Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians

BERLIN (AP) — Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns — but even though Europeans love their s...

Australian leader expects foreign students to return in July

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — International students are expected to begin returning to Australia next month despite Chinese warnings of pandemic-related racism, the Australian prime minister said on Fri...

Europe reopens borders amid worst global recession in memory

PARIS (AP) — The world faces the worst global recession in nearly a century, a key economic body warned Wednesday, while in Europe, restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus portend a blea...

Taiwan issues travel warning for US amid protests against police brutality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (May 31) issued a travel warning for several U.S. states where protests against police brutality have been esca...

Roam close to home: Europe's tourists play safe in pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Many a journey to far-flung corners of Europe starts in a dusty industrial yard in east Berlin, where Felix Rascher carefully tends to his small fleet of Volkswagen camper vans, a favori...

Taiwan offers coronavirus tests to citizens traveling or studying overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese who want to travel or study overseas will be allowed to pay for coronavirus tests even if they plan to visit countries outside of Southeast Asia, the Central Epi...

AP Exchange: Virus makes Nevadans trip to Peru a wild ride

RENO, Nev. (AP) — When Barbara Land and Tia Flores ventured into Peru’s Amazon rainforest on March 13, they had grand plans to help the people living in the little remote river village of Ayacucho. ...

Taiwan CECC’s domestic travel alert amidst holiday prompts complaints

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) issued a national warning on Saturday (April 4) alerting citizens about the crowded condition of 11 attractions acros...

Case No. 301 an instructor at Shih Chien University in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's total number of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose to 306, Shih Chien University (實踐大學) confirmed that one of its part-time instructors was among the ...

The Latest: Uzbekistan closes border, adds masks requirement

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 307,200 people and killed more than 13,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but...

Coronavirus task force offers an even keel to a zigzag Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — They meet in the windowless Situation Room, every day but Sunday, drawing an overflow crowd. Fueled by coffee, donuts and data, members of the White House coronavir...

Travel agencies to be subsidized amid travel bans: Tourism Bureau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday (March 18) ordered all travel agencies in Taiwan to stop receiving foreign travel groups and organizing trips abroad until April 30. The...

New Taipei City mayor calls out local chiefs over foreign travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the case of a neighborhood chief who recently visited Europe despite concerns about the coronavirus, New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) called on borough lead...

Taiwan issues level-3 travel warning for all of U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced Wednesday (March 18) it was expanding its level-3 travel warning to include all of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, meaning that trav...

New Taipei borough chief accused of risky, boondoggle trip to Spain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tour group led by a New Taipei borough chief and community members have come under fire for traveling to Europe as it is being ravaged by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19...