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 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Politics threatening Malaysia's growth...

Malaysia's political upheaval is jeopardizing the economy's outlook at a time of heightened global risks and brewing discontent among locals about rising living costs....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Equinor drops plans for oil drilling off Australian coast...

Equinor ASA has dropped plans for oil drilling deep in the ocean off Australia's south coast following a sustained campaign from environmentalists who said that the project posed too big a risk to the vast and unique marine ecosystem....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Virus outbreak: Fourth person from quarantined ship dies as Japan plans new measures...

A fourth person has died in Japan after becoming ill aboard a cruise ship stricken by COVID-19, local media reported yesterday, as the government unveiled a new policy to tackle the outbreak....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Outbreak weighing on business sentiment: TIER...

Business sentiment declined last month and might weaken further as the COVID-19 outbreak disrupts business operations while consumer activity declines, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, ) said yesterday....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Nayeem spins Bangladesh to big win...

Spinner Nayeem Hasan yesterday claimed a match haul of nine wickets as Bangladesh thrashed Zimbabwe by an innings and 106 runs inside four days in their one-off Test....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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China trade war to have lasting effects: Fed official...

A trade conflict with China over the past two years has likely left a mark on the US economy, even with an agreement to defuse the situation, a US Federal Reserve official said on Monday....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Orsted inks Taichung lease for wind farms...

Orsted Taiwan Ltd () yesterday announced that it has signed a 20-year wharf lease with Taiwan International Ports Corp (TIPC, ) for the development of its offshore wind farms off Changhua County....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Egyptian ex-president Mubarak dies at 91...

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91 after undergoing treatment in an intensive care unit following surgery, state television said yesterday....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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NASA's robotic InSight lander confirms quakes on Mars...

NASA's robotic InSight lander has for the first time established that Mars is seismically active, but do not call the shaking, rattling and rolling taking place on the Red Planet earthquakes. The proper term, fittingly, is marsquakes....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Group to submit actions on handling LIBOR retirement...

The Bankers Association of the Republic of China () would make a preliminary proposal next month on dealing with the retirement of the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) — the world's most-used benchmark for short-term rates — at the en...

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Illegal taxi drivers fined NT$8.5m by inspectors...

Seventeen illegal taxi drivers were fined a total of NT$8.5 million (US$279,587) during a four-day nationwide crackdown that ended on Sunday, the Directorate-General of Highways said on Monday....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Hong Kong's Sarah Lee to defy critics, defend world titles...

Sarah Lee is to defend her titles at this week's track cycling world championships in Berlin after overcoming a dispute over Hong Kong's anti-government protests that left her fearing for her Tokyo Olympics campaign....

 2020-02-25 16:10 

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Vietnamese worker fatally stabbed in New Taipei City...

A Vietnamese migrant worker was on Sunday stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight in New Taipei City, police said on Monday....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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ICDF is helping other nations with banana disease...

With its five decades of experience, Taiwan is helping Central and South American countries fight fusarium wilt in bananas, and was involved in a video conference earlier this month attended by nearly 500 experts from 28 nations, the International Coopera...

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Russia's old 'Trojan horse' plays East against West...

Hidden away from the holiday resorts and quietly rundown villages on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast lies what locals refer to as "The Russian Complex."...

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Lin family murders a dark stain...

The murders of the mother and twin daughters of democracy advocate Lin I-hsiung () on Feb. 28, 1980, shocked the nation. Friday marks the 40th anniversary of that tragic incident....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Shaky truce appears to take hold after Israel-Gaza fighting...

A shaky ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad appeared to be taking hold early yesterday, ending a two-day round of violence that had threatened to disrupt next week's Israeli national elections....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei still looking for first victory...

Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh Su-wei on Monday failed to claim her first main-draw victory of the season at the Qatar Open, while American teenager Amanda Anisimova claimed the third victory of her career over a top-10 player....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Virus Outbreak: Ministry warns of quarantine measures in Russia...

Taiwanese traveling to Russia should beware of local quarantine measures against COVID-19, as four Taiwanese were forcibly quarantined for wearing masks and mistaken for Chinese, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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World No. 1 Djokovic's hot streak continues in Dubai...

Novak Djokovic on Monday continued his hot early season form, cruising past Tunisian wild-card Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 into the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Reds battle to 18th straight win...

Juergen Klopp on Monday said that he never expected Liverpool to make such a "special" charge toward the English Premier League title after a record-equaling 3-2 victory over West Ham United left the runaway leaders four wins from the clinching th...

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Virus dimming spotlight on fashion's big month...

Fashion weeks in New York, London, Paris and Milan — at which the luxury industry shows off its fall womenswear collections at runway spectacles and showrooms for buyers — have been taking a hit from precautions to stem the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Car rams into German carnival procession...

About 30 people, including children, were injured on Monday, when a car plowed into a carnival procession in the small German town of Volkmarsen....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Drier, warmer spring to follow warmer winter...

People can expect a drier and warmer spring this year, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday, ahead of the start of the spring season this weekend....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Italy plans soccer matches without fans due to virus...

The Italian government is moving toward having soccer matches played behind closed doors in affected areas as authorities try to contain a spreading coronavirus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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LA tribute held for Kobe Bryant and daughter...

A tearful Michael Jordan on Monday remembered his "little brother" Kobe Bryant at a star-filled memorial in Los Angeles for the basketball great and his daughter, Gianna, who died with seven others in a helicopter crash last month....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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ANA to buy 20 additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners...

Japan's ANA Holdings Inc yesterday said that it would buy 20 new Boeing Co 787-10 and 787-9 aircraft, with the airplanes expected to go into service between 2022 and 2025....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Model agency boss charged with fraud over pop concerts...

The Taipei District Prosecutors' Office yesterday indicted modeling agency owner Chao Chung-ling () on suspicion of defrauding people through an entertainment business by pretending to promote concerts for South Korean pop groups, Hong Kong star Andy ...

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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EDITORIAL: Postpone mass events...

The government's efforts to contain COVID-19 have seen schools opening late amid public warnings against visiting crowded places, and some people have called for major events to be postponed or canceled to prevent infection....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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China sentences Gui Minhai to 10 years in jail...

China has sentenced Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai () to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence abroad and claimed him as a citizen, prompting Stockholm to call for his release in a case that has rattled diplomatic relations....

 2020-02-25 16:09 

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Virus Outbreak: Travel notice for Italy raised to 'alert'...

The Central Epidemic Command Center yesterday elevated its travel notice for Italy to a level 2 "alert," urging travelers to enhance precautionary measures, while also announcing a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Taiwan....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

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China mulls bad-debt managers...

China's banking regulator is considering setting up new regional bad-debt managers to help clean up risks after the failure of thousands of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms, people with knowledge of the matter said....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Sanders would take action if China attacked Taiwan...

US Senator Bernie Sanders, who is vying for the Democratic Party's nomination for November's presidential election, on Sunday said that, if elected, he would be prepared to take military action if China attacked Taiwan....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

The legality of tracking bracelets...

Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung () has said that people who break their 14-day mandatory home confinement due to the COVID-19 outbreak should be treated like fugitives....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Kohli has no excuses for heavy loss to Black Caps...

Virat Kohli yesterday refused to make excuses for India's comprehensive loss to New Zealand in the first Test in Wellington, with the skipper saying his side were simply "not good enough."...

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Aso concerned over digital yuan...

Japanese Minister of Finance Taro Aso warned the world off China's digital yuan, saying that more work is needed before any issuance....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

January unemployment rate dips slightly...

The unemployment rate last month edged down 0.03 percentage points to 3.64 percent, as fewer people quit their jobs, which more than made up for seasonal and temporary job losses, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said y...

 2020-02-24 16:06 

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[ Taiwan ]

Bureau predicts decent weather for long weekend...

Cloudy to sunny skies are forecast for most parts of the nation during the 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday, which begins on Friday....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: China mulling 'complete ban' of wildlife trade...

China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress yesterday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the COVID-19 outbreak that has swept the nation....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus outbreak: S Korea raises alert level...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday placed his nation under a red alert, the highest level, allowing for "unprecedented, powerful steps" to stem the COVID-19 outbreak, as officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambled to limit an outbr...

 2020-02-24 16:06 

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[ Taiwan ]

Comic exhibit celebrates French fest participants...

An exhibition highlighting Taiwan's participation in the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France is being held at the Taiwan Comic Base in Taipei....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: China vows to aid companies; sticks to target...

Chinese regulators yesterday promised tax cuts and other aid to help companies recover from the COVID-19 outbreak and expressed confidence that the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) growth targets can be achieved, despite anti-disease controls that have...

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Wuhan scraps quarantine easing...

Authorities in Wuhan, China, yesterday reversed a decision that would have allowed some people to leave the quarantined city at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak, reprimanding the officials who had made the announcement....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Taiwan Ratings places Prudential Life Insurance Taiwan under credit watch...

Taiwan Ratings Corp () yesterday placed Prudential Life Insurance Inc's local unit under credit watch with negative implications, as the US-based group considers re-evaluating its global business strategy and selling the Taiwanese subsidiary....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

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[ Taiwan ]

Air force, CAA censured over deadly crash in 2018...

The Control Yuan yesterday censured the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Air Force Command for their roles in a deadly F-16 crash in New Taipei City in 2018, and ordered them to make improvements....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday launched a "call to action" against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide."...

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

The rich world must take responsibility for its carbon footprint...

Climate advocate Greta Thunberg has accused developed economies of "creative carbon accounting," because their measures of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and of achieved and planned reductions, fail to consider the gases emitted when imported goo...

 2020-02-24 16:06 

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[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Doctor urges eye hygiene to prevent viral infection...

A Hsinchu County ophthalmologist yesterday advised people who wear glasses to disinfect their glasses on a daily basis and avoid wearing contact lenses to prevent COVID-19 infection....

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus outbreak: Travel warnings raised for South Korea...

The government's travel notice for South Korea has been raised to a level 3 "warning" — avoid all nonessential travel — due to a jump in the number of COVID-19 cases there, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday,...

 2020-02-24 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Some Samsung, Hyundai workers self-quarantine...

Some South Korean workers at Samsung Electronics Co and Hyundai Motor Co are staying home as a precautionary measure, as corporate Korea scrambles to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from disrupting its home market....

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