Study: COVID speeds up human vs machine standoff over work

GENEVA (AP) — As automation and online work gain ground, organizers of the annual Davos forum are projecting employers will split work equally between machines and people by 2025, with the coronavirus...

Thailand admits first first foreign tourists in 7 months

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s tourist industry on Tuesday took a modest step toward reviving its coronavirus-battered fortunes by welcoming 39 visitors who flew in from Shanghai, the first such arrivals s...

Asian shares mixed as U.S. virus aid hopes fade

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, after Wall Street's overnight decline as hopes faded Washington will come through with badly needed aid for the U.S. economy before the U.S. presidential ...

Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting f...

Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in Saqqara

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, authorities said Monday. The Tourism and Antiquities Ministr...

IMF: Nearly all Mideast economies hit by pandemic recession

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed nearly all Mideast nations into the throes of an economic recession this year, yet some rebound is expected as all but two — Leba...

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalization deal between the tw...

Promisedland exhibits at the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s largest International Travel Fair this year, offering a high-value discount -- “Buy Five Get One Free” Accommodations

The largest "2020 ITF Taipei International Travel Exhibition" in Taiwan will be held at Nangang Exhibition Hall from 10/30~11/2. The booth design of Promisedland Resort is based on the class...

Can Australia dump China amid trade tensions?

There are reports that Australia's coal is not wanted in China, their biggest market, with Chinese power stations and steel mills canceling orders and Chinese ports turning away Australian shipmen...

Light sculpture show illuminates Taiwan’s colorful northern fishing port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung City Government launched a light sculpture show on the walls of colorful waterfront houses at the Zhengbin Fishing Harbor (正濱漁港) on Saturday (Oct. 17) as part of a...

Despite past Democratic wins, Trump making a play for Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats have kept Nevada in their column in every presidential election since 2004. In the 2018 midterm election, Democrats delivered a “blue wave,” flipping a U.S. Senate seat and ...

Turkish Cypriots vote in presidential second-round poll

Turkish-held northern Cyprus, a breakaway state recognized only by Ankara, started voting Sunday for a new leader in a run-off election. The presidential poll pits the incumbent and favorite, Mustafa...

Russian investigators target gay fathers

A few years ago, lawyer Vladimir (name changed) who lives in a big Russian city decided to have a child with the help of a surrogate mother. His whole family was pleased when a girl was born. She was ...

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases this month is a bitter blow that will likely ...

Spain's overcrowding exacerbates pandemic

When the filmmaker Pablo Cerda came to the Spanish capital, Madrid, from Santiago de Chile to study, he was a little amazed at how small the apartments were in which people there lived. But when he s...