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 2020-02-27 16:35 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Consumer confidence slips this month over COVID-19...

Consumer confidence this month declined, shrinking at a limited pace amid COVID-19 concerns, a survey released yesterday by National Central University showed....

 2020-02-27 16:35 

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Virus Outbreak: US, S Korea cancel drills due to virus...

The US and South Korean militaries yesterday postponed upcoming joint exercises due to a COVID-19 outbreak as the Asian country reported more than 500 new cases, taking its total to 1,766....

 2020-02-27 16:34 

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Virus Outbreak: Philippines marks Ash Wednesday with no-touch rite...

People in the Philippines marked Ash Wednesday with a bow and a sprinkling of dust instead of a cross being daubed on their foreheads, as Asia's bastion of Catholicism guarded against the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-27 16:34 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Su, eyeing 'good offense,' promotes CECC...

Premier Su Tseng-chang () yesterday promoted the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) from a "level 2" to a "level 1" government entity to streamline communication and better contain the spread of COVID-19, while Minister of Health and W...

 2020-02-27 16:33 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Microsoft scraps outlook due to virus...

Microsoft Corp became the latest tech giant to reduce its quarterly outlook based on the COVID-19 outbreak that is slowing production of computers and crimping sales of an array of consumer services and electronics....

 2020-02-27 16:33 

Taipei Times

FCC orders Huawei and ZTE gear use be reported...

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday told US telephone companies to report details on their use of equipment from Huawei Technologies Co () and ZTE Corp (), Chinese equipment makers accused by US President Donald Trump's adminis...

 2020-02-27 16:32 

Taipei Times

Clooney 'saddened' by Nespresso child labor allegations...

George Clooney said that he is "surprised and saddened" by the alleged discovery of child labor on farms used by coffee giant Nespresso, the brand for which he has long served as ambassador....

 2020-02-27 16:31 

Taipei Times

Financial sector last month boosts China exposure...

The nation's financial services companies last month unexpectedly increased their combined exposure to China last month amid the COVID-19 outbreak, marking the first increase in the past six months, Financial Supervisory Commission's (FSC) data re...

 2020-02-27 16:31 

Taipei Times

Changing the rules of engagement...

Since the start of this year, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has conducted three long-distance training exercises over open seas that took its warplanes close to Taiwan's airspace....

 2020-02-27 16:30 

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Remains of missing teen found in lions' enclosure...

The remains of a teenager who had been missing for two days have been found in the lions' enclosure at a safari park in Pakistan, officials said....

 2020-02-27 16:30 

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Lindberg makes history as Kim storms to lead in NZ...

Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg struggled in difficult conditions yesterday when she became the first woman golfer to compete at the New Zealand Open as South Korean teenager Kim Joo-hyung stormed to the early lead....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

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Ex-Aviation Police Bureau official guilty of corruption...

The Taoyuan District Court on Wednesday found Sun Yi-ming (), former head of the Aviation Police Bureau's aviation security section, guilty of corruption....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

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Trio set up online portal for stray animals...

A group of animal rights advocates has created an online platform for tracking the health and whereabouts of stray animals....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: China's central bank to ensure ample liquidity through targeted RRR cuts...

China's central bank yesterday said that it would ensure ample liquidity through targeted reserve requirement ratio (RRR) cuts for banks at an appropriate time, and would keep monetary policy prudent and flexible to support the economy....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

Tennis world lauds 'legend' Sharapova after her retirement...

Novak Djokovic hailed Maria Sharapova as a "legend" with "the mind of a champion" after the Russian superstar on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis at age 32....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

Tsai should grant Chiou amnesty...

When the universality of international human rights standards is confronted with tremendous challenges in the worst of times, Taiwan, as a young and vibrant democracy in Asia, could become a beacon in leading human rights forward....

 2020-02-27 16:29 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: No truth without reconciliation...

Today the nation pauses to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the 228 Incident, a brutal crackdown by the then-Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime against Taiwanese protesters following an incident in Taipei on Feb. 27, 1947....

 2020-02-27 16:28 

Taipei Times

Hsieh, Strycova ease into Doha semis...

Taiwanese-Czech top seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova on Wednesday remained on track to claim a second title in the Middle East in a week, while Tunisia's Ons Jabeur dumped world No. 3 Karolina Pliskova out of the singles at the Qatar Open....

 2020-02-27 16:28 

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Virus Outbreak: Taipei officials slammed over 'quarantine loophole'...

The Taipei City Government yesterday afternoon upgraded the Taipei Emergency Response Center to "level 1" — the highest level — to comply with the Central Epidemic Command Center's COVID-19 containment efforts, but is facing critic...

 2020-02-26 16:19 

Taipei Times

Nanya to increase spending by 67%...

Nanya Technology Corp () yesterday raised its capital spending by about 67 percent for this year to NT$9.2 billion (US$302.8 million) as the DRAM chipmaker aims to focus on 20-nanometer (nm) capacity expansion and 10nm-class technology development....

 2020-02-26 16:19 

Taipei Times

Bayern give Chelsea 'reality check'...

Frank Lampard admitted that Chelsea were given a "reality check" by Bayern Munich as the German side on Tuesday pushed his team to the brink of elimination with a 3-0 win in their UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg....

 2020-02-26 16:19 

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Virus Outbreak: Two Taiwanese discharged from hospital in Japan...

Two Taiwanese who contracted COVID-19 while onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship were yesterday released from a Tokyo hospital after testing negative for the disease....

 2020-02-26 16:19 

Taipei Times

New school semester comes with virus issues...

Elementary schools, high schools and certain universities on Tuesday reopened after the extended winter vacation, presenting new challenges in the fight against the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-26 16:19 

Taipei Times

TAMC wins New Taipei City bid...

State-run Taiwan Asset Management Corp (TAMC, ) yesterday said that it has won an auction for 44 apartments in New Taipei City that it plans to renovate and then rent out....

 2020-02-26 16:19 

Taipei Times

Weinstein energized about appeal: lawyer...

A hospitalized Harvey Weinstein was "upbeat" and "energized" about appealing his sexual assault and rape conviction, one of his lawyers said on Tuesday, as one of Weinstein's accusers said the verdict made her feel grateful to be "...

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Internet giants fight misinformation about outbreak...

As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage going ahead...

The Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage (), the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, is to go ahead as planned, its organizer said yesterday, despite calls by Central Epidemic Command Center officials for the event to be postponed amid concerns over the spre...

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Japanese leader urges reduction of sports events...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as Japan battles to stem a COVID-19 contagion amid mounting concerns that the Tokyo Olympics could be canceled....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Domingo apologizes for 'inappropriate' behavior...

Facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, international opera star Placido Domingo on Tuesday apologized for "the hurt" caused to his accusers, as a union probe found he engaged in a pattern of "inappropriate activity."...

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Taipower vows to cut coal use during air pollution season...

Taipower Power Co (Taipower, ) yesterday vowed to reduce coal use during "air pollution season" after the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) late on Tuesday rescinded the Taichung City Government's sanctions on the state-run utility...

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Shin Kong eyes $10bn for businesses...

Shin Kong Financial Holding Co () plans to raise more than NT$10 billion (US$329.13 million) to strengthen its insurance and banking subsidiaries....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

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Virus Outbreak: Over 300 Taiwanese tourists to return from S Korea after level 3 travel notice...

More than 300 Taiwanese tourists are scheduled to return home after the Central Epidemic Command Center on Monday issued a level 3 "warning" travel notice for South Korea due to a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

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Virus Outbreak: Tainan cancels its marathon as New Taipei presses on...

[Editor's Note: After press time last night, the New Taipei City Government announced it was canceling its marathon.]...

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Apple, J&J partner for heart study...

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) on Tuesday said that it was partnering with Apple Inc to use an iPhone app and the Apple Watch to study how earlier detection of atrial fibrillation impacts stroke in people aged 65 or older....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Coronavirus clouds Apple's timeline for new iPhones...

Travel restrictions to China due to the COVID-19 outbreak have come just as Apple Inc's engineers usually travel to Asia to perfect the production of new iPhones, former employees and supply chain experts told reporters....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: Med personnel travel ban until June 30...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced that a ban on medical personnel traveling abroad is to last until June 30 and that tightened access controls would be implemented at hospitals to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak at healthcare faci...

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

EU-UK talks on trade talks sour...

Britain and Brussels on Tuesday clashed over upcoming trade talks, with London roundly rejecting key elements of the EU's negotiating platform, setting up an acrimonious start to negotiations next week....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

UK politicians ignored child sex abuse: inquiry...

Britain's government, parliament and political parties spent decades turning "a blind eye" to high-profile child sex abusers and sometimes actively protected them, an investigation reported on Tuesday....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: North Korea implements measures against virus...

Loudspeakers blaring hygiene messages, foreign ambassadors locked in their compounds and state media demanding "absolute obedience" to health authorities — North Korea is taking what diplomats call "unprecedented" measures as it seek...

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Hsieh, Strycova reach Qatar quarters...

Taiwanese-Czech duo Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova on Tuesday cruised into the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Qatar Open, while the Chan sisters' bid to get their season up and running suffered another blow as they had to pull out of their se...

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Child home alone with dead grandpa...

A young boy in Hubei Province witnessed his grandfather die and remained at home alone afterward because of COVID-19 restrictions, local media reported....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

Lite-On forecasts uncertain first half of year due to virus...

Lite-On Technology Corp () yesterday provided a hazy outlook for the first half of this year, citing COVID-19 concerns, as it seeks to resume production in China....

 2020-02-26 16:18 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Virus Outbreak: College exams turning to online interviews, Pan says...

Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung ( ) yesterday said that universities are adopting different measures for students seeking college admissions, such as conducting interviews via video conferences, amid concern over the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-26 16:17 

Taipei Times

Nine countries seek to ban gay 'conversion' therapy...

From electric shocks to "praying away the gay," global momentum is growing to ban so-called "conversion therapy," with bills drawn up in nine countries, a rights group said yesterday....

 2020-02-26 16:17 

Taipei Times

Yageo profit dives on FX, merger costs...

Yageo Corp () yesterday reported that net profit last quarter plunged to NT$893 million (US$29.39 million) from NT$2.04 billion in the previous quarter, due to unrealized foreign-exchange losses of NT$920 million and one-time merger expenses of NT$330 mil...

 2020-02-26 16:17 

Taipei Times

Griezmann saves Barca against Napoli...

Antoine Griezmann on Tuesday rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona at SSC Napoli in their UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg....

 2020-02-26 16:17 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Authorities decide not to prosecute arms sales critics...

Taipei prosecutors yesterday decided not to prosecute six people who claimed that the Ministry of National Defense was paying too much for the procurement of F-16V planes, as their comments were deemed a reasonable discussion on issues of public interest....

 2020-02-26 16:17 

Taipei Times

Peugeot parent says it can weather market downturn...

Peugeot maker PSA Group defied mounting pessimism in the auto industry by raising its dividend and offering assurances to investors that it could withstand a deepening slump....

 2020-02-26 16:17 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Cabinet urged to scrap amendments...

Proposed amendments to the Spatial Planning Act () might cause more environmental injustice under the pretext of "major construction projects," environmentalists and lawmakers said yesterday, urging the Cabinet to withdraw the "retrogressive&#...

 2020-02-26 16:17 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: CECC raises advisory for Iran, reports 32nd case...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday raised its travel advisory for Iran to a level 2 "alert" due to increased risk of COVID-19 infection, and confirmed a new case in Taiwan — a foreign caregiver who had been taking care of a...

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