Computex Taipei 2020 canceled due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Organizers of Computex Taipei 2020 announced Friday (June 12) that this year's international technology trade show has been officially called off due to the ongoing co...

The Latest: India reports nearly 10,000 new virus cases

NEW DELHI: India reported a new rise of nearly 10,000 coronavirus infections Wednesday, with a total caseload of 276,583, the fifth highest in the world. The Health Ministry confirme...

Machinery trade shows in Taipei postponed due to coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council, TAITRA, announced on Tuesday (June 2) that it was postponing a machinery trade show in Taipei originally scheduled for Septe...

Big events banned, NCAA tells fans to stay home over virus

SEATTLE (AP) — Undertaking the most sweeping efforts yet to contain the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, authorities banned large gatherings in the hard-hit Seattle area and in San Francisco and closed ...

Chicago, other cities, cancel St. Patrick's Day parades

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago on Wednesday joined the ranks of cities around the world to scrap St. Patrick's Day parades amid concerns about spread of the new coronavirus, calling off an event that attracts...

The Latest: China's deaths caused by virus surpass 3,000

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 8:40 a.m. China's deaths from the new COVID-19 illness have surpassed 3,000 though new cases have...

Trade show blues: Exhibitions go virtual as virus spreads

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark...

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___ Dow sinks 2.9% after rate cut fails to stem market's dread NEW YORK (AP) — Fear and uncertainty continue to control Wall Street, and stocks fell sharply Tuesday...

France bans gatherings, frowns on kissing, to fight virus

PARIS (AP) — France is banning all indoor public gatherings of more than 5,000 people to slow its snowballing spread of coronavirus cases and recommending that people no longer greet each other with k...

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company in a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets...

Taipei Cycle cancelled over coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Cycle, the premier bicycle trade show in Taiwan, has been cancelled due to fears over the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Walter Yeh (葉明水), executive president of th...

Virus impact: Automakers look at restarting China operations

BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are considering whether to resume operations in China amid efforts to contain a virus outbreak while the impact on other companies spreads. The latest devel...

UAE confirms first cases of new Chinese virus in Mideast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday confirmed the first cases in the Mideast of the new Chinese virus that causes flu-like symptoms, saying doctors now were ...

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gun companies are gathering for their annual conference and trade show this week in Las Vegas at a pivotal moment for the industry amid slumping sales, a public increasingly agitating...

Sex tech from female-led startups at CES gadget show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sex tech will grace the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week after organizers endured scorn for revoking an innovation award to a sex device company led by a female founder. ...