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 2018-02-21 16:56 

Formosa News

Kaohsiung Lantern Festival puts on nightly light show for visitors...
 2018-02-21 16:55 

Formosa News

March to mark 71st anniversary of February 28 scheduled for this Saturday...
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Formosa News

Taiex Back in Business...
 2018-02-21 16:54 

China Post

U.S. delegation pledges support for Taiwan's self defense...

A visiting U.S. congressional delegation pledged Wednesday to continue its support of the decades-long U.S. policy of providing Taiwan with sufficient armaments to defend itself....

 2018-02-21 16:53 

Formosa News

US Senator Inhofe and his delegation in Taiwan to strengthen US-Taiwan exchanges...
 2018-02-21 16:53 

Formosa News

President Tsai calls on overseas Taiwanese businesses to step up investment back in Taiwan...
 2018-02-21 16:53 

Formosa News

Temperatures across Taiwan dip after lunar new year holiday with arrival of cold front...
 2018-02-21 16:46 

China Post

Are Rockets, Raptors the 1s? Time will tell when NBA resumes...

Golden State and Cleveland are used to looking down at the rest of the NBA, though it's Houston and Toronto enjoying that view at the All-Star break.The Rockets and Raptors are the conference leaders and will try to keep rolling when play resumes. Hou...

 2018-02-21 16:45 

China Post

Giants Johnny Cueto takes his fitness to Camelback Mountain...

PHOENIX (AP) —...

 2018-02-21 16:10 

Taipei Times

Police must adapt to era of 'critical citizens'...

As Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben said: "The real problem, the central mystery of politics is not sovereignty, but government; it is not God, but the angel; it is not the king, but ministry; it is not the law, but the police."...

 2018-02-21 16:10 

Taipei Times

Pyeongchang Games: Slopestyle, aerials post high injury rates at Winter Olympics...

Australian snowboarder Jessica Rich competed at the Games just a month after tearing her ACL, and revealed she had previously broken her back and twice broken her collarbone....

 2018-02-21 16:10 

Taipei Times

FEATURE: Macau sees business future in Portuguese past...

Sitting in his university office in Macau, professor Lei Heong Iok () opens what he calls his "treasure" — a dog-eared Portuguese-language dictionary, its velvet cover worn and frayed....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

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Cross-strait ties dependent on goodwill: Tsai...

Speaking at a Lunar New Year networking activity for Taiwanese businesspeople working in China that was held at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen () said the development and direction of cross-strait relations are dependent on whether both...

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

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FEATURE: Legendary harpist retires from harp making...

Kaohsiung's legendary harpist Lee Wu-nan () said he first encountered the harp at a concert in Japan in 1974....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

Acer to step up artificial intelligence development...

Acer Inc () is to increase its efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications for "smart" education and transportation solutions while continuing to expand its fast-growing gaming, commercial PC and virtual-reality (VR) businesses th...

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

GM proposes US$2.8bn investment in S Korea...

General Motors Co (GM) has proposed investing US$2.8 billion into its struggling South Korean operations over the next 10 years and has asked Seoul to provide funds for the investment, a South Korean government official said yesterday....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

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Guanzihling tops list of nation's best hot springs...

The Tourism Bureau yesterday unveiled a list of top 10 hot springs in the nation, adding that it would market those that made it to the top five to international tourists....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

'Petro' currency launch raised US$735m: Caracas...

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday said that Caracas had received US$735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the country's "petro" cryptocurrency, aimed at pulling the country out of an economic tailspin....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

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US lawmakers vow support for Taiwan...

A US congressional delegation yesterday pledged to support Taiwan's bid to purchase defense equipment from the US during a visit that they said demonstrated their love for Taipei, as well as Washington's continued presence in the Asia-Pacific regi...

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

Forgotten Mughal garden reopens as park in New Delhi...

A once-forgotten Mughal garden in the heart of New Delhi reopened yesterday after years of painstaking conservation work, creating a new public park in India's sprawling and smog-choked capital....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

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Relations with DPP 'very good': Ko...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je () yesterday reaffirmed his good relationship with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after only one DPP Taipei city councilor attended a Lunar New Year greeting event in the morning....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

TAIEX starts 'new year' with a bang...

The TAIEX yesterday rallied 2.81 percent, or 293.35 points, to close at 10,714.44, as investors rebuilt their positions to catch up with gains on Wall Street over the Lunar New Year holiday, traders said....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

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Taichung police arrest four suspected of bitcoin heist...

Taichung police yesterday arrested four men in connection with what authorities described as the first "bitcoin robbery" case in Asia....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

S Korea flags better deal for cryptocurrency industry...

A better deal for South Korea's cryptocurrency industry might be in the offing as the market regulator changes tack from its tough stance on the virtual coin trade, promising instead to help promote blockchain technology....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

Pyeongchang Games: S Koreans angry after speed skaters abandon teammate...

Two South Korean speed skaters are facing growing calls for them to be banned from the national team after they appeared to blame a teammate for their failure to reach the semi-finals of the women's team pursuit at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

Pyeongchang Games: Nigeria savors Olympic bobsled debut...

Nigeria was winning the Olympic women's bobsled race....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

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Visits to ER with flu symptoms soared as clinics, hospitals took week off: CDC...

Visits to emergency rooms (ER) by people with flu-like symptoms last week increased 88 percent, as hospitals and clinics were closed for the Lunar New Year holiday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

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Anomaly map is not for predicting earthquakes: CWB...

The Central Weather Bureau yesterday said that the nation's magnetic anomaly signal map has already been made public, but added that using the information to make earthquake predictions would violate the Meteorological Act ()....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

Effective conservation could mean giving half of the Earth to nature...

The orangutan is one of the planet's most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt food and is capable of complex social behavior....

 2018-02-21 16:09 

Taipei Times

Merida sales to rebound on e-bikes: report...

Merida Industry Co () is likely to see a rebound in revenue this year due to growing demand for electric bicycles in European markets, Mega International Investment Services Corp () said....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Planning key to disaster readiness...

Natural disasters or catastrophes caused by human error could happen more frequently. This is something the public must be aware of, and all levels of government should take preventive measures and draw up contingency plans....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

TES meetings expose deep schism...

About 100 parents last night attended Taipei European School's (TES) Swire European Secondary Campus for a tense meeting to learn why two of the school's popular administrators, Stuart Glascott and Peter Sloan, were fired on Tuesday by school chie...

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Stormy weather benefits auto parts maker Tong Yang...

Auto parts supplier Tong Yang Industry Co () yesterday posted a pre-tax profit of NT$247 million (US$8.45 million) for last month, the second-highest January earnings in the company's history....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Bus explosion injures 19...

Nineteen people, including 12 military personnel, were yesterday injured in an explosion on a bus in Sri Lanka, the military said, adding that it does not know the cause, but suspects it might have been a bomb or grenade....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters...

Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it might purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the US rather than assemble locally, three sources said....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Qualcomm raises NXP offer to thwart Broadcom...

Qualcomm Inc raised its offer for NXP Semiconductors NV and said it cut a deal with holders, in a bid to close a transaction that might be crucial to its own efforts to fend off a hostile approach by Broadcom Ltd....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Wong Chi-huey cleared of insider trading charge...

Taipei prosecutors yesterday dropped insider trading charges against former Academia Sinica president Wong Chi-huey ( ), over alleged financial impropriety linked to biotech firm OBI Pharma Inc ()....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

S Korea takes US to WTO over anti-dumping duties...

South Korea has launched a wide-ranging complaint at the WTO to challenge the US use of anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties, citing their use on steel and transformers, a filing with the global trade body showed on Tuesday....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Duterte slammed for barring news site from events...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news Web site from covering the Malacanang Palace is a threat to media freedom, rights and media groups said yesterday....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

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President to honor six 228 victims...

As part of events to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the 228 Massacre, President Tsai Ing-wen () is to attend a government-sponsored memorial ceremony and issue honorary certificates to victims and their families, sources said....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Protestors call for university autonomy...

About 200 people yesterday rallied outside the Taipei Guest House in Taipei demanding that the government respect National Taiwan University's (NTU) autonomy, as controversy over the appointment of NTU president-elect Kuan Chung-ming () shows no signs...

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

AI poses risks of misuse by hackers: researchers...

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are increasing risks that malicious users might soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a report said....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

US says N Korea passed up meeting with vice president...

US Vice President Mike Pence was to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong-un's government canceled at the last minute, US President Donald Trump's administration s...

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

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Tainan police use tech to control holiday traffic...

The Tainan Police Department on Tuesday said it successfully used drones, social media and messaging app Line to manage and alleviate traffic during the Lunar New Year holiday, resulting in smoother traffic for all motorists....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

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One killed, one hurt in separate train accidents...

One passenger died and another was injured in two separate accidents at Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) stations yesterday....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Britain sold spying gear to Philippines...

The British government sold US$50,000 of high-tech spying equipment to the Philippines, giving Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte the tools to hunt down and kill dealers and addicts as part of his brutal war on drugs....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Philharmonic New Year show features ping pong...

The New York Philharmonic is marking the Lunar New Year with a performance that features a novel musical instrument — live ping pong....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

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China Youth Corps helped censorship of media: legislator...

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lai Jui-lung () yesterday said the China Youth Corps was complicit in censorship of the media during the Martial Law era, following the release of more details of an investigation by the Ill-gotten Party Assets Sett...

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

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Not enough disabled staff at NCST and EVA: agency...

The National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (NCST) and EVA Airways topped a list of employers who failed to meet the statutory requirements for hiring people with disabilities that was released yesterday....

 2018-02-21 16:08 

Taipei Times

Pyeongchang Games: Bjoergen sets record for Winter medals...

The 15-year-old Alina Zagitova yesterday stole the show in figure skating, as US skier Lindsey Vonn took bronze in her final Olympic downhill and Norway's Marit Bjoergen became the most successful athlete in Winter Games history....

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