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 2020-08-07 17:23 

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Meatball, Tapioca Pearl, and Mochi among favorite names for baby panda...
 2020-08-07 17:23 

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Peak typhoon season could start as late as September: forecasters...
 2020-08-07 17:23 

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Japan delegation to visit Taiwan to mourn former President Lee Teng-hui...
 2020-08-07 17:23 

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Coffee with raccoons: Taipei's animal cafes serve up ethical quandary...
 2020-08-07 17:23 

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Taiwan in talks with US over buying advanced drones: Reuters...
 2020-08-07 17:23 

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Qingpu commercial complex in Taoyuan celebrates grand opening...
 2020-08-07 17:23 

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US and China defense chiefs cross swords over telephone...
 2020-08-07 17:23 

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China announces military drills ahead of Alex Azar's visit to Taiwan...
 2020-08-07 16:54 

China Post

Q&A: Cineworld CEO on re-opening Regal theaters in U.S....

Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on Aug. 21. And this time it might just stick. Exhibitors have postponed plans several times as cases spiked in vario...

 2020-08-07 16:54 

China Post

Loan program ends, hard-hit businesses hope for 2nd chance...

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are in limbo again as the coronavirus outbreak rages and the government's $659 billion relief program draws to a close. Companies still struggling with sharply reduced revenue are wondering if Congress will give ...

 2020-08-07 16:39 

China Post

Maryland QB Josh Jackson opts out, along with 5 others...

Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position. Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play...

 2020-08-07 16:24 

China Post

Alpine glacier in Italy threatens valley, forces evacuations...

ROME (AP) — Experts were closely monitoring a Mont Blanc glacier on Friday, a day after they evacuated 75 tourists and residents amid fears the glacier could soon break apart and crash into a popular Italian Alpine valley. Valerio Segor, a glacier e...

 2020-08-07 16:24 

China Post

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state's success in battling the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement by Dem...

 2020-08-07 16:24 

China Post

AP Source: Pac-12 Commissioner meets with player group...

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott met with representatives from the #WeAreUnited college player group, with much of the discussion focused on the conference's health and safety protocols. The call lasted two hours Thursday night and 12 players took part...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Taichung trio detained in cinnabar poisoning case ...

Authorities yesterday detained three key suspects in a case involving Taichung-based traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) businesses, after seizing materials from three companies on Thursday as part of an investigation into mercury and lead poisoning allege...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

London Marathon restricted to elite runners ...

The mass participation London Marathon has been canceled due to COVID-19, but an elite-only race, on a multi-lap, fan-free circuit, featuring Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele, is to be held on Oct. 4, organizers said on Thursday.Next year's version ...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

WADA to reduce bans for recreational drug use ...

Athletes testing positive for recreational drugs out-of-competition would be banned by the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) for one to three months instead of two years when the policy is changed next year, officials said on Thursday.WADA's reduced ...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Ministry unveils 5G open lab with Cisco ...

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday introduced a new 5G "open lab" in collaboration with US-based information technology and networking giant Cisco Systems Inc to address the rapidly growing "white box" 5G networking equipmen...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Lebanon leaders face rage, calls for reform after blast ...

Lebanon's leadership faced growing rage after a massive explosion laid waste to large parts of central Beirut, with security forces firing tear gas at demonstrations late on Thursday as international leaders called for reform.Shock has turned to anger...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Ministry to appeal Chinese work ruling ...

The Ministry of the Interior on Thursday said it would appeal a court ruling that dismissed accusations it brought against 27 Taiwanese over breaches of the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area ().The Taipei ...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Campsites must respect nature ...

Camping has become increasingly popular over the past two decades, and even more so in the past few months amid COVID-19 travel restrictions and the resulting economic downturn.However, while it is beneficial to spend more time outdoors, enjoying the beau...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Marlins win again, jump to 6-1 ...

Jonathan Villar hit a first-pitch leadoff homer to spark a robust offensive performance by the Miami Marlins, who on Thursday night beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 to complete a startling four-game sweep and make Don Mattingly the winningest manager in fra...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Life expectancy in the nation higher than ever before ...

Life expectancy in Taiwan last year hit a new high of 80.9 years after a decade of increasing steadily, the Ministry of the Interior said on Wednesday.The average life expectancy for men was 77.7 and 84.2 for women, both records, the ministry said.Over th...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

SAS shares jump on investment in AWSC ...

Solar company Sino-American Silicon Products Inc's (SAS, ) shares rallied 6.75 percent in early trading yesterday after the company announced its NT$3.5 billion (US$118.59 million) equity investment in compound semiconductor supplier Advanced Wireless...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Taiwan listed as ‘low risk’ country for US travelers ...

The US on Thursday removed a warning against all international travel, and placed Taiwan on a list of 13 destinations where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is "very low." The list was compiled almost five months after the US Department of State ...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Ex-Japanese PM Mori to lead delegation to Taiwan ...

Former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori is to lead a delegation to mourn late president Lee Teng-hui () at a memorial in Taipei, the Japan-Republic of China Diet Members' Consultative Council said yesterday.While members of the delegation would be...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Why China would not take Taiwan ...

With its passing of Hong Kong's new National Security Law, the People's Republic of China (PRC) continues to tighten its noose on Hong Kong.Gone is the broken 1997 promise that Hong Kong would have free, democratic elections by 2017. Gone also is ...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Child return rules decried ...

The Control Yuan should probe whether the government is in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by blocking children who have a Taiwanese and a Chinese parent from returning from across the Strait, a parents' group said yesterday.A T...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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HPA drafts amendments to ban e-cigarette sales ...

Health Promotion Administration (HPA) Deputy Director-General Wu Chao-chun () yesterday said his agency was seeking to amend the Tobacco Hazard Prevention and Control Act () to ban the import and sale of heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes.During the...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Lee Teng-hui’s achievements defended ...

Vilification of president Lee Teng-hui () by people who favor unification with China would not taint the legacy and achievements he has left for Taiwan, Taiwan Society chairman Li Chuan-hsin () said yesterday.Li made the remarks at the Taipei Guest House,...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Aboriginal protesters acquitted from fines ...

Aborigines who protested in Taipei last year would not have to pay fines from the Taipei City Government for setting up tents and displays near 228 Peace Memorial Park, the Taipei District Court said on Thursday.The court said that despite breaching the T...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Milwaukee beat Miami to clinch top playoff seed ...

Giannis Antetokounmpo says the biggest challenge in the championship quest for the Milwaukee Bucks, who clinched a top seed in the NBA playoffs on Thursday, is not a rival, but the Bucks themselves.The 25-year-old Greek forward scored 33 points and grabbe...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Low ethics standards encourage plagiarism ...

Taiwan's rampant thesis and dissertation plagiarism has reduced the value of degrees, bringing the academic system's public credibility to the brink of collapse.Data published on Retraction Watch — a blog that reports on retractions of scien...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

India now third nation to reach 2 million cases ...

India's official COVID-19 case tally yesterday passed 2 million after a daily jump of more than 60,000, making it only the third country to reach the figure, after the US and Brazil.The rate of spread in the world's second-most populous country al...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

Banks’ exposure to China falls to a historic low ...

The ratio of banks' overall exposure to China dropped to a historic low of 40.89 percent of their combined net worth as of the end of June, as companies turned cautious amid the COVID-19 pandemic and trade tensions, data from the Financial Supervisory...

 2020-08-07 16:00 

Taipei Times

French robber gives up; hostages free ...

A gunman who took six people hostage in a bank in northern France on Thursday surrendered to elite police after a six-hour operation to free his captives.The hostage-taker, a 34-year-old with a history of mental illness, emerged slowly from the building w...

 2020-08-07 15:54 

China Post

El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response...

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections...

 2020-08-07 15:54 

China Post

Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads...

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For decades, thousands of vendors have fanned out along roadsides from Alabama to Michigan each summer to haggle over the prices of old Coca-Cola bottles, clothes, toys, knives and more at The World's Longest Yard Sale. And ...

 2020-08-07 15:46 

China Post

Federal suit filed against Saudi crown prince by ex-official...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to trap and kill him in the U.S. and Canada. Th...

 2020-08-07 15:24 

China Post

Ivory Coast president to run for 3rd term amid objections...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he has accepted the ruling party's nomination and will run for a third term in October. Ouattara announced the decision Thursday night on the eve of Ivory Coast's 60th ...

 2020-08-07 15:24 

China Post

A US first, New Hampshire woman gets second face transplant...

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the proc...

 2020-08-07 15:24 

China Post

US sanctions leader of Hong Kong, Chinese authorities...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of roles in squashing freedom in the former British colony. The Treasury Department announced sanctions on...

 2020-08-07 14:54 

China Post

Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory...

 2020-08-07 14:26 

China Post

Palestinians say woman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian woman died Friday after being shot in the chest by an apparent stray bullet during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The ministry blamed Israeli fi...

 2020-08-07 14:24 

China Post

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France...

LONDON (AP) — Thousands in Britain sought refuge from the searing heat Friday, mobbing beaches and parks despite warnings to keep their distance from others amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With the pandemic curbing Britons' ability to travel abroad,...

 2020-08-07 14:24 

China Post

German girl feels more 'Taiwanese' after move 8 years ago...

CP25 25-year-old Michelle Casale grew up in Germany, but moved to Taiwan after graduating high school. She often struggles with her identity of whether she is a Taiwanese or a German. However, after living here for almost eight years, Michelle can proudly...

 2020-08-07 14:07 

China Post

Trump moves against Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat apps...

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump is broadly prohibiting unspecified 'transactions9; with Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat via executive order in 45 days. Trump had threatened a deadline of Sept. 15 to "close down" TikTok unless Micr...

 2020-08-07 13:54 

China Post

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lives. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was covering immigration. Julie, a doctoral candidate in biology at Ne...

 2020-08-07 13:54 

China Post

A US first, New Hampshire woman gets second face transplant...

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the proc...

 2020-08-07 13:40 

China Post

German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop...

BERLIN (AP) — A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop. Pictures posted on social media show the naked man running after a sow and her two piglets to the mirth of fellow b...

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