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 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Research links dementia and weight: John Tung ...

Research shows that there is a correlation between dementia and obesity, especially among those with excess abdominal weight, the John Tung Foundation said on Monday.Obesity is a dementia risk factor among people aged 45 to 60, the foundation said, citing...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Taipei unveils subsidies in bid to woo tourists ...

The Taipei Department of Information and Tourism yesterday announced a new tourism program that offers independent travelers and members of tourist groups a NT$1,000 (US$34.68) subsidy per person for an overnight stay in the city between next month and Ma...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

School romance is not sex assault ...

According to newspaper reports, the Ministry of Education has responded to a teacher-student romance — between a 34-year-old female professor, surnamed Lin (), and a male graduate student — that occurred several years ago while Lin was still a...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Pope hails NBA players’ advocacy ...

Pope Francis on Monday met with NBA players at the Vatican, lauding them as "champions" and saying he supported their work on social justice.The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Stocks of flu shots dwindle ...

People eligible for government-funded influenza vaccines should get their shot as soon as possible, as more than 90 percent of the doses procured for this flu season have been used and fewer than 300,000 remain, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said ...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan Cooperative aims to match economic growth ...

Taiwan Cooperative Financial Holding Co (TCFH, ) aims to improve its business next year in line with the nation's economic growth, but uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, top executives told an investors' conference yesterday.The...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Tourism commercial wins award ...

A tourism commercial featuring trips to New Taipei City's Sansia () and Yingge () districts was among the winners at the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, the Tourism Bureau said yesterday.The commercial, titled "Taiwan — The Perfect Solo Trave...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: ‘Alone in the dark’: South Korea’s small businesses reel from new virus curbs ...

A new round of social distancing rules yesterday took effect in the South Korean capital, Seoul, dealing a blow to small businesses, despite brighter hopes for economic recovery after earlier success in battling COVID-19.The measures range from closures o...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Shanghai cancels hundreds of flights ...

Hundreds of flights at one of China's busiest airports were canceled yesterday as Shanghai raced to bring a local COVID-19 outbreak under control.Health officials have tested thousands of staff at Pudong International Airport since a small cluster of ...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taiwan in US strategy to weaken Beijing: source ...

The US' inclusion of Taiwan in its Indo-Pacific Strategy is geared toward weakening Beijing's influence in Southeast Asia, as well as providing a Blue Dot Network to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative, a senior Executive Yuan member said...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Retail sales increase 3.3% due to holiday spending ...

Retail sector sales reached NT$351.8 billion (US$12.2 billion) last month, a 3.3 percent annual increase and the best October figure on record, the Ministry of Economic Affairs reported on Monday, citing healthy holiday spending and department store sales...

 2020-11-24 16:00 

Taipei Times

Palace, Wolves slip after virus robs mainstays ...

Wilfried Zaha had appeared in each of Crystal Palace's past 59 games in the Premier League stretching back to February last year.Conor Coady had not missed a minute of Wolverhampton Wanderers' 84 league games since their promotion back to the top ...

 2020-11-24 15:39 

China Post

India bans 43 more mobile apps, including many from China...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India banned 43 mobile apps on Tuesday, including many from China, with which it is locked in a military standoff along their border in the Himalayas.India's information technology ministry said the apps threaten the "sovere...

 2020-11-24 15:39 

China Post

Panel: Iowa officer who shot man in 2016 won't get job....

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A white Iowa police officer who shot and paralyzed a Black man during a 2016 traffic stop will not get his job back, a panel has determined.The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported that the city's Civil Service Commission on M...

 2020-11-24 15:39 

China Post

US agrees for now to stop deporting women who alleged abuse...

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused by a rural Georgia gynecologist, according to court papers filed Tuesday.In a motion that must still be approved by a fede...

 2020-11-24 15:39 

China Post

French shop owners pressure Macron to lighten virus lockdown...

People in France may be able to go back to their favorite shops and attend religious services again next week, after a month of partial virus lockdown — but they'll probably have to wait until next year to savor wine and cheese in a local cafe.P...

 2020-11-24 14:54 

Central News Agency

Heavier penalties mulled for sexual abuse of children - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) The government is mulling heavier penalties for offenders linked to child pornography as part of its efforts to combat an epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse....

 2020-11-24 14:39 

China Post

UK family loses court battle in US diplomatic immunity case...

LONDON (AP) — The parents of a British teen who was killed in a crash lost a court battle with the U.K. government Tuesday over whether an American woman involved in the collision had diplomatic immunity.The family has been seeking justice for 19-ye...

 2020-11-24 14:39 

China Post

Taylor Swift 'folklore' concert film coming to Disney+...

NEW YORK (AP) — A concert film featuring Taylor Swift performing songs from her new album is coming to Disney+.The singer announced Tuesday that "folklore: the long pond studio sessions" will premiere on the streaming platform on Wednesday. ...

 2020-11-24 14:39 

China Post

German defense minister rejects Turkey complaint over search...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister on Tuesday rejected Turkey's complaints over the search of a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean Sea by a German frigate participating in a European mission, insisting that German sailors acted cor...

 2020-11-24 14:39 

China Post

Best Buy reports 3Q results that exceed Wall Street views...

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. reported fiscal third-quarter results that blew through analysts' expectations as the nation's largest retailer enjoyed surging demand for items like home theater and appliances that help people learn, cook, work...

 2020-11-24 14:39 

China Post

Texts: US census manager told counters to use fake answers...

The texts from an Alabama census supervisor had an urgent tone. "THIS JUST IN ...,...

 2020-11-24 14:15 

Central News Agency

E. Sun Bank handed record fine for financial advisor's theft - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) on Tuesday fined E. Sun Commercial Bank a record NT$20 million (US$701,386) after one of its financial advisors was found to have stolen some NT$140 million from clients' accoun...

 2020-11-24 14:13 

China Post

Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards...

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Daily Show" host and comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 Grammy Awards.The Recording Academy made the announcement hours before the nominees for the upcoming show are revealed. It would mark Noah's ...

 2020-11-24 14:12 

China Post

Lithuania's parliament OKs new PM, then closes due to virus...

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's parliament approved Tuesday conservative Ingrida Simonyte as the Baltic country's next prime minister before shutting down for a week because of a recent COVID-19 spike in the country. Simonyte, 46, will...

 2020-11-24 14:12 

China Post

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus save Christmas...

They may be one of Hollywood's most beloved couples, but Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have never felt the pressure to use that unmatched chemistry for the big screen time and time again. Since 1987's "Overboard," they've received hundr...

 2020-11-24 14:12 

China Post

Drones to the rescue: Berlin lab seeks quicker virus tests...

BERLIN (AP) — A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital's clogged roads.California-based company Matternet is currently testing drone deliveries between ...

 2020-11-24 14:12 

China Post

EU seals 6th vaccine deal, secures 160 million Moderna shots...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive said Tuesday it will sign a contract for up to 160 million doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Moderna.Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the EU Commission, said the deal ...

 2020-11-24 14:09 

Central News Agency

Taiwan-U.S. ties to continue to deepen: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday gave its assurance that Taiwan's communication channels with the United States remain smooth and that both sides are expected to continue to deepen their bilateral relations....

 2020-11-24 13:39 

China Post

Paris police under fire for forcing migrants from tent camp...

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister ordered an internal police investigation Tuesday after officers were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a protest camp in Paris.Aid groups and the government were working to find tempora...

 2020-11-24 13:39 

China Post

Gardening: Extend your fresh vegetable harvest season...

Many gardeners, even in colder regions, inch closer and closer each year to the goal of growing a year-round supply of vegetables. Corn, peppers, green beans, and okra are tucked away in freezers, tomatoes are canned, and turnips, beets, and winter squash...

 2020-11-24 13:38 

China Post

The show must go on: Students put a spin on 'Romeo....

WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — "Parting is such sweet sorrow" — especially for a theater troupe hoping to stage a live performance of "Romeo & Juliet" in the middle of a pandemic that has closed schools and required social distancing.T...

 2020-11-24 13:38 

China Post

With Ethiopia on brink of escalation, diplomacy in doubt...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Alarm spiraled Tuesday over Ethiopia's imminent tank attack on the capital of the defiant Tigray region, with a rush of warnings about protecting civilians three weeks after the war began.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's 72-...

 2020-11-24 13:38 

China Post

Millennial Money: Conquer Black Friday from your couch...

'Twas days before Black Friday when all around the country, shoppers were gearing up for a day full of shopping.OK, so maybe you haven't exactly been gearing up for the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe you haven't done any research at all.No need...

 2020-11-24 13:17 

Central News Agency

MOFA declines to comment on reports of U.S. intelligence official visit - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday again declined to comment on reports about a visit to Taiwan by a senior U.S. military intelligence official, who apparently wrapped up a three-day visit to the country on Tuesday nig...

 2020-11-24 13:00 

Central News Agency

U.K. student wins Mandarin speaking contest - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) A language program student from the United Kingdom on Tuesday won the top prize in a Mandarin speaking contest organized by Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, where he expressed his thoughts on Syrian refugees in the hope of raisin...

 2020-11-24 12:55 

Central News Agency

Taiwan can buy COVID-19 vaccines for 10-50% of population through COVAX - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) Taiwan can procure COVID-19 vaccines for 10-50 percent of the country's population through the COVAX allocation platform, a top Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official said on Tuesday, although he declined to give the spe...

 2020-11-24 12:36 

China Post

UK telecom companies face big fines under new security law...

LONDON (AP) — Telecom companies in Britain face hefty fines if they don't comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed in Parliament on Tuesday that is aimed at blocking high-risk equipment suppliers like China's Huawei. Th...

 2020-11-24 12:36 

China Post

European regulator moves to clear Boeing 737 for flight...

BERLIN (AP) — European regulators on Tuesday took a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again, publishing a proposed airworthiness directive that could see the aircraft cleared within weeks after being grounded for nearly two years over de...

 2020-11-24 12:36 

China Post

Europe hopes for reset, end to 'damage control' under Biden...

BERLIN (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday he hopes a reset of U.S.-European relations under the Biden administration can end years in which Europe was mainly concerned with "damage control." Maas' counterpart from Por...

 2020-11-24 12:36 

China Post

After senate run, Harrison launching PAC to boost Democrats...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On the heels of his record-breaking but unsuccessful bid to oust U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina's Jaime Harrison on Tuesday launched a political action committee, utilizing his newly minted status as a fundraising...

 2020-11-24 12:30 

Central News Agency

Tainan mayor to assist Malaysian family with state compensation claim - Focus Taiwan...

Kuala Lumpur & Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) The Tainan City mayor on Tuesday pledged to assist the family of a Malaysian student, killed in an assault in the city last month, if they decide to seek state compensation in Taiwan....

 2020-11-24 11:39 

Central News Agency

Violinist Paul Huang to headline National Symphony Orchestra concerts - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) Violinist Paul Huang (), the youngest artist in residence at the National Symphony Orchestra, will headline four upcoming concerts, highlighting chamber music, the group said Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 11:35 

China Post

England to cut travel quarantines to 5 days with tests...

LONDON (AP) — Just in time for holiday travelers, England is cutting the two-week quarantine facing people arriving from regions not on Britain's coronavirus safe list, reducing it to as little as five days if they test negative for COVID-19.The...

 2020-11-24 11:35 

China Post

China criticizes pope over comment on Uighur Muslim minority...

BEIJING (AP) — China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China's Uighur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis' remarks had "no factua...

 2020-11-24 11:35 

China Post

Uganda death toll after opposition leader's arrest up to 45...

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The death toll from last week's protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45, police say, with more than 800 people arrested.Police spokesman Fred Enanga told r...

 2020-11-24 11:35 

China Post

'We just ran': Ethiopians fleeing war find little relief...

UMM RAKOUBA, Sudan (AP) — The baby was born on the run from war. Her first bath was in a puddle. Now she cries all night in a country that is not her own.Wrapped in borrowed clothing, the child is one of the newest and most fragile refugees among th...

 2020-11-24 11:35 

China Post

Election 2020 Today: Transition go-ahead, Biden picks team...

Here's what's happening Tuesday in Election 2020. TODAY'S TOP STORIES: GSA APPROVAL: The federal General Services Administration has recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election. That formally st...

 2020-11-24 11:09 

Central News Agency

Taiwan begins construction of first indigenous submarine - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Nov. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's state-run shipbuilder on Tuesday marked the start of construction of the country's first indigenous submarine at a ceremony in Kaohsiung presided over by President Tsai Ing-wen ()....

 2020-11-24 10:48 

Central News Agency

Number of furloughed workers falls for third consecutive week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) The number of furloughed workers across Taiwan has dropped for the third week in a row, to the lowest level since late June, the Ministry of Labor reported on Tuesday....

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