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 2021-06-12 17:15 

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Germany's Greens endorse 40-year-old lawmaker for chancellor...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environmentalist Greens formally endorsed Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor Saturday, amid a slip in the party's poll ratings fueled in large part by its own mistakes. Baerbock, 40, was officially no...

 2021-06-12 17:15 

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Israeli police say woman with knife shot dead in West Bank...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said a Palestinian woman carrying a knife ran toward an Israeli military checkpoint on Saturday and was shot dead by a private security guard. The shooting took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem, one of...

 2021-06-12 17:15 

China Post

Final presidential debate shows Iran's political fissures...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran held a final presidential debate Saturday that showed the fissures within the Islamic Republic's politics, as hard-liners referred to those seeking ties to the West as "infiltrators4; and the race's two other ...

 2021-06-12 17:14 

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Nevada Air National Guard has 1st female instructor pilot...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Maj. Sarah Spy wanted to be a pilot since she was a little girl. Now, at 37, she has become the first female flight instructor pilot for the Nevada Air National Guard. "It's pretty exciting," Spy told the Las Vegas Revie...

 2021-06-12 17:13 

China Post

The Latest: Eriksen collapses during Euro 2020 match...

The Latest on soccer's European Championship: ___ Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship game against Finland. Eriksen fell to the ground near the sideline late in...

 2021-06-12 17:13 

China Post

Aid groups appeal to G-7 for cash to get shots into arms...

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Rich nations must do more than just donate surplus vaccines if they hope to end the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health experts and humanitarian groups that are calling for money, increased production and logistica...

 2021-06-12 17:12 

China Post

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest...

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 ...

 2021-06-12 16:15 

China Post

Inspired by Novotna, Krejcikova wins 1st Slam title in Paris...

PARIS (AP) — Thinking of her late coach the whole time, Barbora Krejcikova went from unseeded to Grand Slam champion at the French Open. Putting aside a shaky set, Krejcikova won just her fifth major tournament as a singles player by beating 31st-se...

 2021-06-12 16:15 

China Post

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China...

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China's global initiatives, but there was no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call ...

 2021-06-12 16:15 

China Post

The Latest: Blocked from summit, protesters focus on media...

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Thousands of people have gathered outside the international media center for the Group of Seven summit in England during colorful protests against climate ch...

 2021-06-12 16:12 

China Post

Thai capital to lift more restrictions against virus spread...

BANGKOK (AP) — Some restrictions to protect against the spread of COVID-19 will be lifted in the Thai capital of Bangkok beginning early next week, the country's prime minister announced Sunday. Enterprises allowed to reopen Monday are museums a...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

‘Life goes on,’ Nadal says after French Open exit ...

Rafael Nadal shrugged off his epic loss to Novak Djokovic at the French Open on Friday, insisting that "life goes on" as the 13-time champion suffered just his third defeat in 108 matches in Paris over 16 years.In their 58th career clash, world No...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: CPBL to propose baseball ‘bubble’ in south Taiwan ...

The Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) hopes to resume this year's Taiwan pro baseball season with a proposal to play games in strict "bubbles" in the south of the country.CPBL officials have drafted a plan to submit to the Central Ep...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Add pregnant women to jab priority: legislators ...

Legislators yesterday urged the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) to give pregnant women and healthcare workers caring for them priority to receive messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines.Legislators from various parties urged the center to add pregna...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Taiwan’s EUA review process unique: minister ...

Taiwan's approach to evaluating the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine candidates has not been used by any other country as a basis for granting emergency use authorization (EUA), Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung () said on Friday.During a leg...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: Vaccine-skeptic Britons increasingly willing to get jab ...

More than half of the people in the UK who were firmly against getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at about the time the first dose was administered have had a jab, a study has said.Researchers at the University of Bristol and King's College London al...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Too much screen time can hurt kids’ eyes: specialist ...

Remote learning can place increased strain on children's eyes and parents should supervise the amount of time they spend in front of a screen during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Hsinchu-based ophthalmologist said.Taiwan's level 3 COVID-19 alert means ...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Updated handball guidance made clear in opener ...

There is a new interpretation of the handball law in soccer and the first game at the UEFA Euro 2020 on Friday set the tone that there should be fewer cheap penalties given.Twice during the first half in Rome, Italy's players pleaded with UEFA's h...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Critics must put country over party ...

President Tsai Ing-wen () earlier this month called on the public to remain united in the fight against COVID-19, indicating that her government would spare no effort to contain the disease, which has already surpassed 10,000 cases. These words come when ...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Limited testing, age among causes of COVID-19 deaths ...

Limited testing, elderly patients and overflowing hospitals could be responsible for Taiwan's higher than average COVID-19 case-to-fatality ratio, National Taiwan University Hospital doctor Lee Chien-chang () said on Wednesday.The number of COVID-19 d...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

No ‘serious irregularities’ in Peru poll ...

Peru's disputed presidential vote had not shown any "serious irregularities," international election monitors said on Friday, as the country's caretaker leader urged calm after five days of rising tensions without a result from the cliffha...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Attempted murder charges filed over hospital stabbings ...

Prosecutors yesterday filed attempted murder charges against a New Taipei City man accused of stabbing three nurses at the city's Shuang Ho Hospital where he was quarantined for COVID-19.The New Taipei City District Prosecutors' Office in a news r...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Vaccine recipient died of heart attack, CECC says ...

A person who was on Friday reported as the first in Taiwan to die after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine died of a heart attack, a Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official said yesterday.The deceased, whose sex and age were not disclosed, had coronary ...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Japan’s chip future lies in a Taiwanese science park ...

As much as the US pines for the good old days of global semiconductor supremacy, Japan feels its loss of glory even more.Once a dominant name in electronic components, the nation has been overtaken by Taiwan, South Korea, and, more recently, China. Yet To...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

US start-up offers full EV battery in just 10 minutes ...

On a Wednesday afternoon last month, an Uber Technologies Inc driver in San Francisco was about to run out of charge on his Nissan Leaf. Normally this would mean finding a place to plug in and wait for a half-hour, at least, but this Leaf was different.In...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Euro 2020 restarts mega sports events ...

Postponed by a year, the biggest sporting event since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt began on Friday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome — a milestone for European and world sports.The opening match of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament was...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

True friends always offer support ...

In times of trouble, it is easy to see who Taiwan's true friends are and to determine who really cares about us. After more than a year of successful prevention work, COVID-19 suddenly began to spread after alleged oversights at the Novotel Taipei Tao...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Government must pull itself together ...

With more controversies upsetting the nation's fight against COVID-19, government agencies need to regain the public's confidence. Being more transparent would be a good start.Over the past week, several politicians have apologized for failing to ...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Help the needy survive level 3, group urges ...

The Chinese Christian Relief Association yesterday called on people to join a fundraising campaign for delivering necessities to underprivileged families, as many are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak. After a level 3 COVID-19 alert was implemented ...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

England seek elusive win as they prepare to take on Croatia ...

There is an indicator of why England have never won a Euro tournament: In nine attempts, they have never won an opening match at the tournament.Not even when their first match was at Wembley in 1996.A quarter-century on, England are to open another contin...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tiny El Salvador beach town rides crypto wave ...

The beach town of El Zonte on El Salvador's Pacific coast is a laid-back surfer's haven, with white beaches, palm trees and a small population of 3,000 people.The low-income community has no banks and only one cash machine, but a trailblazing loca...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: G7 summit outlines pact to curb future pandemics ...

G7 leaders were yesterday set to agree on a joint declaration aimed at preventing another pandemic, as they resume wide-ranging talks at their first in-person summit in almost two years.The group of leading economies -— Canada, France, Germany, Ital...

 2021-06-12 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: New Taipei City launches trial hypoxemia program ...

New Taipei City on Friday launched a trial program to monitor and care for people at risk of unknowingly developing abnormally low blood oxygen levels, amid reports of people with COVID-19 dying from the condition.The program, implemented at the direction...

 2021-06-12 15:15 

China Post

Shootout between Kashmir rebels, Indian police kills 4...

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A heated gunbattle between militants and Indian police broke out Saturday in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing at least two police and two civilians, officials said. Anti-India protests later erupted during the civilians...

 2021-06-12 15:15 

China Post

Iran hard-liners target sole moderate in presidential debate...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seven presidential candidates offered starkly different views Saturday in the country's final debate, with hard-liners describing those seeking ties with the West as "infiltrators4; and the race's sole m...

 2021-06-12 15:14 

China Post

GOP governors tie economy to relaxed approach to coronavirus...

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Republican governors running for reelection have begun trumpeting the party's more hands-off approach to the coronavirus pandemic, trying to flip the script on an issue that helped Democrats win the White House and cont...

 2021-06-12 15:13 

China Post

The Latest: China, US diplomats clash over virus origin...

BEIJING — Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing it of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 ...

 2021-06-12 15:13 

China Post

As virus cases wane, governors weigh ending emergency orders...

New coronavirus infections and deaths in the U.S. are down dramatically from earlier highs, though more contagious variants are spreading. Most people are now are at least partially vaccinated, yet lingering hesitancy has slowed the pace and even caused s...

 2021-06-12 15:13 

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Johnson voices caution over next lockdown easing in England...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a strong hint Saturday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England this month will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in Indi...

 2021-06-12 15:13 

China Post

The Latest: France's Macron says US again Europe's partner...

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: CARBIS BAY, England — French President Emmanuel Macron says it's good that U.S. President Joe Biden is able to lead through cooperation, adding that the United States is ...

 2021-06-12 14:15 

China Post

Afghan official: bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same ro...

 2021-06-12 14:15 

China Post

South Florida investigative reporter Michele Gillen dies...

MIAMI (AP) — Michele Gillen, a former South Florida television investigative reporter, has died. She was 66. Longtime friend and producer Marcia Izaguirre confirmed Gillen's death from natural causes in a Facebook post Friday. "For all those...

 2021-06-12 14:14 

China Post

French far-left chief floured in march against far right...

PARIS (AP) — A French far-left leader got a faceful of flour at the start of a Paris march Saturday against "the ideas of the far right," days after the French president was slapped while greeting a crowd. Unions, associations and leftist po...

 2021-06-12 14:13 

China Post

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China...

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies on Saturday unveiled an infrastructure plan for the developing world to compete with China's efforts, but the democracies didn't immediately agree on how to publicly cal...

 2021-06-12 13:29 

Central News Agency

Taiwan begins administering AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Japan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Several cities and counties in Taiwan, including New Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung, on Saturday began administering the AstraZeneca vaccine received last week from Japan....

 2021-06-12 13:19 

Central News Agency

Taiwan FDA approves imports of COVID-19 home test kits - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Imports of two types of COVID-19 home test kits to Taiwan have been approved, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Saturday....

 2021-06-12 13:15 

China Post

Police: Attacker wounds 13 in Austin shooting and escapes...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Someone opened fire in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin early Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said. Investigators were looking into what sparked the shooti...

 2021-06-12 13:14 

China Post

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohib...

 2021-06-12 13:14 

China Post

The Latest: Climate change protests hit beach near G7 summit...

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Hundreds of environmental protesters took to the Cornish seaside Saturday morning in a bid to draw the attention of world leaders and the international media...

 2021-06-12 13:13 

China Post

AMA doctors meet amid vocal backlash over racial equity plan...

The nation's largest, most influential doctors' group is holding its annual policymaking meeting amid backlash over its most ambitious plan ever — to help dismantle centuries-old racism and bias in all realms of the medical establishment. Th...

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