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 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Hsieh and Mertens qualify for WTA Finals...
 2021-10-19 16:32 

China Post

Chief: Police fatally shot Florida teen pointing air rifle...

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Police fatally shot a Florida teenager after he pointed what turned out to be an air rifle at people, cars and officers, a police chief said. Police identified him as Alexander King, a 17-year-old junior at Tarpon Springs...

 2021-10-19 16:32 

Formosa News

Taiwan reports one new local COVID case, thought to be an old infection...
 2021-10-19 16:31 

China Post

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city's former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden's ambassador to Japan. Several liberal...

 2021-10-19 16:31 

China Post

South Carolina, UConn, Stanford women top preseason Top 25...

Dawn Staley and South Carolina are back in a familiar spot: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll. It's the second consecutive season that the Gamecocks are the preseason favorite. "With who we brought back and who added...

 2021-10-19 16:15 

Taiwan News

Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon's Death Exceptional Napoleonic Items at Auction on 27th October...

Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Napoleon's Death Exceptional Napoleonic Items at Auction on 27th October | 2021-10-19 12:15:00...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

Jamie Foxx shares parenting lessons and stories in new book...

NEW YORK (AP) — While traveling with his family during the filming of the 2012 movie "Django Unchained," Foxx allowed his then 18-year-old daughter, Corinne, to share a room with her boyfriend. He was proud of his decision, feeling evolved a...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

UN atomic agency head to visit Iran as nuke talks uncertain...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog plans to visit Iran before the end of next month amid questions about whether Iran will return to negotiations aimed at reviving the languishing 2015 nuclear deal. International Atomic Ene...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

Celine Dion delays opening of Vegas show due to spasms...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion is delaying the opening of her new Las Vegas show due to muscle spasms that have kept her from performing. A statement posted on her website on Tuesday said the singer has been having severe and persistent muscle spasms ...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in '89...

ROME (AP) — A British art collector who bought a pair of 17th-century marble angels from a Neapolitan antiques shop two decades ago has returned the winged "putti" to Italy's art police after learning that they had been stolen from a chu...

 2021-10-19 16:04 

China Post

Israel gives legal status to 4K in gesture to Palestinians...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would grant legal residency to 4,000 Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, a gesture to the Palestinian Authority that will allow people who have lived under severe restrictions for years to ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Fire exposed safety rule laws: NPP ...

Government officials should honestly face major safety issues that were exposed by the fire in Kaohsiung's Cheng Chung Cheng () building, the New Power Party (NPP) said yesterday.NPP Kaohsiung City Councilor Lin Yu-kai () said that neglect to thorough...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Chinese bill would punish parents for kids’ actions ...

China's parliament is to consider legislation to punish parents if their children exhibit "very bad behavior" or commit crimes.In the draft of the family education promotion law, guardians would be reprimanded and ordered to go through family ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Africa’s glaciers ‘to vanish in 20 years’ ...

Africa's fabled eastern glaciers are expected to disappear in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could shave 3 percent off continental GDP by the middle of the century, the UN's c...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Spirit of ‘Formosan Art’ continues ...

After a decade of hunting, the National Museum of History managed to locate about 30 sculptures by Huang Tu-shui () for his retrospective in 1989.Huang was considered a late-blooming genius who quickly rose to become one of Taiwan's most respected art...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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German politicians back Taiwanese participation ...

Germany's new government should support Taiwan's international participation amid increasing pressure from China, German academics and politicians said this month.Gudrun Wacker and Alexandra Sakaki from the German Institute for International and S...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Schwarber makes history as Boston rout Astros ...

Kyle Schwarber on Monday blasted a record-breaking third grand slam as the Boston Red Sox routed the Houston Astros 12-3 to open up a 2-1 lead in the MLB's American League Championship Series.Schwarber';s 430-foot (131m) blast in the bottom of the ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tax break on living expenses increased ...

The Ministry of Finance yesterday raised the threshold for the basic living expenses deduction this year by NT$10,000 (US$357.97) to NT$192,000, which would ease the tax burden of more than 2 million people.The ministry announced the adjustment — th...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan thrash Laos in AFC qualifiers ...

The national women's soccer team began their qualifying round for the AFC Women's Asian Cup on Monday with a 4-0 victory over Laos in Bahrain.The victory lifted Taiwan to the top of Group A, and if they manage to beat hosts Bahrain on Sunday, they...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

World’s longest race lasts two months on one city block ...

It is the world's longest certified foot race: a 4,989km run that takes participants around the same New York block 5,649 times.Thousands of people have climbed Everest — but just 49 have completed the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile R...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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HPA unveils stroke risk assessment chart, slogan ...

The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) and the Taiwan Stroke Society (TSS) yesterday released a stroke risk assessment chart, consisting of eight main risk factors, to help people evaluate if they have a high risk of having a stroke, while also introdu...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Forming a ‘Tsai Ing-wen’ doctrine ...

President Tsai Ing-wen's () Double Ten National Day address has attracted a great deal of analysis and many different interpretations. One core question is why Tsai chose this occasion to discuss Taiwan's national status. What was her main motive ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: Project targets cheap pills for poorer nations ...

A WHO-led program to ensure poorer countries have fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments aims to secure antiviral drugs for patients with mild symptoms for as little as US$10 per course, a draft document seen by Reuters says.Merck & Co'...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Airport restaurants still suffering ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center's lifting of the dine-in restriction at restaurants for outbound travelers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport would only slightly help them recover their business, as the number of passengers accessing the airp...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Fireflies to get conservation area on Matsu Islands ...

Nearly 13 hectares of land in the Matsu Islands are to be set aside for firefly conservation, becoming the first habitat to be preserved for an island insect species.The decision comes a decade after two new species of firefly were identified by researche...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Acer’s Taiwan, India units hacked by Desorden: report ...

PC vendor Acer Inc () yesterday confirmed that it was hacked twice in one week — once in Taiwan and once in India — but denied any damage or leak of customer data.Acer spokesperson Steven Chung () said that the customers in India whose data we...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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NDC rubber-stamps NT$53.3bn KMRT line in Kaohsiung ...

The National Development Council (NDC) on Monday approved a project to build a Siaogang-Linyuan line on the Kaohisung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT) system and said services on the line would be scheduled to begin in 2030.The NDC, the nation's top economic...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Military monitoring Chinese advances ...

Taiwan is closely monitoring China's latest advanced weapons development, a military spokesman said yesterday, in response to media reports that Beijing tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this year."It is the armed forces' job...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Group advocates courts update to deal with spying ...

A dedicated legal system and enhanced training for judges are needed to deal with Chinese espionage and other cases that threaten to subvert Taiwan's national security, World United Formosans for Independence chairman Chen Nan-tien () said in a news b...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Poll shows most support Tsai’s stance ...

Most people supported President Tsai Ing-wen's () stance on cross-strait affairs in her speech on Double Ten National Day, the results of an Asia-Pacific Elite Interchange Association survey released on Monday showed.The random survey of 1,081 people ...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Understanding Chinese colonialism ...

Oppression is painful, and not being able to express it increases the pain 10-fold. This level of pain is something that Uighurs, Tibetans and Mongolians understand all too well.A question often posed to Uighurs in the international arena is: "You say...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

Titans’ Henry scores treble in thrilling win over Bills ...

Derrick Henry on Monday rushed for three touchdowns and the Tennessee Titans staged a nail-biting late defensive stand to score a 34-31 victory over the Buffalo Bills.Titans running back Henry produced a trademark barnstorming performance to help the Tita...

 2021-10-19 16:00 

Taipei Times

FSC unveils new fundraising rules ...

Relaxed rules would permit listed companies with paid-in capital of more than NT$2 billion (US$71.59 million) to shorten their fundraising by offering new shares in the first quarter of next year at the earliest, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)...

 2021-10-19 15:53 

China Post

J&J hikes 2021 profit forecast, COVID-19 vaccine sales grow...

Sales of the cancer treatment Darzalex helped Johnson & Johnson deliver better-than-expected third-quarter earnings, while COVID-19 fueled vaccine revenue and had more customers reaching for Tylenol. The world's biggest maker of health care products h...

 2021-10-19 15:53 

China Post

Mtley Cre's Nikki Sixx looks back at lean, driving years...

NEW YORK (AP) — Before he was a heavy metal icon, he sold lightbulbs. Before he shouted at the devil, he shouted at his mom. Before he was Nikki Sixx, he was Franklin Feranna. The Mtley Cre co-founder and bassist looks back at his formative years in...

 2021-10-19 15:53 

China Post

Crowds outside Myanmar's prisons greet freed detainees...

BANGKOK (AP) — Crowds gathered Tuesday outside prisons around Myanmar, waiting for at least a glimpse of friends and relatives who were being freed under an amnesty for people arrested for protesting against military rule. The head of the army-insta...

 2021-10-19 15:52 

China Post

Villanova tabbed to win Big East by conference coaches...

NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova has dominated the Big East over the last decade under the guidance of coach Jay Wright. The fourth-ranked Wildcats were the unanimous choice to win the conference in a preseason coaches poll released Tuesday. The team, whic...

 2021-10-19 15:33 

China Post

Stocks rise broadly; J&J leads gains for health care sector...

Stocks rose broadly in morning trading on Wall Street Tuesday as corporate earnings reporting gets into full swing. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% as of 10:18 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 138 points, or 0.4%, to 35,396 and the Nasdaq rose 0....

 2021-10-19 15:32 

China Post

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska expects to be indicted...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska expects to be charged with lying to the FBI while federal agents were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire, the nine-term Republican said as he pro...

 2021-10-19 15:32 

China Post

Portugal honors diplomat who saved thousands from Nazis...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal paid official homage Tuesday to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat who during World War II helped save thousands of people from Nazi persecution, by placing a tomb with his name in the country's Nat...

 2021-10-19 15:32 

China Post

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine...

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she's feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. Harrison was 29 weeks pregnant and unvaccinat...

 2021-10-19 15:31 

China Post

Jury selection resumes slowly in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys resumed questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery following a slow start and some admonishment from the judge to speed things along. The fatal ...

 2021-10-19 15:31 

China Post

Alex Murdaugh is denied bond on $3M theft charges...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge in South Carolina denied bond Tuesday for attorney Alex Murdaugh on the second set of charges he has faced since finding his wife and son dead last June. Circuit Judge Clifton Newman issued the decision after hearing at...

 2021-10-19 15:31 

China Post

As Bitcoin goes mainstream, Wall Street looks to cash in...

NEW YORK (AP) — Love cryptocurrencies or hate the very idea of them, they're becoming more mainstream by the day. Cryptocurrencies have surged so much that their total value has reached nearly $2.5 trillion, rivaling the size of G7 economies lik...

 2021-10-19 14:53 

China Post

Spanish court throws out lawsuit against US treasure hunters...

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has shelved a lawsuit against American treasure hunters that accused them of having destroyed an underwater archaeological site when they looted a sunken galleon for tons of precious coins over a decade ago. In 2007, th...

 2021-10-19 14:52 

China Post

MacKinnon clears COVID protocols, could play for Avs at Caps...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon has cleared NHL coronavirus protocols and could make his season debut Tuesday night against the Washington Capitals. MacKinnon tested positive for the coronavirus last week and had been in t...

 2021-10-19 14:39 

Taiwan News

Exposed: How big farm lobbies undermine EU's green agriculture plan...

Exposed: How big farm lobbies undermine EU's green agriculture plan | 2021-10-19 10:39:00...

 2021-10-19 14:33 

China Post

Stocks start higher; J&J leads gains for health care sector...

Stocks are moving modestly higher on Wall Street in early trading Tuesday as corporate earnings reporting gets into full swing. The benchmark S&P 500 was up 0.3% in the first few minutes of trading, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.2%. Health...

 2021-10-19 14:32 

China Post

Report: Haiti gang seeks $17M for kidnapped US missionaries...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U,S.-based missionary group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them, according to Haiti's justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal. Justice Minister Liszt Quitel...

 2021-10-19 14:32 

China Post

UK terror-prevention program questioned after lawmaker slain...

LONDON (AP) — The killing of British lawmaker David Amess is once again fueling concern about a government program aimed at preventing at-risk young people from becoming radicalized, with critics saying change is urgently needed to ensure it works. ...

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