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 2020-08-13 18:49 

China Post

Bolivia's political crisis threatens hospitals and patients...

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hooked up to ventilators, 11 prematurely born infants struggled for survival Thursday in the intensive care ward of a Bolivian maternity hospital. The babies' supply of oxygen is in peril, doctors say, because of nationwid...

 2020-08-13 18:49 

China Post

Chris Evans hopes to shield democracy with politics website...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evans became the most politically prickly "Avenger" a few years back with withering tweets about President Donald Trump and his Republican supporters. But the "Captain America" actor is staying relatively qui...

 2020-08-13 18:49 

China Post

Varner III grabs Wyndham lead with career low-tying 62...

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Harold Varner III tied his career low round with an 8-under 62 to grab the early lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday. Varner was three shots in front of Wesley Bryan and Brian Harman among the early starters at the S...

 2020-08-13 18:49 

China Post

No. 1 Novak Djokovic says he'll play at US Open, after all...

The Big Three will be represented at the U.S. Open, after all: Novak Djokovic announced Thursday he will enter the Grand Slam tournament and the hard-court tuneup preceding it in New York. Djokovic initially complained about the U.S. Tennis Association...

 2020-08-13 18:49 

China Post

Venezuela ballerina reinvents training at home in quarantine...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A book cabinet has become a training bar for Venezuelan ballerina Carolina Wolf. She has to wet her ballet slippers so her feet don't slip on the tile floor. Her two cats replace an audience of hundreds of people. Wolf ...

 2020-08-13 18:49 

China Post

Prosecutors: Man sought to have his child porn victim killed...
 2020-08-13 18:48 

China Post

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities...

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next month, an airline official familiar with the matter said Thursday. American agr...

 2020-08-13 18:48 

China Post

'Like the Titanic' NCAA experts warn of coronavirus spread...

The NCAA's chief medical officer and two of its infectious disease expert advisers warned Thursday the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus throughout the United States remains an enormous obstacle for college sports to overcome. "I feel like th...

 2020-08-13 18:48 

China Post

TikTok and its employees prepare to fight Trump over app ban...

TikTok and its U.S. employees are planning to take President Donald Trump's administration to court over his sweeping order to ban the popular video app, according to a lawyer preparing one of the lawsuits. The employees' legal challenge to Trump&...

 2020-08-13 18:47 

China Post

Canadiens coach Claude Julien hospitalized with chest pains...

TORONTO (AP) — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said that coach Claude Julien was experiencing chest pains Wednesday night and was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital. Bergevin confirmed Thursday it was not COVID-19 related. The...

 2020-08-13 18:17 

China Post

Trump administration: Confucius Institute is arm of Beijing...
 2020-08-13 18:17 

China Post

Portland protest clashes re-emerge near US courthouse...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters and police clashed in downtown Portland in a demonstration that lasted into the predawn hours of Thursday, with some in the crowd setting a fire and exploding commercial grade fireworks outside a federal courthouse t...

 2020-08-13 17:47 

China Post

Daimler reaches deal to settle US diesel emissions claims...

BERLIN (AP) — Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, says it has reached an agreement in principle to settle U.S. claims over emissions from its diesel vehicles for over $2.2 billion. The Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker said late Thursday t...

 2020-08-13 17:46 

China Post

Artist creates origami crane memorial for COVID-19 victims...

An artist in Los Angeles is memorializing each of the thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States with a delicate origami crane. Karla Funderburk started making the cranes three months ago, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue,...

 2020-08-13 17:46 

China Post

Israel's Netanyahu welcomes 'new era' in Israel's relations with Arab world following announcement on full ties with UAE...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu welcomes 'new era' in Israel's relations with Arab world following announcement on full ties with UAE....

 2020-08-13 17:27 

Formosa News

At Taipei Expo Park, a chance to play with the tech of the future...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

Formosa News

Cross-Pacific trade to be bolstered by launch of Taiwan-US Business Alliance...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

Formosa News

Mask panic-buying returns: 500,000 boxes preordered in 8 minutes...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

Formosa News

Cleanest factory in Taiwan makes world-beating sterile medical masks...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

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US secretary of state praises Czech speaker over Taiwan visit...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

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Japan's Kura Sushi plans Taiwan OTC debut in September...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

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Shop serves eye-catching floral sandwiches made with seasonal fruits...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

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Executive Yuan moves to lower legal age of adulthood to 18...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

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Apple Daily's Jimmy Lai accuses Beijing of collective punishment...
 2020-08-13 17:27 

Formosa News

First cultural park devoted to the Bible launches in Taiwan...
 2020-08-13 17:17 

China Post

Federal appeals court: Male-only draft is constitutional...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system Thursday, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision. In a decision that overturned a 2019 ruling by a Texas-based federal ju...

 2020-08-13 17:16 

China Post

Israel charges 5 border policemen with robbing Palestinians...
 2020-08-13 17:16 

China Post

Protesters hold up US detention of 2 in Oregon for hours...

BEND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officers late Wednesday used pepper spray on demonstrators as they pushed their way through a crowd to get to two men detained by immigration agents inside a bus that could not move for about 12 hours because of ...

 2020-08-13 17:16 

China Post

Flag-draped coffins of troops from sunken tank sent to Dover...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The flag-draped coffins carrying the remains of seven Marines and a sailor who died after the Marine Corp's seafaring tank sank off the coast of Southern California have arrived to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for burial pre...

 2020-08-13 17:16 

China Post

UK's Johnson seeks to quell Brexit fears in Northern Ireland...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Thursday that businesses in Northern Ireland will continue to enjoy seamless access to the rest of the U.K. after a Brexit transition period with the European Union expires at the end of th...

 2020-08-13 17:11 

China Post

For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight...

WASHINGTON (AP) — With talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled out, both sides played the blame game Thursday rather than make any serious moves to try to break their stalemate. Official Washington is emptying, national politics is consumi...

 2020-08-13 16:46 

China Post

UNESCO warns historic Beirut buildings at risk of collapse...

BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency said Thursday it will lead the international campaign for the recovery and restoration of Beirut's heritage, citing local officials who said that around 60 historic buildings in the Lebanese ...

 2020-08-13 16:46 

China Post

Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal...

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis continued cleaning house in Poland on Thursday following revelations of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up, replacing the powerful archbishop of Gdansk on his 75th birthday. While all Catholic bishops must offer to retire when...

 2020-08-13 16:46 

China Post

3 Milwaukee residents headed to DC event arrested in Indiana...

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Three men who are members of a Milwaukee group that's marching to the nation's capital for a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington were arrested in northern Indiana after police said they wer...

 2020-08-13 16:16 

China Post

Man guilty in terror plot to be released from prison...

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man sentenced to 15 years in prison for participating in a plot to behead a conservative blogger on behalf of the Islamic State group will be released early because of the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge has ruled....

 2020-08-13 16:16 

China Post

The Latest: Hamas slams UAE-Israel deal to establish ties...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Here is the Latest following President Donald Trump's announcement thet the United Arab Emirates and Israel will open diplomatic ties in a deal halting Israel's planned annexation of Palestinian land: 8:05 ...

 2020-08-13 16:16 

China Post

Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president's candidacy...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Opposition and civil society groups demonstrated Thursday in Ivory Coast's city of Abidjan against President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term in October elections. Main access roads to the West...

 2020-08-13 16:16 

China Post

Egyptian lawyer: Senior Brotherhood leader dies in prison...

CAIRO (AP) — A senior leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group died of a heart attack on Thursday in a Cairo prison where he had been serving a 25-year sentence, his lawyer said. The attorney, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud, said Essam el...

 2020-08-13 16:15 

China Post

In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm...

NEW YORK (AP) — Even mock elections require wall-to-wall coverage, so when Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine set out to document Texas' Boys State, the week-long summer camp of civics simulation run by the American Legion since 1935, they hired seve...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Rebuilding a theater from the ashes ...

One year ago yesterday, part of U-Theatre's () compound on Laoquanshan () in Taipei's Wenshan District () was gutted by fire, destroying a rehearsal space, more than 200 instruments, props and equipment. Yesterday morning, U-Theatre founder and di...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Marlins beat Toronto, end road trip ...

If Magneuris Sierra and the Miami Marlins were looking for special souvenirs to bring home from their extra long road trip, they found them with a big extra-inning win and a hold on first place.Sierra on Wednesday night hit a go-ahead single in the 10th i...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: The world must stand with HK ...

In a coordinated crackdown, Hong Kong police on Monday arrested 10 prominent pro-democracy campaigners, journalists and media figures on trumped-up charges of collusion with foreign forces.Jimmy Lai (), owner of the Apple Daily in Hong Kong and Taiwan, an...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Fishers from Yunlin county criticize wind turbine project ...

Yunlin County-based fishers yesterday called on the Wpd Taiwan Energy to build its proposed offshore wind turbines farther away from coastal fishing areas and to stop threatening local fishers.Wpd has been one of Taiwan's major wind energy developers ...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Groups urge government to allow all Chinese students ...

Representatives of student groups as well as university professors yesterday called on the government to allow all Chinese students to return to Taiwan.The Ministry of Education on Wednesday last week announced that it would allow all foreign students enr...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Stranded honeymooners become ambassadors ...

Japanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka had their honeymoon wrecked by the COVID-19 pandemic, but their resourcefulness in enforced exile in Cape Verde has won them appointments as ambassadors for its Olympic team.The Kataokas had completed a third of th...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

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E-commerce boom drives cross-strait cargo volume ...

Express maritime shipping service between Taiwan and China keeps booming due to the rise in the e-commerce business, Taiwan Ports International Corp's (TIPC) said this week. Company statistics showed that 35.37 million kilograms of cargo were delivere...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

MSCI cuts to Taiwan’s weighting could prompt outflow ...

Global index provider MSCI Inc yesterday lowered Taiwan's weighting in its two major indices after its latest review, which might prompt an outflow of US$200 million in funds next quarter, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said yesterday.The ...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

China’s Confucius Institutes draw US scrutiny ...

US President Donald Trump's administration is increasing scrutiny of a long-established Chinese-government funded program that is dedicated to teaching Chinese language and culture in the US and other nations, the latest escalation of tensions with Be...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Quanta net profit jumps 57% annually ...

Quanta Computer Inc (), the world's biggest contract notebook computer maker, yesterday reported 57 percent annual growth in net profit in the second quarter, saying that it expects robust laptop demand to drive double-digit percentage growth in lapto...

 2020-08-13 16:00 

Taipei Times

Biden, Harris attack Trump’s record ...

Former US vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, and his vice presidential pick, US Senator Kamala Harris, on Wednesday pushed past their one-time political rivalry to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and...

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