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 2019-02-23 16:45 

China Post

Pentagon chief getting firsthand look at US-Mexico border...

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smugging and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars fo...

 2019-02-23 16:41 

Nikkei Asian Review

Nissan to expand US production to avoid North American tariffs...

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor will start producing engines for a luxury crossover SUV in the U.S. to avoid tariffs under a reworked North American trade agree...

 2019-02-23 16:39 

Ecns.cn

Venezuelan gov't orders partial closure of border with Colombia...

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez announced on Friday night the closing of three bridges connecting Colombia....

 2019-02-23 16:29 

Taipei Times

A 97-year-old tycoon, his four wives and the push to revive a casino empire...

In Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, few family business dynasties are as powerful as the clan led by patriarch Stanley Ho (). Or as complex: The tycoon, 97, has fathered 17 children with four women he calls his wives....

 2019-02-23 16:29 

Taipei Times

Rules not Taiwan-specific: HK official...

The Hong Kong government's proposal to amend its extradition rules was not targeted at Taiwan and covers other places, too, Hong Kong Secretary for Security John Lee () said in an interview broadcast yesterday....

 2019-02-23 16:29 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Europe could be a defense partner...

A statement by 155 members of the European Parliament expressing support for Taiwan's democracy and its participation in international activities was delivered to President Tsai Ing-wen () on Wednesday....

 2019-02-23 16:29 

Taipei Times

Crusaders in record run; Waratahs fight off Sunwolves...

The Canterbury Crusaders juggernaut yesterday stormed to a record 17th consecutive Super Rugby victory, while Israel Folau made history by becoming Australia's top try-scorer in the competition....

 2019-02-23 16:29 

Taipei Times

Doctors rush in as Indian moonshine death toll swells...

At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam and about 200 others have been hospitalized, an Indian government minister said yesterday....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

The world should not celebrate the Anglosphere's end just yet...

Look around the Western world. Which country's politics seem the most shambolic? In the past, your eyes might have headed instinctively toward southern Europe. The politicians in Athens, Madrid and Rome are certainly trying hard, but if you want dysfu...

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

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Army planning to upgrade training facilities...

The army is planning to substantially upgrade its combat stress resistance training facilities, including the incorporation of gunpowder odors and corpses in training scenarios, a defense official said yesterday....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

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US speech would depend on three issues: president...

President Tsai Ing-wen () said in a recent interview with CNN that her decision on whether to accept an invitation to address the US Congress would depend on three major considerations....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

Why US, China cannot make a deal...

Optimism that the US and China can reach a trade deal is rising amid another round of intensive negotiations in Washington this week....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

Volkswagen sees revenue rise despite scandal fallout...

German car giant Volkswagen AG on Friday reported steady operating profit and rising revenue last year, but said that its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal again inflicted one-off costs of 3.2 billion euros (US$3.63 billion)....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Legislature names those leading its eight committees...

The Legislative Yuan's eight committees yesterday elected new conveners, with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) taking 10 seats, the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) taking five, and an alliance between the People First Party (PFP) and the Non-Par...

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

ICANN issues warning over attacks on Internet...

Key parts of the Internet infrastructure face large-scale attacks that threaten the global system of Web traffic, the Internet's address keeper said on Friday....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

George and Thunder take two overtimes to beat Jazz...

Paul George scored 45 points on Friday, including a floater with less than a second left in the second overtime, to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 148-147 win over the visiting Utah Jazz....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

Sudan declares a state of emergency...

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year, disbanded the federal government and replaced all state governors with senior army officers....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

Phillies beat Rays; Mariners rout Athletics...

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco homered as the Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in their spring training opener on Friday at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

Sri Lanka secure historic series win in South Africa...

Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis struck unbeaten half-centuries as Sri Lanka claimed a historic eight-wicket win in the second and final Test at St George's Park to become the first Asian side to win a Test series in South Africa....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Liu Xia to exhibit in Taipei...

An exhibition of photograps by Liu Xia (), the widow of Chinese democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (), is to be held at Taipei's Museum of Contemporary Art in March, the museum's director said on Friday....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

Kucherov becomes fastest to 100 points since 1997...

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov on Friday became the player to rack up 100 points the quickest in an NHL season since the 1996-1997 campaign and helped the Lightning become runaway league leaders in the process....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Implants' link to cancer not being tracked: group...

Taiwan Women's Link and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lin Shu-fen () yesterday urged the Ministry of Health and Welfare to inform people about the health risk of breast implants....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

Barrick Gold mulls record bid for Newmont Mining...

Canadian miner Barrick Gold Corp on Friday said that it is weighing a mammoth bid for US rival Newmont Mining Corp to reclaim its dominance in the gold sector....

 2019-02-23 16:28 

Taipei Times

Big Brother billionaires get rich as China watches everyone...

Before he became a billionaire, Dai Lin () would ride his bike to work, pedaling through the streets of Tianjin to the headquarters of Tiandy Technologies Co (), the camera maker he built with support from the Chinese government....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

Chiayi student did the right thing...

A few days ago, it was reported that a written test given by an English teacher at National Chiayi Senior High School had included the question: "President Tsai-englishit made some silly ... in her speech."...

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

MUJI recalling water after tests find bromic acid...

MUJI (Taiwan) Corp () is recalling two kinds of bottled water after the potential carcinogen bromic acid was detected in its Natural Water mineral water brand, Japan-based parent Ryohin Keikaku Corp said on Friday....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

Eighty percent mistrust judges' impartiality...

Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a poll expressed doubt about the impartiality of judges, while a larger number said they were dissatisfied with judicial reform efforts, a poll released on Friday by National Chung Cheng University's Crime Research ...

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

China bars travel for 'social credit' offenses...

Skipped paying a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Nantou hotel gains global sustainability certificate...

A hotel in Nantou County is the first in Taiwan to gain Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria approval, a benchmark for sustainability in travel, the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration said on Friday....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

Kvitova downs Taiwan's Hsieh to reach Dubai final...

Second seed Petra Kvitova recovered from a set down against Hsieh Su-wei to end the unseeded Taiwanese's run at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Friday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory that saw the Czech reach her third final of the year....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Ties with Saint Lucia strong, could improve: speaker...

Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (), who is visiting Saint Lucia, has said that Taiwan's relations with the Caribbean island nation are strong and could even improve....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

Amazon's robots foreshadow the future...

Hundreds of orange robots zoomed and whizzed back and forth like miniature bumper cars — but instead of colliding, they were following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon.com Inc....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Chen Shih-meng calls for release of former president...

Control Yuan member Chen Shih-meng () on Thursday called on President Tsai Ing-wen () to pardon former president Chen Shui-bian (), saying that now was the "best and most appropriate" time for such a move....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

Deal could cover Huawei, ZTE: Trump...

US President Donald Trump might include Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei Technologies Co () and ZTE Corp () in the trade deal being negotiated between the US and China, he said on Friday....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Ministry issues name change objection...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday lodged a protest with MWC Barcelona for listing Taiwan as "Taiwan, Province of China" on its Web site this year....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

The Liberty Times Editorial: Free China a condition for peace...

During a stop in Hungary on Feb. 11, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned the US' allies against doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies, saying doing so poses substantial information security and privacy risks....

 2019-02-23 16:27 

Taipei Times

Democratic ROC is on right side of history...

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) never stops trying to win over Taiwanese. It is using a carrot-and-stick approach and political propaganda to divide the nation by executing its "united front" strategy, making concessions to Taiwan and promoting ...

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

Yang, Lee share lead going into final day of LPGA Thailand...

Amy Yang and Minjee Lee yesterday shared a narrow lead after the third round of the Honda LPGA Thailand, as the top spot continues to change hands going into the final day....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS...

NASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an uncrewed craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station (ISS)....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

Apps give Facebook sensitive data...

Several smartphone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook Inc without users' consent, a Wall Street Journal report said....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

Airlines found to have cameras in entertainment sets...

Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — at 10,000m....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

Patriots owner denies solicitation rap...

Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a massage parlor in a Florida shopping center, police said on Friday....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Two charged after plunge from car hood proves fatal...

Two people are to stand trial at the Taoyuan District Court on charges of negligent manslaughter after the husband of one suspect fell off the hood of a moving car and died following a marital spat....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

Canada regulator expresses support for pipeline plans...

The Canadian National Energy Board on Friday renewed its support for a controversial oil pipeline to the Pacific Ocean, saying that the risks to endangered whales from increased tanker traffic are "justified."...

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

Blasts rock northern Nigeria as polls open...

One soldier was killed and 20 others were injured in a Boko Haram rocket attack in northeast Nigeria, security sources said yesterday, just hours before elections began....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Ko mulls tax changes for Taipei storefronts...

Taipei's eastern shopping districts are suffering because rent is kept high and the city government is looking for solutions to the issue, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () said on Friday....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Team treks seven days to locate giant trees...

A forestry expert has for the first time documented an old-growth forest in Yushan National Park that includes three trees taller than 60m following a seven-day trek to get to the area....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

Rebel commanders in Philippines become officials...

Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines on Friday were sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomous region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions....

 2019-02-23 16:26 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Team develops potent flu immunization technology...

Academia Sinica researchers have developed a "more potent" vaccine against cross-strain influenza viruses using chicken eggs, the institution said yesterday, adding that the technology has been sold to a transnational pharmaceutical firm....

 2019-02-23 16:07 

South China Morning Post

China eyes bigger role in growing Middle East arms trade...

China is seeking a bigger role in the Middle East arms trade, with a major state-owned shipbuilder opening an office there and exporters showing hi-tech weapons including an advanced killer robot ship at a regional defence expo last week.Military analysts...

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