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 2020-09-25 16:33 

China Post

The latest hard-to-find item: a desk...

NEW YORK (AP) — First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of kids logging onto virtual school this fall has parents scrambling to find furnitu...

 2020-09-25 16:22 

China Post

Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings...

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus is striking cities with much smaller populations in the heartland, often in conservative corners of Americ...

 2020-09-25 16:21 

China Post

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack...

DALLAS (AP) — A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday it was hit by a ransomware attack two days after telling clients an unknown intruder had compromised its phone and information technology sys...

 2020-09-25 16:19 

China Post

Pope to UN: Use COVID crisis to come out better, not worse...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged world leaders Friday to use the coronavirus emergency as an opportunity to reform the injustices of the global economy and the "perverse logic" of the nuclear deterrence doctrine, warning that increased isolati...

 2020-09-25 16:06 

China Post

Nobel laureate refuses local honor over Poland's LGBT 'rift'...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning writer Olga Tokarczuk has declined an honorary citizenship from the region of Poland where she lives because she would have had to share the honor with a Roman Catholic bishop who has made hostile comments a...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Haiti and Nauru support Taiwan at UN assembly ...

The leaders of Haiti and Nauru on Thursday thanked Taiwan for its help in fighting COVID-19 and voiced general support for Taiwan on the third day of the general debate of the 75th UN General Assembly. Five of the nation's 15 diplomatic allies have so...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Teams eye post-season as MLB regular season ends ...

Eight teams in the National League are vying for four post-season spots heading into the regular season's final weekend.The Marlins, Phillies, Cardinals, Reds, Brewers and Giants are the top teams still in contention — and they are packed tightl...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Chinese envoy slams US attacks at UN meeting ...

China on Thursday lashed out at the US at a high-level UN meeting over its criticism on the COVID-19 pandemic, with its envoy declaring, "Enough is enough." Two days after US President Donald Trump used his annual address to the General Assembly t...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Indian farmers block roads, railways to protest farm bills ...

Farmers in India yesterday blocked roads and railway tracks in a protest against new legislation that they say could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers.Indian Prime Minist...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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One new case imported from Philippines ...

A Philippine national who entered Taiwan two weeks ago has tested positive for COVID-19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday, adding that the man contracted the infection before he arrived in Taiwan.The new case brings the nation'...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Exercise, vitamin C reduce bone loss in elderly: doctor ...

Elderly people are encouraged to exercise more and increase their intake of vitamin C, a Taipei doctor has said, citing the high number of elderly Taiwanese with osteoporosis. A growing number of people aged 50 or older, most of them women, have osteoporo...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Kaohsiung mask firm fined NT$2 million ...

The Kaohsiung Department of Health yesterday fined Jingxin Technology Co NT$2 million (US$68,318) for setting up unlicensed mask production equipment, while the Ministry of Labor said that it would send teams to regularly inspect mask facilities after it ...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Public warned not to climb ‘unstable’ Tengu Rock ...

Taroko National Park administrators on Wednesday advised the public to avoid climbing Tengu Rock () after receiving reports that the ledge has become unstable.Traffic at the formation on Haishushan ( ) skyrocketed after its rediscovery in 2015 by hikers w...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Weightlifter trains her daughter and granddaughter ...

Keysha Atiki is only 10, but she can already lift her own weight as she trains with a weightlifting coach who once competed in the Olympics — her grandmother.Mercy Obiero was only the second African woman to compete in weightlifting at the Olympics,...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Australia great Dean Jones dies ...

Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones, who had been covering the Indian Premier League from Mumbai, has died after a heart attack aged 59, broadcaster Star India said on Thursday."It is with great sadness that we share the news of the p...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Beijing maneuvers due to domestic pressure: academics ...

China has been intensifying its military maneuvers in the region, including sending warplanes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), because the leadership in Beijing faces domestic pressure, academics said on Thursday. Lin Ying-yu (), ...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Court sentences ex-army officer for spying for China ...

The High Court on Thursday sentenced a retired army lieutenant colonel surnamed Lan () to two years and three months in jail for supplying China with the names and activities of personnel at intelligence agencies.The verdict reversed an earlier ruling of ...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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US pork directives sent for legislative review ...

Nine administrative directives related to allowing US imports of pork containing ractopamine residue were submitted to a joint session composed of five committees at the Legislative Yuan for review amid a cross-party consensus yesterday.The administrative...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Researchers heal burns with fish peptide ...

Academia Sinica research has found that collagencin, an antibacterial peptide from fish collagen, shows great potential in the treatment of burns by accelerating healing and helping to prevent scarring.Five years ago, a team — led by Research fellow...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

HK activist Wong arrested again ...

Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested democracy activist Joshua Wong () for participating in an unauthorized assembly in October last year and breaching the territory's anti-mask law, according to a post on his official Twitter account.Wong's late...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Lakers take a 3-1 lead in West finals ...

The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them.Anthony Davis scored 34 points and LeBron James had 26 as the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursda...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

TAIEX declines on foreign investor sell-off ...

The TAIEX yesterday closed lower after a volatile session amid concerns about further selling by foreign institutional investors, who are continuing to lock in gains, dealers said.While many large-cap shares came under pressure, the government is believed...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

The Liberty Times Editorial: Expanding the Taiwan consensus ...

Following the Chinese Nationalist Party's (KMT) decision at its National Congress on Sept. 6 to uphold the so-called "1992 consensus" to govern cross-strait relations, KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang () on Sept. 8 invited former legislative speaker...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Finger-pointing after the fire ...

A fire led to the deaths of three men this week because of technicalities, government failures and money, but it was not the first time such a tragedy has occurred and probably will not be the last.A host of questions have been raised in the wake of the b...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Next Bank eyeing cooperation ...

Web-only Next Bank () aims to work with major online banking services, such as Taishin International Bank's () Richart service or the digital service offered by O-Bank Co (), general manager Liu I-cheng () said yesterday."I admire the two banks an...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

Converting cargo ships into missile platforms ...

Rapid advances over the past few years in the Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Rocket Force have expanded the power projection capability of its guided missile force, meaning that if a war were to break out with China, all of Taiwan's ...

 2020-09-25 16:00 

Taipei Times

FPG, Tokuyama in joint venture ...

Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, ) yesterday announced that it is to form a joint venture in Taiwan with Japanese chemicals company Tokuyama Corp to manufacture and sell high-purity isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to the electronics industry.FPG chairman and presiden...

 2020-09-25 15:51 

China Post

2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at veterans home...

BOSTON (AP) — Two former leaders of a Massachusetts home for aging veterans where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been criminally charged for their handling of the outbreak, the state's attorney general said Friday. Former...

 2020-09-25 15:51 

China Post

Mali swears in transitional president and vice president...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's transitional president and vice president were sworn into office Friday, more than a month after a coup in the West African nation. The induction ceremony in the capital, Bamako, took place as Mali remains under sancti...

 2020-09-25 15:51 

China Post

The Latest: Abbas asks for launch of 'genuine peace process'...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 10:30 a.m. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conference early next year to "launch a genuine peace process" while criticizing ...

 2020-09-25 15:47 

China Post

Republican duo reshapes Montana politics in Trump's style...

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana politics and a seat in the U.S. Senate. His former boss, Greg Gianforte, is more brusque...

 2020-09-25 15:21 

China Post

Largest California wildfire threatens marijuana-growing area...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate and abandon their maturing crops even as weather forecasters predict more hot, d...

 2020-09-25 14:51 

China Post

First man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancer...

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago. Brown, dubbed "the Berlin patient" because of where he ...

 2020-09-25 14:51 

China Post

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal...

ROME (AP) — The financial scandal that toppled Cardinal Angelo Becciu, one of the Vatican's most powerful officials, mounted Friday with evidence that he directed hundreds of thousands of euros of Vatican and Italian church funds to a charity co...

 2020-09-25 14:50 

China Post

Tokyo Olympics and IOC find mostly minor areas to 'simplify'...

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers announced several "simplification" changes Friday for next year's postponed games, though with few large-scale cost savings. Simplifying the Tokyo Games has been a pledge of the International Olympic...

 2020-09-25 14:50 

China Post

Biden's push for unity faces test with Supreme Court fight...

From the opening of his third presidential bid, Joe Biden has argued that he is in a unique position to mend a fractured nation and work — even with Republicans — to "unify the country" into some semblance of consensus. That central th...

 2020-09-25 14:26 

Central News Agency

German Trade Office Oktoberfest 2020 kicks off in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) The two-day Oktoberfest celebration kicked off in Taipei on Friday, giving German companies and their business partners a rare chance to rub elbows at a time when social gatherings are temporarily banned in many countries due to the...

 2020-09-25 14:22 

Central News Agency

Indigenous weaver certified as Taiwan 'national treasure' - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) Ljumiyang Pacekelj (), a 72-year-old weaver from the indigenous Paiwan community in Pingtung County, was certified as a living...

 2020-09-25 14:20 

China Post

EU leader Michel lashes out at Britain over post-Brexit plan...

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leader Charles Michel used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to lash out at Britain for its threats to renege on parts of the withdrawal treaty it signed with the EU and warned that the 27-natio...

 2020-09-25 13:51 

China Post

Japan's newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight...

TOKYO (AP) — Considered something of a lightweight on foreign policy issues, Japan's new prime minister has spent much of his career in the shadows, supporting previous leader Shinzo Abe with backroom bureaucratic maneuvers and in largely script...

 2020-09-25 13:50 

China Post

EU police raid Kosovo war veterans' office, detain leader...

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — European Union security police stormed the offices of a war veterans association in Kosovo on Friday, apparently to get hold of international prosecutors' files from a war crimes investigation that the association said it...

 2020-09-25 13:38 

China Post

'You are good people:' Navalny thanks Russian pilots, medics...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in Germany recovering from what authorities there determined to be nerve agent poisoning, thanked Russian pilots and paramedics for acting quickly after he fell into a coma on a flight f...

 2020-09-25 13:37 

China Post

UN: At least 16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast...

CAIRO (AP) — At least 16 migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the U.N. migration agency reported Friday, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing ...

 2020-09-25 13:34 

China Post

Belarus detains opposition leader's lawyer amid protests...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus detained a lawyer representing a top opposition activist who was jailed this month amid mass protests against the country's authoritarian president, who won a sixth term in a disputed election. The law...

 2020-09-25 13:33 

Central News Agency

Taiwan, Paraguay sign agreement to promote technical cooperation - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) Taiwan and Paraguay on Thursday signed a letter of intent (LOI) aimed at promoting technical cooperation between the two countries, during a meeting held remotely via video conferencing....

 2020-09-25 13:20 

China Post

Orders for big-ticket US manufactured goods up weak 0.4%...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods increased just 0.4% in August following a much larger gain in the previous month. The Commerce Department reported Friday that the August advance marked the fourth consecut...

 2020-09-25 13:10 

Central News Agency

U.S. ranks top debtor to Taiwan's banks for 20th straight quarter - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) The United States ranked as the largest debtor to banks in Taiwan for the 20th consecutive quarter at the end of June, the central bank said Friday....

 2020-09-25 12:51 

China Post

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines...

LONDON (AP) — A rat has for the first time won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery, receiving the honor for searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia. Magawa, a giant African pouched rat, was awarded the PDSA's Gol...

 2020-09-25 12:51 

China Post

Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK...

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based Novavax has begun a late stage trial of its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom because the high-level of the coronavirus circulating in the country is likely to produce quick results, the pharmaceutical company...

 2020-09-25 12:51 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: A look at virus's impact as deaths near 1....

As it marched from East to West this year, the coronavirus pandemic sank economies and transformed social interactions. It shut schools and businesses, stopped the sports and entertainment industries dead in their tracks, and even brought low the Olympic ...

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