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 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

DBS Bank releases revamped banking app ...

DBS Bank Taiwan () yesterday released a revamped online banking platform, dubbed DBS Digibank, in a bid to provide wealth management clients with more personalized services and a more engaging user experience on mobile devices.The bank this year commissio...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: KMT chairman’s sleight of hand ...

To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, which opened on Tuesday last week, former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Youth League head Lin Chia-hsing (), along with members of a group calling itself the "Republic of China (ROC) fact...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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MOTC tells carriers to strictly follow their flight plans ...

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday reiterated that civil aviation carriers should strictly follow their flight plans for their "faux foreign tour packages," adding that they are told to avoid certain areas when they...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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AIT marks anniversary of innovation center in Taipei ...

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the American Innovation Center (AIC) and its reopening as it seeks more collaboration with Taiwanese partners in innovation in the post-COVID-19 era.Located at the Songshan C...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

EU, India should engage Taiwan ...

On Sept. 8, at the high-profile Ketagalan security forum, President Tsai Ing-wen () urged countries to deal with the China challenge.She said: "It is time for like-minded countries, and democratic friends in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond, to disc...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Nantou fishers battle invasive snakeheads ...

Yuchi Township ( ) fishers have appealed to the Nantou County Government for help in dealing with an invasive fish species in Sun Moon Lake (), where it has devastated the local ecosystem.Fishers at Sun Moon Lake have been using electrofishing in an attem...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Institute increases GDP forecast ...

The Yuanta-Polaris Research Institute () yesterday raised its GDP growth forecast for Taiwan to 1.63 percent, up from its March prediction of 1.5 percent, due to better-than-expected exports, Yuanta-Polaris president Liang Kuo-yuan () said.The nation'...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Czech visit could inspire others ...

China-watchers in the US and elsewhere are struck by the audacious and path-breaking visit by Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil who last month led a 89-member delegation to Taiwan and defied the "red-line warnings" by acerbic Chinese Minister ...

 2020-09-23 15:54 

China Post

Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again...

LONDON (AP) — Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played. Heath remembers it as an "epic." Three times the United States trailed Canada. Three times...

 2020-09-23 15:52 

China Post

Grand jury to present report in Breonna Taylor's death...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury in Kentucky is scheduled to present its findings to a judge in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers who burst into her home at night. An announcement says the report will be present...

 2020-09-23 15:52 

China Post

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass...

 2020-09-23 15:51 

China Post

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity...

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf is apologizing for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives. Scharf said in a memo released this week that "there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit...

 2020-09-23 15:51 

China Post

Covering the bases: Fenway Park expected as voting venue...

BOSTON (AP) — There's the windup, the pitch — and the vote. Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet Thursday, after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for ...

 2020-09-23 15:22 

China Post

Ill. Rep. Schakowsky backs College Athlete Bill of Rights...

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, chairwoman of the House Commerce Subcommittee, is backing the College Athlete Bill of Rights crafted by a group of Democratic senators. Schakowsky, D-Ill., was set Wednesday to announce her support for the legislative framework put fo...

 2020-09-23 15:21 

China Post

Alabama prosecutors oppose jailed speaker's bid for leniency...

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard doesn't deserve any reduction of his four-year prison sentence for ethics violations because he has not shown remorse and was convicted of serious crimes that undermined public trust...

 2020-09-23 14:52 

China Post

Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale...

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That&#...

 2020-09-23 14:51 

China Post

With Saquon Barkley out, Giants sign veteran Devonta Freeman...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl halfback Devonta Freeman has signed with the New York Giants. The Giants announced the signing of Freeman on Wednesday, a day after 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Saquon Barkley was placed on inj...

 2020-09-23 14:51 

China Post

Woodward's 'Rage' sells 600,000 copies in first week...

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's "Rage" sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication, continuing a yearlong wave of blockbuster books about President Donald Trump. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that Woodward's ...

 2020-09-23 14:51 

China Post

The Latest: Bosnia asks COVID-19 vaccine be available to all...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 9 a.m. The chairman of Bosnia's three-member presidency is urging the world's nations at their first virtual U.N. meeting to make a coronavirus vaccine availabl...

 2020-09-23 14:51 

China Post

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world's biggest AI society awarded its top p...

 2020-09-23 14:17 

China Post

Vision 2020: Are the nation's voting systems secure?...

Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation's election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been "hardened" in any way? Answer: Federal, state and local officials priori...

 2020-09-23 14:09 

Central News Agency

Care home operator charged with negligent homicide after deadly fire - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) The operator of an unlicensed nursing home in Taipei was charged Wednesday with negligent homicide and endangering public safety, after three people died in a fire that broke out at the facility the previous day....

 2020-09-23 14:04 

China Post

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77...

CHICAGO (AP) — Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL's best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed "Th...

 2020-09-23 14:03 

China Post

France wants to require fathers to take parental leave...

PARIS (AP) — France's president wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns. President Emmanuel Macron announced the plan on Instagram before visiting a child-care facility on Wed...

 2020-09-23 14:03 

China Post

France's defense chief misled nation on troops' virus safety...

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister has admitted to misleading the nation about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan and have been suspected of links to France's f...

 2020-09-23 13:59 

China Post

4 charged after burning body found in rural Iowa ditch...

KELLOGG, Iowa (AP) — Four people have been charged in the strangulation death of a man whose body was found burning last week in a rural central Iowa ditch. Steven Vogel, 31, of Grinnell, was arrested Tuesday in the death of 44-year-old Michael Will...

 2020-09-23 13:52 

China Post

Miranda July dreams up a con family in 'Kajillionaire'...

Miranda July doesn't seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don't know who she is. There is no in between. Even after acclaimed films like "Me and You and Everyone We Know" and "The Fu...

 2020-09-23 13:49 

China Post

Reports: Kuwait and the UAE in economic pain amid pandemic...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two oil-rich Arab Gulf states suffered severe economic blows on Wednesday, as a major credit agency downgraded Kuwait for the first time and the United Arab Emirates acknowledged its economy would contract to a lev...

 2020-09-23 13:49 

China Post

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport...

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country's main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travele...

 2020-09-23 13:22 

China Post

German police raid over 60 sites linked to meat industry...

BERLIN (AP) — German police simultaneously searched more than 60 homes and businesses in five states early Wednesday in connection with the alleged illegal trafficking of migrants for use in the meat industry. Federal police said in a statement that...

 2020-09-23 13:21 

China Post

FRENCH OPEN 2020: Managing quick continent, surface switch...

Serena Williams bypassed any clay-court tuneup tournaments ahead of the French Open, so her first match at Roland Garros will be her first competition since the U.S. Open. Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open and is sitting out the French Open, which starts its ...

 2020-09-23 13:20 

China Post

Tokyo Olympics CEO suggests relaxed entry rules for athletes...

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the country before next year's postponed games and train during a 14-day quarantine period, Toshiro Muto, the CEO of...

 2020-09-23 13:20 

China Post

In Miami Beach, live theater returns — in vacant storefronts...

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, the seven deadly sins will be found all along an iconic Miami Beach thoroughfare — but they'll be socially distanced, thankfully. Miami New Drama plans to offer short new plays about each of the sins in seven vac...

 2020-09-23 13:20 

China Post

The Latest: Judo federation cancels event in Japan...

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The International Judo Federation has canceled an event in Japan because of the coronavirus pandemic. The IJF had announced a return to international competition after a...

 2020-09-23 13:19 

China Post

In Britain, 100-loss journeymen boxers punch the clock...

On just a day's notice, journeyman boxer Jamie Quinn caught a train to London for a four-round bout. On the way, he learned that they switched opponents and made it a six-rounder. The news might unnerve some fighters, but Quinn has shown he is ready f...

 2020-09-23 13:19 

China Post

Elton John announces new North American dates for final tour...

NEW YORK (AP) — After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of touring. The pop icon announced Wednesday that his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" will return to No...

 2020-09-23 12:52 

China Post

Montenegro lawmakers return to forge new path after election...

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's new parliament has convened for the first time since last month's election, with lawmakers from formerly opposition groups set to form a new governing majority and oust from power a party that has ru...

 2020-09-23 12:29 

Central News Agency

Northeasterly winds forecast to strengthen Thursday, bringing rain - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) Northeasterly winds are expected to strengthen Thursday, bringing rain and slightly lower temperatures to northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 12:27 

Central News Agency

Industrial production hits new high in August - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CAN) Industrial production in Taiwan got a boost from solid global demand for semiconductors and other high tech devices to hit a new monthly high in August, up more than 4 percent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (M...

 2020-09-23 12:20 

Central News Agency

Changhua COVID-19 study violated public health rules: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) A recent study carried out by the Changhua County government, which involved testing people for COVID-19 antibodies, was found to have violated public health policies but will not result in disciplinary action, the Central Epidemic ...

 2020-09-23 12:19 

China Post

Paris police barricade Eiffel Tower after bomb threat...

PARIS (AP) — Paris police have blockaded the area around the Eiffel Tower after a phone-in bomb threat. Police cars and tape surrounded the streets below the tower and the bridge stretching across the Seine River to Trocadero Plaza. Some tourists we...

 2020-09-23 12:19 

China Post

Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak...

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort that has been blamed for thousands of infe...

 2020-09-23 12:18 

China Post

Is credit card relief little help? Check out debt management...

As cardholders experience financial difficulties due to COVID-19, some credit card issuers are promoting their hardship programs. Once a well-kept secret, these programs are now more prominently advertised, offering things like deferred payments and lower...

 2020-09-23 12:18 

China Post

Sri Lanka to offer livestreams from wildlife parks...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities announced Wednesday that they will offer livestreams from the island nation's wildlife parks, in a move to help revive a tourism industry that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. The g...

 2020-09-23 12:09 

Central News Agency

Freeway control measures announced for upcoming holiday periods - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) The Ministry of Transport and Communications announced freeway traffic control measures on Wednesday for the Mid-Autumn Festival and Double Ten National Day holiday weekends in October, warning that record-high traffic volume can be...

 2020-09-23 11:48 

China Post

Election 2020 Today: Trump vs. science, Biden takes his time...

Here's what's happening Wednesday in Election 2020, 41 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP's state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY'S TOP STORIES: TRUMP VILIFIES SCIENCE: With the nation's CO...

 2020-09-23 11:48 

China Post

Pilgrim's Pride CEO, indicted on price fixing counts, is out...

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Pilgrim's Pride has replaced its CEO as he prepares to face price fixing charges. The company announced in June that its chief executive, Jayson Penn, was taking a leave of absence to focus on his defense after he was indic...

 2020-09-23 11:48 

China Post

EU tries yet again to fix broken down asylum system...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Conceding after years of chaos and dispute that its costly asylum system is broken, the European Union announced Wednesday a major overhaul of the rules in the hope that more countries will finally be prepared to share responsibility...

 2020-09-23 11:27 

Central News Agency

18 Filipinos, 1 Japanese confirmed with COVID-19 after leaving Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) Nineteen people -- 18 Filipinos and one Japanese -- tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving Taiwan recently, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday, adding that it could not establish that they had been infecte...

 2020-09-23 11:19 

China Post

UN labor agency: Growing rich-poor gap amid COVID pandemic...

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economi...

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