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 2020-09-23 16:26 

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Masks off: Belgium relaxes virus rules despite rise in cases...

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite the steady rise of COVID-19 cases in a country already hard-hit by the virus, Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said Wednesday that mask requirements, some attendance limits and other public health measures will be relaxed...

 2020-09-23 16:23 

China Post

A timeline of events related to the death of Breonna Taylor...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Here is a timeline of events that began with the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose killing by police in her home in Kentucky has encouraged a national reckoning on race: — March 13: Officers serving a narcotic...

 2020-09-23 16:23 

China Post

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company's first presentation of a Black composer, Terence ...

 2020-09-23 16:22 

China Post

Music Review: Fleet Foxes release bright, nuanced album...

Fleet Foxes, "Shore" (ANTI-) One might have predicted a somber release for Fleet Foxes in the year of a pandemic. After all, their last album "Crack-Up" was darker in tone, touching everything from police brutality and internal turmoil to ...

 2020-09-23 16:22 

China Post

Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine for fraud...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed. Federal prosecut...

 2020-09-23 16:03 

China Post

Germany: 8 more charged in Volkswagen diesel scandal...

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed charges against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company's diesel scandal, which saw it sell cars fitted with software that let them cheat on emissions ...

 2020-09-23 16:03 

China Post

First stone laid at Dutch Holocaust Memorial in Amsterdam...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A friend of World War II Jewish diarist Anne Frank laid the first stone Wednesday at a new memorial under construction in Amsterdam to honor all Dutch victims of the Holocaust. The ceremonial laying of the first stone, ...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Medvedev falls at first Hurdle in Hamburg ...

Top seed Daniil Medvedev on Tuesday suffered a stunning 6-4, 6-3 defeat by Frenchman Ugo Humbert in his first clay-court match of this season at the Hamburg European Open.Fresh off his run to the US Open semi-finals, world No. 5 Medvedev struggled to find...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

HK upholds migrant live-in rule ...

A Hong Kong court's decision to uphold a compulsory rule for migrant domestic workers to live with their employers drew criticism on Tuesday from labor rights advocates, who said it exposed the foreign workers to conditions akin to modern slavery.The ...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Malaysian opposition head plans to form government ...

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim yesterday said that he has secured a majority in the Malaysian parliament to form a new government. Anwar said that an audience with Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V slated for Tuesday was postponed because the ki...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Experts decry acquittal of officers in espionage case ...

Prosecutors and legal experts decried the High Court's acquittal of two former air force officers — colonel Ko Chi-hsien () and lieutenant colonel Lou Wen-ching () — in a Chinese spying case that resulted in the conviction of Chinese army ...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Ex-MLB pitcher signs largest deal in CPBL history ...

Former MLB pitcher Wang Wei-chung has signed the biggest contract with a local team in Taiwan's professional baseball history, the Wei Chuan Dragons said yesterday. The 28-year-old left-hander signed a five-year US$2.08 million contract with the Drago...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Sydney airport opens runways to hobby pilots ...

The scarcity of commercial flights landing at Sydney Airport has been a disaster for airlines and workers, but for hobby pilots the COVID-19 pandemic has provided the opportunity of a lifetime.The quieter-than-usual runways mean that private pilots have b...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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NCC to hold hearing on CtiTV News case ...

The fate of CtiTV News hangs in the balance after the National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday ruled that it would next month hold an administrative hearing on the broadcaster's license renewal application. It is the first time that the comm...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Sports center to avoid US pork in meals ...

The National Sports Training Center would refrain from using US pork as an ingredient in meals served to athletes, as ractopamine is listed by the World Anti-Doping Agency as a banned substance, Sports Administration Director-General Chang Shao-hsi () has...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Taipei authorities tipped off about illegal facility ...

The Taipei City Government yesterday said that a health department inspector last year had visited the site of a long-term care facility in Neihu District () after receiving a report questioning its status. A fire broke out at the facility on Tuesday afte...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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KMT submits petitions for pork vote ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday submitted to the Central Election Commission (CEC) more than 20,000 signatures backing its petition for a referendum on the importation of pork containing ractopamine, the party said.The proposed referendum wo...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Murray, Nuggets cut Lakers’ lead to 2-1 ...

They had just lost a playoff heartbreaker, and two nights later the Denver Nuggets quickly went from in control to in trouble.Escaping trouble is what these Nuggets do best."Everybody always has us packing our bags and leaving, but we're not ready...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Acer announces software to diagnose eye condition ...

PC brand Acer Inc () yesterday rolled out artificial intelligence (AI) software for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy in collaboration with National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) and Novartis (Taiwan) Co (), the first "smart" ophthalmology equip...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

West Ham boss Moyes, 2 players positive for virus ...

West Ham United manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19 just before the English Premier League club's 5-1 win over Hull City in the EFL Cup.West Ham's medical team were informed of the test...

 2020-09-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Ministry gears for online APEC meet ...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said that it is preparing for Taiwan's participation at a virtual APEC summit, adding that the nation's representative to the meeting would be announced by the Presidential Office.Taiwan joined the 21-memb...

 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...

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