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 2021-07-17 16:19 

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Harris says voting bills honor 'American hero' John Lewis...

ATLANTA (AP) — Congress should honor the memory of the late civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis by enacting laws to protect voting rights, Vice President Kamala Harris said in a statement Saturday on the one-year anniversary of his death....

 2021-07-17 16:18 

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Key diplomats appear to snub Haiti's acting leader...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A key group of international diplomats on Saturday appeared to snub the man currently running Haiti by urging another politician, the designated prime minister, to form a government following the assassination of Preside...

 2021-07-17 16:17 

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The Latest: Finns push for younger people to get vaccines...

HELSINKI — Residents in the Finnish capital were able to get coronavirus jabs without advance appointment on Saturday at four dedicated walk-in vaccination points in a one-day trial meant to lure young people in particular to get vaccinated. Health ...

 2021-07-17 16:14 

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Germany cuts short Olympic warmup with allegations of racism...

WAKAYAMA, Japan (AP) — Germany's Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha. ...

 2021-07-17 16:14 

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The Latest: Sluggish start for Morikawa at British Open...

SANDWICH, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Collin Morikawa was close to perfect to get into the final group on the weekend at the British Open. The start of his third round as been anything but that. Morikaw...

 2021-07-17 16:12 

China Post

Europe flood death toll tops 160, costly rebuilding ahead...

BERLIN (AP) — Rescue workers labored to deal with damage laid bare by receding water Saturday as the death toll from disastrous flooding in Western Europe rose above 160 and thoughts turned to the lengthy job of rebuilding communities devastated in ...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

COVID-19: Thailand tightens COVID-19 measures ...

Thailand has tightened COVID-19 restrictions and warned of further measures as daily cases yesterday surpassed 10,000 and the death toll hit a record 141, despite an overnight curfew in Bangkok and several other provinces.A surge since April has overwhelm...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

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Taiwan eyes aerospace, focus on LEO satellites ...

Taiwan is stepping up its efforts to tap into the global aerospace market, with a focus on developing a specific kind of satellite, Minister of Science and Technology Wu Tsung-tsong ( ) said on July 6.The development of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites ar...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Anxiety lifts for Australia’s Cambage after she withdrawals from Olympics ...

Australia's Liz Cambage yesterday spoke about her feelings of relief after withdrawing from her country's women's basketball squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.The 29-year-old on Friday pulled out of the Opals squad citing mental health issu...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

President vows army will return order to S Africa ...

Standing at the entrance to a looted mall and surrounded by soldiers, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday vowed to restore order to the country after a week of violence set off by the imprisonment of former South African president Jacob Zuma...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Defense policies need fresh ideas ...

At a ceremony to introduce the military's new vice chief of the general staff on July 2, Chief of the General Staff General Chen Pao-yu () restated the military's operational defense strategy as: "Force protection, winning a decisive battle in...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Why the Anthony Bourdain voice cloning creeps people out ...

The revelation that a documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke has drawn criticism amid ethical concerns about use of the powerful technology.The movie Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony B...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: TPP lawmaker urges vaccine priority overhaul ...

Inoculation of government officials with a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be postponed to allow more people to get their first shot, Taiwan People's Party Legislator Tsai Pi-ru () wrote on Facebook yesterday.Taiwan has thus far received 8.9 mi...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Footage of hawk eagles in Yushan gives opportunity ...

New footage of mountain hawk eagles and their nests promises to demystify the brooding habits of the "lord of the skies," the Yushan National Park Administration said on Wednesday, promising to share its findings with the public in a documentary a...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: US stopover shows growing relations ...

A US military transport plane's visit from Okinawa to Taipei on Friday demonstrated the flexibility of Washington's toolbox for wielding influence, as well as the potential for Taiwan-Japan relations.The stopover, which took less than 30 minutes, ...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Updated law to further restrict speech in HK: expert ...

The Hong Kong government's proposed amendment to its Personal Data Privacy Ordinance aims to enforce technology companies' compliance with the territory's curbs on freedom of speech, said Tzeng Yi-suo (), director of the Taipei-based Institute...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

European firms focus on making insects more tasty ...

Tiziana di Costanzo makes pizza dough from scratch, mixing together flour, yeast, a pinch of salt, a dash of olive oil and something a bit more unusual — ground Acheta domesticus, better known as cricket powder.Di Costanzo is an edible insect entrep...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Chinese Paralympian survived 2008 quake ...

Tang Xuemei was just a teenager when her school dormitory began shaking violently before the floor crumbled in a powerful earthquake, sending her spiraling into a dark void.Thirteen years on from the trauma of losing part of her leg in a disaster that lef...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: APEC envoy calls for vaccine sharing ...

APEC member states with ample supplies of COVID-19 vaccines should help Taiwan and other countries in the Indo-Pacific region obtain doses, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) founder Morris Chang ( ) told the virtual APEC Informal Leaders' R...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Reece leads NZ to 60-13 win over Fiji ...

Three tries to left wing Sevu Reece yesterday provided the impetus the All Blacks needed to overcome a shaky start and chalk up a 60-13 victory over Fiji in another bruising encounter in Hamilton.The All Blacks, who needed to step up after an unconvincing...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Doctor warns of nightmare disease acute myocarditis ...

Caregivers should monitor children for a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, persistent vomiting and fatigue, as they could be signs of the "pediatrician9;s nightmare" — acute myocarditis — a Taichung physician said on Tuesday.Acu...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Circus troupe keep their dreams alive by training kids in virus-hit Mexico ...

Children hang from hoops and aspiring acrobats balance on tightropes or spin in the air at a circus school in Mexico, determined to keep their dreams alive despite the COVID-19 pandemic.When the virus forced circuses to close last year, one family began s...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

Policies enhance Indo-Pacific ties ...

During the five years of the New Southbound Policy, Taiwan's flagship foreign policy initiative, the nation has been successfully nurturing ties with the countries within the policy's framework. The new avatar of India's Act East Policy has co...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

S Korea removes political banner in deal with IOC ...

South Korea's Olympic committee yesterday removed banners at the Olympic Athletes' Village in Tokyo that referred to a 16th-century war between Korea and Japan after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled they were provocative.In agreeing...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Taiwan ranks second as destination for Muslims ...

Taiwan is ranked second on a list of attractive destinations for Muslim travelers, the Global Muslim Travel Index showed on Wednesday.Taiwan and the UK were tied for second on the list of non-Organization of Islamic Cooperation destinations for Muslims, s...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

‘Boy Next Door Killer’ gets death sentence for murders ...

For crimes he called "vicious and frightening," a California judge on Friday gave a death sentence to a man prosecutors called "The Boy Next Door Killer" for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.Victim...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Government cannot reveal vaccine budget, Premier Su says ...

The government cannot share details about COVID-19 vaccine procurements, as the deals included nondisclosure agreements with manufacturers, Premier Su Tseng-chang () said yesterday.Su made the remark in response to media queries on the government's bu...

 2021-07-17 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Hippos land in US on breeding program ...

A collaboration between Taipei Zoo and Florida's Gulf Breeze Zoo to facilitate the procreation of pygmy hippopotamuses could finally begin after two animals arrived in Florida on Friday.The breeding project, which was the result of discussions between...

 2021-07-17 15:42 

China Post

Biden pledges appeal of 'deeply disappointing' DACA ruling...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday that the Justice Department intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling deeming illegal an Obama-era program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and he ...

 2021-07-17 15:42 

China Post

Biden to host Super Bowl champ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will celebrate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Super Bowl title when the team visits the White House on Tuesday. No other details about the visit were provided by a White House official, who spoke on condition of ...

 2021-07-17 15:42 

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GOP governor's vaccination tour reveals depths of distrust...

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Free lottery tickets for those who get vaccinated had few takers. Free hunting and fishing licenses didn't change many minds either. And this being red-state Arkansas, mandatory vaccinations are off the table. So Republica...

 2021-07-17 15:41 

China Post

Core Group signals support for Haiti's designated PM...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A key group of international diplomats on Saturday signaled support for Haiti's designated prime minister in the first such statement of its kind following the assassination of President Jovenel Mose — a move t...

 2021-07-17 14:18 

China Post

Analysis: How Afghan war showed limits of US military power...

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took only two months for U.S. invaders to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a seemingly tidy success against a government that had given refuge to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Twenty years later, the United States i...

 2021-07-17 14:14 

China Post

The Latest: MacIntyre posts 12th round of 65 or better...

SANDWICH, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Robert MacIntyre of Scotland has the 12th round at 65 or lower in the British Open this week at Royal St. George's. MacIntyre holed a shot of some 80 feet from ...

 2021-07-17 14:13 

China Post

US Olympian Gable Steveson chases gold, pro wrestling dreams...

Gable Steveson loves to put on a show — during and after his biggest matches. Moments after he won at the U.S. Olympic trials at 125 kilograms to qualify for the Tokyo Games, he was taking down the strap on his singlet when he heard the crowd chanti...

 2021-07-17 14:12 

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The Latest: UK health minister tests positive for COVID-19...

LONDON — Britain's health minister says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he has tested positive with a rapid test and is self-isolating as he awaits the results of a ...

 2021-07-17 14:12 

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UK's France curbs irk travelers; health chief tests positive...

LONDON (AP) — Tourists and the travel industry vented frustration and anger on Saturday after Britain reversed a plan to ease travel restrictions on France just two days after they were due to start, citing concerns about a variant of the coronaviru...

 2021-07-17 13:12 

China Post

Europe flood death toll tops 150, costly rebuilding ahead...

BERLIN (AP) — Rescue workers labored to clear up damage laid bare by receding water Saturday as the death toll from disastrous flooding in Western Europe rose above 150 and thoughts turned to the lengthy job of rebuilding communities devastated in m...

 2021-07-17 13:01 

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Taipei sets new quarantine rule for contacts of COVID-19 patients - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Taipei residents listed as contacts of people confirmed as having COVID-19 are now required to isolate themselves for 14 days at designated quarantine hotels, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-che () announced at a press briefing Saturday....

 2021-07-17 12:42 

China Post

They're not blown away by NJ's offshore wind power plans...

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving aggressively to become the leader in the fast-growing offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast, but not everyone is blown away by those ambitious plans. While the state's Democratic political l...

 2021-07-17 12:41 

China Post

Family: Palestinian Authority covering up critic's death...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The family of a political activist who died in the custody of Palestinian security forces last month on Saturday accused the Palestinian Authority of trying to cover up his death. Relatives of Nazir Banat said they still h...

 2021-07-17 12:18 

China Post

Family: System failed woman who died of heat on Utah streets...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — "We as a family and a community failed Shawna." That's what Tricia Wright said as she held back tears during the funeral for her older sister, Shawna Wright, on Monday. Shari Knighton, Shawna Wright's eldest sis...

 2021-07-17 12:18 

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Northeastern Wyoming rebranding itself as coal research hub...

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Going carb-free may be the diet du jour for people looking to drop a few pounds, but when it comes to re-imagining the Powder River Basin's coal-dependent economy, many believe in carbon-loading. Even as PRB thermal coal pr...

 2021-07-17 12:14 

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The Latest: Sun shining at Open, McIlroy opens with birdie...

SANDWICH, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 12 p.m. Rory McIlroy has been finishing his rounds well at the British Open. Now he has started one well, too. McIlroy opened his third round at Royal St. George's by rol...

 2021-07-17 11:40 

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Taiwan may allow mixing vaccines within three months - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Taiwan may allow people to get one dose each of the AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in the coming months if studies show such an approach works, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () said Saturday....

 2021-07-17 11:12 

China Post

Syrian president sworn in for 4th term in war-torn country...

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in Saturday for a fourth seven-year term in the war-torn country. The May elections were described by the West and Assad's opposition as illegitimate and a sham. The swearing-in cere...

 2021-07-17 11:10 

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Reopened scenic sites, theme parks see limited visitors - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Some scenic sites and theme parks in Taiwan were open on a weekend for the first time Saturday since being closed in mid-May, but attendance at many of the attractions was limited and road traffic only increased slightly....

 2021-07-17 11:00 

China Post

W28 | Dimi | The Weekly Briefing...

W28 | Dimi | The Weekly Briefing The China Post, Taiwan...

 2021-07-17 10:53 

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Ban on eating in vehicles lifted - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) People traveling together in a private vehicle will now be allowed to eat in the vehicle, though the new rules differ depending on who the passengers are, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday....

 2021-07-17 10:13 

China Post

LEADING OFF: Lindor hurt, Red Sox dominating depleted Yanks...

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHORT STORY The first-place Mets are waiting for news on Francisco Lindor, who left Friday night's heated 4-1 loss in Pittsburgh with soreness on his right side. New York manager Luis Rojas had n...

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