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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Did Taiwan's mistrust of China save it from a potential coronavirus disaster?
     30 May 2020
    How did Taiwan manage to contain the coronavirus when so many others have struggled? The answer is complex, but one explanation dates back to events that happened well before COVID-19 began to emerge.
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    Working through coronavirus as an intensive care nurse in two busy London hospitals
    30 May: Kathryn moved to London to find an easy job and set up a base for a European adventure. Then coronavirus took hold, landing her in some of the busiest, toughest and most rewarding work of her life.... more
    Hulu's The Great is an 'occasionally true story'. So how did Catherine the Great come to power?
    30 May: The new series The Great is a satirical take on how Catherine the Great, Russia's longest-reigning female leader, rose to power. But was that how it really happened? Warning: spoilers ahead.... more
    Face masks are no 'silver bullet' for coronavirus but do have benefits. Here's what you need to know
    29 May: Face masks aren't "a silver bullet" for combatting coronavirus, but do have benefits. If you're going to wear one here's what you need to know.... more
    Coronavirus sparks unprecedented closure of UK pubs, causes 70 million pints of beer to be wasted
    29 May: For many Brits, the coronavirus pandemic is not truly over until they are holding a pint and surrounded by friends. But with more than 60,000 British pubs closed and millions of litres of beer spoiling in cellars, this centuries-old institution may never ... more
    Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings committed 'minor breach' of coronavirus lockdown rules, Durham police say
    29 May: Durham police will not take action against Mr Cummings for a trip which has seen a fierce wave of criticism levelled at him and at the Prime Minister for sticking by him.... more
    Australian man Jock Palfreeman wins legal victory but fears arrest if he tries to leave Bulgaria
    29 May: The Sydney man was released on early parole in September last year after serving 11 years in a maximum-security prison in the Bulgarian capital Sofia for the stabbing death of a local student in 2007.... more
    US coronavirus death toll passes 100,000, with nearly 1.7 million cases
    28 May: The death toll from coronavirus in the United States passes 100,000, with nearly 1.7 million Americans confirmed to have contracted the disease.... more
    NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX postpones launch to International Space Station due to weather
    28 May: The long-hyped NASA-SpaceX launch has been put on hold due to the risk of lightning strike. So what happens now?... more
    Want to lose weight, get healthy and help the planet? The Zombie Apocalypse Diet could be for you
    28 May: In just four weeks I lost 9.8 kilograms, dropped my cholesterol from an unhealthy 6.1 to 4.4 and re-entered the healthy BMI category, and with the Zombie Apocalypse Diet (TM) you could too.... more

     Most Popular Recent International News
     01 May: COVIDSafe coronavirus contact-tracing app faces software bugs and lingering iPhone issues ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     12 May: The battle for West Papuan independence from Indonesia has intensified with deadly results ++++++++++++++++++++++
     15 May: AFL restart plans after coronavirus shutdown complicated by state governments, not Victorian parochialism +++++++++++++++
     18 May: Pakistani girls killed by family after appearing in video with man, police say +++++++++++++
     06 May: Scott Morrison says Australia is doing better on COVID-19 than New Zealand despite a less extreme lockdown. Is he correct? +++++++++++
     14 May: How has Vietnam, a developing nation in South-East Asia, done so well to combat coronavirus? +++++++++
     19 May: Belgium appears to have the highest coronavirus mortality rate in the world. Here's why ++++++++

     International NewsLinks
      30 May: Life story: bruce trangmar a 'sensitive, thoughtful man' (
      30 May: England pick 14 uncapped players in 55-man training group (BBCWorld)
      30 May: Ethiopian army ‘shot man dead because phone rang’ - amnesty (BBCWorld)
      29 May: Multinationals queuing up, re-entry pathway needed (NZ Herald)
      29 May: Thousands of kiwis hitting the skies over queen's birthday weekend (NZ Herald)
      29 May: Almost half of lincoln university's students from overseas, report says (
      29 May: Rakon shareholders call for company to be sold to international investors (
      29 May: Samoa public warned to stay away from airport and quarantine sites (RadioNZ)
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