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Afghan suspected of stabbing 7 held in custody in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A 22-year-old Afghan man who is suspected of having stabbed seven men in a town in southern Sweden, leaving three of them in critical condition, was remanded in pretrial custody for a...

Sweden says probe into knife attack looking at terror links

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities were investigating on Thursday whether an knife attack by an Afghan man who stabbed seven men and left three of them in critical but stable condition had any links...

8 Taiwan van passengers sat maskless with COVID-positive Filipino

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 4) confirmed two imported COVID-19 infections from Nigeria and the Philippines, including a case in ...

Number of Hongkongers acquiring Taiwan residence permits doubled in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Hongkongers obtaining Taiwanese residence permits surpassed 10,000 in 2020, doubling from the previous year amid tightening repression in the Chinese territo...

Taiwan to lift entry ban on non-resident foreigners on March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 24) announced that it will lift its ban on the entry of non-resident foreigners and allow internatio...

Taiwan’s airline stocks soar with news of possible lifting of foreigner entry ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s airline stocks soared this morning after the country’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced on Sunday (Feb. 21)...

Taiwan’s entry ban on foreigners without residence permits likely to be lifted March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Sunday (Feb. 21) that Taiwan’s entry ban on foreigners who lack a residenc...

Policeman gets suspended jail term over migrant child death

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian court handed a one-year suspended prison sentence to a police officer on Friday over the shooting death of a two-year-old toddler who was in a van during a high-speed chase o...

Taiwanese man to be prosecuted for stealing money from lost wallet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in central Taiwan was referred for further investigation and prosecution after he took possession of a wallet containing cash and identity documents that he picked u...

Top EU court: Minors can't be deported with no home to go to

In a ruling on Thursday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg said member states should only be able to deport unaccompanied minors where they could ensure that relatives or an appropriat...

Taiwan reports 1st case of mutant UK Covid strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Wednesday (Dec. 30) reported its first imported case of the new mutant coronavirus strain from the U.K. The new strain, identified as B.1.1.7, is up to 70 per...

A pandemic Christmas: Churches shut, borders complicated

ROME (AP) — Curfews, quarantines and even border closings complicated Christmas celebrations Friday for countless people around the globe, but ingenuity, determination and imagination helped keep the ...

Colombia leader: Undocumented Venezuelans won't get vaccines

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s president says that Venezuelan migrants who are living in the country without residence permits won't be given free COVID-19 vaccines when those arrive in the South ...

4 more Moscow Ballet members test positive for coronavirus in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 17) announced that four out of the eight new cases of Wuhan coronavirus are members of the Moscow Bal...

Award-winning SKorean director Kim Ki-duk dies in Latvia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, who won the top award at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 but later faced allegations at home of trying to force an actress into shooting o...