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Former VP urges Taiwan to acquire massive amount of vaccines ASAP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwanese Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Tuesday (June 29) suggested that Taiwan acquire a large number of vaccine doses as soon as possible. Amid Taiwan...

Hong Kong to ban passenger flights from UK to curb virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong says it will ban all passenger flights from the U.K. starting Thursday as it seeks to curb the spread of new variants of the coronavirus. It said in a stat...

Some Poles flout virus rules as harder lockdown takes effect

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Piw Paw club in Warsaw advertised its event as a “Pandemic Fashion Show," with models wearing “masks from the Spring 2021 collection.” But even before the s...

Germany to reinstate border controls with Czech Republic and Austria

Germany will impose strict border controls and impose travel bans for the Czech Republic and Austria, it announced Thursday. The announcement came after the South African B.1.351 coronavirus variant ...

German government cuts 2021 economic growth forecast to 3%

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday revised its growth forecast for this year down to 3% as Europe's biggest economy faces persistent headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic. ...

COVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe's pandemic

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — In the first week of December, Portugal’s prime minister gave his pandemic-weary people an early Christmas gift: restrictions on gatherings and travel due to COVID-19 would be ...

Coronavirus: What we know about the UK's new COVID strain

A new strain of coronavirus is sweeping across southern England, spurring heightened restrictions in the region and flight bans within Europe. So what do we know about the new virus mutation? UK Pri...