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 2021-01-25 16:28 

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California to lift virus stay-at-home orders statewide...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom will lift regional stay-at-home orders on Monday and announce the state is returning to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the coronavirus, two administrati...

 2021-01-25 16:28 

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Biden replaces White House doctor with longtime physician...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O'Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump's doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president.The White House confirmed that Dr. Sean Conley...

 2021-01-25 16:28 

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The Latest: Belgium to suspend amateur soccer competitions...

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Belgian soccer federation says amateur competitions should be suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.Professional soccer and the Belgian Cup competition will be able ...

 2021-01-25 16:27 

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Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio won't seek reelection...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, said Monday that he won't seek reelection due in part to how it's gotten "harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress," and plans to end a career in fed...

 2021-01-25 16:27 

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New milestone for Sidney Poitier: namesake of a film school...

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, "Lilies of the Field." The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.Now, Arizona is the site of another milestone for the leg...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Brady, Mahomes to contest Super Bowl ...

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday made NFL history by setting up a dream home Super Bowl against Patrick Mahomes and defending champions the Kansas City Chiefs.Brady, the 43-year-old widely regarded as the greatest quarterback in the histor...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Industrial production still growing on tech demand ...

The nation's industrial production last month increased for the 11th consecutive month, thanks to strong demand for tech products as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday.Despite a global economic downturn,...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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CECC details sites visited by cases 889, 890 ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday released the names of five public spaces that two previously confirmed COVID-19 cases had visited from Tuesday last week to Saturday.The center on Sunday reported two cases of COVID-19 — a married...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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NSPO names its new director-general ...

Rocket scientist Gou Chong-sin () is to lead the National Space Organization (NSPO) from Aug. 1, and his mission would be to establish a rocket launch site, the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) said yesterday.NSPO Director-General Lin Chun-li...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Nation’s retail sales reach record NT$3.86 trillion ...

The nation's retail sales rose to a record NT$3.86 trillion (US$135.96 billion) last year, as people stayed home and shopped like never before amid COVID-19 border controls, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday.Retail sales reached NT$355.2...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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Group calls for better oversight of school meals ...

The National Alliance of Presidents of Parents' Associations yesterday called for greater oversight of meals served to students at school — including new legislation to set national standards — and better focus on areas such as food safety...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

TIER raises GDP forecast to 4.3% ...

The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, ) yesterday raised its forecast for the nation's GDP growth this year from 4.01 percent to 4.3 percent, as private investment could grow after top technology firms announced aggressive capital spending ...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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Hotels report a surge in room, dining cancelations ...

Except for Taitung, hoteliers across the nation have reported an increase in cancelations of room and dining reservations during the first weekend of the winter break, as the COVID-19 outbreak at the Taoyuan General Hospital spreads.A hotel manager in Ken...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Put civilians in charge of defense ...

Whether President Tsai Ing-wen () would be able to find a civilian minister or vice minister of national defense is an important issue that everyone should pay more attention to.Article 4 of the Organization Act of the Ministry of National Defense () stat...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

South Korean party leader fired for sexual harassment ...

The head of a South Korean political party that has championed gender equality was sacked yesterday for sexually harassing one of his own lawmakers, a prominent rights campaigner.Kim Jong-cheol was chairman of the Justice Party, the third-largest in the S...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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Man faces heavy fine for breaking quarantine ...

The Taichung City Government yesterday fined a businessman who returned from China on Thursday last week NT$1 million (US$35,222) for breaching quarantine regulations and going outside seven times. Criticizing the businessman's conduct as a serious of...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Ruling party set to plot Vietnam’s course this week ...

Almost 1,600 leading members of the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam meet this week to approve policy and help select the nation's top leaders, amid rumors about whether the party head plans to stay on.Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Ngu...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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Taipei university opens Gao Xingjian Center, exhibition ...

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) yesterday opened the Gao Xingjian Center () in Taipei, and launched an exhibition and a book showcasing the works of the Nobel laureate.The center, on the sixth floor of NTNU's Main Library, boasts a collection...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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Taiwan is ‘key to understanding race and health’ ...

An associate professor at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital said that he hopes to set up a research center in collaboration with National Taiwan University focusing on Asians, as he considers Taiwan the key to solving certain rac...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Finding strength in unity ...

Less than a week into its term, the new US administration under President Joe Biden has already shown itself to be a trusted ally of Taiwan and a determined counter against China.New and incoming US officials have not been shy with their rhetoric, includi...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Somewhere over the rainbow ...

In memory of Diane Baker: one of the last working dance journalists, a true dance aficionado and dear friend. On Friday, through a mutual friend, I received the shocking news that dance critic Diane Baker had passed away suddenly at her apartment in Tianm...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: HK lifts lockdown after 13 cases found ...

Hong Kong yesterday lifted its first neighborhood COVID-19 lockdown after testing about 7,000 people and finding 13 cases as debate swirled over the efficacy of the move.Over the weekend police moved in to seal off the poor and densely populated of about ...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Bruno Fernandes’ gem knocks out Liverpool ...

Bruno Fernandes' superb free-kick on Sunday sent troubled Liverpool crashing out of the FA Cup as Manchester United beat their bitter rivals 3-2 in the fourth round, while Tammy Abraham's hat-trick in a win over Luton Town was not enough to save C...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Sibley shines as England chase 164 to sweep series ...

Dom Sibley yesterday scored an unbeaten half-century as England chased down a target of 164 to secure a sweep of the series, beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test on a day of drama at Galle International Stadium.England scored 164-4, with Si...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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Hualien Archeological Museum ‘an inspiration’ ...

The Hualien Archeological Museum opened to the public on Sunday, giving a permanent home to 800,000 artifacts, including a 1,240kg stone trough considered the pride of the museum and a jade burial pendant that inspired its logo design.To house the museum,...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

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Taoyuan cancels school activities ...

Extracurricular winter sessions at all schools in Taoyuan have been canceled with immediate effect, as the city battles a community cluster of COVID-19 cases that has now reached 15, Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan () said yesterday.School facilities will no...

 2021-01-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Clippers extend win streak to 7 ...

Kawhi Leonard on Sunday scored a game-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Clippers extended their season-high NBA winning streak to seven games with a 108-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.Leonard shot 14 of 24 from the floor, and finished with nin...

 2021-01-25 15:28 

China Post

EU urges dialogue in Venezuela to set up new elections...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Monday for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections, and warned that it stands ready to slap sanctions on more senior Venezuelan officials in the country if they undermine democracy or take...

 2021-01-25 15:28 

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New round of talks on Syria's constitution begins in Geneva...

GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria's government, opposition and civil society began a new round of meetings in Geneva on Monday aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country.The fifth round of the so-called Constitutional Committe...

 2021-01-25 15:28 

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Paris' virus-battered Fan Museum thrown life-line...

PARIS (AP) — Paris City Hall has instructed the landlord seeking to close down the city's indebted Fan Museum to extend its deadline for payment, the museum said Monday.Director Anne Hoguet said her beleaguered museum — a registered histor...

 2021-01-25 15:27 

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Austria stops man trying to smuggle in 74 chameleons...

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities stopped a man at Vienna airport as he tried to smuggle 74 protected chameleons from Africa into the country.They said in a statement Friday that a 56-year-old man, who was not further identified, had hidden the ani...

 2021-01-25 15:27 

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Russia confirms it won't appeal Olympic team restrictions...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian anti-doping agency confirmed Monday that it will not file an appeal to further loosen restrictions on its teams at the Olympics and other major sporting events.The Court of Arbitration for Sport last month ruled that Russia...

 2021-01-25 15:27 

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Biden to reinstate COVID-19 travel rules, add South Africa...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to t...

 2021-01-25 15:27 

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Increased testing sends new Thai coronavirus cases soaring...

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand on Monday discovered a record 914 new cases of the coronavirus, all in Samut Sakhon province near Bangkok where a major outbreak began in December. The new cases shot the national total past 14,000.The previous high was on Ja...

 2021-01-25 15:27 

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Tentative start to Turkey-Greece talks after year of strife...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The first high-level talks aimed at reducing tensions between Turkey and Greece in five years took place behind closed doors on Monday.The summit of senior officials came after a year that saw the two NATO members come to the v...

 2021-01-25 15:15 

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Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency.The justices threw out Trump's challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alle...

 2021-01-25 15:15 

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Supreme Court won't take ex-Assembly Speaker Silver's case...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to take up the case of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is serving a 6 1/2-year prison sentence after being convicted in a corruption case.The high court on Monday declined to take...

 2021-01-25 15:15 

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Navalny's team calls new protests in Russia for his release...

MOSCOW (AP) — Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces years in prison, are calling for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations that turned out thousands across the country in a...

 2021-01-25 15:14 

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Review: 'Tropic of Stupid' continues slapstick-noir series...

"Tropic of Stupid," by Tim Dorsey (William Morrow) "Tropic of Stupid," the 24th novel in Tim Dorsey's series featuring obsessive-compulsive psychopath Serge Storms, finds the anti-hero and his drugged out sidekick, Colman, zipping arou...

 2021-01-25 14:27 

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Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets, as tensions remain high with neighbor Turkey.Florence Parly, the French defense minister, signed the agreement in At...

 2021-01-25 14:27 

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Dominion Voting System sues Giuliani over election claims...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks ...

 2021-01-25 14:27 

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Angry Indian farmers prepare for massive Republic Day rally...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of tractors lined up on the outskirts of New Delhi on Monday, ready to swarm the Indian capital in a protest against new agriculture reform laws that have triggered a growing farmer rebellion that has rattled the governmen...

 2021-01-25 14:27 

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China's Xi calls for unity in fighting virus, climate change...

Countries must cooperate more closely in fighting the challenges of the pandemic and climate change and in supporting a sustainable global economic recovery, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday in an address to the World Economic Forum."Humanity ...

 2021-01-25 14:27 

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IOC to consider placing Italy on probation for interference...

ROME (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will consider imposing a humiliating probation on Italy's team for the Tokyo Games this week because of a two-year domestic dispute that it says amounts to government interference.The IOC has taken...

 2021-01-25 14:27 

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EU proposes more travel restrictions to stop virus variants...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive body proposed Monday that the bloc's 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread of new coronavirus variants but make sure to keep goods and workers moving across E...

 2021-01-25 14:14 

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Review: Schaffhausen spins a twisty tale at a torrid pace...

"Every Waking Hour," by Joanna Schaffhausen (Minotaur)The push-pull relationship between Boston police detective Ellery Hathaway and FBI Agent Reed Markham took a big leap last year in "All the Best Lies," the third book in Joanna Schaffha...

 2021-01-25 14:14 

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Review: New volume brings together 12 Joan Didion essays...

"Let Me Tell You What I Mean," by Joan Didion (Alfred A. Knopf)Back in 1968, Joan Didion identified a problem with the mainstream media."The only American newspapers that do not leave me in the grip of a profound physical conviction that the o...

 2021-01-25 14:13 

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6Jan. 31: Composer Philip Glass is 84. Actor Stuart Margolin ("The Rockford Files") is 81. Actor Jessica Walter ("Arrested Development") is 80. Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite is 77. Actor Jona...

 2021-01-25 13:27 

China Post

Merck ends development of two potential COVID-19 vaccines...

Merck is giving up on two potential COVID-19 vaccines following poor results in early-stage studies. The drugmaker said Monday that it will focus instead on studying two possible treatments for the virus that also have yet to be approved by regulators. Th...

 2021-01-25 13:27 

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EU pressures AstraZeneca to deliver vaccines as promised...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is pressuring the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to deliver more coronavirus vaccine doses to its 27 nations and to stick to its initial promises once the jab gets EU approval, especially since the bloc has alr...

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