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 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Virus outbreak: CECC has not changed its mask policy...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday said its policy and advice on wearing masks for preventing COVID-19 infection have not changed....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: Gaming revenue in Macau experiences record decline...

Casinos in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, reported a record drop in gaming revenue as they grappled with the cost of closing down for 15 days to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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For ballet shoes, one Russian company is on pointe...

Sergei Murza runs his fingers over the pink satin of a pointe shoe he has just finished making. Then he gives it the final test: The ballet slipper balances perfectly on its tip....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Bill proposes paid family care leave for all...

A bill has been proposed that would allow workers to take paid leave for five days when they have to take care of their family members, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wan Mei-ling () said on Saturday....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: Australia, Thailand report first COVID-19 fatalities...

A 78-year-old man died in a Perth hospital yesterday, marking Australia's first COVID-19 fatality, after returning from the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan last month, while a 35-year-old Thai man who also had dengue fever died in ...

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Bayern, Hoffenheim stop competing after insult...

Bayern Munich and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim players spent the final 15 minutes of their Bundesliga game on Saturday farcically playing the ball among themselves — and even exchanging passes with the opposition — as they wound down the clock after Ho...

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Healthcare, biotech performance uneven last week...

Healthcare and biotech stocks posted mixed performances during last week's market rout amid the COVID-19 outbreak, while analysts said that investors should focus on companies with stable fundamentals once the outbreak subsides....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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EDITORIAL: Gauging mask supply and demand...

Masks are essential in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and for medical workers treating patients potentially infected with the virus. In response to the outbreak, about 30 Taiwanese companies in the machinery sector have been working with three governme...

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Iranian dissident, abortion drama win top Berlinale prizes...

Dissident Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof on Saturday won the top prize at the Berlin film festival for There Is No Evil, a searingly critical work about the death penalty in his country....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Labour must be ruthless to win, lawmaker says...

British Labour Party lawmaker Rebecca Long-Bailey has said she would employ "ruthless" campaign tactics to lead the party to election victory against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his special adviser Dominic Cummings....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: US tightens travel curbs after first COVID-19 death...

Seeking to reassure the American public, US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that there was "no reason to panic" as COVID-19 claimed its first victim inside the US....

 2020-03-01 16:12 

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Virus Outbreak: Virus time bomb: Americans without insurance...

Like many Americans, bartender Danjale Williams was worried about the growing threat of COVID-19....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: SK going 'all out' as 376 new cases reported...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday said that the government was waging "all-out responses" to contain COVID-19 as the country reported 376 new cases, taking the total to 3,526....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Memorial hall should not be dismantled: minister...

Minister Without Portfolio Lin Wan-i () yesterday said that it would be best to give the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall new functions and meaning, instead of dismantling it....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: Iran says 'tens of thousands' might be tested...

Iran is preparing for the possibility of "tens of thousands" of people getting tested for COVID-19 as the number of confirmed cases spiked again on Saturday, an official said, underscoring the fear both at home and abroad over the outbreak in the ...

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: China manufacturing activity plunges...

China's manufacturing last month plunged by an even wider margin than expected after efforts to contain a virus outbreak shut down much of the world's second-largest economy, an official surveyed showed on Saturday....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

Taipei Times

Malaysia swears in new publicity-shy prime minister...

Long overshadowed by colorful contemporaries, the man who yesterday emerged from a week of turmoil as Malaysia's new prime minister is a publicity-shy picture of conservatism....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Outbreak concerns affect hiring outlook: job bank...

With the COVID-19 outbreak escalating around the world, the hiring outlook of enterprises in Taiwan has weakened to its lowest since 2017, a survey released by online job bank yes123 (yes123) showed....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus outbreak: Museums remind people of VR tours on their Web sites...

With several major cultural, religious and sports events postponed or canceled and people spending less time in public due to concerns about COVID-19, online exhibitions are offering people a way of enjoying art and culture while staying home...

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Virus Outbreak: Italy virus cases top 1,100 as France bans gatherings...

Italian authorities on Saturday said that the country has more than 1,100 COVID-19 cases and that 29 people infected with the virus have died....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Weaker international oil market leads to price cut...

State-run oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC, ) yesterday announced that it would lower gasoline prices by NT$0.8 per liter and diesel prices by NT$0.9 per liter, effective today....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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[ Taiwan ]

Drone registration rules take effect from March 31...

Owners who fail to register their uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) face a fine of NT$30,000 to NT$150,000 after new regulations added to the Civil Aviation Act () take effect on March 31....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Toys, gaming and sports item exports reach 23-year high...

Taiwan's exports of toys, and gaming and sports items last year reached a 23-year high, largely because fitness awareness is on the rise worldwide, boosting demand for fitness equipment, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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[ Taiwan ]

Virus outbreak: CIB probing 18 cases of fake news...

Probes into 18 complaints of rumormongering and misinformation relating to the nation's COVID-19 cases found that 14 emanated from China, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said yesterday....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

Taipei Times

Ex-Catalan leader rallies backers on Spanish border...

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled Spain over a failed 2017 independence bid, on Saturday exhorted tens of thousands of supporters to keep up the struggle at a giant rally in southern France near the Catalan border....

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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US, Taliban sign deal to end war in Afghanistan...

Acknowledging a military stalemate after nearly two decades of conflict, the US on Saturday signed a peace agreement with the Taliban that is aimed at ending the US' longest war and bringing US troops home from Afghanistan more than 18 years after the...

 2020-03-01 16:11 

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Italy's China chill runs deeper than fears over the coronavirus...

Almost a year after Italy broke with its US and European partners to sign up to China's influence-extending Belt and Road Initiative, relations between Rome and Beijing risk deteriorating rather than getting closer....

 2020-02-29 16:10 

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EDITORIAL: Reducing strays difficult, but doable...

Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung () on Wednesday asked whether a ban on euthanizing stray animals implemented three years ago has improved animal welfare. Taiwan sterilizes strays, which have increased from 128,000 in 2017 to 147,000, accord...

 2020-02-29 16:09 

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[ Taiwan ]

Stop shaming children: expert...

Parents should talk with their children about using mobile devices, and stop stigmatizing them by saying they have an "Internet addiction," a clinical psychologist said....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Bottas fastest on pre-season's last day...

Valtteri Bottas on Friday set the fastest lap time on the final day of Formula One testing, as Mercedes maintained its status of title favorite heading into the new season....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

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Virus Outbreak: No restrictions on Taiwanese in Thailand, MOFA says...

Thailand is not implementing restrictive measures against Taiwanese due to an outbreak of COVID-19, but does require people arriving from Taiwan and other affected areas to undergo "self-observation" for 14 days, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (M...

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Taiwan must face truth to heal...

To die-hard pan-green camp supporters or convinced followers of the Taiwanese independence faith, I am an untrustworthy former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) spokesperson with ulterior motives, as I continue to call on the government to "uncover the ...

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: California reports second case of unknown origin...

A second person in California has been diagnosed with COVID-19, despite a lack of known ties to other infected patients or areas, a further sign that the disease is likely spreading in some parts of the US....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

New traffic rules target drunk drivers...

Several new traffic regulations went into effect today, including one rule mandating the installation of ignition interlock devices in the vehicles of people repeatedly found driving drunk....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Greenback tumbles against yen after Fed's rate cut hint...

The US dollar on Friday slid to a seven-week low against the Japanese yen after US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested that the central bank could cut interest rates in the wake of COVID-19....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Kajihara makes Japanese history; Ganna sets record...

Yumi Kajihara on Friday became the first Japanese woman to be crowned as a world track cycling champion as she claimed gold in the omnium, while Italy's Filippo Ganna kept the records tumbling with a masterful day of riding....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Rewilding project aims to give Thames its flood plain back...

Just a few minutes from Richmond station, the River Thames flows past a parade of royal palaces, stately homes and well-groomed parks. Known as the Arcadian Thames, or London's countryside, this is where the capital begins to transform into the wilder...

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Asian markets plunge on virus fears...

Asian stock markets on Friday plunged further on spreading virus fears, deepening a global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Hsieh, Strycova seal Qatar title...

Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova on Friday claimed their third doubles title of the season at the Qatar Open, a victory that is to see the Taiwanese reclaim the world No. 1 spot when the new rankings are released tomorrow....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

The world's most China-reliant economy reels from virus shockwaves...

The coronavirus hit has exposed the extraordinary depth of Australia's economic dependence on China and fueled questions over whether the nation is too reliant on the Asian behemoth....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Legislative Yuan needs new rules of conduct...

The debate over whether the Legislative Yuan should continue to hold the national policy forum has dragged on for years. Early in this legislative session, the New Power Party caucus proposed abolishing it to improve parliamentary efficiency....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Taipei hotels help city meet its quarantine needs...

The Taipei City Government yesterday said that it is collaborating with two hotels that are providing 40 rooms to meet quarantine needs amid the COVID-19 epidemic....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Hurricanes rout Sunwolves while Sharks sink Reds...

Kobus van Wyk yesterday bagged a hat-trick in a sensational debut for the Wellington Hurricanes, who thrashed the Sunwolves 62-15, while his old team, the Coastal Sharks, kept their strong start to the season going with a 33-23 victory over the Queensland...

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Bucks give Thunder a 'butt-whooping'...

Giannis Antetokounmpo on Friday scored 32 points as the Milwaukee Bucks won their third game of the season by 40 or more points with a 133-86 demolition of the Oklahoma City Thunder....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

LPGA's Lindberg misses cut, but beats four men...

LPGA major winner Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden has missed the cut at the New Zealand Open after becoming the first woman to play in the 101-year-old men's professional tournament....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Five-wicket haul for Jamieson as NZ lead...

Kyle Jamieson yesterday continued his eye-catching introduction to Test cricket with a five-wicket haul as New Zealand took the honors on the first day of the second Test against India in Christchurch, New Zealand....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Transitional justice has just begun...

Before the 73rd anniversary of the 228 Incident, the Transitional Justice Commission launched its database of people who went on trial during the White Terror era. The release of this database is a significant step in Taiwan's transitional justice jou...

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Ending Philippine-US pact a 'tragedy'...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to end a key US security pact would undermine the ability of US forces to help the country deal with major disasters and deter aggression in the disputed South China Sea, former Philippine secretary of f...

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Ice cream and Thai curry to begin flying through Irish skies...

In the suburbs of Dublin on a windy, overcast day in January, several alumni of Airbus SE and the British Royal Air Force watched as a flying object, shaped a bit like a crouching frog, hovered about 10m up in the air....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Low sodium could cause illness...

A Taichung doctor said that drinking too much water without consuming a sufficient amount of sodium could lead to illness, citing a man who was hospitalized for three days....

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