Video shows woman set Chinese tourist straight on 'Taiwan independence'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video showing a Taiwanese restaurant owner setting a Chinese tourist straight on the histories of their two countries has gone viral. On Oct. 9, the eve of Taiwan'...

Peru's Machu Picchu reopening Sunday after pandemic closure

MACHU PICCHU, Peru (AP) — Except workers repairing roads and signs, Peru's majestic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is eerily empty ahead of its reopening Sunday after seven months of closure due to the...

Ukrainian tourist, Egyptian guide lose limbs in shark attack

CAIRO (AP) — A young Ukrainian tourist lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide a leg in a rare shark attack over the weekend off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, officials said Tuesday. ...

Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Storm-weary Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning, with Zeta leaving Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday nigh...

CEO: Dubai airport preps for possible 'slow' virus recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, is getting busier. But it's a long way from what it once was amid the coronavirus pandemic...

Hurricane Zeta closes in on resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, closed in on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula, whipping the resorts around Tulum with rai...

Evening visits to central Taiwan mansion hark back to Qing Dynasty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden began holding evening tours in April, scenes of tourists donning old-timey garments and sipping tea while watching performan...

Panama's 2nd biggest Indigenous group votes to ban masks

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A cultural body for the Guna Yala people in Panama voted Monday to ban the wearing of face masks used to combat coronavirus infections, arguing “it is not a custom of our people.” ...

Fed up: California restaurants seek booze, health fee refund

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they sa...

Pandemic and protests — Thailand's double whammy

A chain of hotels, a newly-opened restaurant in Phuket and a popular eatery on the outskirts of capital Bangkok: Pornprom Sangkasuk was a man of wealth. Then COVID-19 happened. His hospitality busine...

Zeta likely hurricane before hitting Yucatan, heading for US

MIAMI (AP) — A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a p...

Taiwan-based EVA Air and China Airlines to open flights from Taipei to Bangkok

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based EVA Air on Sunday (Oct. 25) will begin taking passengers on two weekly flights from Taipei to Bangkok after Thailand conditionally opened its borders, and Tai...

'Travel bubble' plan with Palau postponed: CECC

A plan to create a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau has been postponed because of the Pacific ally's decision to not relax quarantine rules for Taiwanese travelers, Central Epidemic Command ...

AP PHOTOS: Virus makes Friday nights empty, quiet in Europe

ROME (AP) — In much of Europe, city squares and streets, be they wide, elegant boulevards like in Paris or cobblestoned alleys in Rome, serve as animated evening extensions of living rooms, places to ...

The Latest: India's cases pass 7.8M, 3 states hardest hit

NEW DELHI — India has reported 53,370 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally past 7.8 million. The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 650 deaths...