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Taipei finds 45 Japanese food items with labeling violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a round of inspections of Japanese food products, the Taipei City Department of Health found 42 items not labeled with their prefecture of origin and three fruit it...

UK virus hunting labs seek to bolster global variant network

LONDON (AP) — The air conditioners hum constantly in the lab at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, countering the heat thrown off by rows of high-tech sequencing machines that work seven days a week analy...

Will flight restrictions help as new virus variant emerges?

A new coronavirus variant identified in southern Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease. The risks of the variant, called omi...

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

LONDON (AP) — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT IN SOUTH AFRICA? South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike...

Taiwan’s PX Mart to take over French-invested RT-Mart hypermarket chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — PX Mart plans to buy hypermarket operator RT-Mart from France’s Auchan and the Ruentex Group by mid-2022, reports said Friday (Oct. 22). One of Auchan’s Fre...

Swiss-backed project aims to avert new 'Cold War' in science

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s foreign minister says concerns about a “new Cold War” over science and technology are a major reason behind the creation of a new think tank that looks out for future advan...

Carrefour Taiwan unable to confirm or deny reports about departure from country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following reports last week that French retailer Carrefour was planning to sell off its supermarkets in Taiwan, the local branch was still unable on Tuesday (Aug. 17) to c...

Carrefour to sell off its Taiwan operations for US$1.9 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French retailer Carrefour plans to sell its Taiwan business in the next few weeks, Reuters cited three people familiar with the matter as saying. The supermarket chain ...

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Appier Intelligent Conversion Booster Engine allows Carrefour to win new customers and attract existing customers successfully TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 13 July 2021 - AI SaaS company Ap...

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The COVID variant from India: What we know so far

The number of new coronavirus infections has continued to rise sharply in India. Health authorities recorded more than 320,000 new cases and a further 2,771 deaths in the past 24 hours among its total...

UK variant hunters lead global race to stay ahead of COVID

LONDON (AP) — On March 4, 2020, when there were just 84 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.K., professor Sharon Peacock recognized that the country needed to expand its capacity to analyze the genet...

The Latest: India reports biggest surge in cases in 4 months

NEW DELHI — India has reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in four months amid a worrying surge that has prompted multiple states to return to some form of restrictions on public gathering...

Half of UK adults have gotten one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. says half of the country’s adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, a milestone in the government’s drive to reach everyone over age 18 by the end of July. ...

Taiwan's electronics giant Acer hit by record ransomware attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hackers stole confidential files from computer giant Acer and demanded an unprecedented ransom of US$50 million (NT$1.42 billion), according to a report Friday (March 19) ...