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 2021-07-24 08:50 

Central News Agency

TSMC's high growth expected to support large spending: ratings agency - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Although Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) plans to spend US$100 billion in investment over the next three years as it seeks to expand, the world's largest contract chipmaker is expected to absorb the large spending o...

 2021-07-24 08:49 

China Post

Carapaz wins men's road race for Ecuador's 1st cycling medal...

OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Richard Carapaz rode away from the biggest names in cycling to win the Olympic road race Saturday, giving Ecuador its first medal in the sport in one of its marquee events on the first full day of the Tokyo Games. Embracing his n...

 2021-07-24 08:26 

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Taiwanese mixed doubles pair advance to table tennis quarterfinals - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwanese table tennis players Lin Yun-ju () and Cheng I-ching () secured a quick victory Saturday to advance to the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-24 08:06 

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Taiwan reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, most infection sources known - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 25 new COVID-19 infections -- 24 transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- and two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-24 07:51 

China Post

Olympics Latest: Youngest athlete in Tokyo out of Games...

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: ___ The youngest table tennis player in Olympics history is out of the Tokyo Games. Hend Zaz...

 2021-07-24 07:37 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying wins first badminton match at Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Tokyo, July 24 (CNA) World No. 1 female badminton player Tai Tzu-ying () began her campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games with a straight sets victory in her first match in the group stage of the women's singles Saturday....

 2021-07-24 06:53 

China Post

Canceled party: Scrubbed match silences Olympic beach venue...

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic beach volleyball tournament got off to the quintessential coronavirus-era start. The event's very first scheduled match at the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games was canceled on Saturday morning because a Czech player tested p...

 2021-07-24 06:53 

China Post

Dalaloyan grapples with injury; China tops early qualifying...

TOKYO (AP) — Artur Dalaloyan put his hands over his eyes, made his way off the podium, sat down in a chair and wept. The Russian gymnast had just spent over a minute putting his heavily taped surgically repaired left leg through the rigors of a worl...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

China Post

Coaching tree: Hughes' impact includes Olympic staff, others...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. assistant Dan Hughes is not the face of the Olympic women's basketball team and he couldn't be happier in his supporting role. The 66-year-old has had more than his share of success but believes his biggest reward ...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

China Post

M Go Big: Led by Power, Michigan goes 1-2 in NHL draft...

The NHL draft turned into a Michigan maize and blue affair Friday night. And there's a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. Whatever challenges the coronavirus pandemic presented scouts in grading prospects, many of whom played shortene...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

China Post

Residents of flood-hit German towns tell of short lead time...

AHRWEILER, Germany (AP) — Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller in Ahrweiler said the first serious warning...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's industrial production hits new high in Q2 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan's industrial production for the second quarter of this year hit a new high on rising global demand for both tech and old economy items at a time when the world's economy was on a recovery as businesses reopen, accordin...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

China Post

'Don't look old': At 41, ageless Scola set for 5th Olympics...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Luis Scola starts each day with the same wish. Argentina's captain is about to play in the Olympics for a fifth time, those appearances spanning three different decades. There are athletes at the Tokyo Games who were not ev...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

China Post

China moves residents out of flooded areas, drains tunnels...

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers used bulldozers and rubber boats to move residents out of flooded neighborhoods in central China on Saturday after torrential rains killed at least 56 people. In Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million people, government crews armed ...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

China Post

Reynolds HR, Pirates stop 4-game skid, beat Giants 6-4...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Reynolds homered, Adam Frazier drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when Pittsburgh scored three times without a hit, and the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

China Post

Sabres trade Ristolainen to Flyers; Reinhart could be next...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — General manager Kevyn Adams is just getting started after launching his offseason overhaul of the Buffalo Sabres by trading defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. Forward Sam Reinhart might be next. ...

 2021-07-24 06:50 

China Post

Grasping for air: Heat a major issue at Olympic tennis venue...

TOKYO (AP) — French Open finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova grasped for an air tube during a medical timeout and grew frustrated at the lack of ice in a court-side container. Mona Barthel struggled with 10 double-faults in a loss to Iga Swiatek as a ...

 2021-07-24 06:50 

China Post

Olympics Latest: China's Hou wins weightlifting 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT Hou Zhihui has won China's second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with ...

 2021-07-24 06:49 

China Post

Rockies rally, win in 10th as Dodgers' bullpen woes continue...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Story homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Colorado Rockies took advantage of the Dodgers' recent bullpen woes, beating Los Angeles 9-6 Friday night. Charlie Blackmon added a two-run homer in ...

 2021-07-24 06:48 

China Post

Sisters to open 'Love Your Selfie' museum in Mississippi...

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Holding her phone and adjusting it to make sure her sisters were in the photo, Kendall Walker took a few selfies inside their soon-to-open business. And what better place to take a selfie than a selfie store, where customers can...

 2021-07-24 06:47 

China Post

At surreal Olympics, a careful dance to push Tokyo tourism...

TOKYO (AP) — The tour bus arrived after nightfall at the closed museum's back door. Its passengers climbed out with reflective yellow bands dangling from their media credentials so they could be easily identified as journalists in quarantine for...

 2021-07-24 05:54 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 25 new COVID-19 infections -- 24 of which were transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- as well as two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-24 05:44 

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U.S. official pledges continued support for Taiwan amid China's deterrence - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, July 23 (CNA) Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Naz Durakolu on Friday said the United States will continue to express support for Taiwan as China seeks to deter the island's international standing....

 2021-07-24 05:21 

China Post

China edges Russia to take early lead in men's gymnastics...

TOKYO (AP) — China sprinted to the lead in men's gymnastics qualifying, putting on a clinic inside the nearly empty Ariake Gymnastics Centre as it aims to return to the top of the sport. The Chinese's total of 262.061 — fueled by four ...

 2021-07-24 05:20 

China Post

Canceled party: Canceled match silences Olympic beach venue...

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic beach volleyball tournament got off to the quintessential COVID-era start. The event's very first scheduled match at the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games was canceled on Saturday morning because a Czech player tested positiv...

 2021-07-24 05:20 

China Post

Olympics Latest: China leads in men's gymnastics qualifying...

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: ___ China has sprinted to the lead in men's gymnastics qualifying, putting on a clinic i...

 2021-07-24 05:09 

China Post

'Trial by fire': Sheriff in Louisiana reflects on first year...

HOUMA, La. (AP) — It wasn't the easiest first year in office for Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet. Since taking office July 1, 2020, Soignet was faced with a global pandemic, shootings that gained national attention and a record-breaking hu...

 2021-07-24 04:54 

China Post

Throwing strikes: Track athletes outline job in simple terms...

TOKYO (AP) — Imagine picking up the heaviest bowling ball on the rack and tossing it nearly the length of a basketball floor. That, world-record holder Ryan Crouser explains, is what it feels like with the shot put. Leaping into a soft pile of sand?...

 2021-07-24 04:53 

China Post

Harper steals home, Wheeler looks strong in Phils' 5-1 win...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler returned to his All-Star form for seven innings, Bryce Harper stole three bases, including home, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Friday night. J.T. Realmuto hit his 10th homer and Jean Segur...

 2021-07-24 04:53 

China Post

Cruz HR in Rays debut, Tampa Bay beats Cleveland 10th in row...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer in his Tampa Bay debut and Joey Wendle delivered the go-ahead single in a six-run ninth inning as the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 Friday night. On a day the Indians announced they will change th...

 2021-07-24 04:53 

China Post

Farmer sparks Reds comeback for 6-5 win over Cardinals...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Stephenson hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Kyle Farmer, who also homered, led off the eighth with a single for his ...

 2021-07-24 04:52 

China Post

Swiatek, daughter of an Olympian, wins Tokyo tennis opener...

TOKYO (AP) — Having grown up listening to stories from her father about competing at the 1988 Olympics in rowing, then having won a bronze medal herself in doubles at the Summer Youth Olympics, Iga Swiatek had been thinking about competing at the To...

 2021-07-24 04:52 

China Post

Musgrove pitches six solid innings, Padres beat Marlins 5-2...

MIAMI (AP) — Joe Musgrove pitched six solid innings, Tommy Pham homered and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 Friday night. Winless in his previous three starts, Musgrove (6-7) allowed two runs and six hits, struck out four and walked ...

 2021-07-24 04:52 

China Post

Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support...

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Progress was being made on the nation'...

 2021-07-24 04:52 

China Post

O'Hearn, Royals end Tigers' 7-game winning streak, 5-3...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ryan O'Hearn hit a three-run homer and Carlos Santana also connected as the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 5-3 Friday night, ending the Tigers' seven-game winning streak. The Tigers had been 7-0 since the All-Star br...

 2021-07-24 04:52 

China Post

Rep. Luria's pro-Navy, centrist identity may get Jan. 6 test...

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When members of Congress head home to connect with their constituents, some hit tractor pulls. Others might stop by mom-and-pop stores. For Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, whose Virginia district includes the world's largest na...

 2021-07-24 04:50 

China Post

Brewers beat White Sox 7-1; La Russa, Anderson ejected...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa got ejected for the first time in a decade. Milwaukee's Tyrone Taylor gave him even more reason to feel frustrated shortly afterward. Taylor hit a grand slam to cap the Brewers' six-ru...

 2021-07-24 03:59 

Central News Agency

Sea warning lifted as In-Fa moves away, but heavy rain warned - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) With Typhoon In-Fa moving away from Taiwan, a sea warning was lifted by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Saturday morning, but the bureau warned there could still be heavy rain caused by the storm's periphery....

 2021-07-24 03:52 

China Post

Vietnam locks down capital Hanoi for 15 days as cases rise...

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi starting Saturday as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong Delta region. The lockdown order, issued late Friday night, bans the gathering of more than two p...

 2021-07-24 03:52 

China Post

Devers homers twice, bullpen strong as Red Sox top Yanks 6-2...

BOSTON (AP) — For the second straight night, the Yankees tried to protect a one-run lead against the Red Sox. For the second straight night, Boston found a way to rally past its longtime rival. Rafael Devers hit two home runs, including a go-ahead b...

 2021-07-24 03:52 

China Post

EXPLAINER: This year's four new Olympic sports, broken down...

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are introducing four new sports — skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing. Each traveled its own unique path to the Games. Here, at a glance, from Associated Press journalists covering each sport, are ...

 2021-07-24 03:51 

China Post

The Latest: French basketball staff stuck in quarantine...

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: ___ The French Olympic Committee says some of the medical and support staff for its men'...

 2021-07-24 03:51 

China Post

China's Tencent ordered to end exclusive music contracts...

BEIJING (AP) — Internet giant Tencent was ordered by regulators to end exclusive contracts with music copyright holders, adding to increased enforcement of anti-monopoly and other rules as Beijing tightens control over booming online industries. Ten...

 2021-07-24 03:51 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese rower qualifies for quarterfinals at Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwanese rower Huang Yi-ting () on Saturday competed in the women's single scull repechage at the Tokyo Olympics and finished second in her group, with a time of 8:11.56 to qualify for the quarterfinals....

 2021-07-24 02:52 

China Post

At Tokyo Olympics, a debt to 'Back to the Future' and 'E.T.'...

TOKYO (AP) — Although the name Marty McFly won't be on the start list for the first Olympic skateboarding competition, the "Back to the Future" character who inspired the immortal lines "What's that thing he's on? It's a ...

 2021-07-24 02:52 

China Post

Kraken nab Matthew Beniers as 1st pick in franchise history...

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the entry ...

 2021-07-24 02:51 

China Post

Valaika homers twice to lead Orioles past Nationals 6-1...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pat Valaika homered twice — doubling his total for the season — and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Friday night for just their second victory in their last 11 home games. Josh Bell went deep f...

 2021-07-24 02:51 

China Post

Volunteers help gravediggers in Indonesia...

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Wearing hazmat suits and masks, gravediggers at the Cipenjo Cemetery in Bogor on the outskirts of Jakarta say they've lost track of how many graves they dug. Despite working late into the night, the bodies of COVID-19 vic...

 2021-07-24 02:51 

China Post

Megill earns 1st win, Alonso homers twice as Mets blank Jays...

NEW YORK (AP) — Tylor Megill tossed six scoreless innings for his first big league win and got his first career hit, Pete Alonso homered twice and the New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Friday night. Megill (1-0) allowed two hits, w...

 2021-07-24 02:51 

China Post

LEADING OFF: Indians changing team name to Guardians...

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ GUARDIANS OF THE GAME After more than 100 years, the Cleveland Indians are getting a new name — the team will be called the Guardians next season. The name change, which has its suppo...

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