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 2019-07-22 12:04 

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Indonesian babysitter sentenced for killing baby...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) An unqualified Indonesian babysitter was sentenced to seven-and-a-half-years in prison by the New Taipei District Court Monday for accidentally killing the seven-month-old son of another Indonesian....

 2019-07-22 11:45 

China Post

Beethoven Made in the Rhineland, part three...

The concert begins with a piano quintet that fortepianist Christine Schornsheim describes as one with "beautiful moments but no surprises." Schornsheim advises: "Just sit back and relax and listen to something pleasant. Just don't expect t...

 2019-07-22 11:45 

China Post

Prosecutors drop sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey...

Prosecutors dropped a sexual assault case Wednesday against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey after the alleged victim refused to testify about a missing cellphone. Spacey was charged last year for indecent assault and battery over accusations he groped an...

 2019-07-22 11:45 

China Post

Russia cracks down on environmental activists...

"Criminal proceedings have been initiated against me in Russia I'm facing a possible two-year prison sentence," Alexandra Korolyova told DW. Korolyova, from Kaliningrad, is the co-founder and director of the environmental organization Ecodefen...

 2019-07-22 11:45 

China Post

New Zealand plans to tighten gun laws in wake of Christchurch massacre...

New Zealand's government said on Monday that it wanted to implement sweeping gun law reform, in the second measure to tighten firearm rules following a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch in March. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the law w...

 2019-07-22 11:30 

China Post

Beethoven Made in the Rhineland, part four...

The son of a singer. The grandson of an orchestra director. Vice organist. Pianist befriended by nobility. Violist in the theater orchestra. Could there be any better conditions for a promising music career? Ludwig van Beethoven was indeed "made in th...

 2019-07-22 11:30 

China Post

'A marvelous night for a moondance': Legendary lunar-inspired pop songs...

Bad Moon Rising When John Fogerty saw the 1941 horror/fantasy film The Devil and Daniel Webster with its tale of an apocalyptic hurricane, he was inspired to write the song that became one of Creedence Clearwater Revival's biggest hits. In the story, ...

 2019-07-22 11:30 

China Post

Collecting and evaluating big data...

Collecting and evaluating big data The China Post...

 2019-07-22 11:30 

China Post

Banqiao Senior High School to allow male students to wear skirts...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Starting from the new school semester in September, male students in New Taipei's Banqiao Senior High School () will be allowed to wear skirts to school, in a move to promote gender equality, the school authorities said on July 22...

 2019-07-22 11:30 

China Post

North Korea claims '99.98% turnout' in local elections...

North Korea claimed on Monday that nearly 100 percent of eligible voters had gone to the polls for city, provincial, and district elections that were held over the weekend. The electorate does not get to chose between candidates, but rather give a "ye...

 2019-07-22 11:15 

China Post

Greek island accused of abusing its star attraction: donkeys...

With its picturesque cobblestone alleys, whitewashed villages and stunning sunsets, Santorini has long been revered as Greece's most iconic and photogenic island. But the tranquil tourist haven in the southeast Aegean Sea, has been turned into a battl...

 2019-07-22 11:15 

China Post

Saudi Arabia: Pop music gains a political conscience...

The members of the South Korean boy group Super Junior are megastars in their home country. They've released nine studio albums and played countless concerts and are loved by millions of fans. But not only in South Korea. They have a sizable Saudi fan...

 2019-07-22 11:15 

China Post

Germany's India envoy visits 'Nazi-inspired' Hindu group...

"Visit of Headquarters of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) in Nagpur and long meeting with its Sarsanghchalak (chief) Dr Mohan Bhagwat. Founded 1925, it is world's largest voluntary organization though not un-controversially perceived throughout ...

 2019-07-22 11:01 

China Post

Car bomb blasts Somalia's capital near airport; 10 killed...

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb by Islamic extremists in Somalia's capital on Monday has killed at least 10 people, say police. At least 15 others were injured when the car packed with explosives and parked near a busy security checkpoint b...

 2019-07-22 11:01 

China Post

Court: Walesa must apologize to Poland's ruling party head...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish appeals court has ruled that Lech Walesa, a former president and pro-democracy fighter, must apologize to the head of the ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, in a slander case. Walesa protested the verdict by the Appeals...

 2019-07-22 11:00 

China Post

10 Things to Know for Today...

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE'S WRATH Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U....

 2019-07-22 11:00 

China Post

Man on the moon Art and orchestration...

Man on the moon Art and orchestration The China Post...

 2019-07-22 11:00 

China Post

World hunger continues to rise due to conflict, climate change, says UN report...

The United Nations' goal to eradicate hunger by 2030 is a long way off. After a decade of progress, the number of people starving has risen over the last three years, the UN said in its latest report on food security: 820 million people suffer from ch...

 2019-07-22 11:00 

China Post

Chancellor Angela Merkel as art motif...

When Chancellor Angela Merkel presumably resigns her post in 2021 at the latest, she will join the Gallery of German Chancellor portraits in the capital. But it won't be the first time her likeness has appeared on canvas. As Merkel turns 65 on July 17...

 2019-07-22 11:00 

China Post

Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody...

LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing. Hashem Abedi appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Monday via video-link from Belmarsh Pri...

 2019-07-22 11:00 

China Post

In Salzburg, 'Everyman' is an investment banker...

In 2020, the Salzburg Festival will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Some sensations are likely being saved up for next year, so the premiere performance on Saturday evening was a repeat of an already familiar staging from 2017. In it, stage director Mich...

 2019-07-22 10:50 

China Post

| Double Songs officially end their marriage...

CP27 229 "Sun CP," a.k.a Song Joon ki and Song Hye Kyo, announced their divorce mediation on June 27. According to the "Yonhap News Agency" report, however, the Seoul Family Court held a divorce negotiation at 9 a.m. on July 22 that put an...

 2019-07-22 10:45 

China Post

Climate change compounds hunger, conflicts, German aid group says...

The world's southern hemisphere poor were bearing the brunt of climate change caused by rich, fossil-fuel consumers of the global North, Welthungerhilfe President Marlehn Thieme said in Berlin on Wednesday. Presenting the Bonn-based organization's...

 2019-07-22 10:45 

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Green Energy in the Philippines...
 2019-07-22 10:45 

China Post

House of Hohenzollern struggles to make restitution claims...

When a court in June dismissed the Prince of Prussia's claim on the former Hohenzollern family-owned Rheinfels Castle — a vast medieval bulwark on the Rhine river that has belonged to the Rhineland-Palatinate town of St. Goar since World War Two...

 2019-07-22 10:45 

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Euromaxx Lifestyle Europe...
 2019-07-22 10:30 

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Frankfurt Cultural hub on the River Main...
 2019-07-22 10:30 

China Post

Gottfried Keller at 200: An enduring literary legacy...

"When viewed superficially, one can sometimes actually believe that his works are songs of praise for the Swiss bourgeoisie," says Ulrich Kittstein, referring to the 19th century writer and poet Gottfried Keller. But the professor of modern litera...

 2019-07-22 10:30 

China Post

Young Euro Classic launches a new season...

They come from countries like Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Portugal, Sweden and Germany, but also from further afield like China and the US. Taking place in Berlin's Konzerthaus on Gendarme Square from July 19 until August 9, the festival also introduces...

 2019-07-22 10:30 

China Post

South Korea gears up for financial market contingency plan amid Japan....

inancial authorities establishing a contingency plan in case Tokyo expands its trade restrictions to the financial sector, amidst escalating trade conflict between South Korea and Japan....

 2019-07-22 10:30 

China Post

Israel begins demolition of Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem...

Israel began demolishing part of a Palestinian village on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, despite intense international criticism and protests. Bulldozers and hundreds of soldiers started tearing down buildings in Sur Baher after forcing residents o...

 2019-07-22 10:20 

China Post

4'Avengers: Endgame' has passed 'Avatar' as biggest film ever...

The global box office has a new king in "Avengers: Endgame." 1327.9 The superhero extravaganza this weekend usurped "Avatar" to become the highest grossing film of all time, with an estimated $2.79 billion in worldwide grosses in just 13 w...

 2019-07-22 10:15 

China Post

How to get from Europe to Australia without flying...

How long does it take to get to Australia from Switzerland? For Lorenz Keysser, 23, and Giulia Fontana, 27, it required six months of planning, 200 hours on trains and a fortnight on a cargo ship. From visiting Moscow's Red Square and hiking China'...

 2019-07-22 10:15 

China Post

Shake your tail feather: Study finds cockatoos love to dance...

A dancing cockatoo who rose to fame on Youtube has shown that spontaneous and diverse dance moves are not unique to humans, according to a scientific study published on Monday. Snowball, a sulphur-crested cockatoo, moves spontaneously to music with a good...

 2019-07-22 10:15 

China Post

Where German is still spoken in the US...

When Norman Sunday sits in front of his barn, he sometimes finds himself looking wistfully over his property. The 82-year-old farmer from the northeastern state of Pennsylvania knows that a decades-old family tradition is coming to an end. He once bred ca...

 2019-07-22 10:15 

China Post

Apollo 50 Festival: Washington celebrates the moon landing...

The National Mall in Washington DC is usually a site for big political events. It's where people watch the presidential inauguration every four years, and where Trump supporters came together this Fourth of July for the president's "Salute to ...

 2019-07-22 10:15 

China Post

British journalists slam use of 'intimidating' lawsuits...

More than a dozen senior journalists, media workers and rights campaigners have published an open letter demanding the British government do more to protect the press from so-called strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) lawsuits. "...

 2019-07-22 10:14 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's export orders fall for 8th straight month in June...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Export orders received by Taiwan-based companies fell for the eighth consecutive month in June as a result of sluggish demand, hurt by ongoing trade friction between the United States and China, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA...

 2019-07-22 10:14 

Central News Agency

Official probed for smuggling NT$6 million-worth of cigarettes...

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) A special service agent who accompanied President Tsai Ing-wen () during her just-concluded state visit to Taiwan's Caribbean allies has been removed from his post pending investigation after allegedly smuggling NT$6 million (US$...

 2019-07-22 10:01 

China Post

Firefighters battle wildfire in Portugal, 31 people hurt...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a major wildfire in central Portugal for a third day that has already injured 31 people. The country's Civil Protection Agency says 321 vehicles and five water-dumping aircraft ar...

 2019-07-22 10:01 

China Post

Europe ministers meet in Paris on divisive migrant issue...

PARIS (AP) — European ministers are meeting in Paris in a new step to find an accord on the divisive issue of how to deal with migrants crossing the Mediterranean but, shut out by Italy and unwanted elsewhere, caught in political standoffs. Absent a...

 2019-07-22 10:01 

China Post

Olafur Eliasson: When nature becomes art...

An Olafur Eliasson installation keeps the viewer entranced. It is virtually impossible not to enter into dialogue with one's own shadow, with partially hidden reflections or perhaps with a breathing wall of moss. Eliasson seems to effortlessly create ...

 2019-07-22 10:01 

China Post

James Simon Gallery opens on Berlin's Museum Island...

Since Ieoh Ming Pei's glass pyramid for the Louvre in Paris, no entrance building for a museum has attracted as much attention as the new James Simon Gallery in Berlin. When the building flanking Berlin's central culture hub was officially opened ...

 2019-07-22 10:01 

China Post

Hamas delegation visits Iran, meets supreme leader...

TERHAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says a delegation from the Palestinian militant group Hamas that is visiting Iran has met with the country's supreme leader. The TV report on Monday says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei held talks with Hamas' d...

 2019-07-22 10:00 

China Post

The Latest: Iranian diplomat commends Amano's competence...

VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the death of Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Iran's deputy foreign minister has expressed his condolences over the death of Yukiya Amano, who ...

 2019-07-22 10:00 

China Post

Voting closing in race to become UK's new prime minister...

LONDON (AP) — Voting is drawing to a close in the race to become Britain's next prime minister. Members of the governing Conservative Party have until 5 p.m. (1600 GMT) to return postal ballots in the contest between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hun...

 2019-07-22 09:47 

China Post

Taiwan ruling, opposition parties condemn attack on HK protesters...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan's two major political parties on July 22 condemned an attack by a group of masked men on anti-government protesters at a Hong Kong subway train station Sunday night, urging Hong Kong authorities to thoroughly investigate th...

 2019-07-22 09:46 

China Post

US scraps prison plan for abandoned coal mine...

Eastern Kentucky's hills are interrupted by jarring flats of bare rock: the aftermath of mountaintop removal mining, which uses explosives to destroy and harvest coal-rich peaks. These hills are also home to four federal prisons — and until this...

 2019-07-22 09:45 

China Post

When America landed on the moon, the whole world did...

Fifty years on from the 1969 moon landing, the emotions still well up. "I was driving home when I stopped on a two-lane road. It was pitch dark, and I got out of the car. I looked up at the moon, and it was like, 'God, we got two people standing t...

 2019-07-22 09:45 

China Post

German renewables deliver more electricity than coal and nuclear power for the first time...

In Lippendorf, Saxony, the energy supplier EnBW is temporarily taking part of a coal-fired power plant offline. Not because someone ordered it — it simply wasn't paying off. Gas prices are low, CO2 prices are high, and with many hours of sunshin...

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