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 2018-04-21 13:46 

China Post

McCutchen hits 3-run homer as Giants overpower Angels 8-1...

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a towering, three-run homer, Mac Williamson hit a two-run homer in his first big league game this season and Nick Hundley also connected to back Jeff Samardzija in the San Francisco Giants' 8-1 win aga...

 2018-04-21 13:45 

China Post

Nats beat Dodgers 5-2 in uneven matchup of Scherzer, Kershaw...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Scherzer scattered four hits over six innings against Clayton Kershaw in the 13th all-time meeting of three-time Cy Young Award winners and the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Friday night.Scherzer (4-...

 2018-04-21 13:32 

Central News Agency

Winning numbers of Saturday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's...

 2018-04-21 13:32 

Central News Agency

Annual Fulong sand sculpture festival kicks off...

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The 2018 Fulong International Sand Sculpture Arts Festival kicked off in New Taipei Saturday, with the announcement of the winners of the international sand sculpting competition that featured artists from 13 countries....

 2018-04-21 13:31 

Central News Agency

Taiwan to promote transnational channel to fight telecom fraud...

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The government will continue to assist prosecutors to establish a transnational platform in the fight against international telecommunications fraud, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday....

 2018-04-21 13:00 

South China Morning Post

Start your engines ... is China getting ready to mass-produce hypersonic vehicles?...

China is drawing up plans for an aerospace engine plant that would pave the way for the mass production of "hypersonic" planes or spacecraft capable of travelling at more than five times the speed of sound, boosting the country's competitivene...

 2018-04-21 12:48 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Beijing scholar says Hong Kong judges' 'different understanding' of Basic Law is behind 'great disparity' in court cases...

A Beijing legal heavyweight has rekindled controversy by suggesting Hong Kong judges have a "different understanding" among themselves of the city's mini-constitution that at times produced "great disparity" in their adjudicated cases....

 2018-04-21 12:48 

China Post

Vive le France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is paying it forward and celebrating nearly 250 years of U.S...

 2018-04-21 12:48 

South China Morning Post

EU suspects tax fraud at China's 'gateway to Europe' as state-owned shipping firm Cosco faces mounting opposition abroad...

European Union and Italian authorities are investigating suspected wide-scale tax fraud by Chinese criminal gangs importing goods via Greece's largest port, a trade gateway between China and Europe, officials said.The investigation at Piraeus port cam...

 2018-04-21 12:47 

China Post

Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers...

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in the capital. Thousands of demonstrator...

 2018-04-21 12:46 

China Post

Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6.This is the third time the Avalanche h...

 2018-04-21 12:46 

China Post

Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany...

BERLIN (AP) — Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In March, Toys R Us said it would be liquidating its U.S. business. Its German branch said in a statement Satu...

 2018-04-21 12:46 

China Post

Defense found: Bucks overwhelm Celtics for 116-92 win...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series ...

 2018-04-21 12:45 

China Post

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shifting rationale for firing Comey...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next time....

 2018-04-21 12:38 

Ecns.cn

DPRK stops nuclear tests and missile launches...

DPRK's Korean Central News Agency said in a report Saturday morning that it will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles effective immediately....

 2018-04-21 12:32 

Central News Agency

MND monitoring politically charged voyage of Chinese aircraft carrier...

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense released a statement Saturday assuring the public that the military is monitoring China's Liaoning aircraft carrier as it makes its way through the Western Pacific....

 2018-04-21 12:06 

South China Morning Post

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for tighter grip on internet to ensure stability...

China must strengthen its grip on the internet to ensure broader social and economic goals are met, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday citing comments from Chinese President Xi Jinping, underlining a hardening attitude towards online content.Un...

 2018-04-21 12:00 

South China Morning Post

How Donald Trump is stealing a page from the populists' playbook in his trade war with China...

The great political theorist Ernesto Laclau once argued that populists rely on "empty signifiers". As far as US President Donald Trump is concerned, his dangerous dalliance with a trade war is a classic case of mindless populist posturing bereft o...

 2018-04-21 12:00 

China Post

Jeb Bush to eulogize mother, Barbara, in private service...

HOUSTON (AP) — Some 1,500 guests are expected Saturday at a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation's largest Episcopal church.First lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and former President Barack Obam...

 2018-04-21 12:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Domestic helper agency in Hong Kong places more than 2,000 Filipino maids without charging them fees...

The co-founder of the Fair Employment Agency believes that Hong Kong is on the right track to eradicate the exploitation of domestic workers by 2024, noting his organisation has placed more than 2,000 Filipino helpers at no cost to them.Studies have shown...

 2018-04-21 11:59 

Ecns.cn

Green a priority in master plan for Xiongan...

Chinese authorities have approved the master plan for the Xiongan New Area, marking a crucial step forward in the planning and construction of the new economic zone, which they say will be of lasting importance for the millennium to come....

 2018-04-21 11:45 

China Post

Fed Cup: Kvitova gives Czechs 1-0 lead over Germany...

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Petra Kvitova defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-2 Saturday to give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup World Group semifinal. Goerges lasted only an hour with 23 unforced errors against the 10th-ranked K...

 2018-04-21 11:36 

Yonhap News

EU welcomes N.K's decision to stop nuclear, missile tests...

The European Union (EU) on Saturday welcomed North Korea's decision to stop its nuclear and missile tests and close an atomic test site, calling the move a...

 2018-04-21 11:31 

Central News Agency

Measles cluster confirmed at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital...

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) A second case of measles was confirmed to have been contracted at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan, which has prompted the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to label the case part of a disease cluster at the hospital....

 2018-04-21 11:31 

Central News Agency

Taiwan promotes round-island biking with Web celebrities...

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Taiwan is aiming to attract more international tourists to experience Taiwan on two wheels, the Tourism Bureau said Saturday, adding that it has launched an English-language website featuring so-called...

 2018-04-21 11:30 

Central News Agency

Formosa Petrochemical raises fuel prices for next week...

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Formosa Petrochemical Corp., a private fuel supplier, said Saturday that it has decided to raise its domestic gasoline and diesel prices for next week after international crude oil prices continued to rise this week....

 2018-04-21 11:30 

Central News Agency

Are you ready for a pet?...

Have you always wanted a pet? How do you know when you're ready to have a pet in your life? And how do you know what kind of pet suits you? Tim Gorski, CEO of The PACK Sanctuary, recently spoke to CNA and offered some advice. He and other animal right...

 2018-04-21 11:29 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

India prescribes death penalty for rape of children under 12 as fury mounts over string of brutal rapes...

India's government on Saturday prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women.An ordinance was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet and was bein...

 2018-04-21 11:08 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong rule of law, diverse economy keys to 'Greater Bay Area' success, lawmakers say...

Hong Kong must uphold its rule of law and diversify its economy to make Beijing's "Greater Bay Area" project a success, according to local lawmakers on a five-city tour of mainland China.They were referring to the central government's plan...

 2018-04-21 10:57 

The Mainichi

Official's remarks on Kake meeting suggest direct plan between PM's aide, local gov't 2018/4/21...
 2018-04-21 10:57 

The Mainichi

Editorial: Politicians must root out problems in scandal-hit Finance Ministry...
 2018-04-21 10:57 

The Mainichi

What's behind a name: Burjeet from India...
 2018-04-21 10:48 

China Post

NOT REAL NEWS: DeVos didn't order globes flattened...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hasn't ordered that globes in classrooms across America be flattened, contrary to a story being shared on social media. The story on the website Alternative Science, which says it publishes ...

 2018-04-21 10:47 

China Post

Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment...

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who testified that he and others had been ordered to entrap two reporters working for the Reuters news agency who are facing charges that could get them up to 1...

 2018-04-21 10:46 

China Post

Queen Elizabeth II turns 92, to attend star-studded concert...

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London. Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among singers performing at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the "Queen's...

 2018-04-21 10:45 

China Post

Iowa hoping to find offensive consistency in 2018...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's offense was as inconsistent as any in the country last season, capable of hanging 55 points on Ohio State one week and getting shut out by Wisconsin the next.A more reliable attack could help vault the Hawkeyes back...

 2018-04-21 10:45 

China Post

The Latest: Israeli DM blames Hamas for boy's death...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Israel's defense minister says Gaza's Hamas rulers are the "only culprits" in the death of a Palestinian boy who was killed...

 2018-04-21 10:45 

China Post

Touchdown Bucks! Packers' Rodgers buys into NBA team...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner.The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their E...

 2018-04-21 10:39 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

'Assassinated by the hand of treachery': Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member...

Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organisation, raising suspicions that Israel was behind the brazen killing.Hamas said Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh was a &...

 2018-04-21 10:36 

Japan Times

Japan, Britain tied in Fed Cup clash...

World No. 22 Naomi Osaka defeated Heather Watson in straight sets Saturday before Kurumi Nara lost her match, giving Japan a 1-1 tie with Britain ......

 2018-04-21 10:30 

Central News Agency

Tigerair Taiwan cabin crew to be fined for negligence...

Kaohsiung, April 21 (CNA) Two cabin crew members of Tigerair Taiwan who worked on flights while infected with measles are being fined by Kaohsiung City's Department of Health for violating the Communicable Disease Control Act, resulting in a cluster i...

 2018-04-21 10:30 

Central News Agency

Clean-up campaigns held around Taiwan ahead of Earth Day...

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Several metric tons of trash were cleared from beaches and mountains in Taiwan Saturday, a day ahead of Earth Day....

 2018-04-21 10:30 

Central News Agency

Sentiment toward domestic economy weakens in April...

Taipei, 21 (CNA) Sentiment toward the local economy weakened in April as investors turned cautious about job market prospects and a possible increase in wages, according to Cathay Financial Holding Co....

 2018-04-21 10:24 

South China Morning Post

China is taking a new approach to its jobless rate, but is it enough?...

China finally began releasing monthly jobless figures this week based on surveys, after decades of obscuring the real employment situation of the world's second biggest economy.The launch of the new measure by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tues...

 2018-04-21 10:15 

Yonhap News

(5th LD) N.K. decides to suspend nuclear, missile tests, shut down atomic test site...

North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests and shut down its atomic test site, its state media said Saturday, in a surprise announcement that could give momentum to its upcoming summits with South Korea and the United States....

 2018-04-21 10:05 

Nikkei Asian Review

Kim Jong Un's announcement falls short of dismantling nuclear weapons...

As well as being able to load content faster than ever before, you'll now find it's much easier to find all the content you need about the Asian business world. Halting nuclear test seen as calculated move for concessions from U.S., S KoreaSEOUL/T...

 2018-04-21 10:04 

South China Morning Post

[ Asia ]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe sends sacred tree to Yasukuni war shrine to avoid upsetting China and South Korea...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Saturday but has no plans to visit it to avoid tensions ahead of a three-way meeting with China and South Korea, officials and local media said.Abe sent a sa...

 2018-04-21 10:03 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Is film on robot's existential quest enough to convince people to part with HK$8 million?...

Two local directors and a comic book artist hope their latest project, a Hong Kong-inspired science-fiction film, will challenge and inspire their audience in equal measure.Dragon's Delusion, an animated movie, will tackle themes of immortality, relat...

 2018-04-21 10:01 

China Post

Moriya Jutanugarn leads HUGEL-JTBC LA Open...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moriya Jutanugarn took the lead into the weekend at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in her latest bid to join younger sister Ariya as an LPGA Tour winner.Moriya Jutanugarn shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Friday at Wilshire Country Club to ...

 2018-04-21 10:00 

China Post

LEADING OFF: Darvish, Keuchel, Colon all go for 1st win...

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:___STILL WAITINGThe Chicago Cubs are hoping Yu Darvish can begin to show his All-Star form sometime soon. Signed to a million, six-year deal as a free agent, he is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in three star...

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