Taiwan protests WHO leader's accusations of racist campaign

Asia Pacific Apr 9, 2020

Taiwan protests WHO leader's accusations of racist campaign

Taiwan's foreign ministry on Thursday strongly protested accusations from the head of the World Health Organization that it condoned racist personal attacks on him that he alleged were coming from the self-governing island democracy. The ministry expressed "strong dissatisfaction and a high degree of regret" ...

In virus-hit America, World Health Organization in firing line

World Apr 9, 2020

In virus-hit America, World Health Organization in firing line

With the United States in the throes of a historic public health crisis, President Donald Trump is aiming fire at the institution at the heart of the response — the World Health Organization. Skeptics see a mercurial U.S. leader eager to find a new scapegoat ...

Nintendo suspends Switch game console shipments

Business / Corporate Apr 8, 2020

Nintendo suspends Switch game console shipments

Japan's Nintendo Co. has suspended domestic shipments of its popular Nintendo Switch video game console due to a production delay caused by the coronavirus outbreak, company officials said Wednesday. Nintendo has yet to decide when to resume shipments. The company will continue Nintendo Switch shipments for ...

How a military-style lockdown unfolded in Wuhan

Asia Pacific Apr 8, 2020

How a military-style lockdown unfolded in Wuhan

As the world grapples with the escalating coronavirus pandemic, China reopened the city of Wuhan on Wednesday, allowing its 11 million residents to leave for the first time in over two months, a milestone in its effort to combat the outbreak. But while the operation ...

China's coronavirus epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

Asia Pacific Apr 8, 2020

China's coronavirus epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a reopened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling central Chinese city. Wuhan's unprecedented lockdown served as a ...