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 2020-09-09 09:35 

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KMT to propose legislation against ractopamine in imported pork - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The legislative caucus of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) said Wednesday that it will introduce a bill aimed at banning the importation of pork containing residues of the livestock drug ractopamine, in a bid to prevent implementation...

 2020-09-09 09:12 

China Post

English warned limits on gatherings may last til Christmas...

LONDON (AP) — New limits on social gatherings in England to six people are set to stay in place for the "foreseeable future," potentially until or even through Christmas, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Wednesday. Hancock said the...

 2020-09-09 08:53 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reclassifies Hong Kong, Vietnam COVID-19 risk - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday added Hong Kong back to its list of regions from which business travelers can apply for shorter quarantine periods upon arrival in Taiwan, as well as reclassified Vietnam's risk of COVID-19....

 2020-09-09 08:42 

China Post

Taiwan Buddhist master denies asking famous brothers to repay debt...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Former singer-actress Jenny Fei, also known as Master Heng Shu (), denied on Monday accepting a large sum of money from her famous brothers, Taiwan senior entertainers, Chang Fei () and Fei Yu-Ching (), to pay off her debt....

 2020-09-09 08:42 

China Post

Another leading opposition activist detained in Belarus...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Wednesday detained one of the last leading members of an opposition council who remained free, moving methodically to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Lawyer...

 2020-09-09 08:34 

Central News Agency

Baltic states friendship group formed at Legislative Yuan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A legislative friendship group that seeks to build closer ties between Taiwanese legislators and lawmakers in the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, was established in Taipei on Wednesday....

 2020-09-09 08:27 

Central News Agency

Taiwan, U.S. business groups call for bilateral trade agreement - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The leaders of a Taiwanese business association and the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham) on Wednesday signed a joint statement calling for Taiwan and the United States to open negotiations for a bilateral trade agreeme...

 2020-09-09 08:23 

Central News Agency

Expectations low for KMT China mission: scholar - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Any breakthroughs in cross-Taiwan Strait relations is unlikely despite the upcoming visit to China by a Kuomintang (KMT) delegation, a scholar said Wednesday....

 2020-09-09 08:12 

China Post

| Japanese launches muscle-filled stock photo Website...

CP A Japanese man recently launched his own stock photo Website, filled with men doing everyday things, with one catch — the photos all feature muscular men with impeccable pecs, posing shirtless. Muscle PlusAkihito According to reports, the free-us...

 2020-09-09 08:12 

China Post

French photographer lists reasons why you should visit Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — "You must eat, ride a scooter, to be as kind as Taiwanese and you will have one of your best travel experiences and you will fall in love with this country as I am !" This is what Mathieu Giabicani, a 29-year-old Fr...

 2020-09-09 07:42 

China Post

5 2 | Noted Buddhist master denies borrowing money from famous brothers...

CP703 PO5 2 Former singer-actress Jenny Fei, also known as Heng Shu (), denied on Monday accepting a large sum of money from her famous brothers, Taiwan senior entertainers, Chang Fei () and Fei Yu-Ching (), to pay off her debt. In some videos posted to F...

 2020-09-09 07:42 

China Post

49ers' Arik Armstead uses platform to promote social issues...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Arik Armstead sat down at the podium and had a message before he would answer any questions about playing defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. Armstead gave a brief speech about hate crimes, challenging people to tak...

 2020-09-09 07:41 

China Post

Discover 7 best cafs in Taipei...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taipei has seen coffee culture booming in recent years, with various styles of coffee shops opening up along the streets. The international travel website "Big 7 Travel" selected the "7 Best Coffee Shops in Taip...

 2020-09-09 07:30 

Central News Agency

Somaliland opens representative office in Taipei - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Somaliland, a self-declared East African state, formally opened its representative office in Taiwan on Wednesday, signifying closer bilateral relations....

 2020-09-09 07:22 

Central News Agency

Taiwan should join CPTPP: international experts - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Experts from various international organizations on Wednesday expressed support for Taiwan's bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), citing the country's high standards a...

 2020-09-09 07:14 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.025 to close at NT$29.53....

 2020-09-09 07:12 

China Post

Winning division year after no playoffs commonplace in NFL...

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The idea a year ago that the San Francisco 49ers would win the NFC West following a three-year stretch of winning just 12 games combined seemed far-fetched. Maybe it shouldn't have considering how often teams go from a...

 2020-09-09 07:12 

China Post

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China...

TOKYO (AP) — China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama, and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympics. It could happen again. China is host to the 2022 Winter Olympics...

 2020-09-09 07:12 

China Post

Column: Two Hall of Famers leave a different game behind...

They were the heroes of a generation of baseball fans, a pair of first ballot Hall of Famers who were worth the price of admission every time they stepped on the field. Tom Seaver liked to tell the story about how he first met Lou Brock, who mistook the b...

 2020-09-09 07:11 

China Post

Butler, Heat punch a ticket into the NBA's final four...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler set the tone for the Miami Heat season on the first day of training camp. He got to the gym at 3:30 a.m., letting teammates know how hard he expected them to work. And then he filmed himself singing through...

 2020-09-09 06:43 

Central News Agency

Chinese fighter jets enter Taiwan's air defense identification zone - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A number of Chinese military jets were spotted entering Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) early Wednesday, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a press release....

 2020-09-09 06:43 

Central News Agency

Chinese fighter jets enter Taiwan's air defense identification zone - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A number of Chinese military jets were spotted entering Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) early Wednesday, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a press release....

 2020-09-09 06:41 

China Post

| French photographer lists five reasons why you should visit....

CP "You must eat, ride a scooter, to be as kind as Taiwanese and you will have one of your best travel experiences and you will fall in love with this country as I am !" Mathieu Giabicani This is what Mathieu Giabicani, a 29-year-old French photog...

 2020-09-09 06:41 

China Post

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The warring parties in Libya and their international backers — the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Jordan vs Turkey and Qatar — violated a U.N. arms embargo on the oil-rich north African country that remains "t...

 2020-09-09 06:41 

China Post

Lux hits 2 HRs, lifts Dodgers over D-backs in 10 innings...

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Gavin Lux hit two homers, including a three-run shot in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from four runs down to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-9 on Tuesday night. In the decisive 10th inning, A.J. Pollock ...

 2020-09-09 06:41 

China Post

Israeli soldier's plea deal in fatal shooting faces scrutiny...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ahmad Manasra was traveling home from a wedding when he spotted a family in distress on the side of a West Bank road. Moments later, the 22-year-old Palestinian was fatally shot while another Palestinian driver was seriously wounded...

 2020-09-09 06:41 

China Post

Shenzhen unveils cutest caf for animal-lovers...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — An animal caf makes worlds meet somewhere in Shenzhen, China. Animal lovers and coffee fanatics wait for hours on end at this popular attraction to spend time with animals while sipping on their favorite brew. This unique a...

 2020-09-09 06:11 

China Post

Afghan officials: Kabul bomb targets VP, kills 2 civilians...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing in the Afghan capital on Wednesday killed at least two civilians and wounded several others in an attack that targeted the country's first vice president, who was unharmed, officials said. No one immediately c...

 2020-09-09 06:11 

China Post

Afternoon thundershowers forecast in northern, eastern Taiwan...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The weather will remain cloudy to sunny across Taiwan on Wednesday, with only scattered showers in the windward southeastern part of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, ). The thunderstorms are expect...

 2020-09-09 06:11 

China Post

Somaliland opens Taipei office in diplomatic coup for Taiwan...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The breakaway territory of Somaliland opened a representative office in Taipei on Wednesday in a rare diplomatic coup for Taiwan that has already drawn Beijing's ire. The territory's representative to Taipei, Mohamed Ha...

 2020-09-09 06:11 

China Post

| Health minister criticized for flip-flopping on U.S. pork labeling...

CP7 8 Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung () downplayed on Thursday an administrative procedure exempting labeling for bulk packaged food products, stressing that authorities will work toward labeling all products containing pork fat in the future...

 2020-09-09 05:46 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close down 0.43% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 54.98 points, or 0.43 percent, at 12,608.58 Wednesday on turnover of NT$207.86 billion (US$7.09 billion)....

 2020-09-09 05:40 

China Post

Carreo Busta edges Shapovalov in 5 sets, reaches Open semi...

NEW YORK (AP) — It took five sets and more than four hours, all the way until past 1 a.m. on Wednesday, for Pablo Carreo Busta to reach the U.S. Open semifinals for a second time. That's a lot more work than he put in a round earlier. One match ...

 2020-09-09 05:40 

China Post

Gusty winds pose continued wildfire threats in California...

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires raged unchecked throughout California Wednesday, and gusty winds could drive flames into new ferocity, authorities warned. Diablo winds in the north and Santa Ana winds in the south were forecast into Wednesday a...

 2020-09-09 05:40 

China Post

The Latest | India records another 89,000 new virus cases...

NEW DELHI — India has added another 89,706 coronavirus cases to the second-highest reported tally in the world, and the government is saying schools will reopen later this month for senior students after more than five months closed. According to th...

 2020-09-09 05:40 

China Post

As Indonesia cases soar, medical workers bear the burden...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term ...

 2020-09-09 05:11 

China Post

Myers hits slam, solo shot in Padres' 14-5 win vs Rockies...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers homered twice, including San Diego's seventh grand slam of the season, Austin Nola hit a three-run shot and Mike Clevinger was impressive in his home debut for the Padres, who routed the Colorado Rockies 14-5 Tuesday n...

 2020-09-09 05:11 

China Post

Asia Today: India adds another 89K cases, to reopen schools...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India added another 89,706 coronavirus cases to the second-highest tally in the world, and the government said schools would reopen later this month for senior students after more than five months closed. India's famed white mar...

 2020-09-09 05:10 

China Post

Tech chills spill into Asia, as shares sink across region...

Asian shares slid further Wednesday after a sell-off of big technology stocks on Wall Street pulled U.S. benchmarks lower. Crude oil prices and Treasury yields also weakened. Australia's benchmark led regional declines on Wednesday, losing more than 2...

 2020-09-09 05:10 

China Post

Ruf homers late, Giants rally past red-hot Mariners 6-5...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Darin Ruf homered with one out in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat Seattle 6-5 on Tuesday night, ending the Mariners' six-game winning streak. Alex Dickerson and Mauricio Dubn also went deep ...

 2020-09-09 05:00 

Central News Agency

Moldovian felon in ATM heist deported - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A Moldovian man who was jailed in Taiwan for his involvement in the theft of tens of millions of dollars from ATMs in 2016 was deported Tuesday night, after completing his four year and six month sentence earlier in the day, accordin...

 2020-09-09 04:41 

China Post

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation...

AGUANGA, Calif. (AP) — An illegal marijuana growing operation where seven people were fatally shot in a small, rural Southern California town had the markings of organized crime, authorities said Tuesday. More than 20 people lived on the property, w...

 2020-09-09 04:40 

China Post

Lives Lost: Beloved aunt would ask: 'Where's the party at?'...

For family and friends, Lydia Nunez always had jokes, hugs and lots of love. She was the "glue" that brought people together, the one who remembered birthdays, spoiled her nieces and nephews and brought a spark to any room she entered. "Where&...

 2020-09-09 04:40 

China Post

LeBron, Rondo spark Lakers to 112-102 victory over Rockets...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James scored 36 points, Rajon Rondo sparked a fourth-quarter rally and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 112-102 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference playoff series. James...

 2020-09-09 04:40 

China Post

Wall Street's 3-day skid a reality check for runaway market...

Wall Street's summer-long party fueled by investors' appetite for some of the world's best-known technology companies has come to an abrupt, if not entirely unexpected, halt. The sharp sell-off that began last Thursday has wiped out nearly 7.1...

 2020-09-09 04:05 

China Post

| Japan theater holds 'text message screening' amid the pandemic...

CP —— There are many classic movies that you won't get bored of after viewing it several times, and it's even better when you can discuss them with your friends in the theater. A Tokyo movie theater in Ikebukuro is showing Rambo: Last ...

 2020-09-09 04:05 

China Post

Rockets' Covington injured in collision with Lakers' Davis...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Houston forward Robert Covington was taken to the locker room after colliding with Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the teams' Western Conference playoff series Tuesday nigh...

 2020-09-09 04:05 

China Post

Reds president Williams hopes for strong finish for team...

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams expressed confidence in manager David Bell and his coaching staff Tuesday, but he said he would be "extremely disappointed" if the team fails to make the playoffs....

 2020-09-09 04:00 

Taiwan News

Nishikori beaten in return from 1-year break in Kitzbuehel...

Nishikori beaten in return from 1-year break in Kitzbuehel...

 2020-09-09 04:00 

Taiwan News

Congress investigates Fort Hood following soldier deaths...

Congress investigates Fort Hood following soldier deaths...

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