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 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Islanders' Boychuk leaves after taking skate blade to face...

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk left Tuesday's loss to Montreal in the third period after being struck near the eye by an opponent's skate blade....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Cooperate or face new crisis, IAEA tells Iran...

Iran risks triggering a new crisis if it does not cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog after failing to answer its questions about past nuclear activities at three sites and denying it access to two of them, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Dir...

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Outbreak could hit economy hard: Bank of Japan...

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda yesterday said that the COVID-19 outbreak could inflict big damage on the economy, stressing the central bank's readiness to take "appropriate action" to underpin a fragile recovery....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Fed cuts rates to soothe worries...

The US Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates to mitigate the damage COVID-19 is wreaking on the world economy, as global health chiefs said that supplies of essential protective gear were shrinking rapidly....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Banks' China units had zero nonperforming loans...

The Chinese branches of Taiwanese banks reported zero nonperforming loans (NPLs) in January — the first time in more than 26 months, Financial Supervisory Commission data showed....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Lacoste gloves made in Xinjiang internment camp...

Gloves made in China for the popular French brand Lacoste appear to have been sewn at a factory where Uighur Muslims face forced ideological and behavioral re-education, a US-based labor rights group said....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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EDITORIAL: KMT's Chiang offers window dressing...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) members are to choose a new chairman on Saturday. The winner, be it former Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin (), a two-time KMT vice chairman, or KMT Legislator Johnny Chiang (), is expected to implement an ambitious reform package...

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Minister vows to help major airlines survive crisis...

The government would use all available resources to help the nation's two largest airlines weather a crisis caused by COVID-19, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung () said yesterday....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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England and Wales' 'Ringer's match' is byword for violence 40 years on...

Rugby Union internationals between England and Wales are often passionate and fiercely contested affairs, but Saturday's Six Nations match between the old rivals at Twickenham, England, would have to go some way to match the excess of emotion that mar...

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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US lawmakers push for release of Khashoggi file...

US lawmakers on Tuesday vowed to force the release of an intelligence report on the killing of Saudi Arabian dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, accusing US President Donald Trump of blocking it to protect the kingdom....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Gyms fall short on disease-prevention checks...

Inspections of 11 municipal sports centers and 15 private gyms in Taipei and New Taipei City have found several inadequacies in relation to disease-prevention measures, the Consumer Protection Committee said....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: No new coronavirus cases, CECC says...

There were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said, adding that 12 patients have been discharged from hospital following treatment....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Taipei City Hospital rejects mass nurse resignations rumor...

Taipei City Hospital yesterday rejected a rumor that 50 of its nurses wanted to resign en masse due to worries over COVID-19....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Garnering global support for HK...

While the international media is focused on the global outbreak of COVID-19, little attention has been given to the worsening internal security situation in Hong Kong....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Thailand clarifies its virus policy...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday issued a clarification regarding quarantine policies in Thailand, saying that Taiwanese visiting the nation would not be placed under quarantine if they do not have pneumonia-like symptoms....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Lampard hails Chelsea midfielder Gilmour...

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard described 18-year-old midfielder Billy Gilmour as a "throwback" after the young Scot's superb display in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool on Tuesday....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Virus Outbreak: Paper lauds disease-prevention efforts...

A paper published in the latest issue of JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association praises the government's response measures to COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang () said yesterday....

 2020-03-04 16:07 

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Comic tells the story of White Terror-era victim...

Slowork Publishing (), a company that specializes in documentary comics, has produced the first comic to document the life of a political victim during the White Terror era....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: FSC mulls easing fines for not holding shareholder meetings...

The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) is considering easing punishments for companies that fail to hold shareholders' meeting by the end of June due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as health authorities suggest that people cancel or avoid public gather...

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: Pharmacist group calls for 'single-track system'...

The government should promote a "single-track system" for the separation of prescribing and dispensing medicine, Tainan Pharmacists' Association president Wu Chen-ming () said....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Police nab parolee after Taipei robbery...

Police on Tuesday captured a parolee after he escaped his home by cutting off his electronic tracking bracelet with an electric chainsaw and then allegedly committed a robbery in Taipei....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Contract says Games can be held later...

Japanese Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Seiko Hashimoto on Tuesday said that the contract to hold the Tokyo Olympic Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: Australian stores ration toilet paper amid panic...

Australia's major grocers yesterday put strict limits on purchases of toilet paper after a rush of panic buying related to COVID-19 fears emptied shelves as the country recorded its third case of local transmission of the disease....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

Taipei Times

Tornadoes ravage Tennessee, killing at least 25 people...

Tornadoes early on Tuesday ripped across Tennessee as families slept, shredding more than 140 buildings and burying people in piles of rubble and wrecked basements....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Epistar eyes profit from Apple's mini LED switch...

LED chipmaker Epistar Corp () is set to profit this year from Apple Inc's use of mini-LED displays in its new line of products, TF International Securities Group Co () said in a report yesterday....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Da Ai TV to answer NCC questions over license renewal...

The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday asked the management of Da Ai TV to come to its offices in Taipei to answer questions, as it reviews the network's application to renew its license....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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 2020-03-04 16:06 

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KMT reform efforts a mere joke...

Will the COVID-19 outbreak bring down Chinese President Xi Jinping () and cause China to collapse?...

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Runaway workers weaken prevention...

As the COVID-19 epidemic spreads around the world, people have been diligently following the disease-control measures announced by the government....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Vaping 'false fears' stopping smokers switching: report...

More than half of British smokers now wrongly believe that nicotine-containing vapes, or e-cigarettes, are as dangerous as tobacco cigarettes and these "false fears" are preventing smokers from switching, UK public health experts said yesterday....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: COVID-19 could push airlines to merge: airline boss...

The spread of COVID-19 could force weak airlines to merge with competitors, the head of Air France-KLM and the A4E association of European airlines said on Tuesday....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Parrots use statistics to make choices: study...

Does Polly want a cracker? That all depends on statistics....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Fourth-tier team reach Cup semis...

Saarbrucken on Tuesday became the first fourth-division side to avance to the German Cup semi-finals, with a 7-6 penalty shoot-out win over top-tier Fortuna Dusseldorf as the match ended 1-1 after normal and extra-time....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: World Bank unveils US$12bn virus aid...

The World Bank on Tuesday announced an initial US$12 billion in immediate funds to assist countries grappling with the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak that has spread quickly from China to about 80 countries....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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EU vows Greece aid as number of refugees expands...

EU heads on Tuesday pledged millions of euros of financial assistance to Greece to help tackle the surge of refugees from neighboring Turkey, warning against those wishing to "test Europe's unity."...

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Buyers seek open areas due to virus: developers...

The COVID-19 outbreak has unexpectedly brightened the business outlook for Taiwanese developers with projects in less populous areas....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Turkey shoots down Syrian fighter jet...

Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Syrian fighter jet in Idlib Province, marking the third such incident in as many days, as steady clashes between the two national armies continued over a Russia-backed Syrian government offensive near the Turkish border....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Attacks follow Trump call with Taliban...

The US yesterday launched an airstrike against Taliban fighters to defend Afghan forces, an US military spokesman said, as violence spirals after a string of deadly attacks by the insurgents, throwing the country's nascent peace process into grave dou...

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: Target upbeat, despite uncertainty over virus...

Target Corp on Tuesday said there could be periodic shipping delays in merchandise from China while the discounter scrambles to stock up on more household essentials in its US stores, as it confronts the repercussions of a spreading new virus....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Ministry plans coupons to stimulate economy...

A government plan to issue travel-based "stimulus coupons" to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak could benefit up to 350,000 local businesses, Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin () said yesterday....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

Taipei Times

Apple, Xiaomi gain in market...

Apple Inc and Xiaomi Corp () increased their market share in the fourth quarter of last year, despite an annual 0.4 percent dip in global smartphone sales for the quarter, US market researcher Gartner Inc said in a report on Tuesday....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

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Virus Outbreak: Apacer counting on demand for server chips...

Memory module maker Apacer Technology Inc () yesterday said that the COVID-19 outbreak might affect demand in the short term, but growing interest in server chips could exacerbate supply constraints in this segment and lift prices next quarter....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Tensions rise as US death toll hits nine...

Tensions over how to contain a COVID-19 outbreak on Tuesday escalated in the US as the death toll climbed to nine and lawmakers expressed doubts about the government's ability to ramp up testing fast enough to deal with the crisis....

 2020-03-04 16:06 

Taipei Times

Scientists find clues to origin of lifespan gap between sexes...

From humans to black-tailed prairie dogs, female mammals often outlive males — but for birds, the reverse is true....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: Authorities find 45 cases of Chinese misinformation...

Authorities have investigated 178 cases of alleged misinformation regarding COVID-19, 45 of which were created by Chinese cyberwarfare units with the aim of disrupting efforts to contain the disease and undermine Taiwan's national security, the Crimin...

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Wolves stalk liberal democracies that ignore history's lessons...

When the German playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote that "all power comes from the people," he went on to ask the rather important question: "But where does it go?"...

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: French TV says sorry to Italy for 'Corona Pizza' gag...

A French television channel on Tuesday apologized to Italy for airing a mock advertisement for "corona pizza" in which a coughing chef hacks green phlegm onto Italy's national dish....

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: Most US firms positive on Taiwan: AmCham survey...

Most US companies in Taiwan are optimistic about the nation's economy this year and beyond, saying the COVID-19 outbreak would not affect firms in the manufacturing industry and the effect on the service sector would likely be short-lived, the America...

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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Virus Outbreak: No need to crack down on migrant workers: groups...

Representatives of the Taiwan International Workers' Association and other groups yesterday gathered outside the Executive Yuan in Taipei to rally against a crackdown on undocumented migrant workers after reports that the nation's 32nd COVID-19 ca...

 2020-03-04 16:05 

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[ Taiwan ]

Court upholds sentence in strangling case...

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a 12-year sentence for Chuang Yu-hsieng (), who had been found guilty of strangling his girlfriend, surnamed Lee (), at a motel in Taichung....

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