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 2020-04-03 16:57 

China Post

Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strike...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey died on the 288th day of a hunger strike she and a colleague started while imprisoned to protest the government's treatment of their band, according to a post ...

 2020-04-03 15:57 

China Post

US service sectors slows in March...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. service sector slowed in March with a much bigger decline expected in coming months from all the shutdowns and job layoffs that have occurred because of efforts to contain the coronavirus. The Institute for Suppl...

 2020-04-03 15:57 

China Post

Government lawyer named as new Grand Canyon park leader...

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A veteran lawyer for the U.S. Interior Department has been appointed as the new superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, a crown jewel of the park system, the National Park Service announced Friday. Edwa...

 2020-04-03 15:57 

China Post

'Lean On Me,' 'Lovely Day' singer Bill Withers dies at 81...

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including " Lean on Me, " "Lovely Day" and "Ain't No Sunshine," has died from heart complications, his family said in a s...

 2020-04-03 14:57 

China Post

Arrest made in slaying of Wisconsin doctor, husband...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the slaying of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband whose bodies were found in the school's arboretum, police said Friday. A statement from university police did not provide any addi...

 2020-04-03 14:57 

China Post

Activity in the US service sector slows in March to an index reading of 52.5 with bigger virus-related slowdown expected...
 2020-04-03 14:57 

China Post

With parks closed, Disney starts furloughs in 2 weeks...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks...

 2020-04-03 14:27 

China Post

Cuban docs fighting coronavirus around world, defying US...

HAVANA (AP) — For two years the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out one of Cuba's signature programs __ state-employed medical workers treating patients around the globe in a show of soft power that also earns billions in badly nee...

 2020-04-03 13:26 

China Post

As Africa locks down, some deliveries of aid are threatened...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than half of Africa's 54 countries have closed their land, air and sea borders to fight the spread of the coronavirus, authorities said Friday, but fears are growing that the restrictions are delaying deliveries of criti...

 2020-04-03 13:26 

China Post

Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity...

ROME (AP) — San Marino needed medical masks. Badly. The tiny republic, wedged next to what would be two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the COVID-19 outbreak, had already registered 11 deaths by March 17 — a sizeable number in a countr...

 2020-04-03 12:56 

China Post

NYC mayor urges national enlistment program for doctors...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Friday for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses to handle an expected surge in coronavirus cases in New York and other places around the country where virus cases are strainin...

 2020-04-03 12:56 

China Post

Florida finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land on Friday for the first time in weeks, following the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Fl...

 2020-04-03 12:56 

China Post

Swedish representative praises Taiwan, 'I feel totally safe here'...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — As the novel Coronavirus continues to spread around the world, Swedish YouTuber Jonas asked the Swedish representative in Taiwan his thoughts on Taiwan's virus-prevention measures and pointed out 5 things that Taiwan di...

 2020-04-03 12:56 

China Post

US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that's all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% f...

 2020-04-03 12:56 

China Post

The hidden gem beside Suhua Highway — Taipingshan National Forest Recreation....

TAIPEI (The China Post) — After nine years of reconstruction, the Suhua Highway opened to the public as of early January. The highway will pass through one of the largest towns in Yilan County, Nan'ao Township. However, not many people realize t...

 2020-04-03 12:31 

China Post

US shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of virus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years...

WASHINGTON (AP) — US shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of virus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years. US shed 701,000 jobs in March in face of virus, ending a record hiring streak after nearly 10 years The China Post...

 2020-04-03 12:26 

China Post

Israel arrests Palestinian official in east Jerusalem...
 2020-04-03 12:26 

China Post

Prince Charles opens fast-tracked London hospital...

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles on Friday remotely opened the new Nightingale Hospital at London's main exhibition and conference center, a temporary facility that will soon be able to treat 4,000 people who have contracted COVID-19. Charles said h...

 2020-04-03 12:22 

Central News Agency

Arrivals at Taiwan's airports show month-on-month drop - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) The number of passengers arriving in Taiwan has continued to drop dramatically month-on-month due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Friday....

 2020-04-03 11:56 

China Post

Vendors return in Wuhan as China prepares virus memorial...

WUHAN, China (AP) — Sidewalk vendors wearing face masks and gloves sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers Friday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began, as workers prepared for a national memorial this weeken...

 2020-04-03 11:26 

China Post

Israel to help Christians share 'holy fire' amid outbreak...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is working with foreign governments and Orthodox Christian leaders in the Holy Land to make sure that one of their most ancient and mysterious rituals — the Holy Fire ceremony — is not extinguished by the coronavi...

 2020-04-03 11:26 

China Post

Jobs report Friday is expected to end record hiring streak...

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a record 113 straight months of hiring, the government's monthly jobs report Friday is expected to show that the American jobs machine came to a sudden halt in March as a result of the coronavirus. Economists have forecas...

 2020-04-03 11:17 

Formosa News

Cabinet finalizes plan to boost COVID-19 bailout by almost NT$1 trillion...
 2020-04-03 11:17 

Formosa News

Taiwan, US firms partner to launch highly accurate COVID-19 test...
 2020-04-03 11:17 

Formosa News

Tsai Ing-wen visits Central Epidemic Command Center to boost morale...
 2020-04-03 11:17 

Formosa News

Taiwan factory ramps up production of mask-making machines for export...
 2020-04-03 11:17 

Formosa News

Dozens of countries thank Taiwan for sharing surgical masks...
 2020-04-03 11:17 

Formosa News

Service sector hopes for revenue boost over long weekend...
 2020-04-03 11:16 

Formosa News

Taiwan company wins CES Innovation Award with eye-tracking module...
 2020-04-03 11:16 

Formosa News

Taiwan confirms 8 more imported COVID-19 cases, 2 local infections...
 2020-04-03 11:16 

Formosa News

CPBL to be first in world to start season...
 2020-04-03 10:50 

Central News Agency

US National Security Council thanks Taiwan for pledged mask donations (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, April 2 (CNA) The United States White House National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday thanked Taiwan for its support in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in response to President Tsai Ing-wen's() announcement the previ...

 2020-04-03 10:44 

Central News Agency

Centralized database key to COVID-19 control in Taiwan: study - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) An article posted on a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has highlighted the early steps Taiwan took to contain the spread of the new coronavirus disease in the country, especially its coordination and use of in...

 2020-04-03 10:26 

China Post

Prague removes monument to WWII Soviet commander...

PRAGUE (AP) — A district in the Czech capital, Prague, went on Friday ahead with a plan to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander. The plan had drawn angry protests from Russia and from pro-Russian Czech President Milos Zeman. Marshall...

 2020-04-03 10:25 

Central News Agency

Fines for those who refuse to wear masks on public transport: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) All users of public transport will need to wear facial masks or risk a maximum fine of NT$15,000 (US$496), a top official from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday, as parts of efforts to prevent the spread of the C...

 2020-04-03 09:58 

China Post

Israel arrests Palestinian official in east Jerusalem...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police arrested the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs early Friday for allegedly violating an Israeli ban on Palestinian political activities in east Jerusalem. Fadi al-Hidmi was arrested at his home near the Mount ...

 2020-04-03 09:58 

China Post

Israel arrests Palestinian official in east Jerusalem...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police arrested the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs early Friday for allegedly violating an Israeli ban on Palestinian political activities in east Jerusalem. Fadi al-Hidmi was arrested at his home near the Mount ...

 2020-04-03 09:58 

China Post

Israel arrests Palestinian official in east Jerusalem...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police arrested the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs early Friday for allegedly violating an Israeli ban on Palestinian political activities in east Jerusalem. Fadi al-Hidmi was arrested at his home near the Mount ...

 2020-04-03 09:56 

China Post

Brokerage worker loses paternity leave appeal in Japan...

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Friday rejected a request by a former brokerage manager to get his job back after he took paternity leave at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. The case of Glen Wood, a Canadian who has lived in Japan for three decades, ...

 2020-04-03 09:56 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: Greek capital's streets deserted during lockdown...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Deserted squares, padlocked parks, empty avenues where lines of cars once idled bumper-to-bumper in traffic as motorbikes and scooters zoomed through the narrow gaps between. The Greek capital, Athens, like so many cities acros...

 2020-04-03 09:56 

China Post

Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis...

NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge. Readers desperate for information are more reliant than ever on local media as the coronavirus spreads across ...

 2020-04-03 09:52 

Central News Agency

Tainan officials see heavy rains behind massive fish kill - Focus Taiwan...

Tainan, April 3 (CNA) Nearly a metric ton of floating dead fish have been scooped up from Tainan's old transport canal, their deaths likely caused by a lack of oxygen in the water, the city's Environmental Protection Bureau said Friday....

 2020-04-03 09:26 

Central News Agency

Fast food restaurants strengthen guidance on social distancing - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) Fast food restaurants in Taiwan have said they are taking additional precautions to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in response to new social distancing guidelines announced earlier by the Central Epidemic Command Center...

 2020-04-03 09:25 

China Post

The daily terrors: Improvising in a makeshift ICU in Spain...

BADALONA, Spain (AP) — The tension is palpable. There is no non-essential talking. An orchestra of medical monitors marks the tempo with an endless series of soft, distinct beeps. Never have so many people been inside the library of the Germans Tria...

 2020-04-03 09:25 

China Post

Poland divided over having presidential vote during pandemic...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's parliament is preparing to vote Friday on legislation that would transform the country's May presidential election entirely into a mail-in ballot due to the health risks of having public voting stations during ...

 2020-04-03 09:25 

China Post

Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients...

TOKYO (AP) — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for cornoavirus patients. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been talking about the possibility of occupying the massive development on To...

 2020-04-03 08:54 

China Post

Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll rises...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, the Muslim sabbath when adherents gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down. Prime Minister Imran Khan is rely...

 2020-04-03 08:24 

China Post

The show can't go on: Virus halts circus in Netherlands...

DRACHTEN, Netherlands (AP) — Circus Renz Berlin's fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter. But now, as coronavirus measures shut down the entertainment industry across Europe, they have no place to go....

 2020-04-03 08:23 

China Post

Outbreak's global cost may top $4T; auto insurers get break...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ____________ CRASH COSTS CRASHING: One of Fra...

 2020-04-03 07:48 

Central News Agency

Taiwan confirms 9 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 348 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) Nine new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease were confirmed in Taiwan on Friday, bringing the total in the country to 348 since the pandemic began late last year, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

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