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 2017-03-29 16:08 

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FIFA bans Lionel Messi, Argentina lose without him... +

Lionel Messi was banned from four World Cup qualifying games, dealing a blow to a campaign by Argentina that has stuttered without him....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Vietnam's GDP growth slows on Samsung cuts... +

Vietnams economy grew at a slower pace than economists estimated in the first quarter as industrial output eased and Samsung Electronics Co cut production of smartphones....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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Federer advances, Wawrinka ousted by Zverev... +

Roger Federer survived a stern test from Spains Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals on Tuesday, while top-seeded Swiss compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka was eliminated on his birthday....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Israel, Jews and US-China relations... +

Following the Chinese National Peoples Congress and the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference this month, Beijing has engaged in some diplomatic activity to counteract the diplomatic isolation it has encountered as a result of its economic and...

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Huishan turmoil highlights China's shadow loan risk... +

Turmoil at a small Chinese dairy company is shedding rare light on the final destination for some of the nations estimated US$8 trillion of shadow banking loans....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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EU stops Deutsche Boerse, LSE merger... +

EU regulators yesterday dealt a final blow to Deutsche Boerse AGs planned takeover of London Stock Exchange Group PLC (LSE), a symbolic block on EU-UK integration on the same day Britain formally served notice of its decision to quit the EU....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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IS counterattacks to delay advance on Syria's Raqqa... +

Clashes raged around a key northern Syrian town on Tuesday after the Islamic State (IS) group launched a counterattack to fend off a US-backed advance near the extremists stronghold, Raqqa....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

California prepares to fight Trump on the environment... +

California, one of the most progressive states in the US on climate issues, is heading toward a legal showdown with the administration of US President Donald Trump over its environmental policies....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Germany refuses Turkey's request to spy on rivals... +

German officials on Tuesday acknowledged that they had rebuffed a request by the Turkish government to spy on its opponents in Germany, the latest strain to relations as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pursues a referendum next month to expand his ...

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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May's 'Article 50' letter delivered by hand to EU's Tusk... +

Britain yesterday launched the process to leave the EU, saying there was no turning back from the historic move that has split the country and thrown the blocs future into question....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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Control Yuan report breaches separation of powers: Cabinet... +

The Executive Yuan and lawmakers yesterday accused the Control Yuan of breaching the separation of powers after it challenged the constitutionality of the law on ill-gotten party assets and redacted an investigation report it used as the basis of a reques...

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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Rain, 'beergate' mar series' conclusions... +

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis breathed a sigh of relief as rain bucketed down in Hamilton yesterday, washing out the final day of the third Test against New Zealand and ensuring his side sealed a 1-0 series victory....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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Taiwan Taxi riders can use Apple Pay for fares, firm says... +

Taiwan Taxi customers can now use Apple Pay to pay their fares, the nations largest taxi company said yesterday....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Grand chance for the grand justices... +

The Council of Grand Justices on Friday last week convened to hear oral arguments regarding petitions submitted by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei () and the Taipei City Government. This was a historical moment for Taiwan because it was the first time a ...

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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Taichung police believe 14-year-old crime solved... +

Taichung police have identified a suspect and obtained a confession in their investigation of an armed robbery that took place 14 years ago, the citys Dongshi Precinct said on Tuesday....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

KMT councilor calls for Tsai's head... +

Retired police officers and firefighters protested outside Martyrs Shrine in Taipei yesterday, with some reportedly calling for President Tsai Ing-wen () to lose her head for living off the misery of the people....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

China confirms activist's detention... +

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) yesterday denounced Beijings detention of Taiwanese human rights and democracy advocate Lee Ming-che (), after Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office confirmed that he is being investigated over alleged involvement in activities t...

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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Anbang, Kushner end talks over Manhattan project... +

Chinas Anbang Insurance Group Co () and a company co-owned by the family of US President Donald Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner have ended talks to redevelop a Manhattan office tower, a deal that had drawn scrutiny from lawmakers citing ethics concerns....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Control Yuan's dubious arguments... +

While the legitimacy of the Control Yuan filing a request for a constitutional interpretation of the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations () is questionable, there are several questiona...

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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Most Taiwanese see China as hostile to Taiwan: poll... +

Nearly 80 percent of Taiwanese regard Beijing as being hostile to Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wens () inauguration in May last year, a sentiment that appears to transcend political boundaries, according to a survey released by the Cross-Strait Policy ...

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Simplo to reduce capital, return NT$4 per share... +

Battery pack manufacturer Simplo Technology Co () yesterday announced plans to cut its capitalization by 40 percent to adjust its capital structure and return NT$4 in cash per share to stockholders....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Nepal asks climbers to help clean quake-littered camps... +

Nepal is urging climbers on Mount Everest, the worlds highest peak, to help remove garbage from a camp abandoned two years ago after an earthquake triggered avalanches killing 18 people, as officials prepare to handle a rush of climbers....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

'Adopt-a-Lion' effort touted... +

An appeal for New Zealanders to adopt-a-Lion by billeting traveling fans during this years blockbuster British and Irish Lions tour has prompted an overwhelming response, organizers said yesterday....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

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MOE mulls student-intern rules... +

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is deliberating legislation to regulate private sector internship programs for university students, to help them better apply their expertise in the workplace, Deputy Minister of Education Yao Leeh-ter () said yesterday....

 2017-03-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Grenade attack as Bangladeshi police raid militant hideout... +

Bangladeshi police came under grenade attack yesterday when they raided two suspected militant hideouts, days after a major anti-militant drive in which 10 people were killed....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

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Centers for Disease Control announces third case of imported measles this year... +

A 27-year-old Taiwanese man has been confirmed to have the nations third case of imported measles this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Tuesday, adding that the man became infected while on vacation in Europe....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

Fillon's wife charged over fictitious job... +

The wife of French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon was on Tuesday charged with complicity in the abuse of public funds in a scandal that has engulfed her husbands campaign....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

Shanghai Bank eyeing firms in growth sectors... +

Shanghai Commercial and Savings Bank () aims to grow its loan book by a double-digit percentage this year, as it seeks to strengthen ties with companies on the governments list of growth industries, top executives said yesterday....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

Ten held after second night of clashes over killing of Chinese man in Paris... +

Ten people were arrested overnight on Tuesday during a second night of protests in Paris over the killing by police of a Chinese father of five, an incident that has caused tensions with Beijing....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

British PM is determined to move toward a bad EU divorce... +

As Britain formally triggers the doleful negotiations to exclude itself from the mainstream of European politics and economics, Prime Minister Theresa May refuses to use the word divorce to describe what is happening....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

Patec profits skyrocket on 30.5% sales growth last year... +

Patec Group (), a Singapore-based auto components supplier, yesterday said it would start to tap the medical instrument market this year....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

Toshiba's US nuclear division files bankruptcy... +

Toshiba Corps lossmaking US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co (WEC) has filed for bankruptcy protection, the companies said yesterday, as the troubled division wrestles with huge losses and accounting fraud claims....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

E Ink reports operating profit on strategic change... +

E Ink Holdings Inc (), which supplies e-paper displays for amazon.coms and Rakuten Kobo Incs e-reader series, yesterday reported its first operating profit in five years as a major product revamp started bearing fruit....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

Cathay Life claim WSBL crown with win in second final... +

Cathay Life celebrated winning this years Womens Super Basketball League (WSBL) crown after an 87-79 victory in Game 2 over Chunghua Telecom at the Sinjhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City yesterday....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

Neymar, Brazil seal place in World Cup... +

Neymar on Tuesday shrugged off some rough tackling and a missed penalty to score a brilliant solo goal as he led Brazil to a 3-0 win over Paraguay, booking their place at the FIFA World Cup finals next year....

 2017-03-29 16:06 

Taipei Times

Comparison of May's, Sturgeon's legs by 'Daily Mail' provokes controversy... +

Britain Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday met to discuss the most consequential of questions: Will Britains departure from the EU cause Scotland joined with England since 1707 to leave the UK?...

 2017-03-29 16:05 

Taipei Times

Taipei at standstill over retirees' protests... +

Thousands of retired police and firefighters paralyzed Taipei rush-hour traffic yesterday, occupying a crucial intersection after protesting pension reform outside numerous government buildings....

 2017-03-29 16:05 

Taipei Times

Space pollution could be humanity's next big problem... +

Jason Held rekindled his love for space while lying in a ditch in Bosnia in 1996, where he was one of 16,500 US troops deployed on a peacekeeping mission at the end of the Bosnian War....

 2017-03-29 16:05 

Taipei Times

Populism poses major threat to democracy... +

Following the UKs decision to leave the EU and the election of US President Donald Trump, the rise of right-wing populism in Europe has attracted a great deal of attention....

 2017-03-29 16:05 

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Hualien County to fine inept climbers... +

The Hualien County Government has drafted a bill that would regulate mountaineering activities in response to a 350 percent spike in the number of hiking accidents over the past five years....

 2017-03-29 16:05 

Taipei Times

Bodies of two UN experts found... +

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the UN and their Congolese interpreter were found in Central Kasai, authorities said on Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into violence in the Democratic Republic of...

 2017-03-29 16:05 

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'Backlash' might follow Japan official's trip: TAO... +

Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang () yesterday said that Taiwan could face a forceful backlash after a visit to Taiwan by Japanese Senior Vice Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Jiro Akama....

 2017-03-29 16:05 

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Hi-tech surgery fixes sculptor's face... +

A sculptor in his 50s whose cheekbone and eye socket were severely damaged in a motorcycle accident was able to return to work following reconstructive surgery that made use of a computer-assisted navigation system and 3D printing....

 2017-03-29 16:05 

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FDA warns of bacteria in online food products... +

Of the 15 ready-to-eat food products bought from online vendors that failed Food and Drink Administration (FDA) inspections, 13 were meat and poultry products, the agency said yesterday, urging consumers to choose such foods carefully and reheat them thor...

 2017-03-29 16:05 

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Judiciary, law enforcement negligent in fight against narcotics: lawmakers... +

Legislators yesterday said the Ministry of Justice and other government agencies have been neglecting their duty to combat illegal drugs, alleging that the nation is becoming a hub for the shipment of narcotics to other Asian nations due to lax enforcemen...

 2017-03-29 16:05 

Taipei Times

Think tank expects GDP to rise 2.1%... +

Yuanta-Polaris Research Institute () yesterday raised its GDP growth forecast for this year to 2.1 percent from the 1.8 percent it made three months earlier on expectations that the nations export-oriented economy would benefit from an upturn in the glo...

 2017-03-29 16:05 

Taipei Times

Armed group denies terrorist links... +

An armed militant group fighting the Burmese government on behalf of the countrys Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group....

 2017-03-29 16:05 

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Wife, rights groups urge Lee's release... +

Following confirmation yesterday of the detention of Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che () by Chinese authorities, Lees wife and civil rights groups called for his immediate release and condemned Beijing for holding him incommunicado for undiscl...

 2017-03-29 16:05 

Taipei Times

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NTUT, MIT sign 'smart' development agreement... +

The National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) yesterday signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to set up a City Science Lab to focus on the development of smart city infrastructure and autonomous vehicles....

 2017-03-29 15:34 

Central News Agency

Mayday's 20th anniversary concert draws tens of thousands... +

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Tens of thousands of fans flocked to Daan Park in Taipei on Wednesday for a free concert staged by Taiwanese iconic rock band Mayday in celebration of its 20th anniversary....

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