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 2020-03-02 16:11 

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People turn backs on Bloomberg at church service...

Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg on Sunday faced a tense protest at the Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama, with a handful of people standing and turning their backs on him as the Democratic presidential hopeful spoke in the pulpit....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Toplus to open banqueting hall at former Westin site...

Restaurant operator Toplus Global Co ( ) has signed a deal to lease basement space at the former site of the Westin Taipei () and turn it into banquet facilities....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Yageo's plan to raise funds includes convertible bonds...

Passive components maker Yageo Corp () yesterday said that its board of directors has decided to offer 80 million new shares by issuing global depositary receipts (GDRs) and euro-convertible bonds (ECBs)....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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CIB cautions over gambling jobs in the Philippines...

Taiwanese thinking about applying for jobs in the gambling industry in the Philippines should be aware that many of the companies involved are operating illegally, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said on Sunday....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: War games move mulled...

The computer-simulated section of this year's Han Kuang military exercises could be postponed due to the COVID-19 situation, Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa () said yesterday....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: China's PMIs hit all-time lows...

Asia's factories took a tumble last month under the weight of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 outbreak, with a severe plunge in activity in China driving down output across the region....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: Travel agencies tipped to suffer...

The Travel Quality Assurance Association yesterday estimated that about 500 travel agencies would be forced to suspend operations in the first half of this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Dutch plan to cultivate wind farm talent...

The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) yesterday launched a program to cultivate trainers for the nation's offshore wind power industry, with National Taiwan University (NTU) serving as the leader among its academic partners....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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N Korea fires two short-range missiles...

North Korea yesterday fired two short-range missiles off the east coast into the sea, resuming testing after a three-month pause, South Korea's military said....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: Adimmune to use NHRI lab to test coronavirus vaccine...

Vaccine maker Adimmune Corp () expects to speed up its development of a vaccine for COVID-19 after it signed a letter of intent with the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) on Thursday, enabling it to utilize a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) lab belongi...

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: Minstry to give shopping districts NT$100m boost...

The Ministry of Economic Affairs yesterday revealed a NT$100 million (US$3.32 million) budget to improve infrastructure in shopping districts nationwide as it looks to stimulate the local economy amid a COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Refugees mass at border as Syria fighting escalates...

Thousands of migrants and refugees on Sunday massed at Turkey's western frontier, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Warm winter means no German ice wine harvest...

A warm winter means that for the first time in years Germany's vineyards would produce no ice wine — a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine....

 2020-03-02 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: Taiwanese sent home from Israel over virus fears...

A tour group of 11 Taiwanese who landed in Israel on a Turkish Airlines flight on Friday were denied entry and sent back to Taiwan yesterday, after an Israeli passenger on the flight was confirmed to have COVID-19....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Manufacturing PMI increases to 52.7...

Local manufacturers last month remained resilient thanks to inventory demand, despite poor market visibility, while service-oriented firms reported that business took a nosedive amid a COVID-19 outbreak, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CI...

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Australian summers getting longer due to climate change...

Australian summers are lengthening by a month or more while winters are getting shorter due to climate change, according to an analysis by a leading think tank released yesterday....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Virus Outbreak: Dogs, cats can be tested for virus if needed: COA...

Pet dogs and cats can be tested for COVID-19 and results can be known within 24 hours, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said yesterday, but added that such testing is not necessary unless required by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

Taipei Times

Some would rather speak English with you...

The spread of COVID-19 adds to the Taiwanese mentality of hating to be mistaken for Chinese. There are discussions about speaking Taiwanese instead of Mandarin in public while abroad to avoid such annoyance. How effective that would be is another matter....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Huawei works around US ban by using its own chips...

Huawei Technologies Co (), the Chinese technology giant barred from doing business with US suppliers, is finding a way around the strict limits imposed by US President Donald Trump's administration....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Philippine mall hostage taking ends peacefully...

A sacked Filipino security guard who shot one person and took about 30 others hostage at a Metro Manila shopping mall yesterday surrendered to authorities, ending a day-long standoff that terrified shoppers and drew a massive police response....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Coronavirus shows scale of task to fix China's flawed healthcare...

Even before the COVID-19 epidemic struck, China faced a monumental task to bring its healthcare system up to scratch....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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US investigating faulty test kits for coronavirus...

The US Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday said that it is investigating a manufacturing defect in some initial COVID-19 test kits that prompted some US states to seek emergency approval to use their own test kits....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

Taipei Times

Leipzig held by Leverkusen...

RB Leipzig on Sunday lost ground on leaders Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga after battling to a 1-1 draw at home to a Kai Havertz-inspired Bayer 04 Leverkusen....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Video celebrates the passion behind Chimei Museum...

A short video made as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Chi Mei Corp explains founder Shi Wen-long's () lifelong dream of building his own museum....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Serial winner Guardiola hails consistent City...

Pep Guardiola on Sunday hailed his Manchester City side's desire to leave a lasting legacy after lifting a third straight EFL Cup by beating Aston Villa 2-1 at Wembley thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodrigo....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Netanyahu says accusations of bigotry 'outrageous'...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday appeared to criticize US Senator Bernie Sanders, whose boycott of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has laid bare divisions among Democrats....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

Taipei Times

Luis Lacalle Pou takes office in Uruguay...

Luis Lacalle Pou took office in Uruguay on Sunday, promising to crack down on crime and tighten government finances....

 2020-03-02 16:10 

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Pope cancels his participation in a retreat over illness...

A coughing Pope Francis told people gathered for the traditional Sunday blessing that he is canceling his participation in a week-long spiritual retreat in the Roman countryside because of a cold....

 2020-03-01 16:13 

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Control Yuan urges ministry to boost Internet security...

The Control Yuan on Friday last week urged the Ministry of Civil Service to tighten Internet security after an investigation into how the personal information of civil servants was leaked online....

 2020-03-01 16:13 

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Orsted opens hub to help develop offshore wind in US...

An offshore wind developer is opening a hub in Providence, Rhode Island, that its executives hope will help accelerate the takeoff of the industry in the US....

 2020-03-01 16:13 

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Ministry of Finance calls for calm as COVID-19 shakes bourses worldwide...

The Ministry of Finance on Saturday urged investors to remain confident in the local stock market after a wave of selling gripped global markets last week amid an outbreak of COVID-19, saying that domestically the virus was under control and Taiwan has so...

 2020-03-01 16:13 

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Virus outbreak: Migrant workers' status not a top priority: ministers...

Checking the legality of foreign caregivers in hospitals should not be a priority as the nation works to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung () reiterated yesterday....

 2020-03-01 16:13 

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Virus outbreak: More than 3,000 masks seized from woman's luggage...

The Customs Administration yesterday announced it had confiscated more than 3,000 masks from a Taiwanese woman who had them in her checked luggage for a flight to Singapore, the biggest individual contravention since a ban on mask exports was implemented ...

 2020-03-01 16:13 

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Virus outbreak: Restaurant apologizes over refused order...

Jengjong Spareribs ( ) restaurant chain yesterday apologized to frontline medical professionals and pledged to donate NT$1 million (US$32,971) to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) after one of its outlets in Taichung was criticized for refusing t...

 2020-03-01 16:13 

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Virus Outbreak: S Korea exports beat expectations...

South Korea's exports rose for the first time in more than a year on semiconductor sales, an increase that might be short-lived as the COVID-19 outbreak takes its toll on world trade....

 2020-03-01 16:13 

Taipei Times

Auckland Blues end Stormers' unbeaten run...

The Auckland Blues stunned the South Africa-based Stormers 33-14 on Saturday to end the last unbeaten start this season in Super Rugby....

 2020-03-01 16:13 

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Virus Outbreak: Indonesia defends virus policies...

Indonesia has the resources to cope with a coronavirus outbreak, the director of its leading infectious diseases hospital said, defending detection procedures in the Southeast Asian nation of more than 260 million, where no cases have been reported....

 2020-03-01 16:13 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: CECC confirms 40th coronavirus case...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced a new confirmed case of COVID-19 infection in Taiwan and raised its travel advisory for Iran to a level 3 "warning," urging people to avoid unnecessary travel due to the increased risk...

 2020-03-01 16:13 

Taipei Times

Liverpool loss ends 'Invincibles' chase...

Arsenal's class of 2003-2004 can breathe easy: Liverpool will not be joining them as Premier League "Invincibles.4;...

 2020-03-01 16:13 

Taipei Times

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Hau likens KMT reform to ripping up weeds...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) needs to be changed "from the root," former Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin () and former Taipei County commissioner Chou Hsi-wei () agreed yesterday....

 2020-03-01 16:13 

Taipei Times

Walter Lohman On Taiwan: Free trade: A worthy legacy of Madam President...

Negotiation of a US-Taiwan FTA is something that American friends of the "beautiful island" have been talking about for a really long time. What has changed that makes it worth another run?...

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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New Zealand's bowling 'pack' leave India reeling...

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult said his side's "pack" mentality had left India reeling on day 2 of the second Test, on which 16 wickets fell including another cheap dismissal for Virat Kohli in Christchurch yesterday....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

Taipei Times

Rockets win in OT against Celtics as Grizzlies upset LA...

Russell Westbrook delivered a game-high 41 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Boston Celtics 111-110 in overtime to cap a season sweep on Saturday....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

Taipei Times

Electronics makers face outbreak woes...

Electronic manufacturing service providers and electronic component suppliers with significant operations in China would be the hardest hit in Taiwan by the effects of an outbreak of COVID-19 in China should the virus prove more difficult to contain, Taiw...

 2020-03-01 16:12 

Taipei Times

US Federal Reserve takes on diversity — one Fed bank board member at a time...

The US Federal Reserve, long criticized for being too white and male, crossed a substantial milestone last year: For the first time in its 107-year history, white men held fewer than half of board seats at the Fed's 12 regional outposts....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

Taipei Times

Joe Biden revives White House bid...

Former US vice president Joe Biden on Saturday notched up a resounding victory in the South Carolina primary, reviving his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination and positioning him as the leading rival to frontrunner US Senator Bernie Sander...

 2020-03-01 16:12 

Taipei Times

Virus highlights Taiwan's expertise...

It has been more than a month since China implemented an unprecedented quarantine of Wuhan, banning travel in and out of the city from Jan 22. As of Friday, China's National Health Commission had confirmed 78,824 cases and 2,788 deaths from COVID-19, ...

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Virus outbreak: COA says there is no indication that pets have been infected with COVID-19...

There is no evidence that pets or other domesticated animals have been infected with COVID-19 or could spread it to humans, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said yesterday....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

Taipei Times

For justice, truth must come out of hiding...

On Feb. 17, the Transitional Justice Commission released its report on the murders of the mother and twin daughters of democracy advocate Lin I-hsiung () on Feb. 28, 1980....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: Envoys praise Taiwan's measures against virus...

Foreign envoys in Taiwan have praised the government's "quick" and "effective" response to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the nation has set an example other countries can learn from....

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