Taiwan's Gogoro launches hybrid bike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's electric scooter company Gogoro on Wednesday (July 1) launched the "Eeyo," its first hybrid bicycle for the Taiwan, U.S., and European markets. D...

UK allows e-scooter rentals to aid transport in pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Britain gave the green light Tuesday for trials of electric scooter rental programs, as authorities look for ways to help people get moving while maintaining distance and easing pressure...

UK watchdog gives Amazon-Deliveroo deal tentative approval

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s competition watchdog has provisionally approved Amazon’s plan to buy a stake in food delivery company Deliveroo, saying it would not have a negative impact o...

SoftBank Corp. leads Series B investment round into travel- and mobility-app integrator, Splyt

LONDON, UK AND TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 18 June 2020 - Splyt, a scale-up integrator of mobility apps and travel platforms, has closed a USD 19.5 million Series B investment round to support i...

Tensions mar Paris protest as Floyd outrage goes global

PARIS (AP) — Tear gas choked Paris streets as riot police faced off with protesters setting fires Tuesday amid growing global outrage over George Floyd's death in the United States, racial injustice a...

Taiwanese whizzing by on mobility scooters could soon face fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Users of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs in Taiwan could soon face fines if they exceed a newly proposed speed limit, after legislators on Thursday (May 21) gave...

Children leave homes briefly as Turkey eases restrictions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Parks filled with the sound of children on Wednesday as Turkey allowed kids ages 14 and under to leave homes for the first time in 40 days. The country’s younge...

Intel buys Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900M

JERUSALEM (AP) — Intel said Monday that it has purchased Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900 million. The California-based chipmaker said the purchase buttresses its plan ...

AP PHOTOS: Global May Day celebrations muted amid lockdowns

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Trapped between fear of an invisible enemy and looming economic ruin and hunger, millions of workers worldwide marked international labor day Friday with vastly muted celebration...

“Green light! Ants!” Spain’s kids get freedom from lockdown

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After six weeks cooped up with 3-year-old twins, mother Susana Sabaté was finally able to release her energy-filled boys onto Spain’s sunny streets. Spain’s ...

Wuhan embraces Yangtze River as virus-hit city reopens

WUHAN, China (AP) — Bathed in golden late-afternoon light, Chen Enting snapped a photo of his ticket to commemorate his first ferry ride across the Yangtze River after a 76-day quarantine ended in the...

AP PHOTOS: Greek capital's streets deserted during lockdown

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Deserted squares, padlocked parks, empty avenues where lines of cars once idled bumper-to-bumper in traffic as motorbikes and scooters zoomed through the narrow gaps between. The...

Taiwan 7-Eleven launches sales of NT$1 million boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's largest convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, on Monday (March 30) announced that customers can now order boats at all 5,700 of its locations across the island. ...

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday afternoon planting a small garden of spinach, red cabbage and lettuce. Across...

Volunteer W. Taiwan cemetery cleaner found to be Canadian man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign good samaritan who cleaned up trash in a neighborhood in Changhua has come forward after he was praised by locals and Taiwanese media for his good deed. On Sa...