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 2019-08-25 16:11 

Taipei Times

Salah brace puts Reds past Arsenal 3-1...

Juergen Klopp saluted Mohamed Salah's "amazing" solo strike as the Liverpool star killed off Arsenal on Saturday with his latest masterpiece in a 3-1 win at Anfield....

 2019-08-25 16:11 

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Agency cuts taekwondo association funding...

The Sports Administration is to suspend funding for the Chinese Taipei Taekwondo Association (CTTA) for one year after an investigation found that the association's senior management had misappropriated its budget....

 2019-08-25 16:11 

Taipei Times

Seoul starts drills around disputed island, riling Japan...

South Korean forces yesterday began two days of expanded drills around an island also claimed by Japan, prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with its neighbor amid worsening relations....

 2019-08-25 16:11 

Taipei Times

Man left in coma after Thai army interrogation dies...

A Muslim man left in a coma after being interrogated at a notorious Thai detention center died yesterday, as pressure mounts on the army to release further findings of a probe into the case....

 2019-08-25 16:11 

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First batch of medical aid distributed in Venezuela...

Taiwan has delivered the first batch of medical supplies to Venezuela to help more than 100,000 people amid an economic and political crisis in the South American nation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday....

 2019-08-25 16:11 

Taipei Times

China Steel Corp unveils pricing plan...

China Steel Corp (CSC, ) on Friday announced that it would keep steel prices unchanged for most products for domestic deliveries in the fourth quarter and would increase prices moderately on two products to reflect improved market conditions....

 2019-08-25 16:11 

Taipei Times

Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day'...

About 200,000 Rohingya yesterday rallied in a Bangladesh refugee camp to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by government forces in Myanmar, just days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

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VMware agrees to buy Carbon Black, Pivotal Software...

VMware Inc on Thursday agreed to purchase two software companies, expanding its reach in development tools and cybersecurity....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

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MOFA condemns Chinese harassment of Taiwanese restaurant in Santiago...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday condemned Chinese who have been harassing a Taiwanese restaurant in Chile that reportedly had shown support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

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Possible Gou bid weighing on Han's ratings: team...

The likelihood of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co founder Terry Gou () running for president is causing stagnation in Kaohsiung Mayor and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's () support rating, a member of his campaign tea...

 2019-08-25 16:10 

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Pope asks for global vow to fight fires...

Pope Francis yesterday called for a global commitment to put out the fires in the Amazon, saying the area was essential for the health of the planet....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

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Majority of Taiwanese believe media doing a poor job...

Nearly 96 percent of Taiwanese said the media should do a better job verifying news, and more than half considered the quality of news as a major source of social problems, a poll released yesterday by the Professor Huang Kun-huei Education Foundation sho...

 2019-08-25 16:10 

Taipei Times

Kovalev retains light heavyweight title...

Sergey Kovalev on Saturday knocked out Anthony Yarde to retain the WBO light heavyweight title in his first defense since winning back the belt in February....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Time to solve abiding problems...

When a problem persists long enough, people either consider it unsolvable or become accustomed to it and emotionally numb. Many such problems exist in science and technology development in Taiwan....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

Taipei Times

Taipei households lead spending...

Taipei led Taiwan in average household spending last year and was the only city or county that exceeded NT$1 million (US$31,845) for the year, a survey by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) showed....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

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Ko asks Tsai to explain her idea of 'Taiwanese values'...

The public wants to know President Tsai Ing-wen's () definition of "Taiwanese values," Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () said yesterday....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

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Trucker in custody after fatal drunk driving accident...

The Taoyuan District Court yesterday approved the detention of a truck driver accused of killing three people and injuring three while under the influence of alcohol in Taoyuan on Saturday morning....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

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Water cannon trucks deployed in HK...

Police in Hong Kong yesterday used tear gas to clear pro-democracy demonstrators who had taken over a street and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time in the summer-long protests....

 2019-08-25 16:10 

Taipei Times

Australia to block extremist sites...

Australia is to block access to Internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and plans to consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said yesterday....

 2019-08-25 16:09 

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Khgears to construct new Taiwan plant...

Precision gear maker Khgears International Ltd () on Wednesday last week said it would set up a plant in Taiwan this year to focus mainly on harmonic gear drives, as it aims to meet rising demand from the electric bike and industrial robot sectors....

 2019-08-25 16:09 

Taipei Times

Obscure US law basis for Trump's 'order'...

US President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to US businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations....

 2019-08-25 16:09 

Taipei Times

TSMC becomes No. 3 chip supplier...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, ) was the world's third-largest chip supplier in the first half of this year, while MediaTek Inc () made the list of top 15 IC chip suppliers for the first time, a market survey showed....

 2019-08-25 16:09 

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Catcher's earnings outlook prompts caution from HSBC...

HSBC Securities Taiwan Corp is cautious about Catcher Technology Co's () earnings outlook this year, with pricing pressure and intensified competition some of the structural issues facing the supplier of metal casings to Apple Inc....

 2019-08-25 16:09 

Taipei Times

Popovich insists US better for shock Australia loss...

US basketball coach Gregg Popovich insists his team are better for their shock loss to Australia, which has thrown the upcoming World Cup in China wide open....

 2019-08-25 16:09 

Taipei Times

China warns global CEOs: Toe the party line on Hong Kong...

As anti-government protests in Hong Kong intensified this month, KPMG issued a directive to its employees in the territory: Do not speak on behalf of the company in public. It went on to say that the firm supports China's policy for governing Hong Kon...

 2019-08-25 16:09 

Taipei Times

FBI tackling right-wing extremists and their guns...

One man had three assault rifles, extra-large magazines and a gas mask. Another had over 18 weapons, including sawed-off shotguns, AR-15s and a grenade launcher....

 2019-08-25 16:09 

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Native language songwriting contest announces the winners for this year...

A lawyer, an acoustic singer and an Aboriginal duo on Saturday won awards in an annual songwriting competition that promotes Taiwan's native languages....

 2019-08-25 16:09 

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KMT urged to use assets to serve public...

Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee Chairman Lin Feng-jeng () on Saturday urged the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) to serve the public interest with its donated assets....

 2019-08-25 16:08 

Taipei Times

Austrians' love of cash in spotlight ahead of election...

It might sound like a strange thing to enshrine in a country's constitution: The right to pay cash....

 2019-08-25 16:08 

Taipei Times

Floating island hideaway points to greener tourism...

The seaside resort offers visitors a cool drink or tasty meal, a dip in a pool, a karaoke session or an overnight stay, all with a view....

 2019-08-25 16:08 

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Kosovo becomes an unexpected global judo stronghold...

The young and tiny nation of Kosovo has emerged as a world judo power, its unexpected success spearheaded by diminutive Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi....

 2019-08-25 16:08 

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One dead, nine injured in Tropical Storm Bailu...

One person died and nine were injured after Severe Tropical Storm Bailu made landfall in Pingtung County on Saturday, the Central Emergency Operation Center said yesterday....

 2019-08-25 16:08 

Taipei Times

Samsung orders a positive sign for Largan: Citigroup...

Signs that camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co () is to gain orders for Samsung Electronics Co's high-end smartphones at the expense of Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co and other South Korean lens makers bodes well for the Taiwanese firm, Citigroup G...

 2019-08-25 16:08 

Taipei Times

Seven returning firms approved...

The Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday approved seven applications by Taiwanese companies that are to invest more than NT$15.3 billion (US$487.23 million) in the nation and provide 1,239 job opportunities....

 2019-08-25 16:08 

Taipei Times

CPC announces gasoline prices to rise by NT$0.3...

State-run oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC, ) yesterday announced that it would increase gasoline prices by NT$0.3 per liter and diesel prices by NT$0.2 per liter from today....

 2019-08-25 16:08 

Taipei Times

Trump, trade, Brexit at G7 meet...

When US President Donald Trump said yesterday that he had second thoughts about escalating the trade war with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said....

 2019-08-25 16:08 

Taipei Times

UK government failing to protect wildlife habitats...

The UK is failing to meet its international obligations to protect its most important wildlife sites and vulnerable species, and now lags behind most other EU countries on key criteria, according to figures posted online by the European Environment Agency...

 2019-08-25 16:08 

Taipei Times

Controversial president loses Nauru election...

Nauru's president, a strong supporter of Australia's hardline policy of detaining refugees on the tiny Pacific island nation, has lost his seat in a general election, official results showed yesterday....

 2019-08-25 16:02 

China Post

Astronomer: 'Magic' nights make Hawaii best telescope site...

HONOLULU (AP) — When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what's out there. Despite years of legal batt...

 2019-08-25 16:01 

China Post

Legal questions loom as Harvey Weinstein case nears trial...

NEW YORK (AP) — Can someone as notorious in the #MeToo era as Harvey Weinstein get a fair trial in the world's media capital? That's one of the legal questions looming over the sexual assault case against the movie mogul with jury selection ...

 2019-08-25 16:01 

China Post

College football's friendly face: Tigers' Swinney out front...

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows how to draw a crowd. Hold one, too. Whether he is out running errands in Clemson, watching his sons play high school football a few years back, taking batting practice at St. Louis Cardinals camp...

 2019-08-25 16:01 

China Post

World Cup will have star power, in an international sense...

The reigning NBA MVP is headed to the basketball World Cup. So are three other members of this past season's All-NBA squad, and so is the starting center from the team that won the NBA championship a couple months ago. Most of those guys won't be ...

 2019-08-25 16:01 

China Post

Koepka takes 1-shot lead in wild chase for $15 million...

ATLANTA (AP) — One last birdie gave Brooks Koepka the 54-hole lead in the Tour Championship. One more round in that position will give him $15 million. Koepka got up-and-down from behind the green on the par-5 18th hole to complete a bogey-free Sund...

 2019-08-25 16:00 

China Post

How to deal with a toxic gaming culture...

At the Gamescom, Europe's leading trade fair for digital gaming culture, which takes place from August 20-24 in Cologne, people are usually very civilized. But that can change dramatically when they're playing. Players not only shoot all over the ...

 2019-08-25 16:00 

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US tech industry becomes hotbed for employee activism...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later,...

 2019-08-25 16:00 

China Post

A new museum in Paris is all about money...

They say money makes the world go around, and apparently, it also makes for a good museum: The "Cit de l'conomie et de la monnaie" "(which translates as city of economy and money) is a new museum which opened this summer in Paris. Called C...

 2019-08-25 16:00 

China Post

Synesthesia when sounds are colors, tastes and smells...
 2019-08-25 16:00 

China Post

'Angel Has Fallen' tops box office with $21.3 million debut...

NEW YORK (AP) — "Angel Has Fallen" has easily topped the box office with a $21.3 million debut, as the action sequel became the latest mid-budget release to find modest success in the often quiet late summer. The Lionsgate film beat expectat...

 2019-08-25 16:00 

China Post

Germany's 16 states: Hamburg...

Hamburg is a city-state. A rainy, stiff breeze often blows over the city, but true Hamburg natives and their guests don't let it get them down. From musical theaters and museums to the Sankt Pauli red light district, there's always something to se...

 2019-08-25 16:00 

China Post

US exports to lobster-loving China go off cliff amid tariffs...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift the seafood business farther north. China, a huge and growing customer for lobster, placed heavy tariffs on U.S. lobsters —...

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