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Education ministry to expand foreign English teacher hiring

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will expand its recruitment of foreign English teachers for elementary and junior high schools in the 2022-2023 school year as part of Taiwan's efforts to become a bilingual country, it said Tuesday.In a statement, the M...
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IAE: Russia Undermining European Gas Supply Amid Ukraine Standoff

LONDON — Russia is contributing to an undersupply of natural gas to Europe, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol said on Wednesday, noting it comes amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine.The Paris-based IEA, e...
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CORONAVIRUS/Elementary schools in Taoyuan to start winter break 1 week early

All elementary schools in Taoyuan, home to Taiwan's main gateway Taoyuan International Airport, will start their winter break one week earlier than scheduled, the city's mayor said Tuesday, amid a surge of domestic COVID-19 cases linked to the airport....
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New battlefield drone to enter combat testing in mid-2022: source

A combat drone developed by Taiwan's top military research unit is currently undergoing initial flight tests before it enters combat testing scheduled for June next year, a military source told CNA Thursday.The tests of the second generation Teng Yun (...
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Malaysian student wins education ministry’s award for outstanding performance

A student from Malaysia, who graduated this year from a vocational program in Taiwan, has received a national award for outstanding performance at school, Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Friday.Low Guan Jin (???), an artist who studied a...
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Self-Censoring by Chinese Educational, Cultural Program Worries African Educators

NAIROBI — The Chinese government is promoting Chinese language and culture through Confucius Institute programs worldwide, including in Africa. Some educators say they're concerned about what they say is censorship in Chinese-funded programs.Steve Wako...
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NASA Astronauts Conduct Previously Postponed Spacewalk

Two astronauts with the U.S. space agency, NASA, left the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to conduct a spacewalk to replace a broken antenna system, two days after the walk was postponed over concerns about space debris.NASA astronauts Thoma...
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Student beaten in road rage incident discharged from hospital

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) An 18-year-old Taichung student who was brutally assaulted after a minor traffic accident earlier this month and hospitalized in critical condition was discharged on Thursday. After being beaten and hospitalized on Nov. 7, the student at....
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Overdose Deaths in US Top 100,000, CDC Says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that 100,000 Americans died of drug overdose between May 2020 and April 2021 — a nearly 30% increase over the previous year.While not an official count, the CDC says it can confirm 98,000 dea...
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