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 2020-03-30 16:23 

China Post

Long-standing UK restaurant chain goes bust as sector reels...

LONDON (AP) — Well-known food and retail chains in Britain are calling in bankruptcy administrators and struggling to pay bills after the government ordered shops and restaurants closed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Carluccio's, a restauran...

 2020-03-30 16:23 

China Post

Macy's to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers...

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's will furlough a majority of its 130,000 workers with its stores dark. The company on Monday said it is transitioning to an ''absolute minimum workforce" needed to maintain basic operations. Online operations wo...

 2020-03-30 16:23 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: Virus overwhelms health workers, marches westward...

Tales of grim scenes have emerged from Italian and Spanish hospitals, where the sick have sometimes been left to crowd hallways and doctors and nurses have worked beyond the point of exhaustion to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The virus continued i...

 2020-03-30 15:52 

China Post

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world's most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first cases arrived with members of the elite retur...

 2020-03-30 15:52 

China Post

Ill man seeks return to US amid West Bank virus restrictions...

Ismail "Sam" Mousa is very worried. The 48-year-old Uber driver and Subway worker from Delaware has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which means contracting the coronavirus could be deadly for him. He is in self-quarantine at his sister'...

 2020-03-30 15:51 

China Post

Court: Grand jury records from lynching can't be released...

ATLANTA (AP) — The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled 8-4 th...

 2020-03-30 15:21 

China Post

US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession. The National Association of Realtors said...

 2020-03-30 15:21 

China Post

Phoenix police officer killed, 2 more wounded in shooting...

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police commander was killed and two other officers were wounded Sunday night after they responded to calls about a dispute between roommates. Cmdr. Greg Carnicle, a veteran officer and father of four, was killed. The other o...

 2020-03-30 15:21 

China Post

Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus order...

HONOLULU (AP) — Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The shutdown of telescope operations on Mauna Kea is exp...

 2020-03-30 15:21 

China Post

Gray hair, don't care: Cuts and color lead to home travails...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime. As the spread of...

 2020-03-30 14:51 

China Post

Navy hospital ship set to arrive in NYC harbor...

NEW YORK (AP) — A Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds is set to arrive Monday in New York City as officials pressed for more federal help. Mayor Bill de Blasio said President Donald Trump's suggestion that thousands of medical masks are disappear...

 2020-03-30 14:51 

China Post

US pending home sales trended higher before virus outbreak...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession. The National Association of Realtors said...

 2020-03-30 14:21 

China Post

Greek WWII resistance hero Manolis Glezos dies at 97...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Manolis Glezos, a Greek World War II resistance hero, who remained active in politics into his nineties, has died in Athens. He was 97. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas expressed the government's condolences minutes afte...

 2020-03-30 14:21 

China Post

Father-son photo taken days before tornado destroys home...

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Three days after a photo posted on Facebook showed an Arkansas doctor looking through a glass door to see his 1-year-old son crawl for the first time, the family's home in Jonesboro was destroyed by a tornado. Dr. Jared Bu...

 2020-03-30 14:21 

China Post

Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virus...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's Expo 2020 should be postponed to next year over the new coronavirus pandemic, local organizers recommended Monday, pushing back a world's fair that the sheikhdom has bet billions of dollars on to re...

 2020-03-30 14:21 

China Post

Hungary approves extra government powers, with no end date...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament on Monday approved a bill giving Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government extraordinary powers during the coronavirus pandemic, without setting an end date for their expiration. The bill was appr...

 2020-03-30 13:49 

Central News Agency

214 Taiwanese back in Taiwan after long ordeal in Hubei province - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) A second special flight carrying 214 Taiwan nationals who had been stranded in Hubei province in China because of the new coronavirus outbreak touched down late Monday at Taoyuan International Airport....

 2020-03-30 13:21 

China Post

Police investigate break-in at shuttered Dutch art museum...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police are investigating a break-in at a Dutch art museum that is currently closed because of restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, the museum and police said Monday. It wasn't immediately cle...

 2020-03-30 13:21 

China Post

How to prep for and spend your government relief check...

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday — but that money is not likely to land for a number of weeks. While you'll have to...

 2020-03-30 13:21 

China Post

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak...

President Donald Trump is bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people. Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for th...

 2020-03-30 13:21 

China Post

How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?...

NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives. But who gets one when there ...

 2020-03-30 13:21 

China Post

Taiwan planned to donate 10,000 protective gowns to China: MAC...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan had planned to donate 10,000 protective gowns to China, delivering them on an Eastern Airlines charter flight, but the plan fell through when the airline did not have enough time to make the necessary preparations, the Mainland...

 2020-03-30 13:19 

China Post

Gunmen kill New Zealand man near Indonesia's Freeport mine...

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen killed a New Zealand miner and wounded six others on Monday near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, police and company officials said. The seven employees of PT Freeport Ind...

 2020-03-30 13:19 

China Post

Gunmen kill New Zealand man near Indonesia's Freeport mine...

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen killed a New Zealand miner and wounded six others on Monday near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, police and company officials said. The seven employees of PT Freeport Ind...

 2020-03-30 13:19 

China Post

Gunmen kill New Zealand man near Indonesia's Freeport mine...

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen killed a New Zealand miner and wounded six others on Monday near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, police and company officials said. The seven employees of PT Freeport Ind...

 2020-03-30 13:19 

China Post

Gunmen kill New Zealand man near Indonesia's Freeport mine...

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen killed a New Zealand miner and wounded six others on Monday near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, police and company officials said. The seven employees of PT Freeport Ind...

 2020-03-30 12:51 

China Post

Taiwan, Canada discuss joint efforts to fight COVID-19...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Following discussions with the United States, the European Union and the Czech Republic, Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institute, recently held talks with Canada on possible collaborative efforts to fight COVID-19. In a F...

 2020-03-30 12:51 

China Post

WHO sticks to position, says Taiwan membership up to member states...

BRUSSELS (CNA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday remained firm on the subject of Taiwan's exclusion, reiterating that its membership is up to member states and not a decision made by the WHO itself. "The question of Taiwanese m...

 2020-03-30 12:51 

China Post

More masks, easier access coming in April under rationing program...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan's mask rationing system will see significant changes in mid-April that will give local residents easier access to more surgical face masks under the country's mask rationing system, the Central Epidemic Control Center (...

 2020-03-30 12:51 

China Post

Police search for suspected bank robber...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Police are searching for a man who robbed a Bank of Panhsin branch in Taipei's Zhongshan District with an assault rifle Monday and got away with NT$800,000 (US$26,429). A security guard stationed at the bank was shot in the leg, i...

 2020-03-30 12:51 

China Post

Spokesman: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria...

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces in Syria put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in the country's northeast on Monday, hours after the extremists knocked down doors and dug holes in walls between cells, a Syrian Kurdish spokesman ...

 2020-03-30 12:51 

China Post

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students...

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the co...

 2020-03-30 12:50 

China Post

Former Premier Hau Pei-tsun dies at 100...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Former Premier Hau Pei-tsun () passed away at a Taipei hospital Monday at the age of 100, according to his family. Hau passed away at 2:47 p.m. at the Tri-Service General Hospital due to multiple organ failure, according to a statemen...

 2020-03-30 12:50 

Central News Agency

Yulon Motors plans 36% capital reduction after heavy 2019 losses - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) Taiwan's Yulon Motor Co. said Monday it will draw on its retained earnings and cut its paid-in capital to offset the company's heavy losses in 2019....

 2020-03-30 12:23 

Central News Agency

Taiwan, Australia to exchange raw materials to fight COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) Taiwan and Australia have agreed to exchange raw materials in the near future to help each other fight the new coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOFA) announced Monday....

 2020-03-30 12:04 

Central News Agency

Taiwan to resume forehead thermometer exports - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) Taiwan will resume exports of infrared forehead thermometers in April, ending a one-month ban after an increase in production capacity, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday....

 2020-03-30 12:03 

China Post

Gunmen kill New Zealand man near Indonesia's Freeport mine...

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Gunmen shot to death a New Zealand miner and wounded six others on Monday near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region, police and company officials said. The seven employees of PT Freep...

 2020-03-30 11:57 

Central News Agency

Michelin-starred restaurants pass inspection after sanitary violations - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) The 17 Michelin-starred restaurants in Taipei found to be in violation of sanitary regulations earlier this year have all passed a second inspection, the city's Department of Health said Monday....

 2020-03-30 11:52 

Central News Agency

Tourism official demoted amid COVID-19 controversy - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) A high-ranking official at Taiwan's Tourism Bureau was demoted Monday for official misconduct that led to one of his colleagues becoming infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)....

 2020-03-30 11:50 

China Post

German experts say growth rebound could be relatively quick...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A group of leading economists say Germany, Europe's largest economy, will suffer a deep slump in the first half of this year but should rebound relatively quickly from the disruption of the virus outbreak. The German Co...

 2020-03-30 11:50 

China Post

Fearing Gaza virus spread, Hamas preps for mass quarantines...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When Nima Amraa returned to the Gaza Strip from neighboring Egypt earlier this month, she was surprised to learn she was being placed in a makeshift quarantine center set up by the ruling Hamas group. But her initial jit...

 2020-03-30 11:44 

Central News Agency

Former Premier Hau Pei-tsun dies at 100 (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) Former Premier Hau Pei-tsun () passed away at a Taipei hospital Monday at the age of 100, according to his family....

 2020-03-30 11:20 

China Post

Philippines grounds company's aircraft after deadly fire...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine aviation officials on Monday grounded all aircraft belonging to a company that owns a plane that caught fire while taking off from Manila's airport, killing all eight people on board. All of Lionair Inc.'...

 2020-03-30 11:20 

China Post

Tokyo Olympic head expects call from IOC's Bach on new date...

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers expect to talk with IOC President Thomas Bach this week about potential dates for next year's rescheduled games, with several reports suggesting they will be in the same July-August time slot. The Internatio...

 2020-03-30 11:20 

China Post

Liz Weston: Don't give your adult kids your house...

Adding an adult child to your house deed, or giving them the home outright, might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn't. Transferring your house to your kids while you're alive may avoid probate, the court process that otherwise follows ...

 2020-03-30 11:20 

China Post

The Latest: Boris Johnson's adviser shows COVID-19 symptoms...

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — B...

 2020-03-30 11:20 

China Post

North Korea says US clearly doesn't want nuclear talks...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that "reckless remarks" by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks and Pyongyang warned that it is now compelled to pay ba...

 2020-03-30 11:12 

Formosa News

A history of epidemic and disease prevention in Taiwan: Part 2...
 2020-03-30 11:12 

Formosa News

President Tsai inaugurates memorial to eight killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash...
 2020-03-30 11:12 

Formosa News

Senior WHO official dodges questions about Taiwan's WHO membership; praises China...

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