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 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Kim’s sister rebuffs request to end war ...

The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un yesterday said it was "admirable" of South Korea to propose a formal end to the Korean War, but demanded Seoul first drop its "hostile policies" towards Pyongyang.Kim Yo-jong's ...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Vaccines just one factor in alert level ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) would ease COVID-19 restrictions depending on the vaccination rate and other factors, but lowering the level 2 COVID-19 alert would require more careful consideration, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chu...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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China likely to ban more fruit, DPP lawmaker says ...

The government should prepare contingency plans for a possible Chinese ban on oranges from Taiwan, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lai Hui-yuan ( ) said yesterday.Beijing on Monday suspended imports of custard apples and wax apples from Taiw...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Study finds diabetes-linked gene ...

Taiwanese researchers have identified a gene that they say might help doctors treat diabetes.A study by a research team at Academia Sinica's Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center showed that the expression of protein disulfide isomerase family A ...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Telecoms expect 5G boost from sales of iPhones ...

Telecoms expect sales of Apple Inc's iPhone 13 series to boost 5G penetration and average revenue per user this year, company executives said yesterday.Almost all executives from the nation's major telecoms have a bullish view about demand for the...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Police must crack down on online child abuse ...

Between 2017 and last year, the numbers of sexual exploitation cases involving children reported by local governments pointed to a growing trend.Seventy-two percent of the cases involved online crime, with most of the victims being junior-high school stud...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Nauru’s Aingimea lauds Taiwan’s pandemic response ...

Taiwan has made exemplary contributions in the global fight against COVID-19, including in Nauru, Nauruan President Lionel Aingimea told the UN General Assembly on Thursday.In his virtual address at the 76th session of the assembly, Aingimea said that Nau...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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White Sox clinch AL Central title ...

Tony La Russa stood in the dugout, soaking in the moment as the Chicago White Sox celebrated winning their first American League Central title since 2008.The Hall of Fame manager came out of retirement for moments like this, but it was still hard for him ...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Darnold, defense lead Panthers to victory in Texas ...

Thanks to another efficient performance from Sam Darnold and continued dominant play by their defense, the Carolina Panthers are 3-0 for the first time since 2015, when they reached the Super Bowl.That combination was certainly too much for the Houston Te...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Pygmy seahorse spotted for the first time near Penghu ...

A National Academy of Marine Research (NAMR) team last month found a species of pygmy seahorse for the first time near islands in Penghu County, the institute said yesterday.The pygmy seahorse, known as Hippocampus bargibanti, was discovered 30 nautical m...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Perfect Napoli surge back to top of Serie A ...

Victor Osimhen on Thursday scored twice as SSC Napoli crushed UC Sampdoria 4-0 to remain perfect in Serie A and return to the top of the table.In the other early game, Ciro Immobile converted a stoppage-time penalty to give SS Lazio a 1-1 draw at Torino. ...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Defense among priorities for premier ...

An increased defense budget, improving people's livelihoods and pushing for sustainable development were among the items Premier Su Tseng-chang () presented in a written report to the Legislative Yuan yesterday.Frequent Chinese military incursions int...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Campers blocking helipad amid rescue effort to be fined ...

Campers in Yushan National Park who pitched their tents on a helipad reserved for the National Airborne Service Corps would be fined NT$3,000, the park's administration office said on Wednesday, adding that their actions forced corps members to jump o...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Steps to integrate Taiwan aligning ...

The proverbial dam appears to be breaking with respect to countries' view on Taiwan and its security. Throughout this summer, a number of countries and major international groupings have come out in support of "peace and stability in the Taiwan St...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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CECC to allow self-paid antibody tests based on guidelines ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday announced guidelines for self-paid COVID-19 antibody tests, which were previously not open to the public.CECC experts reached a consensus on the guidelines at a meeting on Wednesday, which was held fo...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Exports post best August performance ...

Taiwan's export orders expanded 17.6 percent year-on-year to US$53.5 billion last month, the best August performance ever, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday.On a monthly basis, export orders dropped 3.2 percent from US$55.3 billion.The m...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Voucher exclusion to cost Taiwan ...

The National Immigration Agency on Monday confirmed that the majority of foreign residents in Taiwan would once again be excluded from the government's stimulus voucher program. The NT$5,000 Quintuple Stimulus Voucher would be available to 140,000 for...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Surfing doctor finds easy treatment for severe shark bites ...

Groundbreaking research by an Australian medic-surfer has uncovered a simple way to stop bleeding and save the life of someone who has had their leg bitten off by a shark.Find the middle point between the hip and the genitals, make a fist and push as hard...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Struggling Barcelona held to goalless draw by Cadiz ...

Barcelona's ongoing crisis keeps getting worse, with the team unable to win on the pitch, and the club's players, coach and president growing increasingly at odds.Barcelona on Thursday were held to a 0-0 draw by Cadiz in La Liga, extending their w...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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China Steel to invest in wind energy venture ...

China Steel Corp (), the nation's largest steel maker, yesterday said that its board of directors approved a NT$5.51 billion (US$198.69 million) investment in a wind energy venture to embrace global carbon-neural trends.The company plans to inject fre...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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German millionaires move assets ahead of election ...

A potential lurch to the left in Germany's election on Sunday is scaring millionaires into moving assets into Switzerland, bankers and tax lawyers say.If the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), hard-left Linke and environmentalist Greens come to power...

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Defense experts call for action over disinformation ...

A panel of defense experts on Thursday called for an Indo-Pacific initiative to combat disinformation, including efforts directed by Beijing.Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue, a virtual conference hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Li...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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COVID-1: US pledges 500m vaccines donation ...

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday addressed a COVID-19 summit of world leaders with a promise to donate a "historic" extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to overcome the pandemic."This is an all-hands-on-deck crisis. America wi...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Crack down on labor brokers: DPP lawmakers ...

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers yesterday urged the Ministry of Labor to crack down on labor brokers that charge illegal fees for the transfer of migrant workers to other employers, saying that this would help Taiwan become a "slave-free ...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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COVID-19: CECC drops three from ‘high-risk’ countries list ...

Travelers from Bangladesh, Brazil and Peru are no longer required to quarantine at a government center, and from Saturday can choose to quarantine at hotels, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.The three nations are no longer conside...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Six-month freeze on power rates ...

Taiwan's electricity rates are to remain at NT$2.6253 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the next six months despite rising fuel costs, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday. The decision came after a meeting of its electricity price review committ...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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COVID-19: Berlin pushes WHO head’s re-election bid: diplomats ...

Germany is seeking support from other EU members to ensure a second term for WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, but African states have yet to show their cards, government sources and diplomats said on Wednesday.The deadline for proposing ca...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Girls inspired by skateboarding star ...

When she saw 13-year-old Brazilian Rayssa Leal win silver in the first-ever street skateboarding competition at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Giovanna Alves Farias only had one wish: to start flying around a skate park herself."I nearly cried. Seeing ...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Unclear climate policy hindering business: British Office ...

Unclear government policy is the biggest challenge for companies when developing plans to address challenges posed by climate change, a British Office Taipei survey showed on Wednesday.More than 83 percent of 588 domestic enterprises surveyed said they be...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Diversity at US Open wins hearts ...

The US Open women's singles champion, 18-year-old Briton Emma Raducanu — the "British Rainie Yang" () — has gained a huge fan following, not just for her impressive tennis skills, but for her looks, too. In the immediate aftermath ...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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High court upholds fraud ruling ...

The High Court yesterday upheld the conviction of a couple whose company defaulted on NT$47.2 billion (US$1.7 billion at the current exchange rate) in loans from 12 banks over 10 years, but lowered their sentences by one year each.In January, the Taipei D...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: Xi’s war on culture stirs fears ...

A plethora of seemingly random interventions by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) into China's private sector has sent Wall Street into a tailspin, leaving many investors, in Taiwan and abroad, questioning whether Beijing is still committed to its pos...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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COVID-19: More than 50 percent of Taiwanese vaccinated: CECC ...

The percentage of the population that has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday passed the 50 percent mark, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hs...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Northeast monsoon to lower weekend temperatures: CWB ...

Temperatures are expected to fall over the weekend with the arrival of the first northeast monsoon of autumn, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday.Taiwan would be under the influence of the monsoon from today to Sunday, bureau senior weather fo...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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COVID-19: Quebec man sought for punching nurse over wife’s jab ...

Police in the Canadian province of Quebec are searching for a man they suspect of punching a nurse in the face for giving his wife a COVID-19 vaccine without his consent, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.The man confronted the female nurse on Monday m...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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The Liberty Times Editorial: ‘Taiwan’ as name gaining steam ...

A combination of Beijing's systemic suppression and the self-belittling actions of some Taiwanese has meant that the nation is unable to call itself "Taiwan" outside of its borders, and instead is forced to use clumsy nomenclature such as "...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Lifting Japan food ban not an issue: Su ...

Lifting a ban on certain Japanese food imports is not a precondition for Taiwan's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Premier Su Tseng-chang () said yesterday.Su made the remarks in response ...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Second-home mortgages face tighter credit controls ...

The central bank yesterday tightened credit controls for second-home mortgages in specific areas and purchases of plots of land, especially in industrial parks.However, the nation's top monetary policymaker kept its policy rate at a record-low 1.125 p...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Flat panel production might face cut ...

Flat-panel makers are considering reducing production amid dismal panel demand, which caused a price drop this month that was deeper than expected, market researcher TrendForce Corp () said yesterday.The price of 55-inch TV panels this month plunged 11.9 ...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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EPA hosts reusable plastics meeting ...

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is to convene a roundtable discussion today with biodegradable plastic product manufacturers, consumer representatives, recycling business owners and experts to discuss how to better dispose of such produc...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Agency develops method to make silkworm cat food ...

A Miaoli County-based agricultural research agency has created a technique for making canned cat food from silkworm pupae, which helps prevent the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria and reportedly eliminates the smell of cat feces.The Council of Agricu...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Astros reduce magic number to three ...

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker on Wednesday said that a huge source of pride about his American League West-leading team is the way they play defense after right fielder Chas McCormick made two huge plays in their 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Ange...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Wallabies coach questions new contact advice ...

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie yesterday questioned new World Rugby guidance capping how much full-contact training teams can do, suggesting that it could be detrimental and difficult to police.The sport's governing body has recommended a maximum of 15 m...

 2021-09-23 16:00 

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Johnson asks Morrison to help resolve Ashes situation ...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help ease COVID-19 quarantine rules to allow the families of England's cricketers to tour with the players during the upcoming Ashes series.England pla...

 2021-09-22 16:00 

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COVID-19: Medigen plans final-phase trial of vaccine in Europe ...

Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp's () board of directors yesterday approved a proposal to conduct a phase 3 clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe, it said yesterday.The final stage of human tests, if approved by the European Medicines Agency ...

 2021-09-22 16:00 

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COVID-19: Amnesty International demands jabs for poor ...

Manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines are putting profit before lives, Amnesty International said yesterday as it demanded 2 billion doses for poorer nations by the end of the year.The human rights group said in a new report that US President Joe Biden was e...

 2021-09-22 16:00 

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COVID-19: Monks in Thailand bringing the grocery store to poor people ...

A group of Thai monks and volunteers wearing protective clothing carefully navigate the bumpy roads of a Bangkok suburb in a golf cart, towing a trailer loaded with fresh vegetables."Groceries are here. Groceries are here," a monk announces throug...

 2021-09-22 16:00 

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COVID-19: NTUH opens COVID-19 follow-up clinic ...

The National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) yesterday said there are seven main aftereffects of severe COVID-19, so the hospital is establishing a specialized COVID-19 long-term follow-up integrated care outpatient clinic to help patients recover throu...

 2021-09-22 16:00 

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Suarez double fires Atletico to the top ...

Luis Suarez on Tuesday scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat 10-man Getafe 2-1 and move top of La Liga.Hosts Getafe took the lead through Stefan Mitrovic on the stroke of halftime, but the game changed ...

 2021-09-22 16:00 

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COVID-19: NPP caucus urges deeper aircrew rule investigation ...

The Executive Yuan should investigate the procedures that led to relaxed quarantine rules for aircrew members earlier this year, as key information remain missing in an investigative report released last week, the New Power Party (NPP) legislative caucus ...

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