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 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Meet Ali Milani, 25, Boris Johnson's biggest challenger...

Ali Milani did not speak English when he came to Britain from Iran at the age of five. Twenty years later, he is the biggest individual threat to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at this week's election....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Marin to become world's youngest PM...

At just 34 years old, Sanna Marin is about to make history as she becomes the world's youngest prime minister....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Tesco considers sale of Thailand, Malaysia units...

Britain's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco PLC, is considering the sale of its operations in Thailand and Malaysia as it refocuses on its domestic business amid mounting challenges in the core UK market....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Firemen hailed as heroes in New Delhi horror blaze...

Two firemen who rescued 27 people were hailed as heroes yesterday after New Delhi's deadliest fire in decades killed 43 people, prompting outrage that safety regulations were yet again ignored....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Saudis ease gender segregation...

Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to use separate entrances from men or sit behind partitions at restaurants in the latest measure announced by the government that upends a major hallmark of conservative restrictions that has been in place for dec...

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

PC monitor shipment growth to grind to halt...

Growth in shipments of PC monitors is to grind to a halt this quarter following a 5.8 percent year-on-year increase to 23.73 million units last quarter, Taipei-based Digitimes Research said in a report on Thursday last week....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Garoppolo's four TD passes help 49ers beat Saints...

Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday decisively delivered a fourth-down pass to George Kittle with time running out and the veteran tight end vigorously galloped up the sideline, embracing an opportunity to defiantly jerk his head back and forth as a Saints defender...

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Pedestrians and cyclists are certain to collide...

It would be hard to imagine a cycling event with men, women, children and the elderly walking on the race track with competitors whizzing by, yet this is precisely what happens in Taipei's riverside parks....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

US says Apple accused had missile file...

When US prosecutors charged an Apple Inc engineer in January with stealing trade secrets for a Chinese start-up, a search of his home turned up something else, they said: a classified file from the Patriot missile program that belonged to his former emplo...

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

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Air Clean group calls for stricter PM10 standards...

Environmental group Air Clean Taiwan yesterday called on lawmakers to set stricter standards for monitoring PM10, particulate matter measuring up to 10 micrometers in diameter, in Taiwan....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

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2020 Elections: TPP unveils memorabilia sets priced at NT$2,020...

The Taiwan People's Party (TPP) yesterday unveiled two limited-edition sets of campaign memorabilia, each including a T-shirt, a cap, a towel, and an eco-friendly canvas bag and beverage cup bag....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Five dead, many more missing in NZ eruption...

A volcanic island in New Zealand yesterday erupted in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving many more missing....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Hotai Finance Co shares close up 84.91% on debut...

Shares of vehicle financing company Hotai Finance Co () yesterday rose 84.91 percent to close at NT$98 on the first day of trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange amid optimism over the company's profitability, dealers said....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taiwan seeks to increase New Southbound visitors...

The government aims to increase visitors to the nation from countries targeted by the New Southbound Policy by 200,000 annually starting next year, sources said on Sunday....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

China to continue Xinjiang 'training'...

China yesterday defended its vast network of "re-education4; camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue "training" residents, following Chinese government document leaks detailing surveillance and control of the region's Uighur popula...

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Infant's case prompts HPV warning...

A recent case of a baby with genital warts can be explained by the transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV) from parents' saliva to damaged skin areas, Taiwan Immunization Vision and Strategy director-general Lee Ping-ying () said yesterday....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Davis scores 50 to power Lakers to T-Wolves win...

Anthony Davis hit a long floater with 4 minutes, 39 seconds remaining to reach 50 points for the first time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The shot that got him to the half-century mark was hardly representative of the work that preceded it....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

China Post

Climate crisis slogans with punch...
 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Pedophiles in Australia preying on Filipino poor...

Australian pedophiles are paying as little as A$15 (US$10.24) for children to perform sexual acts online while being filmed in the Philippines, the head of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) team in Manila said....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

DPP commemorates 40th year of Formosa Incident...

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday held an event at the Grand Hotel in Taipei marking the 40th anniversary of the Formosa Incident, also known as the Kaohsiung Incident....

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

US watchdog expected to find Russia investigation valid, despite errors...

The US Department of Justice's internal watchdog was to release a highly anticipated report yesterday that was expected to reject US President Donald Trump's claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from ...

 2019-12-09 16:05 

Taipei Times

Sanofi agrees to buy Synthorx to expand in cancer...

French pharma giant Sanofi SA has agreed to buy Synthorx Inc for US$2.5 billion, more than double the US biotech company's last market price, accelerating its push into the field of cancer under new chief executive officer Paul Hudson....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Fire, bottle bombs after 'generally peaceful' HK rally...

Hong Kong protesters lit a fire outside court buildings, threw gasoline bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, following a "generally peaceful" march at the weekend, police said yesterday....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

COP25: Developing past fossil fuels in India...

For many in rural India, life becomes more difficult when the sun goes down. Without electricity, villagers often have to rely on kerosene lamps for artificial light and cow dung for cooking. Not only does that make simple tasks like homework and househol...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Domestic workers need protection...

As Taiwan has become an "aged society," many people face the issue of having to care for elderly family members, while according to Ministry of Health and Welfare data, more than 400,000 families in Taiwan have at least one disabled family member ...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Gao's fate can bring change...

In his short 35 years, Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao () achieved what many spend a lifetime seeking. Even as animosities among nations deepen, Gao was an exceedingly rare example of someone who not only seamlessly bridged cultural divides...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Global commission issues eight norms for stability in cyberspace...

In little more than a generation, the Internet has become a vital substrate for economic, social and political interactions, and it has unlocked enormous gains....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Lunar New Year a challenge in swine fever fight: COA...

Government efforts to prevent African swine fever from spreading to Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holiday next year would be more challenging than this year, as the virus has infected more nations, Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung (...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

KMT defends alleged Arthur Chen push...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday defended KMT Legislator Arthur Chen () after he allegedly pushed a policewoman outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taipei on Friday, saying she was not wearing a uniform and had the demeanor of a "w...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Future jobs clustering in handful US cities: study...

A new analysis of where "innovation" jobs are being created in the US paints a stark portrait of a divided economy where the industries seen as key to growth cluster in a narrowing set of places....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Research shows how smartphones turned election news into chaos...

Ask the average British voter this year where the problems with political news lie and you might hear a few familiar claims — fake news, Russian interference and a biased BBC....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

2 guards with rapper Juice WRLD arrested on gun charges...

Chicago (AP) — Two security guards who were with rapper Juice WRLD when he died after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago's Midway International Airport have been arrested on gun charges. According to the Chicago Tribune, Harry Dean, 27, of...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

The Formosa Incident: a look back...

This week, Taiwan is remembering that 40 years ago, on Dec. 10, 1979, the Formosa Incident, also known as the Kaohsiung Incident, took place....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting...

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sund...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Economists see US growth slowing, but no recession...

The US' business economists expect the nation's economic growth to decelerate this year and next, but for the economy to avoid stumbling into recession, extending a record-breaking expansion already in its 11th year....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

Femicides in Turkey: A problem that is being ignored...

Yet another murder of a woman has shocked the Turkish public and caused a wave of outrage on social media. Late on Tuesday evening last week, the 20-year-old art student Ceren Ozdemir from the Black Sea province of Ordu set out for home after a ballet cla...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Comic book artist Hsu Mao-sung dies at age 82...

Hsu Mao-sung (), one of Taiwan's earliest and most popular comic-book artists, died on Saturday at the age of 82....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

WHO cites spike in global measles cases...

The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday released an update on global measles cases, noting a spike in the number of cases confirmed. The report said some 440,200 cases had been reported as of November 5, topping the 350,000 ca...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Beijing bolstering effort to push foreign tech out...

The Chinese government is taking further steps to remove foreign technology from state agencies and other organizations, a clear sign of determination for more independence amid tensions with the US....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

Review: Cook's new thriller sheds light on genetic genealogy...

"Genesis," Putnam, by Robin Cook The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates about 8,500 deaths a year. Whatever thriller fans may fantasize about — mutilated corpses, forensic pathologists brandishing scalpels — ca...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Macronix touts 5G base station deals...

Memorychip maker Macronix International Co () yesterday said that it is shipping high-density memory chips for Huawei Technologies Co's () 5G base stations and expects client demand for the chips to peak next year or in 2021 in step with the global de...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

CAA favors building new Kaohsiung airport terminal...

The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) yesterday said it is leaning toward a plan to demolish the two terminals at Kaohsiung International Airport and build a new one that can accommodate both domestic and international passengers....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

New Zealand volcano eruption — in pictures...
 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

Prominent Iraqi advocate gunned down in Karbalah...

A prominent civil society advocate was shot dead late on Sunday in Iraq's shrine city of Karbalah while returning home from anti-government protests, a neighbor told reporters....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

2020 Elections: Fewer China-based voters expected...

The number of China-based Taiwanese businesspeople returning home to vote in next month's elections is expected to be lower than for previous elections, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday....

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

EU greenlights mega subsidies for electric batteries...

The European Union's anti-trust authority has approved 3.2 billion ($3.5 billion) in subsidies aimed at helping Europe boost its lagging competitiveness in the electric battery sector. The subsidies from seven members states — Germany, France, I...

 2019-12-09 16:04 

China Post

Small business hiring slow, likely to remain so, reports say...

NEW YORK (AP) — Two reports last week show that small business hiring still lags behind the strong job growth reported at larger companies, and that owners are unlikely to increase their staffs significantly in 2020. Payroll processor ADP said its c...

 2019-12-09 16:02 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's 'Trump whisperer' emerges as potential Abe successor...

TOKYO -- In the still-open race to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, modern Japan's longest-serving leader, one name has quickly gained currency -- a...

 2019-12-09 16:02 

Nikkei Asian Review

China passenger drone maker targets $46m funding in US...

HONG KONG -- Chinese drone maker EHang Holdings has set terms for an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Global Market with a target of raising up t...

 2019-12-09 16:02 

Nikkei Asian Review

Former Fed Chief Paul Volcker dead at 92...

Paul Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed U.S. inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms...

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