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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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Press Freedom Day a grim irony for some

Today is World Press Freedom Day and the global situation is not promising, with that very freedom deteriorating in two-thirds of countries, according to an analysis published last week by the advocacy group Reporters without Borders.

Those at the top should let reporters get on with their jobs

As a communication for development professional, I have always had an interest in press freedom and freedom of expression. While surfing the internet recently, I made an amazing discovery: the Department of Films and Publications (DFP) in its website boasted to have documented the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

ASEAN softens stance as US belatedly beckons

What a difference a year makes. Last year, at the 29th ASEAN summit in Laos, a Chairman's Statement, without mentioning China,

Taiwan, US need close military ties more than ever

Despite repeatedly attacking Chinese trade policies on his campaign trail, U.S. President Donald Trump has now apparently undergone a miraculous transformation in his attitude toward Beijing, following a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last month.

North Korea must win back ASEAN goodwill

North Korea has officially asked for ASEAN's support in its row with the U.S. over the current stand-off. Frankly speaking, it was a bit too late and also unwarranted.

Separate and unequal; the margins in Nepal

The losses that Nepal suffered in the 2015 earthquakes were staggering.

It's time for talks between the old enemies India and Pakistan

As if the Panama Papers and Dawn report weren't enough, the prime minister also has some explaining to do regarding Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal's visit to Pakistan last week.

The way France picks its president is worthy of Taiwan's consideration

法國總統選制,值得台灣參考

Tsai set the Trump snub trap herself

The Tsai Ing-wen administration has been in full damage control mode after the president said in an interview with Reuters that she did not rule out the possibility of having another conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump -- only a day before Trump rejected the idea in a separate Reuters interview.

Military might has yet to win a victory in Afghanistan; it's time for mediation

According to legend, Alexander the Great's mother sent him a letter taunting him for being stuck in Afghanistan for three years after conquering Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Persia in a year. Alexander sent her back some Afghan earth to spread in her courtyard. Having tread on this, Macedonia's nobles began to bicker and fight amongst themselves.

Thailand's street-vendor reform requires comprehensive, long-term planning

Much has been said about Thai street food lately and all of it is true. The food is delicious and a major tourist attraction. The majority of Thais rely on them too. But the food is anything but hygienic and the vendors in many places have proved a nuisance to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The hawkers are mostly poor people who can't afford to rent retail space inside shopping malls.

Donald Trump's slap to President Tsai's face

U.S. President Donald Trump gave his Taiwanese counterpart Tsai Ing-wen a slap in the face on Thursday. It was a shrewd and cold snub, and one that Tsai asked for.

Terry Gou for president? Don't bet on it

Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou was seen exiting the White House on Thursday after a reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump's first 100 days: A chaotic discovery of power

From his resounding setbacks in Congress to his stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has faced a steep learning curve in his opening months at the White House.

Could charity save journalism from destruction in the face of market forces?

A foundation created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam recently announced it's giving US$100 million to investigative news outlets and other initiatives, a rare boon for media institutions under duress.
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