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Northern Taiwan university front gate becomes hottest attraction

HSINCHU (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s top engineering schools National Chiao Tung University (國立交通大學, NCTU) in Hsinchu will remove its old name from its gates on Jan 25, in preparation f...

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic empties blue-hued Moroccan tourist town

CHEFCHAOUEN, Morocco (AP) — When COVID-19 hit Morocco, the mountainous town of Chefchaouen was one of the few that registered no cases. The picturesque town, its facades painted in distinctive hues of...

After a year like this, expect a strange New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (AP) — If ever a year's end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might be it. Yet the coronavirus scourge that dominated the year is also looming over New Year's festivit...

No cafes, no tourists: Virus empties streets of old Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It’s been a while since visitors to Greece sought out souvenirs in Athens’ oldest neighborhood. The winding streets of Plaka, laid out long before the city impo...

'Police in Taipei' to feature free self-defense lesson

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City Police Department event for the public will feature forensic science and a self-defense training class, on Boxing Day (Dec. 26). A press release said the ...

Buenos Aires' cafe culture fighing to survive amid pandemic

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Just nine months ago, a line would form each day outside Buenos Aires’ bustling Cafe Tortoni, people trying to get in to drink a cortado coffee in the Argentine Belle Epoque halls ...

Chubb Organizes Regional Day of Service in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 November 2020 - Chubb's annual Regional Day of Service in the Asia Pacific took place over the week of 2 - 6 November 2020, with employees in various countries and terr...

Russian city to demolish derided 'Robot' building

MOSCOW (AP) — A hulking, never-occupied building sardonically likened to a robot’s head that has loomed over the Russian city of Kaliningrad for decades is to be demolished next year, the region’s gov...

Taiwan's envoy to Hungary meets with mayor of Budapest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's representative to Hungary, Liu Shih-chung (劉世忠), on Monday (Oct. 26) met with Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony and Deputy Mayor Kerpel-Fronius Gabor to discus...

Taiwan's representative office in US gifts pro-democracy activist with special masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese pro-democracy activist Wang Dan (王丹) recently said that he had received a National Day-themed face mask from Taiwan’s U.S. representative office in Washingto...

Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle is married to one of their cousins, and t...

Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she wonders if the career she built over three decades is over. ...

Preakness 2020: No fans, no traffic, no booze, no May heat

BALTIMORE (AP) — There was no traffic jam, no one hawking souvenirs or food outside Pimlico Race Course and not a six-pack in sight. The scene inside the track on Saturday was even w...

Cheap parking at Fenway? Only during a pandemic

BOSTON (AP) — The sign says it will cost $60 to park at the Sunoco gas station just beyond Fenway Park’s right field bleachers. These days, though, you can get a spot for $10. ...

North America box office remains muted as ‘Tenet’ tops again

Moviegoing audiences in North America are not rushing back to the theater just yet. In the second major weekend for U.S. and Canadian movie theaters, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” earned only $6.7 milli...