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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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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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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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NATO summit underscores durable alliance

The NATO summit in Brussels on May 25 has received relatively little attention, thanks to the crowded schedule of President Donald Trump's visit to the Middle East and Europe.

Taiwan, beware the Ides of November

Chinese Taipei has just suffered a great setback in its participation in international activities. It was turned away at the door of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva last week.

US-China trade: A tale of two reports

The release by China's Ministry of Commerce of a research report on economic and trade relations with the United States is an opportunity for the two countries to narrow differences over trade. In particular, it is an opportunity for the U.S. to take a more balanced view regarding its trade deficit with China.

Organ trafficking: business as usual

A Kuwaiti recipient and a Pakistani donor; an Israeli recipient and a Ukrainian donor; an American recipient and an Indian donor. The global dimensions of organ trafficking were exposed in shocking detail at an international summit on the subject at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican in February.

Has Beijing adopted a new diplomatic tactic?

Diplomacy is the art of tact. Sir Winston Churchill once said: "Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions."

Belt and Road will carry China far

Last week, China hosted a large-scale international conference to discuss the vision of its leader, President Xi Jinping, of connecting Asia, Europe and Africa through a network of roads, ports, bridges, tunnels, pipelines and other projects that involve 68 countries on three continents and about two-thirds of the world's population, with cumulative total investment estimated in the trillions of dollars.

The legacies and lessons of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War used to be described as the longest in American history, before the involvement in Afghanistan, and the conflict remains especially costly. Over 2.7 million Americans served in uniform in Vietnam, and more than 58,000 of them were killed or reported missing. Estimates of Vietnamese deaths top one million.

President Tsai meets a new nemesis

Tsai finds herself in a spot of bad luck in showdown with former President Chen.

South Korea election confirms democracy

President Moon takes office in a time of tension and uncertainty on both sides of the 38th Parallel.

Korean Peninsula dynamics are shifting

The election of Moon Jae-in as South Korea's president marks the re-emergence of a major player that had been silenced for five crucial months because of the country's political paralysis.

China's influence continues to grow in ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman's watered-down statement stands testimony to this.

Exit Hollande, France's president of paralysis

When Francois Hollande tapped Emmanuel Macron as an aide in his 2012 presidential campaign, little did he know that he was taking advice from his eventual successor.

Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters

The investment gold rush that was supposed to follow Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and revitalize the economy has not materialized, leaving many voters disillusioned ahead of Friday's election.

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.
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