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 2019-12-09 10:29 

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N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after North Korea said it had performed a "very important test" at its long-range rocket launch site, there is wide speculation that it involved a new engine for either a space launch vehicle or a long-range m...

 2019-12-09 10:29 

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North Korea calls Trump 'thoughtless' old man over tweets...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a "thoughtless and sneaky old man" after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn't want to abandon a special relations...

 2019-12-09 10:29 

China Post

The most beautiful part of South-Link Highway to open by....

1220The last part of the south-link highway, which connects between Pingtung and Taitung, is expected to open on Dec. 20....

 2019-12-09 10:29 

China Post

Phages: Bacterial eaters from Georgia to fight antibiotic resistance...

Tanja Diederen lives near Maastricht in the Netherlands. She has been suffering from Hidradenitis suppurativa for 30 years. Its a chronic skin disease in which the hair roots are inflamed under pain — often around the armpits and on the chest. 3,900...

 2019-12-09 10:29 

China Post

Werner Herzog: The extreme is his normal...

DW: The European Film Academy is honoring you with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and you've already been obtaining recognition for your body of work for 10 years now. How does it feel? Werner Herzog (shown above left with actor Klaus Kinski): A bit st...

 2019-12-09 10:29 

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5 dead, many more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many more missing. Police said the site was sti...

 2019-12-09 10:29 

China Post

Four in five teens do not exercise enough: WHO...

Teenagers worldwide do not get enough exercise, compromising their current and future health, the World Health Organization said Friday. The study conducted by the UN health agency found 81% of adolescents aged between 11 and 17 fail to get at least one h...

 2019-12-09 10:28 

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Is the EU preventing a global treaty on environmental responsibility?...

David Bilchitz rushes through the Palace of Nations, dragging a small trolley filled with papers behind him. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been based in this vast neo-classicist complex on Switzerland's Lake Geneva since 2006. Bi...

 2019-12-09 10:28 

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Cleaning up Brazil's waste management...

Project goal: The project ProteGEEr supports the implementation of a national waste policy in Brazil. The project takes into account opportunities for climate protection through climate-friendly technologies and capacity development. Project Implementatio...

 2019-12-09 10:28 

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Concert Hour visits the Beethoven Week...

Concert Hour is your ticket to the German classical music festival scene. From the Schwetzingen Festival to the Bayreuth Festival, the Bachfest in Leipzig and the Beethovenfest in Bonn, we have the picks of the season: two hours of music renewed every two...

 2019-12-09 10:19 

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Taiwan shares end up on U.S. gains...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved higher Monday after U.S. markets posted gains at the end of last week following the release of strong job data in Washington, dealers said....

 2019-12-09 10:19 

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Taiwan exports end 2-month falling streak in November...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Taiwan's exports rose more than 3 percent from a year earlier in November, breaking a two-month downward streak, as Taiwanese companies raised their local production in a bid to avoid the impact of trade friction between the Unite...

 2019-12-09 10:15 

China Post

Hair extensions from natural fibers...

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 2019-12-09 10:02 

China Post

Differences in personality: What psychiatrists can learn from mice to treat depression...

For the experiment, a research team around neurobiologist Alon Chen observed mice that had been placed in groups and left to wander around freely. By examining the rodents' interactions over the course of a few days, the scientists were able to identi...

 2019-12-09 10:01 

China Post

Microplastics: Airing my dirty (nappy) laundry in public...

The musical octopus holds his attention just long enough to get the job done. The diaper is changed. In my baby's first year, I've done this more than 2,500 times. But unlike many parents in western, industrialized countries, I won't throw the...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Macronix to give each employee hefty 30th anniversary bonus...

Macronix International Co., one of Taiwan's leading memory chipmakers, said Monday it will give a NT$10,000 (US$328) bonus to each employee to celebrate its 30th anniversary....

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Lebanon's al-Khatib ends PM candidacy...

Lebanon's search for a new prime minister was postponed, after businessman Samir al-Khatib withdrawn his candidacy on Sunday. Khatib was a contender to succeed Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned from his post on October 29 amid weeks of massive ...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Belgian town sheds UNESCO status over anti-Semitism row...

The northern Belgian town of Aalst has decided to withdraw its annual carnival from the UN cultural heritage list, saying it is fed up with allegations of anti-Semitism. The town was widely condemned after one of the floats at its carnival parade in March...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Werner Herzog, a man of extremes...

He has explored the Antarctic with his camera, filmed the infernos of erupting volcanos, made his way to the heart of burning oil fields during the Gulf War, interviewed death row prisoners shortly before their execution and recounted the fate of a fanati...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Official mourns death of comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung...

Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun () on Monday mourned the death of award-winning comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung (), who passed away on Saturday....

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Opinion: Bundesliga sheds boring tag...

Christmas has come early for German football fans. With just three games left before the winter break, the top seven teams in the league are in the running for the title race. Just seven points separate them! And this in a league that has suffered from a ...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

China Post

Quiz: Germany can taste this sweet...

Whether you seek out a traditional restaurant or a gourmet temple, whether you choose fish at the North Sea or beer in Bavaria — if you travel to Germany, you also want to get to know the country from a culinary point of view. Germany's gastrono...

 2019-12-09 09:57 

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The Baltic Sea island of Rgen...
 2019-12-09 09:57 

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CAA mulling new terminal for Kaohsiung airport...

A new terminal is being planned for the Kaohsiung International Airport to better integrate local and international air travel, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Monday....

 2019-12-09 09:31 

China Post

How a German hospital uses TikTok to recruit new talent...

Skeleton dances, stethoscope karaoke and reanimating rubber chickens are the things we may suspect our doctors do when we're not looking, but rarely do we get a chance to catch them at it. Well, the guessing game is over, because now they are doing it...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Analysis: 4 enough for now to keep CFP expansion talk quiet...

College football always needs an argument when it comes to the postseason. This year, it was whether LSU or Ohio State should be the top seed in the four-team playoff. Four was enough this season to accommodate the teams worthy of a crack at the national ...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Traffic jams choke Paris as pension strikes hobble trains...

PARIS (AP) — Paris commuters inched to work Monday through exceptional traffic jams, as strikes to preserve retirement rights halted trains and subways for a fifth straight day. Citing safety risks, the SNCF national rail network warned travelers to...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Paralyzed Humboldt crash survivor takes first steps...

The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Art theft: 'There is always a risk for museums'...

DW: Treasures of immeasurable proportions were stolen during the burglary of Dresden's famous Green Vault museum. As an art expert, what did you initially think or feel when you heard about the robbery? Ulli Seegers: I could hardly believe it at first...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Climate change has become a health emergency...

Pediatricians in New Delhi, India, say children's lungs are no longer pink, but black. Our warming planet is already impacting the health of the world's children and will shape the future of an entire generation if we fail to limit global warming ...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Ukraine: Rally over fears of capitulation to Russia at Paris summit...

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in Kyiv on Sunday fearing a "capitulation4; to Russia ahead of peace talks between the leaders of the two nations — Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Vladimir Putin — at a summit in Paris that begins tomorrow. The...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

COP25: Controversial carbon markets take center stage...

In a rural area of northern Cambodia, rice husks are used as fuel to generate electricity for local communities otherwise dependent on highly polluting diesel generators. The project is financed by individuals and companies at the other side of the world ...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

Hayabusa2 probe leaves Ryugu asteroid, heads home...

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe has left Ryugu asteroid and started its 300-million-kilometer (186-million-mile) journey through space towards Earth, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency confirmed on Wednesday. The spacecraft is bringing back a capsule with...

 2019-12-09 09:26 

China Post

German government would rather save the coalition than the climate, says activist...

Despite ongoing protests from society and science, last week the German government approved the key components of its so-called climate packet. But Luisa Neubauer, a leading figure in Germany's Fridays for Future movement, says the package won't b...

 2019-12-09 09:25 

China Post

Britain faces most history-shaping election since WWII...

LONDON (AP) — Britain is facing the most testing and significant period in its modern history since World War II. The polarized electorate now has a critical choice to make — but it seems unlikely the result, whatever it may be, will heal deep...

 2019-12-09 09:25 

China Post

Schauffele making a name for himself with his golf...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Steve Stricker cared only about securing a spot in the first U.S. Open in his home state of Wisconsin. Still, there was something about the PGA Tour rookie in his group during a 36-hole qualifier that intrigued him. It wa...

 2019-12-09 09:25 

China Post

NFL ICYMI: Jimmy G's defining performance; calls hurt Pats...

Jimmy G. seems to be heating up just as Tom Terrific appears to be slowing down Bouncing back from a close loss a week earlier, the San Francisco 49ers went out and took over the No. 1 playoff seeding in the NFC by coming back on the road to edge Drew Bre...

 2019-12-09 09:24 

Central News Agency

President pitches bilateral trade pact in meeting with U.S. official...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () expressed hope Monday during a meeting with a high-level U.S. Department of Commerce official that Taiwan and the United States can sign a bilateral trade agreement to add new impetus to bilateral economic gr...

 2019-12-09 09:24 

Central News Agency

Official mourns death of comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun () on Monday mourned the death of award-winning comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung (), who passed away on Saturday....

 2019-12-09 09:01 

China Post

Berlin breaks ground on a new museum for 20th-century art...

An official ground-breaking ceremony for Berlin's future Museum der Moderne (Museum of Modern Art), a museum dedicated to art from the 20th century, took place on Tuesday with Minister of State for Culture Monika Grtters, Berlin Mayor Michael Mller an...

 2019-12-09 08:55 

China Post

Germany: Library returns books stolen by Nazis to Freemasons...

The Bavarian State Library returned 203 books to the German Freemason Museum that were stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s on Wednesday. "The books are coming home and will be able to be used and remain alive here," said Roland Martin Hank, curator o...

 2019-12-09 08:55 

China Post

Putin, Zelenskiy set to face off in Paris...

Expectations are enormously high for the first face-to-face meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris on Monday. Observers in the media and politics agree: the talks between the heads of state an...

 2019-12-09 08:55 

China Post

Germany: Activists apologize for Holocaust memorial with 'victim ashes'...

German art-activist collective the Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) apologized on Wednesday for an art installation that allegedly held the ashes of Nazi victims. The memorial was erected by the group in front of the German parliament on Monday, as a war...

 2019-12-09 08:55 

China Post

Naturally funny: Wildlife photographs offer light-hearted approach to conservation...
 2019-12-09 08:55 

China Post

Amid 'climate emergency,' EU pins hopes on Green Deal...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen kicked off her first week on the job with a stark warning on climate inaction. "We should always keep in mind how much more it will cost us if we do not act now," she told delegates from nearly 20...

 2019-12-09 08:55 

China Post

Juliette Binoche's stellar career in pictures...
 2019-12-09 08:30 

China Post

Where women rule the country...

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 2019-12-09 08:29 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining NT$0.002 to close at NT$30.502....

 2019-12-09 08:28 

Central News Agency

Macronix to give each employee hefty 30th anniversary bonus...

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Macronix International Co., one of Taiwan's leading memory chipmakers, said Monday it will give a NT$10,000 (US$328) bonus to each employee to celebrate its 30th anniversary....

 2019-12-09 08:25 

China Post

Venice flooding: Salt threatens frescoes and paintings...

DW: Mr. Taubert, what went through your mind when you saw images of the recent flooding in Venice? Sven Taubert: First, one thinks of flooding in Venice as a normal occurrence. But we have to differentiate between normal flooding and extreme flooding. Flo...

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