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 2018-06-22 12:44 

Central News Agency

NT$600 million worth of smuggled cigarettes seized in 5 months...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Taiwan seized an estimated NT$596 million (US$19.68 million) worth of cigarettes being smuggled into the country in the first five months of the year, the National Treasury Administration (NTA) said Friday....

 2018-06-22 12:44 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese pianist delivers speech at Moscow Conservatory graduation...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) A Taiwanese pianist was selected to deliver a speech Wednesday on behalf of 226 students at the 149th graduation ceremony of the Moscow Conservatory....

 2018-06-22 12:44 

Central News Agency

Forum reflects stark U.S.-China differences on cross-strait ties...

New York, June 21 (CNA) A semi-official meeting between American and Chinese representatives earlier this month has shown how wide the gap is in how they gauge recent developments in cross-Taiwan Strait relations, according to the conference report releas...

 2018-06-22 12:41 

Formosa News

US congressman submits resolution urging formal ties with Taiwan...
 2018-06-22 12:20 

Central News Agency

Owen receives Tang Prize award...

One of the Third Tang Prize recipients for Sinology, Stephen Owen, Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, specializes in premodern literature, lyric poetry, and comparative poetics. He is 71 years old and has been awarded the prize for his penetrating ...

 2018-06-22 11:44 

Central News Agency

New AIT deputy director assumes office...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Raymond Greene, a career diplomat who is highly familiar with East Asia, has taken over as the deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)....

 2018-06-22 11:44 

Central News Agency

New Mainland Affairs Council deputy ministers named...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Chen Ming-chi (), chairman of the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University, is to assume the position of deputy minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), the council announced Friday....

 2018-06-22 11:02 

China Post

Cyprus, Israel, Greece pledge deeper military ties...

LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — The defense ministers of Cyprus, Israel and Greece are pledging to forge deeper military ties in order to better counter common threats and to help bolster security in a tumultuous region.Cypriot Minister Savvas Angelides and ...

 2018-06-22 11:01 

China Post

Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot...

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites.Defying expectations, Japan beat Colombi...

 2018-06-22 11:00 

China Post

Falcao vs Lewandowski in must-win World Cup contest...

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — After missing out on the World Cup four years ago because of an injury, Radamel Falcao is now in danger of being out of title contention after only two matches at the sport's marquee tournament.Colombia's all-time leadin...

 2018-06-22 10:55 

China Post

Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions...

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cris...

 2018-06-22 10:54 

China Post

The Latest: 2 OSCE observers refused entry to Turkey...

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections (all times local):1:25 p.m.A European security and rights group says it...

 2018-06-22 10:53 

China Post

Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated families...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis.Seo...

 2018-06-22 10:48 

China Post

Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot...

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites.Defying expectations, Japan beat Colombi...

 2018-06-22 10:48 

China Post

Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions...

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cris...

 2018-06-22 10:47 

China Post

German chancellor visits Lebanon school with Syrian refugees...

BEIRUT (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel tossed a ball with students and passed out jerseys from Germany's national soccer team Friday during a visit to a public school in the Lebanese capital, where many of the students are Syrian refugees...

 2018-06-22 10:46 

China Post

The Latest: Russia on pace for lowest-scoring World Cup...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local):1:30 p.m.This World Cup is right on pace to be the lowest scoring ever despite no goalless games so far.Just 51 goals have been scored in 23 games going into Friday's play, at...

 2018-06-22 10:45 

China Post

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EU lawmakers miffed over new Facebook snub...
 2018-06-22 10:44 

Central News Agency

2018 Taipei-Shanghai City Forum postponed...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) The annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum has been postponed, probably until after Taiwan's year-end local government elections, according to a Taipei City councilor....

 2018-06-22 10:44 

Central News Agency

New AIT deputy director assumes office...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Raymond Greene, a career diplomat who is highly familiar with East Asia, has taken over as the deputy director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)....

 2018-06-22 10:44 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end lower on Wall Street plunge...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange ended lower Friday after a plunge on Wall Street overnight but still remained above the market's six-month moving average....

 2018-06-22 10:04 

China Post

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park...

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back.There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to...

 2018-06-22 10:03 

China Post

The Latest: Iraq confident of OPEC deal to raise oil output...

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the OPEC meeting on oil production (all times local):12:00 p.m.Iraq's oil minister says he is confident that officials from major oil-producing countries will reach an agreement on raising oil production at their meet...

 2018-06-22 10:01 

China Post

Pakistan's former dictator Musharraf resigns from his party...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former military ruler and dictator Pervez Musharraf has resigned from his political party, an indication he has no immediate plans to return home or support his party's bid in the upcoming July elections.Earlier t...

 2018-06-22 10:00 

China Post

Cheery and careworn, izbas epitomize Russians' pastoral soul...

PODOLSK, Russia (AP) — During the World Cup, Russia is keen to show itself off as a modern power, full of the latest designs for stadiums and hotels that gleam, with sun reflecting from their glass walls. But visitors who venture a little off the fa...

 2018-06-22 09:52 

China Post

African wild dogs make comeback at Mozambican wildlife park...

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — The African wild dogs are back.There are just 14 of them, far fewer than those that roamed Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park before the nearly two-decade civil war that started in the 1970s. As up to...

 2018-06-22 09:52 

China Post

OPEC mulls 1 million-barrel oil production increase...

VIENNA (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil minister says officials from major crude-producing nations will discuss a proposal to increase output by about 1 million barrels per day.Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are me...

 2018-06-22 09:50 

China Post

Turkey heads to landmark presidential, parliamentary vote...

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has never lost an election, is taking a gamble that will consolidate his hold on power in Turkey if he emerges victorious from Sunday's landmark presidential and parliamentary vote.But winning ...

 2018-06-22 09:49 

China Post

EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods go into force...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is enforcing tariffs on .4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum.The goods targeted include typical American products like bo...

 2018-06-22 09:48 

China Post

Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary ...

 2018-06-22 09:47 

China Post

A look at dual elections in Turkey testing Erdogan's power...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish voters will vote Sunday in a historic double election for the presidency and parliament.The vote will be a game changer, putting into full force constitutional changes transforming Turkey's ruling system into an executive...

 2018-06-22 09:44 

Central News Agency

Former President Lee embarks on visit to Japan...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Former President Lee Teng-hui () embarked on a visit to Japan on Friday to attend the unveiling of a monument in commemoration of Taiwanese who died in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945....

 2018-06-22 09:44 

Central News Agency

Most cosmetic surgery clinics illegally promote services: CF...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Over 86 percent of cosmetic surgery clinics in Taiwan promote the services they offer in ways that violate the Medical Care Act, according to the Consumer's Foundation Friday....

 2018-06-22 09:00 

China Post

Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bail...

 2018-06-22 08:55 

China Post

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy...

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil.Standing next t...

 2018-06-22 08:49 

China Post

Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bail...

 2018-06-22 08:48 

China Post

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be easy...

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil.Standing next t...

 2018-06-22 08:47 

China Post

Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bail...

 2018-06-22 08:46 

China Post

Italy vows to expel far more migrants, but it won't be....

ROME (AP) — Barely a week in office, Italy's new, populist interior minister was losing no time in bringing home his message: His government will make good on a campaign pledge to swiftly deport 100,000 migrants from Italian soil.Standing next t...

 2018-06-22 08:45 

China Post

Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal...

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country's creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation's eight-year bail...

 2018-06-22 08:44 

Central News Agency

Terry Gou takes retirement off table for next five years...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) Terry Gou (), founder and chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest multinational contract manufacturer of electronics, vowed Friday not to retire over the next five years and set himself the goal of raising...

 2018-06-22 08:43 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex...

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.005 to close at NT$30.307....

 2018-06-22 08:00 

China Post

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar...

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's civil war has failed as President Salva Kiir rejects working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years.Government spokesman Mic...

 2018-06-22 07:50 

China Post

Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in Kashmir...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least two rebels, a police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which several people have been injured.Police say government fo...

 2018-06-22 07:49 

China Post

Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations...

Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as...

 2018-06-22 07:48 

China Post

Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies...

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from...

 2018-06-22 07:47 

China Post

Reactions to the death of pundit Charles Krauthammer....

Reactions to the death of conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer.___...

 2018-06-22 07:46 

China Post

What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales....

NEW YORK (AP) — Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart.The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases that come from states where they do...

 2018-06-22 07:45 

China Post

Asian stocks mixed as trade disputes worry investors...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. Some markets were making slight re...

 2018-06-22 07:02 

China Post

German EU commissioner warns Merkel allies in migration spat...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's representative on the European Union's executive is warning Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies against escalating a conflict over migration further, arguing that they are weakening the country's standi...

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