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 2017-07-21 16:44 

Ecns.cn

Early stage Brexit talks deepen divergences between Britain, EU ... +

The European Union (EU) and Britain failed to bridge their differences on key Brexit issues, including financial settlements, jurisdiction of overseas citizens and the Northern Irish border, as the second round of negotiations concluded here on Thursday....

 2017-07-21 16:42 

Ecns.cn

115 Chinese firms on Fortune Global 500 list 2017 ... +

Chinese firms filled an unprecedented 115 places on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2017, a 14th-straight-year that the country's firms have increased their presence on the list....

 2017-07-21 16:42 

The Korea Times

Women are more likely to be rich: Yoo ... +

Yoo Soo-jin, 42, celebrity asset manager and author, has earned popularity by giving spot-on lectures on becoming rich, especially for young female office workers, on local variety television shows. Her book Rich Sister, Rich Lecture: How an ordinary offi...

 2017-07-21 16:40 

Ecns.cn

Shop blast leaves 2 dead, 55 injured in east China city ... +

Two people have been confirmed dead and 55 others were injured after a blast occurred in a shop near West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on Friday morning, according to sources with local authorities....

 2017-07-21 16:32 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Taoyuan promotes Matsu heritage with trip... +

Fifteen students whose families originally came from Matsu () visited the outlying islands last week on a summer camp organized by the Taoyuan City Government to help them connect with their roots....

 2017-07-21 16:32 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Chinese media 'ROC' ban is overkill: KMT official... +

Beijings guidelines banning Chinese media from using the name Republic of China (ROC) Taiwans official title is overkill, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus secretary-general Lin Wei-chou () said yesterday....

 2017-07-21 16:32 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

KMT calls for immediate ban on US beef imports... +

The government should immediately announce a halt to US beef imports, the KMT caucus said yesterday following identification of a fifth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the US....

 2017-07-21 16:32 

Taipei Times

Detained US man's mother says Chinese police want ransom... +

The mother of a US college student arrested in central China following an altercation with a taxi driver five weeks earlier said police are demanding the equivalent of a US$7,400 ransom for his release....

 2017-07-21 16:32 

Taipei Times

Path of Chinese planes monitored: MND... +

The flight path of 10 Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) aircraft flying over international waters off Taiwans east coast and through the Miyako Strait between Japans Miyako and Okinawa islands on Thursday was fully monitored, the Ministry ...

 2017-07-21 16:32 

Taipei Times

US to ban citizens from traveling to N Korea: agencies... +

The US is to bar Americans from traveling to North Korea in the coming weeks, travel agencies said yesterday, a month after a US tourist, student Otto Warmbier, died following his imprisonment by Pyongyang....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

Two killed, hundreds injured as quake shakes Greek, Turkish tourist resorts... +

A magnitude 6.7 undersea earthquake yesterday hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

PFP's Liu Wen-hsiung in a coma after heart attack... +

People First Party (PFP) Deputy Secretary-General Liu Wen-hsiung (), 62, was found unconscious in his residence early yesterday morning, the party said....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

Tiananmen 'gentlemen' silent over Liu's death... +

Liu Xiaobo () was one of the four gentlemen () of Tiananmen Square, the group that staged a hunger strike in the final days of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing, and tried to hold off tanks and troops moving in to crush the student-led movement....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

Time runs out for Korean military talks proposal... +

Time yesterday ran out on a proposal for rare inter-Korean military talks, with the North refusing to respond to South Koreas offer to open dialogue to ease simmering tension....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

FEATURE: Tokyo 2020 living with specter of quake... +

For modern Olympic host cities, the twin threats of terrorism and financial ruin constantly loom....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Infrastructure budget talks to commence... +

Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan () yesterday announced that the budget for the first stage of implementation of the governments Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program is to enter negotiations between lawmakers of the ruling and opposition pa...

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Pool worker blamed after chlorine gas affects eight... +

A rookie worker was blamed after chlorine gas on Wednesday affected eight people, including four children and the worker, at a swimming pool in Kaohsiungs Sanmin District (), reports said....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

Thailand's skills problem slowing down its high-tech push... +

Thai Minister of Education Teerakiat Jareonsettasin poses a rhetorical question as he ponders the task of making innovation a bigger engine of economic growth: Would people prefer an electric car developed in the Southeast Asian nation, or one made by Tes...

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

The Liberty Times Editorial: Liu's death bodes badly for world... +

True to character, the Chinese authorities robbed jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo () of his last bit of freedom even as he lay on his deathbed. Even when it came to his funeral arrangements, his family seemingly had no freedom to bid him farewell in their own...

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Students return from nationwide kick scooter tour... +

Four university students have completed a nationwide tour on kick scooters, completing the 20-day journey and arriving back in Hsinchu on Thursday....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Hon Hai... +

Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers on Thursday said they believe could come as soon as the end of the month....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Part-time educators facing the axe... +

The Ministry of Educations hesitation over including part-time university instructors in the Labor Standards Act () has incentivized schools to conduct pre-emptive layoffs, labor rights advocates said yesterday, citing Shih Hsin University....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

China issues strategy for AI leadership... +

China aims to make the artificial intelligence (AI) industry a new, important driver of economic expansion by 2020, according to a development plan issued by the Chinese State Council....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

Acer positive on PCs in second half in Asia-Pacific, but China demand volatile... +

The second-half outlook for the PC industry in the Asia-Pacific region is more positive than for the first half of this year, but volatile demand in China will be the biggest uncertainty to the industry, Acer Inc () said on Thursday....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

Hurricanes beat Brumbies 35-16 to advance to semis... +

The Wellington Hurricanes Wes Goosen yesterday scored two tries as they kept their title defense alive with a 35-16 win over the ACT Brumbies in a hard-fought Super Rugby quarter-final in Canberra....

 2017-07-21 16:31 

Taipei Times

Venezuelans flee violence, seek new life in Spain... +

The third time Stefania Pace was attacked, she knew it was time to leave Venezuela....

 2017-07-21 16:30 

Taipei Times

McIlroy rebounds after poor start... +

Rory McIlroy blamed a lack of self-belief for a poor start to his opening round at The Open Championship on Thursday and a chat with his caddie was what turned things around....

 2017-07-21 16:30 

Taipei Times

Technology lobby criticizes iPhone import ban threat... +

A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against Qualcomm Inc in its legal dispute with Apple Inc by calling on regulators to reject Qualcomms bid to ban the import of iPhones....

 2017-07-21 16:30 

Taipei Times

Vietnam's pollution fight besieges fashion supplier... +

Vietnamese villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands are seeking the permanent closure of the factory due to pollution concerns, highlighting a growing readiness in Vietnam to campaign over environmental issues....

 2017-07-21 16:30 

Taipei Times

Thousands protest Polish court revamp... +

Tens of thousands of people on Thursday night took to the streets of Warsaw and towns across Poland to protest the ruling partys drive to reorganize all levels of the judiciary, including contentious legislation that gives control of the Supreme Court to ...

 2017-07-21 16:30 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Ministry urges public to snitch on illegal UberEats... +

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday urged the public to join its efforts to crack down on food delivery service provider UberEats, with promises of rewards of up to NT$300,000 for reports of its illegal operations....

 2017-07-21 16:30 

Taipei Times

Asian militants are galvanized: report... +

The attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region, a top terrorism researcher said yesterday as the occupation of Marawi nears two months, despite a ...

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

Worst drought in 16 years threatens food in N Korea... +

North Korea is facing severe food shortages due to its worst drought since 2001 with food imports needed to ensure children and the elderly do not go hungry, the UNs Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

KMT caucus head blasts 'desperate' visa waiver move... +

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made a desperate attempt at bucking the fall in tourist numbers by introducing visa waiver programs to its 11 diplomatic allies without first considering the high crime rates in some of the nations, which could jeopardi...

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

MOTC seeks talks with Taipei on Keelung light rail... +

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday said it would continue to communicate with the Taipei City Government about the construction of a light rail system in Keelung, adding that it is still conducting a feasibility study on th...

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

A look at why a Saudi woman's miniskirt sparked an outcry... +

A short video of a Saudi woman walking around in a miniskirt and crop top sparked an outcry after going viral, leading to the woman being detained for several hours....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

Piller leads Chien, Park by stroke at Marathon... +

Gerina Piller on Thursday shot an eight-under 63 in the Marathon Classic to take a one-stroke lead over Taiwans Chien Pei-yun and US Womens Open champion Park Sung-hyun....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

Temple representatives to march over incense policy... +

Representatives of more than 100 temples are to march in Taipei tomorrow to express their opinions about incense burning, rally organizer Wude Temple () said yesterday, adding that the march is not intended as a protest against the government....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

Microsoft shares hit high after Q2 earnings release... +

Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported that its quarterly earnings were lifted on the back of its shift to focusing on computing services hosted in the internet cloud....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

EPA seeking more data on Sunshine Mineral mica mine... +

Sunshine Mineral Co is required to submit more environmental impact data by October after the firm applied to expand its mining activities in a wildlife habitat in Taitung County, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

Bank Indonesia says rate review delayed by oath... +

Bank Indonesia (BI) blamed a swearing-in ceremony at the nations financial regulator for the delay of its interest rate announcement until almost midnight in Jakarta on Thursday....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

Kuwait expels Iranian ambassador over 'terror cell'... +

Kuwait ordered the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador and 14 other diplomats for alleged links to a spy and terror cell, Iranian and Kuwaiti media reported on Thursday, worsening an unusual public dispute between the two countries....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

Mexico advance to Gold Cup semis... +

Defending champions Mexico on Thursday claimed the final semi-final berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 win over offensively-challenged Honduras at the University of Phoenix Stadium....

 2017-07-21 16:29 

Taipei Times

US resettlement delay is disappointing: Canberra... +

Australia was yesterday disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees would not begin resettling in the US this month under a deal that predates US President Donald Trumps administration, an official said....

 2017-07-21 16:28 

Taipei Times

NY museum honors 'Muppets' creator Jim Henson... +

Jim Henson, the innovator who gave the world Kermit the Frog and The Muppet Show, is getting a permanent tribute in New York City nearly 30 years after his death....

 2017-07-21 16:28 

Taipei Times

Blair, Tringale and Flores take shares of lead at Barbasol... +

Zac Blair on Thursday made a late eagle and birdied the last hole to join a three-way tie for the lead at the weather-interrupted first round of the Barbasol Championship in Opelika, Alabama....

 2017-07-21 16:28 

Taipei Times

Manufacturing growth forecast raised... +

Driven by improving demand and steady global economic recovery, the nations manufacturing output in terms of revenue is expected to grow 3.87 percent to NT$17.54 trillion (US$576 billion) this year, the Industrial Technology Research Institutes (ITRI, ) I...

 2017-07-21 16:28 

Taipei Times

Seizure ordered in Lafayette case... +

The Taipei District Court yesterday ordered the seizure of US$900 million worth of financial assets belonging to arms dealer Andrew Wang () and his family in a case relating to the nations procurement of French-made Lafayette frigates in 1993, saying the ...

 2017-07-21 16:28 

Taipei Times

SynCore cancer drug approved for phase III trials... +

SynCore Biotechnology Cos () new pancreatic cancer drug, SB05, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for further testing, and it is to carry out phase III clinical trials in conjunction with gemcitabine, the company said yesterday....

 2017-07-21 16:28 

Taipei Times

Exxon fined for sanctions breach in 2014... +

Exxon Mobil Corp must pay a US$2 million fine for showing reckless disregard for US sanctions on Russia while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giants chief executive officer, the US Department of the Treasury said on Thursday....

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