics providing shots to individuals not on the national priority list for im...

Vaccine a shot in the arm for Campbell's Olympic preparation

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian swimmer Cate Campbell has had to incorporate something new into her fine-tuning as she prepares for a fourth Olympics. The two-time Olympic gold...

Merkel says German vaccine centers will be full by April

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back Friday against critics of the country's slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout, saying vast vaccination centers set up last year will be full to capaci...

Portugal vaccine rollout gets new chief after unsteady start

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The new head of Portugal’s COVID-19 vaccination task force was due to start work Thursday, a day after his predecessor resigned amid scandals over vaccine queue-jumping and fru...

Deadliest virus month piles strain on Portugal's government

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The pressure appears to be getting to Portugal’s government after almost two weeks at the top of the world rankings of daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths by size of population...

Queue-jumping celebs boost Polish coronavirus vaccine interest

Poland has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign and there is huge demand among seniors in particular. Just months ago, there was considerable anti-vaccine sentiment, but this has subsided. The p...

Spain to probe whether military top brass jumped jab queue

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Defense Ministry is launching an internal inquiry to find out if the military top brass dodged coronavirus vaccine protocols by receiving a jab before their turn. ...

Coronavirus vaccination rollout complaints pile up across Europe

Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to meet health officials later on Wednesday as her government looks to speed up the country's coronavirus vaccination scheme. Ministers have come u...

Police calm tempers as Thais queue for king's funeral

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej (all times local): 1 p.m. Police are trying to calm occasional flare-ups of tension a...