Vogue UK spotlights Black activists, social change

LONDON (AP) — The British issue of Vogue is devoting its September issue to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team. ...

Closed for vacation: France faces new virus testing troubles

PARIS (AP) — With virus cases rising anew, France is struggling to administer enough tests to keep up with demand. One reason: Many testing labs are closed so that their staff can take summer vacation...

The Latest: India records highest daily jump of 57,000 cases

NEW DELHI — India recorded the steepest spike of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking its coronavirus caseload close to 1.7 million, with July alone accounting for nearly 1.1 million infectio...

Taiwan’s GDP to shrink for first time in 4 years due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is likely to shrink by 0.73 percent in the second quarter of the year, its first contraction in more than four years, the gover...

CAA approves EVA Air’s pleasure cruise around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Wednesday (July 29) approved EVA Airways’ application for a special flight route around the island to take p...

Plan to get more bikes on road wobbles as UK tackles obesity

LONDON (AP) — A plan by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get more Britons cycling has got off to a rocky start, with a website offering bicycle repair vouchers crashing at launch. ...

Taiwan's Power Lottery jackpot to hit record NT$3.1 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Power Lottery (威力彩) jackpot is expected to hit NT$3.1 billion (US$105 million), a new all-time record, as no one held the winning numbers announced on Thursday eve...

New Taipei gambling den disguised as car wash caught using stimulus coupons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After police raided an illegal gambling den hidden above a car wash on Wednesday (July 22), officers discovered that many gamblers were shamelessly placing bets with econo...

Taiwan sets aside NT$210 billion in funds to further boost economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An extra NT$210 billion (US$7.1 billion) budget has passed a Cabinet meeting on Thursday (July 23) as part of the government’s efforts to prop up industries hit by t...

Taiwanese use stimulus voucher sleeves to save raptors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conservationists in Taiwan have come up with a creative way to save injured birds of prey while tackling plastic waste by making the most of the plastic sleeves that conta...

Taiwan's GDP growth revised upward despite coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) can be revised upward for the first time thanks to the government’s “Triple Stimulus Vouchers” again...

LEMI Launches Worldwide Digital Coupon Service To Support Small Businesses

Lemi enables users to purchase coupons and generate immediate upfront cash flow for businesses around the world HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 July 2020 - Lemi, an exploration-driven social s...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture gives away over 2 million e-vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced the recipients of its "Arts Fun Vouchers" (藝FUN券) through a drawing on Tuesday (July 21). Aiming to boost the art indu...

Taiwan issues NT$500 sports vouchers, foreign spouses eligible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education's Sports Administration on Monday (July 20) announced it is issuing 4 million sports vouchers (動滋券, dongzi vouchers) worth NT$500 (US$17) eac...

Taiwan Power Lottery jackpot to surge to NT$2.5 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning Power Lottery (威力彩) numbers were announced on Monday evening (July 20), with the new jackpot expected to hit NT$2.5 billion (US$84.9 million) and the governmen...