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A massive new cyberattack via a ransomware virus paralyzed businesses across Europe before spreading to the United States. 新一波大規模勒索病毒網絡攻擊癱瘓歐洲企業並擴散到美國。

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President Tsai Ing-wen reaffirmed the government's commitment to combating human trafficking. 蔡英文總統重申政府打擊人口販運的承諾。

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LIFE

A light post-workout meal is actually good for your body, contrary to popular belief, according to a digestion specialist. 根據一名消化專家的說法,鍛煉後輕食餐對身體來說實際上是有益的,這跟大眾的看法相反。

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BUSINESS

Japanese company Toshiba faced criticism from shareholders at its annual meeting as it weathers its worst-ever financial crisis. 日本東芝公司在年度股東會上遭到股東的批評,它正遭受最嚴重的金融危機。

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Russia and Qatar say a report into the bidding process of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has confirmed no wrongdoing on their part. 俄羅斯和卡達表示一份針對2018年及2022年世界杯招標過程的報導已證實了該兩國沒有不法行為。

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Geothermal power still overlooked by the current government. Its cheaper than nuclear, highest efficiency of ALL other renewables, smallest land usage per MW of all renewables. Taiwan is so fortunate to have this god given resource, the real travesty is not using it.


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Institutions trump personalities for French voters

An enormous international sigh of relief has followed the election of comparative moderate Emmanuel Macron as president of France. He has decisively defeated Marine Le Pen of the right-wing National Front.

Global instability drives the growth of novel destruction

The actual use of one of the most destructive non-nuclear bombs in Afghanistan, reports of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the disturbing recent discussion on the threat of use of extremely destructive weapons in places such as the Korean peninsula have again focused attention on the extent to which the race for destructive weapons is threatening humanity and all other forms of life on earth.

Conflict on the Korean Peninsula presents a dilemma for ASEAN

Calls from the international community for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to play a role in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula could reinvigorate the bloc's ambitions to steer regional security. But ASEAN needs to proceed carefully -- the stakes are high and it has little to gain and much to lose.

India's upholding of death sentence for gang rapists is a lesson for Pakistan

"You can't clap with one hand," one of the rapists in the notorious Delhi gang rape case had famously said after being convicted of rape and murder.

What's behind Venezuela's slide into chaos

Storm clouds are buffeting the coast of Venezuela, the once-rich South American state which is sliding into economic chaos and combustible political confrontation.

KMT division imminent without a fair leadership race

In less than a week, six candidates will vie for the Kuomintang (KMT) leadership in one of the most important and potentially divisive elections in the party's history.

Revolution 4.0 challenges Asian countries seeking inclusive growth

The pervasive sentiment of Asian financial leaders and economists who gathered for the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) 50th annual meeting in Yokohama in the past few days was optimism about Asia's prospects.

S. Korea's new president faces a battery of tests

Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces an enormous challenge in governing one of the world's most democratic and dynamic countries.

Will new South Korea President Moon Jae-in stick to 'pro-North, anti-Japan'?

Pro-North Korea and left-leaning candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party has won the South Korean presidential election that was held in the aftermath of the dismissal of former President Park Geun-hye.

It's time to move on from Lin Yi-han to the rest of society

Two weeks on and news surrounding the death of young novelist Lin Yi-han have yet to cool down.

Ahok's guilty verdict is a blow for democracy

Indonesia's march to democracy suffered a huge setback with Tuesday's guilty verdict in the blasphemy case against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama.

Uncertainty lingers over US' role in Paris Agreement

During his campaign for the U.S. presidency, Donald Trump had said that he believed that human induced climate change was a Chinese hoax, and promised that he would "tear up" the Paris Agreement if he became president.

To lead a more compassionate life, learn from Buddha

Born in Lumbini in present-day Nepal 2,561 years ago, Siddhartha Gautam became the Buddha, the enlightened one, and wandered around spreading his message of peace and compassion. He has also been called the light of Asia. His inspirational messages point the way to a better and more meaningful human life.

How will Hong Kong fare under Chief Executive Carrie Lam?

With only weeks to go before Carrie Lam is sworn in as the chief executive of Hong Kong, attention naturally is focused on how she is going to govern and the role the Chinese government will play.

Nearly a year on, Tsai's social platform is a mess

As President Tsai Ing-wen approaches the one-year mark of her presidency, evaluations and scorecards are bound to appear in the days leading up to May 20. And don't expect them to be kind.
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