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 2018-01-19 16:47 

Central News Agency

CAA rejects China's accusation in M503 dispute...

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Friday expressed...

 2018-01-19 16:46 

Central News Agency

German Institute in Taipei condemns group's use of Nazi flags...

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) The German Institute Taipei on Friday strongly condemned a group of Taiwanese demonstrators for wielding Nazi flags outside the Taipei 101 skyscraper, slamming them for their...

 2018-01-19 16:35 

China Post

An isolated Israel seeks closer friendship with India...

It is no secret that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu share a good working relationship and mutual admiration. Netanyahu just concluded a six-day India visit, marking another occasion when the two leaders ...

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

Gender disparity to blame for S Korea's 'birth strike'...

The woman appointed to try to reverse the world's lowest birth rates knows better than most why billion-dollar campaigns to encourage South Korea's female populace to procreate have failed — she is among the millions who have chosen to remai...

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

France wants power to suspend media in fight against fake news...

Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns....

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Chinese dissident Wang Dan to start new US think tank...

Exiled Chinese dissident Wang Dan () plans to found a think tank in Washington that would serve as an opposing voice to the Chinese government and would create a series of platforms over the next 10 years, he said....

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

China quietly preparing for possible N Korean crisis...

China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis....

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

Taiwanese clean up at Australian Open...

Taiwanese players yesterday completed a clean sweep in the second round of the women's doubles at the Australian Open, with Latisha Chan, Chan Hao-ching and Hsieh Su-wei safely advancing to the third round, as the temperature in Melbourne climbed to a...

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

Rebalancing regional development...

In her inaugural address, President Tsai Ing-wen () promised to "pursue a new economic model for sustainable development based on the core values of innovation, employment and equitable distribution."...

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Parties agree to trim general budget...

Lawmakers yesterday reached an agreement to tentatively trim NT$14.7 billion (US$499.49 million) from the NT$1.99 trillion general budget for this fiscal year....

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

Pope accuses sex abuse victims of slander...

Pope Francis on Thursday accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country....

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Men less honest when faced with sexy women: study...

The sight of sexy, attractive women can make men more dishonest, according to a research paper by several Taiwanese academics....

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

TV host, academics among new citizens...

The Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday approved the naturalization of 10 applicants under the Standards for Defining High-Level Professionals for Naturalization (), bringing the total of Taiwanese naturalized under the law to 23 since its promulgation ...

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

Trump issues could hurt US' 2026 World Cup bid...

International political controversies involving US President Donald Trump could hurt worldwide perceptions of the US and its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, outgoing US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said on Thursday....

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

IBM reports first quarter of revenue growth since 2012...

IBM Corp reported its first quarter of revenue growth in more than five years as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence....

 2018-01-19 16:32 

Taipei Times

BASF aims to become top battery materials supplier...

BASF SE is prepared to dig deep, pouring money and expertise into developing materials for electric-vehicle batteries to catch up with rivals such as Tesla Inc supplier Sumitomo Metal Mining Co....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taoyuan urged to release study on Datan ecosystem...

The Taoyuan City Government should release its report about the ecosystem surrounding CPC Corp, Taiwan's (CPC) planned site for the third liquefied natural gas terminal, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Apollo Chen () said yesterday....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

HSBC agrees to forex fraud settlement...

British financial giant HSBC Holdings PLC has agreed to pay more than US$100 million to US authorities after admitting to defrauding clients during multibillion-dollar foreign-exchange transactions, the US Department of Justice announced on Thursday....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Reporter's Notebook: Looking for the cause of Chiang Ching-kuo nostalgia...

"A group of kids and I were playing with firecrackers on the rooftop and we accidentally shot one of them into the backyard of [former president] Chiang Ching-kuo's () house," former president Ma Ying-jeou () said on Jan. 10, as he launched a ...

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Cabinet breaking its pension promises to teachers: federation...

Draft regulations on pensions and preferential savings rates for retired public-school teachers would not ensure that money saved by the reforms is returned to the teachers' pension fund, as was promised, the National Federation of Teachers' Union...

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Sinphar earnings stability to buoy cancer drug R&D...

Sinphar Group () yesterday said that stable earnings from its core businesses this year would help support its new drug development efforts as its upcoming oncology product reaches a critical stage....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Google, Tencent to collaborate on new technologies...

Internet titans Google and Tencent Holdings Ltd () yesterday signaled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese firms announced a long-term patent-sharing agreement....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Nova expects record revenue this year as semiconductor sector expands in China...

Nova Technology Corp (), which supplies chemical dispensing and waste chemical collection systems to chip and LCD companies, yesterday said its revenue is expected to break a new record this year, benefiting from a continuing semiconductor expansion spree...

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Corporate tax hike makes Taiwan unfriendly: groups...

Local trade groups have voiced disappointment at the latest tax reform, saying that raising the corporate income tax in Taiwan makes the business environment less friendly, while governments elsewhere are easing tax burdens....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

House votes to avoid federal shutdown...

On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided US House of Representatives late on Thursday voted to keep the government open past deadline yesterday — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the US Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the me...

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Polygraph tests infringe on rights...

In response to a petition by the Judicial Reform Foundation and Taiwan Innocence Project, the Control Yuan on Jan. 11 last year issued a report ordering the Ministry of Justice to re-examine all polygraph tests conducted by former Criminal Investigation B...

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Drone stages 'world-first' rescue of teens in heavy seas...

A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials described as a world-first rescue....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Man suspected of oil sales to N Korea tries to kill himself...

A businessman accused of selling oil to North Korea yesterday attempted suicide, a week after he and his companies were put on a sanctions list by local authorities....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Moscovici says several EU nations are tax 'black holes'...

EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Thursday accused several European countries, including Ireland and the Netherlands, of being tax policy "black holes" and promised to pressure them to change their ways....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Doctor tells men to be alert to signs of penile cancer...

A doctor cautioned people aged 60 and above to be alert to signs or symptoms of penile cancer, saying that common causes of the rare form of cancer includes human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a redundant prepuce, repeated inflammation of the glans and ...

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

Formosa Dreamers extend losing streak to six in ABL...

Taiwan's Formosa Dreamers have to do better and they have a long way to go, head coach Hsu Hao-cheng said after the team slumped to their sixth straight loss, defeated 99-79 by Hong Kong Eastern in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) on Thursday....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Lactalis formula removed: FDA...

Stores nationwide have removed all milk products from French dairy giant Lactalis after a worldwide recall by the company on Sunday amid concerns of salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday....

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

'It is not just about one turtle's plight'...

He views the nation's restrictions on plastic optimistically, but they are only the first step in reducing sea waste and conserving the planet's oceans, said Liu Hung-chang (), a Taiwanese land crab specialist whose discovery of a female sea turtl...

 2018-01-19 16:31 

Taipei Times

US SEC says bitcoin funds raise 'issues'...

The US securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry that they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies....

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Lantern Festival pilgrims must be approved by police...

Due to violent incidents during previous annual Lantern Festival pilgrimages, applications from religious groups who wish to participate in the pilgrimage this year are to be reviewed by the police and other related agencies, the host of this year's p...

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

Germany tallies storm damage as fatalities mount...

German insurers yesterday estimated that ferocious gales that battered Germany caused 500 million euros (US$613.6 million) in damages, as the number of dead across the country rose to eight....

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

China detains prominent rights lawyer...

Chinese authorities yesterday detained a prominent human rights lawyer, people familiar with the case said, just hours after he provided journalists with a letter calling for constitutional reform....

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Holding the line...

Messing with family reunions is a touchy business, but if the government — and the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) — are serious about upholding the nation's sovereignty and dignity, as well as protecting the lives of Taiwanese and ...

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

Spirit of Chiang Ching-kuo lingers on...

The spirit of Chiang Ching-kuo () lingers over Taiwan and continues to dominate Taiwanese minds. For 30 years now, Taiwanese have stumbled forward in search of democracy, but have still failed to make this a Taiwanese nation. One of the reasons for this f...

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

German, Israeli offices condemn Nazi symbols...

The German Institute Taipei and the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei yesterday jointly condemned the use of German National Socialist Party (Nazi) symbols by an association demanding the redemption of old German mark bonds during a recent dem...

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

N Korean band leader set to visit South...

The leader of North Korea's all-female Moranbong Band is today to head a delegation to South Korea to prepare cultural performances during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Seoul said, becoming the first North Korean official to visit for four years....

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Germany's truth committee talks historical justice...

Leaders of a German government-funded foundation tasked with assessing the legacy of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) yesterday stressed the importance of dialogue, education and preservation of memories when dealing with a country's authoritarian...

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

Didi Chuxing authorizes Taiwanese start-up Ledi...

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing () yesterday tapped into the Taiwanese market by authorizing Taiwanese start-up Ledi Technology Co () to use its brand and technology, making Didi the second foreign ride-hailing app operator to enter the Taiwanese ...

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

N Zealand complete series whitewash over Pakistan...

New Zealand yesterday inflicted a rare 5-0 one-day international (ODI) series whitewash over Pakistan with a 15-run win at Wellington's Basin Reserve....

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

Chiang Wan-an opts out of Taipei mayor election...

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Chiang Wan-an () yesterday said that he would not seek the KMT's nomination for the Taipei mayoral election in November....

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

EU urges Beijing to free activists, including Lee...

The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling for the Chinese government to drop the charges against several human rights activists, including Taiwanese Lee Ming-che (), and for them to be released....

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

Investors flock to purchase TSMC stock...

The market capitalization of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, ) yesterday hit a new all-time high as its stock price increased sharply on a positive sales outlook for this year, dealers said....

 2018-01-19 16:30 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Nantou County mulls Suku bridge rebuild...

Nantou County is considering reconstructing the Suku suspension bridge and turning its entrance and exit tunnels into a museum in hopes of the creating an educational tourist attraction....

 2018-01-19 16:29 

Taipei Times

The West's latest historical films are just as fake as Russian news...

She staggers onto the screen, blood streaming from her face. Some of her wounds are flesh ones, but others are deep. Nobody cares, because her performance is sensational. Her name is truth, and she has taken a terrible beating....

 2018-01-19 15:55 

China Post

China detains prominent human rights lawyer and Xi Jinping critic...

Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng was detained by authorities, including a SWAT team, on Friday morning as he left his Beijing apartment to walk his child to school, his wife said. Yu's arrest comes days after he had his law license revoked and ...

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