Strong demand for virus testing services; snacking surges

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the ...

Taiwan ranks 2nd safest country in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been ranked as the second-safest country in the world, according to a 2020 mid-year crime index released by global database Numbeo. In the recent report publ...

Taiwan passport ranks world’s 33rd most powerful: Henley & Partners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s passport ranks 33rd on the latest list of the world’s most powerful passports issued Tuesday (July 7), three spots lower than last year’s simila...

Taiwan’s 'mask diplomacy' called into question as EU reopens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated Tuesday (June 30) that Taiwan's surgical mask donations to the world were intended as humanitarian aid and not for th...

Taiwan not on list of safe countries as EU reopens next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has reportedly not been included on the list of safe countries determined by the European Union (EU), which is set to reopen borders next week and revive commerce a...

CECC says flights between Taiwan and Vietnam to resume soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after Vietnam's government said it had placed Taiwan on its list of considered destinations for flights, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on W...

Vietnam adds Taiwan to list of 'safe countries' for international flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak slows in Vietnam, its state-run media on Tuesday (June 9) announced that the government is planning on resuming international ...

Concern mounts that border measures threaten EU free travel

BRUSSELS (AP) — The future of ID-check free travel across 26 European countries is at risk if governments do not ease soon the emergency border restrictions they introduced to halt the spread of the c...

AP Explains: US sending asylum seekers to Central America

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States began sending Honduran and Salvadoran asylum seekers to Guatemala in November and last week said it would expand the practice to Mexicans. The U.S. could also star...

Trudeau defends measure to limit asylum claims in Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending legislation that would prevent people from "asylum shopping" in Canada, barring them from making such a claim if they previously appli...

The Latest: Spain to improve conditions at migrant centers

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Spain's government says it will improve conditions at its eight migrant detention center...

German parliament moves to deter migrants from 4 nations

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have approved a government plan to declare three North African nations and Georgia safe countries of origin, a move meant to deter migrants from those countries and stre...

Angela Merkel fights for future in parliament as EU migration summit beckons

Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the German parliament that a European arrangement to solve the problem of asylum applications has not yet been reached. "We're not yet where we want to be,...

The Latest: German upper house rejects migrant law

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Germany's upper house of Parliament has rejected a new law that would ha...

The Latest: Austria detains 22 migrants in smuggling case

BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):10:25 a.m.Austrian police have detained 22 migrants from Bangladesh, Syria, Turkey and Pakistan on the border to Slovenia.A polic...