Taiwan reportedly denies work visas to Hong Kong diplomats as tensions rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s authorities have reportedly refused to issue work visas for two Hong Kong diplomats after the government of the Chinese special administrative region refuse...

Taiwan may expel Hong Kong diplomats in tit-for-tat move

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is reportedly considering expelling Hong Kong diplomats by ceasing to issue work visas as a response to the Hong Kong government prohibiting the nation's repres...

Top posts at Taiwan's HK office forced out for refusing to sign 'one-China' declaration

The acting director-general of Taiwan's representative office in Hong Kong has left the Chinese special administration region after its government refused to extend his work visa. Kao Ming-tsun...

Taiwan criticizes Hong Kong for debarring envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has criticized the Hong Kong government for not issuing a work visa to its envoy, who was supposed to have been posted to the territory two years ago. Appointed ...

Foreigners join 'Stuck in Taiwan - Best Place to Be' for help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of over 100 foreign travelers who became stranded in Taiwan after the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic broke out have formed a support group and are seeking a...

Pakistani doctor indicted in Minnesota on terrorism charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic researcher has been indicted on one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization after authorities s...

Qatar says it's working to protect laborers from coronavirus

BERLIN (AP) — The Qatari government said Tuesday it has implemented widespread measures to protect immigrant workers from the coronavirus, after a German documentary highlighted that ongoing construct...

Pakistani doctor arrested in Minnesota on terrorism charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Pakistani doctor who was working as a research coordinator at a medical clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was arrested Thursday on terrorism charges, after prosecutors say he told o...

'Worrying about epidemic' not valid reason to extend visa: Taiwan MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Taiwan's ban on all foreign visitors, the government clarified that foreigners with visitor or landing visas that are about to expire must leave the country ...

For Chinese, US visa halt puts jobs, citizen hopes at risk

BEIJING (AP) — Courtney Huang fell in love with the U.S. as a nursing student in Texas. She ended up staying 13 years and wants to become a U.S. citizen. But Huang now finds her job,...

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—- Fed seems inclined to keep rates low as virus poses risks WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were mostly optimistic about the U.S. and global economies ...

Kentucky man sentenced in phony school immigration scheme

DETROIT (AP) — A Louisville, Kentucky, man will spend six months in federal prison for his role in recruiting dozens of foreign-born students to attend a phony school in suburban Detroit so they could...

AP Exclusive: Amy Winehouse exhibit to open at Grammy Museum

NEW YORK (AP) — The first-ever Amy Winehouse exhibit in the United States will debut at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next month. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press o...

Predators snap 6-game losing streak with 4-2 win over Blues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored 20 seconds into the game and Juuse Saros made 24 saves to help the Nashville Predators snap a six-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on S...

Binnington makes 40 saves to help Blues beat Flames 5-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington stopped 40 shots for his sixth career shutout and Oskar Sundqvist scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. ...