Taiwan to Launch $1 Billion Lithuania Credit Fund Amid Beijing Pressure

VILNIUS—Taiwan will launch a $1 billion credit programme to help fund joint projects between Lithuanian and Taiwanese companies in six business categories, a Taiwan government minister said on Tuesday. Lithuania is under pressure from China which claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory, to reverse a decision last year

Taiwan Suspends F-16 Training Missions After Jet Crashes

TAIPEI—Taiwan’s air force on Tuesday suspended combat training for its F-16 fleet after a recently upgraded model of the fighter jet crashed into the sea in the latest of a series of accidents. The defense ministry said the F-16V, the most advanced type in Taiwan’s fleet, went missing from radar

EU’s Drug Regulator Expresses Concerns Over Immune Response With Current Approach for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The European Union’s drug regulator expressed doubts about whether a second booster dose of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines would be a sustainable long-term approach. Marco Cavaleri, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) head of vaccines strategy, told a media briefing, “There is an emergency discussion around the possibility of giving a second booster dose with the same

Ban on Singing and Dancing Cancels Aussie Summer Music Festivals

The Australian entertainment industry has been dealt another blow with the introduction of new COVID-19 restrictions, which prohibit singing and dancing at outdoor events. The public health order, issued on Tuesday, had already been in place for indoor activities but has now been amended to include outdoor ones. This comes