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 2020-01-24 16:25 

Taipei Times

HK's leaders must act on grievances: Singaporean PM...

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong () said the "one country, two systems" principle that governs Hong Kong might not last unless the government makes progress on protester concerns over the lack of affordable housing in the territory....

 2020-01-24 16:25 

Taipei Times

Firmino strikes late as Liverpool march on...

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp on Thursday hailed another moment of magic from Roberto Firmino as the Brazilian's late winner opened up a 16-point lead at the top of the English Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers....

 2020-01-24 16:25 

Taipei Times

Leaders offer competing views of Holocaust...

Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust, at a solemn ceremony in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp...

 2020-01-24 16:25 

Taipei Times

Soros to donate US$1bn to promote liberal values...

The philanthropist and former financier George Soros has announced that he is to donate US$1 billion to fund a new global network of universities designed to promote liberal values and his vision of an open society....

 2020-01-24 16:25 

Taipei Times

First stage of Huawei CFO's extradition hearing ends...

A Canadian judge on Thursday said she would announce her decision at a later date after ending the first phase of an extradition hearing that is to decide whether the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei is sent to the US....

 2020-01-24 16:25 

Taipei Times

India capitalize on poor fielding to win first T20...

Half-centuries from K.L. Rahul and Shreyas Iyer yersterday led India to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening Twenty20 match in Auckland, with the winning runs coming with an over to spare....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Ruling that Myanmar act to prevent genocide hailed...

The UN's top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, a ruling met by members of the Muslim minority with gratitude and relief, but also some skepticism that the country's rulers would ful...

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Asian markets settle after virus nerves...

Asian markets halted their slide yesterday with investor nerves eased after a week of volatility prompted by the rapid spread of a viral illness in China....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Rich Chinese snap up Singapore luxury homes...

Lunar New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar, but instead of traditional reunion dinners, some families have another ritual: luxury apartment shopping in Singapore....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

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Taipei office releases list of legitimate pet hotels...

The Taipei City Animal Protection Office has released a list of legitimate pet hotels in Taipei for people looking for a place to leave their pets during the Lunar New Year holiday....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

More central banks look to issue own digital currencies...

A rising number of central banks are likely to issue their own digital currencies in the next few years, research by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) showed on Thursday, as interest in the technology heats up....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Ministry censured over assistance for mentally ill people...

The Control Yuan yesterday censured the Ministry of Health and Welfare over five cases of death or bodily harm involving caregivers and families with mentally ill members since April 7, 2018....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

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DNA database helps solve cold cases: CIB...

DNA testing and other technological advances have helped the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) in solving cold cases, including a 17-year-old armed robbery case....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Trump should be removed: trial...

Lead US House of Representatives impeachment manager Adam Schiff on Thursday called dramatically for the Senate to remove US President Donald Trump from office, saying the US leader cannot be trusted to put the nation's interests ahead of his own....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Intel gains as data center surge fuels revenue growth...

Intel Corp gave bullish quarterly and full-year revenue forecasts, driven by a surge in demand for chips that power large cloud-computing centers. The shares jumped as much as 7.8 percent in late trading....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

China extends quarantine to 13 cities...

Chinese authorities yesterday expanded their mammoth quarantine effort to 13 cities and a staggering 41 million people, as nervous residents were checked for fevers and the death toll from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) climbed to 26....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Some China virus carriers have no fever...

China's new deadly virus is more difficult to contain than other pandemics because those infected may not get a fever, a symptom governments around the world are using to screen for the pathogen....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

US pharma boss jailed for helping fuel opioid crisis...

John Kapoor, the founder of US drug maker Insys Therapeutics Inc, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison on Thursday for helping fuel the US' deadly opioid crisis....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

EU widens Taiwan, China, Indonesia steel tariff threat...

The EU ordered its customs officials to register flat-rolled stainless steel imports from China, Taiwan and Indonesia, widening the threat of tariffs on the shipments....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

James set to pass Bryant on scoring list...

LeBron James is on his way to Philadelphia, set to pass Kobe Bryant on the NBA's career scoring list in the former Lakers star's hometown....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Tranmere stun Hornets to set up clash with United...

Tranmere Rovers substitute Paul Mullin on Thursday scored an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory over English Premier League side Watford to set up an FA Cup fourth-round clash with heavyweights Manchester United tomorrow....

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

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Doctor warns of excessive phone use during holiday...

People should watch out for the adverse effects of excessive mobile phone use during the Lunar New Year holiday, especially with the trend of using messaging apps to send congratulatory remarks, which has made many highly susceptible to eye problems, an o...

 2020-01-24 16:24 

Taipei Times

Malaysia follows China's cheap 5G airwaves plan...

Malaysia is offering airwaves for 5G networks at little cost to carriers to reduce the investment needed for the speedier wireless service, a model followed by China in its rollout of the technology last year....

 2020-01-24 16:23 

Taipei Times

Wizards overcome OT loss, early arrival to down Cavs...

Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks wanted his players to embrace the adversity they faced going into their game on Thursday. They certainly listened....

 2020-01-24 16:23 

Taipei Times

Leonesa strike in extra-time to dump out Atleti...

Atletico Madrid's disappointing season on Thursday hit a new low with a 2-1 loss to third-tier Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa in the Copa del Rey....

 2020-01-24 16:23 

Taipei Times

Doomsday clock moves closest to catastrophe yet...

The risk of civil collapse from nuclear weapons and the climate crisis is at a record high, US scientists and former officials said, calling the current environment "profoundly unstable."...

 2020-01-24 16:23 

China Post

Prince Charles visits Jerusalem tomb of unique ancestor...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked by exile, mental illness and a religious devotion to serving the...

 2020-01-24 16:23 

China Post

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia...

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia's new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-year presidency that celebrated the country&#...

 2020-01-24 16:23 

China Post

Study links impeachment beliefs to regular news diets...

NEW YORK (AP) — For many Americans, how they feel about issues raised during President Donald Trump's impeachment has much to do with where they get their news. A study released Friday by the Pew Research Center illustrated these tendencies, alo...

 2020-01-24 16:23 

China Post

California threatened with funds loss over abortion coverage...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday threatened California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state's requirement that insurance plans cover abortions. The announcement, timed to coincide with the anti-ab...

 2020-01-24 16:00 

China Post

Syrians launch symbolic 'one-pound' campaign to lift morale...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — With Syria's currency hitting record lows, a nationwide symbolic campaign has been launched by merchants, barbers, supermarkets and even gyms in the war-torn country to support the Syrian pound. Under the slogan "Our p...

 2020-01-24 15:23 

China Post

Federer tops Australia's Millman in 5 sets at Melbourne Park...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer was thinking, "Uh, oh, here we go again." Two points from defeat at the Australian Open against a familiar foe, his mind already was drifting to dissecting how he lost. About 1 1/2 years after John M...

 2020-01-24 15:23 

China Post

Fire rages in building in heart of Manhattan's Chinatown...

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters toiled all night and were still putting out pockets of fire Friday morning at a building in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown. Nine people were hurt, eight of them firefighters, but none of the injuries was consider...

 2020-01-24 15:23 

China Post

Chinese master a late developer...

Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), whose original name was Wen Bi, was a leading Chinese poet, painter and calligrapher during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). He was regarded as one of the "Four Masters of the Ming Dynasty" along with Shen Zhou (1427-1509),...

 2020-01-24 15:23 

China Post

Amid scandal, 'Africa's richest woman' sells European assets...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The billionaire daughter of a former African leader is shedding some of her investments in Europe after she came under official investigation for alleged money-laundering and corruption. Isabel dos Santos has invested heavily...

 2020-01-24 15:23 

China Post

June release set for book by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings...

NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Rep. Elijah Cummings, nearly finished in his lifetime and worked on by his widow after his death, will be published this summer. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Friday that "We're Better Th...

 2020-01-24 15:23 

China Post

NFL's Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic abuse crisis...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain...

 2020-01-24 15:00 

China Post

Tech companies propel US stocks to early gains; Intel jumps...

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading U.S. stocks higher at the open Friday, led by a sharp gain for chipmaker Intel. Investors continue to monitor developments in the international effort to contain the deadly new virus outbreak in China...

 2020-01-24 14:23 

China Post

Taliban say frustrated by additional demands of US...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban, in a rambling commentary published on their website, expressed frustration with what they describe as additional U.S. demands in peace talks — even after they had offered a "reduction of violence." They ha...

 2020-01-24 14:23 

China Post

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday...

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. A virus that has killed more than two dozen people and sickened hun...

 2020-01-24 14:23 

China Post

Poll: Many in US support Trump decision to kill Iran general...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump's decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall. The poll...

 2020-01-24 14:23 

China Post

EU seeks more time in effort to resolve Iran nuclear dispute...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat said Friday that more time is required to unravel a dispute between countries involved in the Iran nuclear agreement. On Jan. 15, Britain, France and Germany reluctantly triggered the accord'...

 2020-01-24 14:03 

Central News Agency

Taiwan confirms two more cases of infection from new coronavirus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday confirmed two more cases of infection from the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) , which originated in Wuhan, China, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Taiwan to three....

 2020-01-24 14:00 

China Post

Belarus' leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The president of Belarus on Friday accused Moscow of pressuring his country to merge with Russia and vowed not to let it happen. Talking to workers of a paper plant in eastern Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko lambasted Russia, the ...

 2020-01-24 13:23 

China Post

More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds. The...

 2020-01-24 13:23 

China Post

Prison agency seeks high-security facility replacements...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio prison system wants to replace or renovate some of its high-security prisons in the near future, saying its current facilities for violent inmates are "functionally obsolete" and creating security risks for the...

 2020-01-24 13:23 

China Post

Powerful German auto club drops hard line on speed limit...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest car club said Friday it is shifting its position on the introduction of a general speed limit on the Autobahn to "neutral." The ADAC, which counts about one in four Germans among its members, said it would...

 2020-01-24 13:23 

China Post

US envoy urges Serbia, Kosovo to drop obstacles to talks...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for talks between Serbia and Kosovo said Friday that the two Balkan rivals must remove obstacles that have blocked negotiations for more than a year. Kosovo must drop the 100% t...

 2020-01-24 13:00 

China Post

Son: Former Egyptian president Mubarak undergoes surgery...

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former autocratic president Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down following 2011 mass protests, has undergone surgery, his eldest son tweeted Friday. Alaa Mubarak tweeted that his 91-year-old father was operated on Thur...

 2020-01-24 13:00 

China Post

London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears...

LONDON (AP) — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday it will use the cameras to automatical...

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