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 2020-04-08 11:48 

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Cuteness alert: Zoo Miami shows off clouded leopard kittens...

MIAMI (AP) — Providing exactly what's needed in these trying times, Zoo Miami has shared images of two clouded leopard cubs. The male and female have been secluded in a den with their mother, Serai, since their Feb. 11 birth so that they could p...

 2020-04-08 11:48 

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UK govt tries to advance virus response with leader in ICU...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government sought Wednesday to keep a grip on the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic as Prime Minister Boris Johnson started a third day in the intensive care unit of a London hospital being treated for CO...

 2020-04-08 11:18 

China Post

Quarantined drag queens land TV show in Israel...

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Israel imposed a nationwide virus lockdown, shuttering theaters, clubs and bars, the country's drag queens found themselves confined to their homes, their elaborate wigs and glittery dresses languishing in the closet. Two of ...

 2020-04-08 11:18 

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Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb virus...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi king suspended final rulings and judicial orders on visitation rights of children of separated parents in the latest effort to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus among households, according ...

 2020-04-08 11:18 

China Post

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Vietnam after Hanoi protested what it said was the ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship in the disputed South China Sea. The ...

 2020-04-08 10:48 

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Germany moves to make it easier to block foreign takeovers...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that will make it easier for authorities to prevent foreign takeovers of strategically important companies. The changes are meant to bring rules in Germany, Europe's biggest e...

 2020-04-08 10:24 

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Mirage fighters based in Northern Taiwan to be temporarily relocated - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Most of the Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets based at the Hsinchu air base will be temporarily moved to another location for about two years due to scheduled runway maintenance, Defense Minister Yen De-fa () said Wednesday....

 2020-04-08 10:21 

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CECC introduces stricter home quarantine, isolation measures - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Anyone who breaks home quarantine and isolation rules by gathering at the home of someone who be could potentially infected with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will henceforth be fined, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CE...

 2020-04-08 10:17 

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Taiwan's government requisitions domestic N95 mask capacity - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Taiwan's government has decided to requisition 3 million N95 masks per month - the country's total monthly output - to ensure a stable supply for medical workers amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, a Ministry of Economic Affai...

 2020-04-08 09:47 

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European nations struggle to agree on terms of economic aid...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European governments remained at loggerheads Wednesday over measures to help the economy weather the coronavirus outbreak, breaking off a meeting of finance officials who clashed over aid conditions and a proposal to borrow together ...

 2020-04-08 09:25 

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For Taiwan's Olympic athletes, time to start over - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021 due to the new coronavirus pandemic has some of Taiwan's elite athletes hitting the reset button while others are wondering when they will get another chance to qualify for the ...

 2020-04-08 09:20 

China Post

Opinion | An open letter to President Tsai Ing-wen...

Dear President Tsai Ing-wen, 3 Thank you for taking care of us. It seems to me that you've presided over a non-political, cohesive and effective health care strategy that saw Taiwan effectively beat back the first wave of the Wuhan Pneumonia by mid-Ma...

 2020-04-08 09:20 

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Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 civilians in country's north...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least seven Afghan civilians were killed when the Taliban attacked security forces in northern Balkh province, local officials said Wednesday. The insurgents abducted the civilians on Tuesday afternoon in the district of...

 2020-04-08 09:19 

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Han challenges legal basis of vote to recall him - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Lawyers representing Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu () on Wednesday filed an administrative litigation, seeking the court's review of whether a recall vote against him should be allowed to proceed....

 2020-04-08 08:48 

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Iran says US oil production must be known before OPEC+ call...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran demanded on Wednesday that U.S. oil production levels must be known before an upcoming OPEC meeting with Russia and others seeking to boost global energy prices. The meeting of the so-called OPEC+ is scheduled to be held Thu...

 2020-04-08 08:46 

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Taiwan shares end above 10,100 points - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan extended their momentum from the previous session to move sharply higher and close above the 10,100 point mark Wednesday amid hopes that oil producers will soon reach a deal to cut output and bolster crude oil prices...

 2020-04-08 08:18 

China Post

27 dead on Solomon Islands ferry: Did it follow virus order?...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the remote Solomon Islands said Wednesday that 27 people had died after being washed overboard from a crowded ferry last week and the government is conducting a criminal investigation. But others say the ...

 2020-04-08 08:18 

China Post

Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear...

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it's not clear when it will reappear again or where — or under what conditions. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. After the Tokyo Olympi...

 2020-04-08 08:18 

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AP PHOTOS: German charity goes home-to-home in virus crisis...

BERLIN (AP) — Poor families are particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, even in rich countries like Germany. Lockdowns are forcing children to stay inside often-cramped homes, amplifying tensions that already exist. Food bank closures mea...

 2020-04-08 07:48 

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3121Taiwan reports 3 additional COVID-19 cases, brings tally to 379...

(8)3 2130(379)44 21 The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) on Wednesday reported 3 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 379. Among the three cases, two are imported. The lone local infectio...

 2020-04-08 07:48 

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Child thanks Taiwan health minister with stack of face-masks...

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung shared on Wednesday an envelope filled with face masks sent by a child from Southern Taiwan to show his appreciation for frontline workers combating against the virus. Speaking at the dai...

 2020-04-08 07:16 

China Post

Asian shares mostly lower, Japan gains on upbeat data...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark advanced but other Asian shares fell Wednesday amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 2.1% to finish at 19,353.24. Strong...

 2020-04-08 07:16 

China Post

Taiwan nationals can collect face masks in supermarkets : CECC...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, ) on Wednesday announced that the fourth face masks online ordering system will open to the public from April 8 to 10 and the collection date will be set on April 16-29. This time,...

 2020-04-08 07:16 

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Italy, Spain ICU pressures decline, but emotional toll rises...

ROME (AP) — Maddalena Ferrari lets herself cry when she takes off the surgical mask she wears even at home to protect her elderly parents from the coronavirus that surrounds her at work in one of Italy's hardest-hit intensive care units. In the ...

 2020-04-08 07:16 

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U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.160....

 2020-04-08 07:06 

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Taiwan adds 3 new cases of COVID-19, total at 379 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Three new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were confirmed in Taiwan on Wednesday, bringing the total in the country to 379 since the pandemic began late last year, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2020-04-08 06:58 

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Hon Hai to make ventilators with U.S. firm Medtronic - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is partnering with U.S. medical device company Medtronic Plc to produce ventilators to assist the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, the Taiwanese company s...

 2020-04-08 06:45 

China Post

Germany's 16 states: Hesse...

Hesse lies in the middle of Germany and is a state of contrasts: idyllic towns with half-timbered houses in northern and southern Hesse on the one hand, and, on the other, the famous skyline of skyscrapers in Frankfurt. You don't have to be an archite...

 2020-04-08 06:45 

China Post

Am I a narcissist?...

"When I go into a room, I often have the feeling that other people's eyes are fixed on me." For this test, I can answer either "Yes" or "No." I click through 22 more questions and statements before the result is displayed: Whew...

 2020-04-08 06:45 

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Arts and Culture, Friday, March 13, 2020...
 2020-04-08 06:45 

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Wagner music festival canceled over coronavirus concerns...

It was to be expected, but the news still came as a shock: On March 31, organizers of the Bayreuth Festival confirmed that the event, which traditionally opens every year on July 25 and runs until the end of August, would not take place in 2020. "Of c...

 2020-04-08 06:45 

China Post

Opinion | An open letter to President Tsai Ing-wen...

Dear President Tsai Ing-wen, Thank you for taking care of us. It seems to me that you've presided over a non-political, cohesive and effective health care strategy that saw Taiwan effectively beat back the first wave of the Wuhan Pneumonia by mid-Marc...

 2020-04-08 06:45 

China Post

Fukushima: How the ocean became a dumping ground for radioactive waste...

Almost 1.2 million liters (320,000 gallons) of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant is to be released into the ocean. That's on the recommendation of the government's advisory panel some nine years after the nuclear disaster on...

 2020-04-08 06:45 

China Post

The Latest: Report: Japan's economy to shrink by record 25%...

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: — J...

 2020-04-08 06:44 

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Antarctic expedition reveals dramatic penguin decline...
 2020-04-08 06:44 

China Post

Currentzis and contemporary music...

Your ticket to the German classical music festival scene: Concert Hour has the picks of the season — from the Schwetzingen Festival to the Bayreuth Festival, the Bachfest in Leipzig and the Beethovenfest in Bonn, two hours of music, updated regularl...

 2020-04-08 06:42 

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NGOs fear COP26 postponement could scuttle climate change policy...

The UN's highly anticipated climate change conference, COP26, was officially postponed this week due to COVID-19. "The world is currently facing an unprecedented global challenge and countries are rightly focusing their efforts on saving lives and...

 2020-04-08 06:41 

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April showers, spiders and dew: German weather lore...

The world's oldest mountain observatory is the meteorological observatory at Hohenpeissenberg, situated in the foothills of the Alps about 60 kilometers southwest of Munich. Meteorological measurements began there in 1781, and the station constantly w...

 2020-04-08 06:41 

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Laughter in times of crisis: 10 comedies from 10 decades...

Laughing helps to ease a difficult situation. Of course, one shouldn't deny the challenges we face at the moment and the coronavirus pandemic definitely shouldn't be laughed away. But when the world goes into quarantine and people stay in their ho...

 2020-04-08 06:15 

Central News Agency

70 percent of fake COVID-19 news from China: Investigation Bureau - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Taiwan has detected a growing number of cases of disinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic since late February, of which more than 70 percent originated from China, according to a recent Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau...

 2020-04-08 06:14 

China Post

Temperatures to rebound Friday as seasonal winds fade...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Daytime temperatures are forecast to rebound Friday, in particular in northern and eastern Taiwan, as the northeasterly winds that have brought chilly weather to the island weaken, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday. The ...

 2020-04-08 06:14 

China Post

Outbreak poses dilemma for Palestinians working in Israel...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — At the construction site in Tel Aviv, Jamal Salman and the other Palestinian workers wore gloves and masks, and their employer provided apartments for them to stay overnight. But his wife, alarmed by the news about the cor...

 2020-04-08 06:13 

China Post

New York's virus toll tops 9/11, while Wuhan ends lockdown...

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pandemic began lifted its final restrict...

 2020-04-08 05:42 

China Post

Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If you're a census slacker and haven't yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal government is trying another way to get in touch with you. Starting Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau is mailing out pap...

 2020-04-08 05:42 

Central News Agency

Forex reserves hit new high for 10th straight month - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Taiwan's foreign exchange reserves hit a record high for the 10th consecutive month at the end of March, even as markets around the world nosedived because of the adverse economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the...

 2020-04-08 05:17 

Central News Agency

Year's largest full moon to be visible Wednesday: CWB - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Generally fair weather conditions are expected in Taiwan except for northern and eastern parts of the country Wednesday evening, when the largest full moon of 2020 will be visible, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2020-04-08 05:12 

China Post

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee as the movement to eliminate single-use plastics to...

 2020-04-08 05:12 

China Post

20 | New NHRI test kit detects COVID-19 within 20 minutes...

8SARS SARS-CoV-2 Capture ELISA The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) and National Defense Medical Center have successfully extracted an antibody used for testing SARS-CoV-2 infections with the goal of developing "Capture ELISA" — a ...

 2020-04-08 05:12 

China Post

Japan's state of emergency is no lock down. What's in it?...

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit Japanese prefectures to fortify the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. But this is no European or Wuhan-style lock down. Here is a look at ...

 2020-04-08 04:56 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close up 1.41% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, April 8 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 141.08 points, or 1.41 percent, at 10,137.47 Wednesday on turnover of NT$168.63 billion (US$5.60 billion)....

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