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 2020-01-24 12:23 

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Germany says UK will face costs from Brexit...

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — German finance minister says he is confident that his country won't suffer from Brexit but that Britain will inevitably face "consequences4; from its decision to leave the European Union. At a panel at the World ...

 2020-01-24 12:23 

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Norway PM forms minority govt after populists' departure...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's prime minister on Friday presented her revamped center-right government, four days after the populist Progress Party pulled out of the coalition over the decision to repatriate an Islamic State group-linked wo...

 2020-01-24 12:23 

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US Vice President Pence meets Pope Francis at the Vatican...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met Friday with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome that includes meetings with the Italian president and premier. The audience comes on the same day that President Donald Trump is attending a big a...

 2020-01-24 11:23 

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Shiffrin masters World Cup downhill for 1st win in 2020...

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin mastered a tricky course to win a women's World Cup downhill Friday for her fifth victory of the season and first in 2020. The three-time overall champion from the United States was one third of a second ...

 2020-01-24 11:23 

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Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks...

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay that supports a massive replica of the five Olympic rings...

 2020-01-24 11:23 

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Death toll from storm in Spain reaches 12, more missing...

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say the death toll from a storm that devastated the eastern part of the country this week has risen to at least 12 with rescuers searching for several missing persons. Emergencies services for the northeastern Cata...

 2020-01-24 11:23 

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Why didn't accusers abandon Weinstein? Expert to weigh in...

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the defense's go-to question at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial: If the once-revered Hollywood mogul is a revolting sexual predator, as prosecutors and scores of women allege, why did some of his accusers keep interact...

 2020-01-24 11:22 

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Israeli woman jailed in Russia yet to ask for pardon...

MOSCOW (AP) — An Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges cannot be pardoned by President Vladimir Putin until she herself petitions for it, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday. Naama Issachar, 26, was arrested in April at Moscow's Sheremetyev...

 2020-01-24 11:22 

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US rejects extradition request from UK over fatal road crash...

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday condemned a decision by the United States not to extradite an American woman involved in a fatal road accident. Anne Sacoolas has been charged by British prosecutors with causing death by dangerous driv...

 2020-01-24 11:01 

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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. 'RIGHT MATTERS' Led by Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic House prosecutors make an expansive case at Trump's impeachment trial that he abused...

 2020-01-24 11:00 

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Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief...

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday brushed off criticism and mockery from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, saying that his comments have "of course no effect" on her and fellow campaigners. The 17-year...

 2020-01-24 10:52 

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New Year Feast: Taking part in a community feast...

One of the main aspects of Chinese New Year is food and being together. We went along to check out Caoyang Community preparing for a shared feast....

 2020-01-24 10:24 

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WHO officials questioned over Taiwan's exclusion from virus response - Focus Taiwan...

Brussels, Jan. 23 (CNA) Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) were questioned Thursday about Taiwan's exclusion from the organization and its global disease prevention efforts amid escalating fears over the spread of a new coronavirus tha...

 2020-01-24 10:23 

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Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Rosala rule at pre-Grammy Spotify gig...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lizzo screamed at the top of her lungs, Lil Nas X brought out Billy Ray Cyrus for "Old Town Road" and Billie Eilish sang softly with her brother-turned-producer assisting on keys. The three artists — the acts with th...

 2020-01-24 10:23 

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15-year-old Gauff upsets '19 champ Osaka at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Playing nothing like what her age or her ranking would suggest, Coco Gauff steadily made her way to her latest Grand Slam upset, eliminating defending champion Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open's third round 6-3, 6-4...

 2020-01-24 10:23 

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Muslim women occupy streets in India against citizenship law...

NEW DELHI (AP) — In the Indian capital's Shaheen Bagh neighborhood, beside open sewers and dangerously dangling electricity wires, a group of Muslim women in colorful headscarves sit in resistance to a new citizenship law that has unleashed prot...

 2020-01-24 10:23 

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Australian Open Glance: Divergent paths for 3rd-round foes...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A quick look at the Australian Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY They were born a month apart, two 34-year-olds who, as they would say in Australia, are as different as chalk and cheese. John Isner is tall and lanky, 10 inches ...

 2020-01-24 10:22 

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Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor in marquee Big 12/SEC matchup...

Here are a few things to watch as most Southeastern Conference schools face off against the Big 12 in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge: GAME OF THE WEEKEND A lot of attention will be focused on Gainesville and whether host Florida (12-6, 4-2) can upend top...

 2020-01-24 10:22 

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Matteo Salvini seeks power in Rome through regional victory...

MILAN (AP) — Matteo Salvini is betting that the road to Rome runs through Emilia-Romagna. The right-wing populist leader is campaigning hard for his League to take control of the wealthy northern region that has been a left-wing stronghold since Wor...

 2020-01-24 10:22 

China Post

What's new in the China virus outbreak...

Hundreds of cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed in China and elsewhere since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Scientists have identified the illness as a new kind of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large...

 2020-01-24 10:22 

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No. 6 Louisville hosts Clemson to headline ACC's week ahead...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Clemson at No. 6 Louisville. The Cardinals (16-3, 7-1) claimed the only regular-season meeting with Duke last weekend after a big performance ...

 2020-01-24 10:01 

China Post

Britain's EU Journey: When Major got an opt-out from euro...

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britai...

 2020-01-24 09:58 

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Taiwan widens criteria for reporting suspected cases of coronavirus - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's government on Friday widened its requirements for reporting suspected cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and urged Taiwanese returning from China for the Lunar New Year to avoid visiting crowded places, as p...

 2020-01-24 09:23 

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Legal chaos deepens in Poland in new challenge for the EU...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Legal chaos has deepened dramatically in Poland following the passing of legislation that will allow the government to fire judges whose rulings it does not like — even when those rulings respect EU law. The developments ...

 2020-01-24 09:22 

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CNY Celebrations | The joys of Lunar New Year in Taipei...

TAIPEI (Undiscovered Taipei) — A few decades ago, in Taipei, the long period spanning the Western New Year and Lunar New Year was one of relative quiet. Things have changed. This long season is now packed with special activities. And whereas in the ...

 2020-01-24 09:22 

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Bittersweet: Caroline Wozniacki's career ends in Australia...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was bittersweet, Caroline. Tears flowed after 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki's professional career ended with a third-round loss Friday at Melbourne Park. Wozniacki — "I'm not a crie...

 2020-01-24 09:22 

China Post

Hundreds gather for Baghdad rally to demand US troops leave...

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of an influential, radical Shiite cleric gathered Friday in central Baghdad for a rally to demand that American troops leave the country amid heightened tensions after a U.S. drone strike earlier this month kill...

 2020-01-24 09:22 

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Book reveals 2 fathers linked by grief to 2015 Paris attacks...

PARIS (AP) — Lola Salines happily accepted the last-minute concert ticket from a friend the night of Nov. 13, 2015. At 28, the Parisian had already created her own brand at a prestigious French publishing house, frequently took her lunch break to sw...

 2020-01-24 09:22 

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Taylor Swift shakes Sundance with revealing documentary...

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her inner battle over speaking forthrightly about po...

 2020-01-24 09:00 

China Post

Social controls, SARS experience help China close off cities...

BEIJING (AP) — Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party's extensive social controls...

 2020-01-24 09:00 

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New strikes, protests as France unveils retirement bill...

PARIS (AP) — French unions are holding last-ditch strikes and protests around the country Friday as the government unveils a divisive bill redesigning the national retirement system. Travelers faced renewed disruptions on regional trains and the Par...

 2020-01-24 08:21 

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Russian Auschwitz survivor: Only coincidence that I lived...

MOSCOW (AP) — The 75 years since Yevgeny Kovalev was a teenage prisoner in Auschwitz have been marked by tormented memories and a wonder that he's still alive. "Remembering all that is always like torture for me, can you imagine that? I'...

 2020-01-24 08:21 

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Big 12 breaks out of league play to challenge SEC schools...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 takes a break from conference play this weekend when its teams match up with members of the Southeastern Conference for the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. He's a look at those games and the week ahead: GAME OF THE WEEKE...

 2020-01-24 08:21 

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Trump, a late convert to cause, to join anti-abortion rally...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just four years ago that a political committee supporting one of Donald Trump's Republican rivals unveiled an ad slamming his views on abortion, complete with footage from a 1999 interview in which he declared, "I am...

 2020-01-24 08:21 

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No. 21 Illinois in first-place tie, faces Michigan next...

What to watch in Big Ten basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 21 Illinois at Michigan, Saturday. The Illini (14-5, 6-2) are tied for first place in the league after No. 11 Michigan State's loss at Indiana on Thursday night. That's a bi...

 2020-01-24 08:20 

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Germany's Merkel in Turkey for talks with Erdogan...

ISTANBUL (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Friday for talks that are expected to focus on the future of a migration deal between Turkey and the EU that helped decrease refugee flo...

 2020-01-24 08:20 

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Analysis: Too many players making mockery of All-Star voting...

Once again, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains. Once again, the fans — mostly, anyway — got who they wanted as the game's starters. And once again, too many NBA players made a mockery of their vote to decide which...

 2020-01-24 08:20 

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Athletes warily embrace progress as USA Gymnastics evolves...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn't worried about recapturing the skills that made her an alternate on the 201...

 2020-01-24 08:20 

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Early voting means 2020 primary is already here for millions...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are more than a week away, but millions of Americans are already free to vote. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democr...

 2020-01-24 08:00 

China Post

Asian markets gain as China closes down for Lunar New Year...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading on Friday in Asia as China began a week-long Lunar New Year festival that is being overshadowed by the outbreak of a new virus that has killed 25 people and sickened more than 800. Japan'...

 2020-01-24 07:33 

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Man wins NT$2 million prize after touching huge gold brick at museum - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Jan. 24 (CNA) A man in New Taipei won NT$2 million (US$66,666) in the scratch lottery Thursday, after he reportedly touched a large gold brick on display at the city's Gold Museum earlier in the day, according to the vendor who sold the winnin...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

China Post

Democrats argue 'right matters' in Trump impeachment trial...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a "completely bogus" Ukraine theory pushed by attorne...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

China Post

Anti-protest laws and litigation take aim at climate activism...

On December 3, two Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate activists climbed upon and delayed a coal train in Brisbane, the capital of the northern Australian state of Queensland. These XR "rebels," and a woman who observed the action but didn't tak...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

China Post

Smith helps UCLA hold off Oregon State 62-58...

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Chris Smith scored nine of his 15 points down the stretch, leading UCLA to a 62-58 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night. The Bruins (10-9, 3-3 Pac-12) made their last nine free throws in the last two minutes to stay in ...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

China Post

Skeptical Germany lags behind on artificial intelligence...

Smart devices equipped with voice-controlled virtual assistants are ubiquitous today — and probably featured under many Christmas trees this holiday season. These systems can be prompted to play music, switch the lights and television on, do online ...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

China Post

Ensuring food security and seed diversity in Mexico's farming...

Project aim: The non-governmental organization Desarrollo Alternativo e Investigacion (DAI) is raising awareness of the value of biodiversity in agriculture. Workshops and sharing of social media best practices have helped boost the organization's abi...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

China Post

Making green products from harvest waste in Thailand...

Project goal: The small business Fang Thai is exploring green alternatives to the treatment of agricultural waste products. The SEED initiative promotes small companies that save greenhouse gases with sustainable solutions, create job opportunities and co...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

China Post

2019: Climate protests take center stage as the world burns...
 2020-01-24 07:20 

China Post

No. 12 Oregon downs USC 79-70 in double OT...

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Chris Duarte had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Payton Pritchard reached a Pac-12 milestone for career points, rebounds and assists, and No. 12 Oregon outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night. With 24 poi...

 2020-01-24 07:20 

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Mavericks make 22 3-pointers, beat Trail Blazers 133-125...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 27 points to go with nine assists and six rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks made 22 3-pointers to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 133-125 on Thursday night. Doncic scored 20 of his points in the first half...

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