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 2021-09-01 15:53 

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Morocco starts vaccinating children ages 12 to 17...

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has launched a campaign to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children from 12 to 17, becoming one of the first African countries to inoculate that age group. The World Health Organization says that the North African count...

 2021-09-01 15:48 

Taiwan News

India: School reopenings signal return to normalcy after COVID catastrophe...

India: School reopenings signal return to normalcy after COVID catastrophe | 2021-09-01 11:48:00...

 2021-09-01 15:32 

China Post

Judge prepares to rule on Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement...

A federal bankruptcy judge prepared to rule Wednesday on whether to accept a settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, the states and thousands of local governments over an opioid crisis that has killed a half-million Americans over the last two d...

 2021-09-01 15:03 

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Church: Talks on Sri Lankan blasts require gov't credibility...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan Roman Catholic leader has said the government must win back the confidence of the church before the two sides can hold talks on the church's criticisms of inquiries into 2019 Easter Sunday bomb blasts that ...

 2021-09-01 15:03 

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President's murder inquiry slow amid Haiti's multiple crises...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In the nearly two months since President Jovenel Mose was assassinated, Haiti has suffered a devastating earthquake and a drenching tropical storm, the twin natural disasters deflecting attention from the man-made one th...

 2021-09-01 15:03 

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Rep. Jamie Raskin's book 'Unthinkable' coming out Jan. 4...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland is working on a memoir in which he will reflect on the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol and the tragedy he suffered a week earlier when his 25-year-old son Tommy killed himself. The book is called "U...

 2021-09-01 15:00 

Taiwan News

CPA Australia and MIA collaborate to improve understanding of company annual reports...

CPA Australia and MIA collaborate to improve understanding of company annual reports | 2021-09-01 11:00:00...

 2021-09-01 14:58 

China Post

Power makes slow return to eastern New Orleans...

Entergy said it's slowly adding power back to New Orleans just days after Hurricane Ida made landfall. An unspecified number of customers in eastern New Orleans had power turned back on, the company said Wednesday. Ida ravaged the region's power g...

 2021-09-01 14:53 

China Post

The Latest: UN warns of pending food crisis in Afghanistan...

KABUL, Afghanistan — A senior U.N. official has warned that food in Afghanistan could run out this month, threatening to add a hunger crisis to the challenges facing the country's new Taliban rulers as they endeavor to restore stability after de...

 2021-09-01 14:53 

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NFLPA investigating Urban Meyer's comments on vaccine status...

The NFL Players Association has launched an investigation following Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer's admission that vaccination status factored into the team's roster decisions. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah confirmed the union's acti...

 2021-09-01 14:53 

China Post

Growth in US manufacturing up in August despite problems...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in U.S. manufacturing accelerated in August despite the fact that companies were still struggling with supply chain problems. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its...

 2021-09-01 14:13 

Taiwan News

Afghan crisis shows EU needs more autonomy, Charles Michel says...

Afghan crisis shows EU needs more autonomy, Charles Michel says | 2021-09-01 10:13:00...

 2021-09-01 14:04 

China Post

Judge: Ahmaud Arbery's past troubles irrelevant to trial...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery won't be allowed to present evidence of the slain Black man's past legal problems when their clients stand trial for murder, a Georgia judge ruled. Gregory...

 2021-09-01 14:04 

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Groups: Both sides used starvation as tool in Yemen war...

CAIRO (AP) — Two human rights groups Wednesday accused both sides in Yemen's conflict of using starvation as a tactic of war. They urged the U.N. Security Council to refer the opposing participants to the International Criminal Court to investig...

 2021-09-01 14:03 

China Post

Concerts nixed, activists sentenced in Hong Kong crackdown...

HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist will not be allowed to perform at one of the city's top theaters later this month, in an indication that a crackdown by authorities on dissent is reaching the entertainment a...

 2021-09-01 13:58 

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France first big EU nation to start widespread booster jabs...

PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday started administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine to people over 65 and those with underlying health conditions as the delta variant spreads in the country. France is the first big EU country to introduce wides...

 2021-09-01 13:58 

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Julie Pace named new Associated Press executive editor...

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Pace, a longtime Washington journalist who managed coverage of the U.S. government during a period of historic tumult, was named Wednesday as the executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press. The 39-year-o...

 2021-09-01 13:58 

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Afghan 'wake-up call' breeds support for EU military force...

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The collapse of Afghanistan's government, the Taliban's takeover of the country, and the rush to evacuate European citizens and Afghan employees have highlighted the European Union's need for its own rapid-reac...

 2021-09-01 13:57 

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German central bank inundated with money damaged in floods...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's central bank says it has been inundated with more than 50 million euros' ($59 million) worth of damaged bank notes after deadly floods that hit part of the country in July. The Bundesbank said Wednesday that individua...

 2021-09-01 13:53 

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Afghans face hunger crisis, adding to Taliban's challenges...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out this month, a senior U.N. official warned Wednesday, threatening to add a hunger crisis to the challenges facing the country's new Taliban rulers as they endeavor to restore stab...

 2021-09-01 13:52 

China Post

Stocks are off to a muted start for September; tech gains...

Stocks are inching higher in the early going on Wall Street Wednesday, with gains from tech giants leading the way. The S&P 500 was up 0.1% and the Nasdaq was up 0.5%. Apple rose 1.7%. The muted trading came a day after the S&P 500 closed out August with ...

 2021-09-01 13:45 

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President Tsai pledges more support for Taiwanese athletes - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () said during a meeting with Taiwan's national Olympic team on Wednesday that the government will provide more funding to support Taiwanese athletes....

 2021-09-01 13:32 

China Post

Lil Nas X honored by anti-suicide group The Trevor Project...

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has been awarded the inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award from the advocacy group The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention and crisis intervention for lesbian,...

 2021-09-01 13:32 

China Post

France starts COVID-19 booster shot campaign for the elderly...

PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday started administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine to people over 65 and those with underlying health conditions as the delta variant spreads in the country. France is the first big EU country to introduce wides...

 2021-09-01 13:32 

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Taiwan students start new school year on campus after 3 months at home - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) High schools and elementary school students in Taiwan returned to the classroom Wednesday at the start of the new academic year, after more than three months of online classes and an extended summer break due an earlier spike in dome...

 2021-09-01 13:29 

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Soreness at injection area most common COVID vaccine side effect in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Pain at the injection site has been the most common side effect among COVID-19 vaccine recipients in Taiwan, while 10 cases of breakthrough infections have been recorded, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2021-09-01 13:04 

China Post

At the Venice Film Festival, cinema's future looks hopeful...

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Hope for the future of cinema was front of mind for many as the Venice International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday on the Lido. In the face of the delta variant, and the trials those in the global film industry weathered la...

 2021-09-01 12:57 

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UK regulator clears Piers Morgan over comments on Meghan...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's media regulator on Wednesday cleared TV personality and journalist Piers Morgan of any violations for making comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, that drew more than 50,000 viewer complaints, the largest number e...

 2021-09-01 12:53 

China Post

The Latest: France starts booster shots for people over 65...

PARIS — France has started administering coronavirus booster shots to people over 65 and those with underlying health conditions. The move is meant to shore up their vaccine protection against the highly contagious delta variant. People can get the ...

 2021-09-01 12:53 

China Post

US asks Tesla how Autopilot responds to emergency vehicles...

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency wants detailed information on how Tesla's Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made the ...

 2021-09-01 12:04 

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Ida's not done, Kate persists, Tropical Storm Larry forms...

MIAMI (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ida were forecast to dump rain from the central Appalachians into New England on Wednesday, with up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) possible in spots from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. Kate persisted as a tropica...

 2021-09-01 12:03 

China Post

Where to turn when a natural disaster upends your finances...

Natural disasters can upend lives in an instant, but unwinding the financial damage can take many months. Still, those affected have many sources of help. Here's how you can get help and be strategic with your resources as you begin to rebuild after a...

 2021-09-01 12:03 

China Post

Edmunds: Vehicle prices remain high this Labor Day weekend...

If this were a normal year, Labor Day would traditionally kick off the start of end-of-model-year vehicle clearance sales. Consumers can often find good deals as dealerships are eager to sell their remaining inventory to make room for next year's mode...

 2021-09-01 11:57 

China Post

White House details plans to improve housing affordability...

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are outlining plans to build and restore more than 2 million homes, a response to the volcanic rise in housing prices over the past year. Millions of Americans are getting priced out of ownership or stuck spen...

 2021-09-01 11:53 

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Google appeals $591M French fine in copyright payment spat...

PARIS (AP) — Google is appealing a 500 million euro ($591 million) fine issued by French regulators over its handling of negotiations with publishers in a dispute over copyright. The dispute is part of a larger battle by authorities in Europe and el...

 2021-09-01 11:50 

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Taiwan's manufacturing activity remained in expansion in August - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Taiwan's manufacturing activity remained in expansion mode in August on the back of solid global demand, but the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which gauges the overall situation in the sector, fell from a month earlier, t...

 2021-09-01 11:33 

Taiwan News

Afghanistan's repressed minority faces a hostile Taliban...

Afghanistan's repressed minority faces a hostile Taliban | 2021-09-01 07:33:00...

 2021-09-01 11:32 

China Post

The Latest: Greek hospital staff protest vaccine requirement...

ATHENS, Greece — Staff at public hospitals have held protests around Greece Wednesday on the deadline to comply with a vaccination mandate for health care workers or face suspension without pay. The government says the measure is needed to safeguard...

 2021-09-01 11:03 

China Post

The Latest: Putin says US achieved 'zero' in Afghanistan...

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States' involvement in Afghanistan, charging that its 20-year-long military presence in the country has achieved "zero." Putin said Wednesday that for 20 years, the U.S....

 2021-09-01 10:53 

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Furloughed worker numbers hit new high since local COVID surge in May - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The number of workers on formal furlough programs in Taiwan as of the end of August hit a new high of more than 58,000 since a surge in domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases in mid-May, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Wednesday....

 2021-09-01 10:43 

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Taiwan launches new platform to promote tourism - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday launched a new website aimed at providing potential visitors with images, videos and information on Taiwan's attractions, as the country's borders remain closed to most foreign travelers due to...

 2021-09-01 10:32 

China Post

The Latest: Egypt virus cases rise amid variant, fewer rules...

CAIRO — The number of daily COVID-19 cases confirmed in Egypt has grown steadily in recent weeks amid relaxed precautionary measures and the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. The Health Ministry reported late Tuesday 279 cases in 24 hou...

 2021-09-01 10:19 

China Post

Taiwanese golfer shares journey from tournaments to coaching experience...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The scorching sun, murmurs in the background, hundreds of pairs of eyes, and of course, the tiny white ball that determines your fate were all pressures professional golfer Lu Hsi Chuen () had to face and conquer. Born on D...

 2021-09-01 10:14 

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Taiwan President hosts party for Olympic athletes...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — President Tsai Ing-wen () hosted a party for all the athletes who participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday afternoon. The theme, "Our Heroes," reflected Taiwan securing the best record in the nation'...

 2021-09-01 10:13 

Central News Agency

Taiwan plans to start BioNTech vaccine rollout in mid-September - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Taiwan can begin as early as mid-September, after the first shipment arrives in the country on Thursday, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung ()....

 2021-09-01 10:07 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reports six new COVID-19 cases; AZ appointment period extended - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday said that Taiwan reported six new cases of COVID-19, and that the period over which people aged 23-28 can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine will be extended....

 2021-09-01 10:05 

China Post

Pope on health: thanks to surgery I can eat whatever I want...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says thanks to surgery that removed a portion of his colon he can now eat whatever he wants and leads "a totally normal life." The pontiff in a pre-recorded radio interview broadcast on Wednesday spoke about ...

 2021-09-01 10:03 

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Italy braces for train track protests against COVID passes...

ROME (AP) — The Italian government vowed to crack down on demonstrators threatening to block train tracks throughout the country on Wednesday as a rule requiring COVID-19 tests or vaccines takes effect for long-distance domestic public transport. In...

 2021-09-01 09:57 

China Post

The Latest: Vaccine drive launched in Gaza Strip schools...

JERUSALEM — Palestinian health authorities are launching a vaccination drive for students in the Gaza Strip ages 16-18 as the territory contends with a third wave of coronavirus infections. Health officials began giving the Pfizer vaccine in Gaza St...

 2021-09-01 09:57 

China Post

Restaurants, malls reopen as Thai virus restrictions eased...

BANGKOK (AP) — Shopping malls, restaurants, parks and schools reopened in Thailand's capital on Wednesday after the government eased restrictions intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A surge that began in April sent new cases and deat...

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