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Greece sees higher than expected growth, deficits

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s conservative government on Monday revised its growth estimate upward for the second time in less than a month, following signs of a faster than expected recovery. ...

Taiwan to help diplomatic allies fight climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) said Tuesday (Aug. 24) it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Central Weather Bureau to assis...

Taiwan business group calls for better dialogue with US and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI) called for better communication with both the United States and China in order to promote Taiwan's business intere...

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for th...

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizations representing long-term care facilities on Friday urged lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for th...

Taiwan balks at providing child subsidy to foreign resident families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pledging to offer the same pandemic relief benefits to foreign residents as Taiwanese citizens, the Taiwan government is balking at providing child subsidies for f...

COVID: Public frustration grows as cases surge in Thailand

Public trust in Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha's government has reached new lows as the number of daily coronavirus infections spikes and the death toll rises. Confidence in Prayut's re...

Taiwan to extend COVID relief to 27,000 foreign residents in need

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced that it will be extending its relief benefits to permanent foreign residents who have been directly impacted by the pa...

Taiwan's Central Bank doubles COVID relief loan ceiling for small businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Bank announced it was doubling the maximum amount for loans under a COVID-19 relief program for small businesses to NT$1 million (US$35,700), effective Thursda...

Taiwan set to approve 1 million COVID relief loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After more than double the expected 500,000 people applied for COVID-19 relief loans from the Ministry of Labor (MOL), the Cabinet said Thursday (June 24) that all those a...

Paid in full? Biden, GOP struggle over infrastructure costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators and the White House appear open to striking a roughly $1 trillion deal on infrastructure. But they are struggling with the hard part — how to pay for it. ...

Taiwan plans to increase number of COVID relief loans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the number of applications for COVID-19 relief loans from the Ministry of Labor (MOL) reached more than double the available amount, the government said Saturday (Ju...

Taiwan legislators approve new COVID relief package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (June 18) approved an extra NT$259 billion (US$9.33 billion) COVID-19 relief budget after slashing more than NT$500 million from the governm...

Taiwan continues to accept COVID relief loan applications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Friday (June 18) denied reports that it had stopped accepting applications for COVID-19 relief loans after almost double the expected number...

KMT suggests Taiwan government dole out NT$10,000 to citizens in cash relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang’s (KMT) caucus in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan is suggesting that the government dole out NT$10,000 (US$345) to every national as a general pandemi...