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 2021-07-29 04:00 

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MOFA congratulates new St. Lucia PM Pierre...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulated Philip Joseph Pierre on his swearing in as prime minister of St. Lucia July 29 and the Caribbean ally's successful general elections. Held three days before, the nationwide contest saw Pierre's St. Luc...

 2021-07-29 04:00 

Taiwan Today

Foreign Minister Wu talks China, US, Lithuania in exclusive Publico interview...

Taiwan is committed to enhancing its defensive capabilities while expanding cooperation with like-minded partners around the world to defend the country's freedom and democracy from Chinese expansionism, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph W...

 2021-07-29 03:52 

China Post

Asia stocks advance, tech giants rally after Fed report...

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks mostly rose Thursday after the Federal Reserve kept its accommodative monetary policies and signaled that economic recovery was on track. Chinese technology giants led the way, as authorities moved to soothe jitters ove...

 2021-07-29 03:52 

China Post

Ron Popeil, inventor and king of TV pitchmen, dies at 86...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family...

 2021-07-29 03:52 

China Post

Olympics Latest: American men advance in beach volleyball...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are moving on in the Olympic beach volleyball tournament...

 2021-07-29 03:52 

China Post

Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure...

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury retur...

 2021-07-29 03:51 

China Post

Lithuania vaccine donations to arrive on Saturday: MOFA...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday that the vaccines donated by Lithuania will arrive in Taiwan on Saturday....

 2021-07-29 03:51 

China Post

Taiwan moves up 4 spots on Bloomberg's COVID-19 resilience ranking...

Bloomberg () updated their...

 2021-07-29 03:51 

China Post

Living up to the hype: Dressel win 1st individual gold medal...

TOKYO (AP) — At an Olympics where some of America's biggest stars have faltered, Caeleb Dressel lived up to the hype. Dressel claimed the first individual Olympic gold medal of his career with two furious laps of the pool Thursday morning, winni...

 2021-07-29 03:36 

Central News Agency

U.S. Navy ship sails through Taiwan Strait, 7th time under Biden - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) A U.S. Navy destroyer transited the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the seventh time a U.S. battleship has navigated the waterway separating Taiwan and China since U.S. President Joe Biden assumed office in January....

 2021-07-29 03:21 

China Post

American Finke takes gold in men's 800 free Olympic debut...

TOKYO (AP) — With a dazzling burst of closing speed, Bobby Finke of the United States captured gold Thursday in the debut of the men's 800-meter swimming freestyle at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Italy's Gregorio Paltrinieri claimed the silver...

 2021-07-29 03:21 

China Post

Fognini apologizes for homophobic slur in Olympic loss...

TOKYO (AP) — Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has apologized for yelling at himself with a homophobic slur during a loss in the Olympic tennis tournament. Fognini used the offensive Italian word repeatedly during the three-set loss to Russian pla...

 2021-07-29 03:10 

China Post

Rural SC counties worry redistricting will curb their power...

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's rapid growth isn't happening in rural areas, and people who live outside places like Greenville, Myrtle Beach and the state's suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, are worried this year's redistri...

 2021-07-29 02:54 

China Post

Wild get Minnesota native Goligoski for $5M in free agency...

Entering his 15th season in the NHL, Alex Goligoski found his first experience as a free agent to be more stressful than he expected or preferred. The landing spot made it worth the hassle. The left-shot defenseman agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 millio...

 2021-07-29 02:53 

China Post

LEADING OFF: Gallo preps for Yanks, Nats dealing with COVID...

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ GALLO, ESCOBAR ON MOVE The baseball trade deadline is fast approaching, and teams are starting to get busy before Friday's 4 p.m. EDT cutoff. The New York Yankees made Wednesday's b...

 2021-07-29 02:53 

China Post

AP Interview: Japan minister urges young adults to get shots...

TOKYO (AP) — As Olympics host Tokyo saw another record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday, Japan's vaccination minister said the speed of the country's inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young adults, whom some heal...

 2021-07-29 02:52 

China Post

China's ties to Taliban warm ahead of US leaving Afghanistan...

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister met Wednesday with a delegation of high-level Taliban officials as ties between them warm ahead of the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. A photo posted on the ministry's website showed Wang Yi posing with...

 2021-07-29 02:52 

China Post

AP source: Yanks reach deal to get slugger Gallo from Texas...

All-Star slugger Joey Gallo is headed to the Bronx to give the New York Yankees some much-needed punch from the left side. The Yankees have reached a deal to get Gallo from the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the trade told The Associated Press. The...

 2021-07-29 02:52 

China Post

'Arthur' to end on PBS Kids after 25-season stint...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Arthur" will soon come to an end. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children's series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 202...

 2021-07-29 02:52 

China Post

Team USA's cycling program off to rocky Olympics start...

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The new CEO of USA Cycling made it perfectly clear the Americans were targeting seven medals at the Tokyo Games. Through six events, they've yet to win one. The confidence-boosting ride by Brandon McNulty, who made a long-s...

 2021-07-29 02:52 

China Post

The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in...

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant. Duterte said...

 2021-07-29 02:51 

China Post

Houser, Cain, Urias lead Brewers to 7-3 win over Pirates...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lorenzo Cain and Luis Urias hit two-run doubles, Adrian Houser pitched five scoreless innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh 7-3 on Wednesday night. Cain's hit in the fourth inning pushed the Brewers' lead to...

 2021-07-29 02:50 

China Post

Houck, Red Sox top Blue Jays 4-1, split doubleheader...

BOSTON (AP) — Rookie starter Tanner Houck struck out seven over four innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Wednesday night to a split a doubleheader. The Jays won the opener by the same 4-1 score as Robbie Ray pitched six str...

 2021-07-29 02:49 

China Post

Olympics Latest: Caeleb Dressel wins gold in 100m freestyle...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Living up to the hype, American swimmer Caeleb Dressel has claimed the first...

 2021-07-29 02:30 

China Post

208Teen athletes take the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by storm...

CP2020 Five days into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the world's best athletes are still working hard to snag a medal and make their countries proud. This year's Olympics has seen many new faces and young blood, including a significant number of Generat...

 2021-07-29 01:52 

China Post

The Latest: Atlanta mayor mandates masks in indoor spaces...

ATLANTA — The mayor of Atlanta has decreed that face masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces including private businesses in Georgia's largest city. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also is ordering that city buildings remain closed to the publ...

 2021-07-29 01:52 

China Post

Olympics Latest: Italy wins gold in lightweight sculls...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Italy's Valentina Rodini and Federica Cesarini have surged over the fina...

 2021-07-29 01:51 

China Post

Feds seek money in Nassar's prison account for restitution...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to order the Federal Bureau of Prisons to transfer all money in Larry Nassar's prison account — about $2,000 — to help provide restitution to five victims as part of...

 2021-07-29 01:34 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.986 at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.019 from the previous close....

 2021-07-29 01:22 

China Post

Olympics Latest: Croatian brothers win rowing gold...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic have dominated the men's pair in Olympi...

 2021-07-29 01:20 

China Post

Four counties in Taiwan halt vaccine appointments temporarily due to shortage...

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced on Wednesday that the central government will soon deliver new batches of vaccines to counties with a low supply....

 2021-07-29 01:16 

China Post

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan, acting with sudden speed after weeks of fits and starts once the White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on major pr...

 2021-07-29 01:10 

China Post

Rural SC districts worry redistricting will curb their power...

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's rapid growth isn't happening in rural areas, and people who live outside places like Greenville, Myrtle Beach and the state's suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, are worried this year's redistri...

 2021-07-29 01:09 

China Post

Kemp says no mask mandate, schools and Atlanta announce them...

ATLANTA (AP) — The city of Atlanta and Georgia school districts announced mask mandates Wednesday even as Gov. Brian Kemp repeated his vow that he won't impose a statewide mask rule or restrict business and public activities. Infections and hosp...

 2021-07-29 00:54 

China Post

Manaea 9 Ks, Chapman homers for A's in 10-4 win over Padres...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sean Manaea took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer to carry the Oakland Athletics to a 10-4 win against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Manaea (8-6) kept the Padres off the basepaths unti...

 2021-07-29 00:53 

China Post

Big 12 accuses ESPN of trying to 'destabilize' conference...

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of pushing other conferences to pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference without paying a massive buyout. "I have absolute certainty they (ESPN) have been involved...

 2021-07-29 00:53 

China Post

Goalies on the move: Grubauer to Kraken, Holtby to Stars...

A Vezina Trophy finalist landed in Seattle, the Hurricanes turned over their entire group, and several accomplished veterans who had their contracts bought out found new homes on a busy day for NHL goaltenders. More than a dozen goalies changed places Wed...

 2021-07-29 00:52 

China Post

US rowers looks to extend Olympic dynasty in women's eight...

TOKYO (AP) — For more than a decade and across three Olympics, there was no greater force in women's rowing than the American eight boat. Three consecutive Olympic gold medals. Eleven years undefeated at major international meets. But all dynast...

 2021-07-29 00:52 

China Post

Jamal Adams a spectator as Seahawks open training camp...

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Jamal Adams walked out to the field about an hour into the first Seattle Seahawks practice of training camp in the role of spectator. Coach Pete Carroll said that would have been the case for Adams even if there weren't ongo...

 2021-07-29 00:52 

China Post

EXPLAINER: How Biles' withdrawals impact US gymnastics team...

TOKYO (AP) — American gymnast Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from two marquee Olympic competitions to focus on her mental well-being changes the landscape somewhat dramatically for the U.S. gymnastics team in coming days. Here's a look a...

 2021-07-29 00:52 

China Post

Brewers add All-Star 3B Escobar in trade with Diamondbacks...

PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired All-Star third baseman Eduardo Escobar from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday for two prospects. The 32-year-old Escobar made his first All-Star game this season and is batting .246 with 22 homers. T...

 2021-07-29 00:26 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 81.36 points at 17,216.58 Thursday on turnover of NT$7.5 billion (US$268.29 million)....

 2021-07-29 00:17 

China Post

Infrastructure deal: Senate votes to start work on $1T bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday night to begin work on a nearly $1 trillion national infrastructure plan after President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on major provisions of the package that is a key par...

 2021-07-29 00:17 

China Post

US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Wednesday again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, providing health workers with six more weeks to use millions of doses of the shot. The Food and Drug Administra...

 2021-07-29 00:00 

China Post

Doritos awards Teen AU$20,000 selling Puffy Dorito Chip on eBay...

CP eBay41.3 What should you do if you find an oddly-shaped chip in your snack? Hint: Don't eat it! A teenage girl from Queensland, Australia, is set to receive AU$20,000 (around NT$413,000) after finding a peculiar Doritos chip and auctioned it on eBa...

 2021-07-28 23:52 

China Post

Woman fatally stabbed while walking dog in Atlanta park...

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were searching for the person who fatally stabbed a woman who was walking her dog in one of Atlanta's most popular parks. Katherine Janness, 40, was found dead in Piedmont Park around 1 a.m. Wednesday, pol...

 2021-07-28 23:52 

China Post

Statue of Black hero on Lewis & Clark trip toppled in Oregon...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A statue in Portland, Oregon, commemorating York, an enslaved Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, has been toppled and damaged, officials said. A spokesperson with Portland Parks and Recreation told KOIN 6 News that...

 2021-07-28 23:52 

China Post

The Latest: NY state workers must be vaccinated by Labor Day...

NEW YORK — New York Gov Andrew Cuomo says state employees must get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly virus tests. Cuomo said Wednesday that "it's smart, it's fair and it's in everyone's interest.&#...

 2021-07-28 23:52 

China Post

Bob Odenkirk condition stable after 'heart related incident'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk had a "heart related incident" when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. ...

 2021-07-28 23:51 

China Post

COVID-hit Fiji celebrates Olympic rugby sevens gold...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Emerging gingerly from their homes in a nation under curfew, Fijians cheered, sang hymns and danced in the streets Wednesday to celebrate the victory of their rugby sevens team at the Tokyo Olympics. Fiji is battling a...

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