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Czech Republic: Russian university students face restrictions

Several hundred Russians studying technical subjects at Czech universities are facing having to stop their studies or being forced to switch degrees. Czech authorities say this is in order to comply w...

Will Turkish workers ease Germany's airport chaos?

Germany has faced serious labor shortages in a range of sectors. That is hardly news. Most recently, however, German airports have been affected, too. After two years of travel restrictions due to the...

Hong Kong: How tourism has changed since return to China

Many Hong Kong residents these days may not feel like celebrating at all when the 25th anniversary of the city's return to Chinese rule is marked. This is due on the one hand to the efforts of the...

As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for tourists from abroad

TOKYO (AP) — The rickshaw men in Tokyo are adding English-speaking staff, a sure sign Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad. Japan’s border controls to curb the spre...

Former Iran conscripts say unfairly blocked from US travel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two years ago, Leili Ghazi quit studying biomedical engineering in Iran and seized the chance to travel to the United States to build a new life for herself and her parents. ...

Migrant caravan in south Mexico demands corridor to border

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — An estimated 2,000 migrants walked out of this southern Mexico city Friday, saying they are not interested in visas and permits the government has issued in efforts to dissolv...

Hong Kongers reflect on Taiwan, an imperfect exile

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — For Lam Wing-kee, a Hong Kong bookstore owner who was detained by police in China for five months for selling sensitive books about the Communist Party, coming to Taiwan was a lo...

Germany says it helped 21,000 people get out of Afghanistan

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has managed to get more than 21,000 former local employees and other endangered people out of Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power almost a year ago, Germany’...

Got a savings goal? Consider forming a savings circle

A breezy January morning made the mid-30 temperatures feel even chillier. But it was an important day for the young man pushing 30 himself . He was about to face his entire family to ask for a loan to...

Ukraine will need a 'Marshall Plan' for reconstruction — live updates

Microsoft says Russia conducting 'sophisticated and widespread' hacking attack Finland says its military is structured 'precisely' to counter strategies used in Ukraine Kremlin anger...

Ukraine introduces visa regime for Russians amid war

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian cabinet approved a resolution on Friday to bar Russian citizens from entering Ukraine without a visa. The move is likely to be viewed as symbolic g...

China defends 'zero-COVID' after US envoy warns of costs

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday defended its tough “zero-COVID” policy after the U.S. ambassador said it was causing serious damage to the global economy and foreign business sentiment. ...

Mexico finds truck with 366 migrants from 16 nations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities said Thursday they found a veritable United Nations of migrants aboard a freight truck. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute sa...

Russian basketball teams suspended from EuroLeague season

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Russian basketball clubs were suspended Thursday from the next season of the EuroLeague. EuroLeague organizers cited “air travel restrictions...

Russia's war on Ukraine will shape the Czech EU presidency

PRAGUE (AP) — Russia's invasion of Ukraine and what Europe must do to counter the consequences of that have become the key task for the Czech Republic’s upcoming presidency of the 27-nation European U...