Taiwan Welcomes More COVID Vaccine Doses From US

Taiwan has welcomed the arrival of about 2.5 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine from the United States, a gesture that was met angrily by China.The doses, which landed at the Taoyuan International Airport outside of the capital Taipei Sunday a…

COVID-19 Slashes Immigration into Australia

SYDNEY – New figures show that migration to Australia plummeted last year to the lowest level in more than 100 years.Modern Australia has been built on immigration. Thirty percent of the population was born overseas. Migrants from England are the bigge…

US Sending 2.5 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Taiwan

The United States says it is sending 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan, substantially increasing its initial promise of 750,000 shots.Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said the increased doses from the U.S. are a “moving gesture of friendship.” …

UNHCR Touts Higher Refugee Resettlements, Eventually

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi says he looks forward to boosting global refugee resettlements after sharp declines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and drastic cuts to resettlements in the United States under the former Trump adminis…

Africa Appeals for Vaccines to Combat Third Wave of COVID-19

GENEVA – African health officials are urgently appealing for vaccines to combat a third wave of COVID-19 surging across the continent.The World Health Organization reports the number of African COVID-19 cases has exceeded 5 million and the disease has …

Explainer: The Significance of China’s New Space Station

JIUQUAN, CHINA – Adding a crew to China’s new orbiting space station is another major advance for the burgeoning space power. Here’s a look at key developments: What’s The Mission’s Purpose? The three-member crew is due to stay for three months in t…

Internet Outages Briefly Disrupt Access to Websites, Apps

A wave of brief internet outages hit the websites and apps of dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe Thursday.The Hong Kong Stock Exchange said in a tweet Thursday afternoon Hong Kong time that its site was faci…

Survey: 1 in 3 US Election Workers Feels Unsafe

Long after a contentious U.S. presidential election that unleashed a torrent of partisan threats against poll workers and others, many American election officials continue to feel unsafe because of their jobs, according to a recent survey.The survey, c…

North Korea Hints at ‘Prolonged’ COVID Lockdown

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned of “prolonged” anti-coronavirus measures, the latest indication his country’s strict lockdown will not end anytime soon. During a meeting of ruling party leaders, Kim discussed the need to ma…

People Hurt by Parachuting Protester at Euro 2020 Game

MUNICH, GERMANY – Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protester who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday.Debris fell on the field and main grandsta…