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 2021-07-23 19:28 

Formosa News

New Taipei market stall offers free vegetables to locals in need...
 2021-07-23 19:28 

Formosa News

Taiwan to lower Level 3 alert on July 27...
 2021-07-23 19:28 

Formosa News

Team Taiwan forecast to score 2 golds, 4 silvers, and 5 bronzes in Tokyo...
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Formosa News

Xi's Tibet tour a propaganda gambit: Tibet envoy...
 2021-07-23 19:28 

Formosa News

William Wong resigns post as chair of Formosa Chemicals...
 2021-07-23 19:18 

China Post

Brazil reopens amid looming threat from delta variant...

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — With the number of coronavirus deaths starting to recede in Brazil, a renewed sense of optimism has led state governors to roll back restrictions, soccer fans are starting to return to stadiums, and the mayor of Rio de Janeir...

 2021-07-23 19:18 

China Post

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%...

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team emp...

 2021-07-23 19:17 

China Post

Marsquakes offer detailed look at red planet's interior...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface. In a series of articles publish...

 2021-07-23 19:10 

China Post

Louisiana hospitalizations over 1,000; most since February...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 1,000 people are hospitalized in Louisiana with COVID-19, the most since early February when cases were declining, the state's health department said Friday. The latest figures also showed 3,127 new confirmed an...

 2021-07-23 19:10 

China Post

Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker's office as the group prepared for the first session o...

 2021-07-23 19:09 

China Post

Activist who helped desegregate Birmingham library dies...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according to the library and an obituary published by his family. Shelly Millender Jr. of Birmingham...

 2021-07-23 18:53 

China Post

Russia designates media outlet, reporters, as foreign agents...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities designated an investigative media outlet and several journalists as "foreign agents" Friday, raising pressure on the country's independent media ahead of a September parliamentary election. The Justice M...

 2021-07-23 18:53 

China Post

LeVar Burton: 'Jeopardy!' host gig began 'scary,' ended fun...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton's quest to become the new host of "Jeopardy!" has been a confident, upbeat effort by the actor and those who rooted him on with a petition drive. But when the day came to tape the first of his week's s...

 2021-07-23 18:52 

China Post

Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday disqualified a private judge being used by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in their divorce case, handing Jolie a major victory. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John ...

 2021-07-23 18:52 

China Post

Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare. They're using new technology and better positioni...

 2021-07-23 18:51 

China Post

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search...

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the 1800s and...

 2021-07-23 18:51 

China Post

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo...

NEW YORK (AP) — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. It said his appointment with U.S. immigration services about his application to join the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the o...

 2021-07-23 18:17 

China Post

Rangers buying out Tony DeAngelo, introduce Barclay Goodrow...

The New York Rangers are buying out the player they paid to go away and giving the money saved to a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion they hope will improve team chemistry on and off the ice. The Rangers put defenseman Tony DeAngelo on unconditional waive...

 2021-07-23 17:53 

China Post

Red tide uptick spurs respiratory warning at Florida beaches...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday. The service issued a "beach hazards statement" aff...

 2021-07-23 17:53 

China Post

Firefighters officially end search in Florida condo collapse...

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building on Friday, even as police and forensic specialists continue working to identify human remains. Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief ...

 2021-07-23 17:53 

China Post

3 decades later, Georgia man is charged with killing boy, 8...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods of an Atlanta suburb. James Michael Coates, 56, faces multiple charges, including murder and aggravated child mole...

 2021-07-23 17:52 

China Post

Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rain hit parts of western India, killing more than 100 people, officials and news reports said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. The dead included ...

 2021-07-23 17:52 

China Post

'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics...

TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, fueled by the...

 2021-07-23 17:18 

China Post

Bring the pain: Olympic swimming begins with grueling 400 IM...

TOKYO (AP) — Chase Kalisz knows what's coming: Pain, and lots of it in the 400-meter individual medley that gets swimming underway at the Tokyo Olympics. The eight-lap race requires endurance, technique and strategy while fighting off weary legs...

 2021-07-23 17:18 

China Post

Japan's judoka stars look to calm nation's Olympic angst...

TOKYO (AP) — The first day of full competition of the Tokyo Games could mark the turning point for an uneasy Japanese public that overwhelmingly disapproved of the Olympics being held during the pandemic. The first medal of the Games will go to the ...

 2021-07-23 17:18 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: Tokyo Games open with pomp despite circumstance...

TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Olympics officially opened Friday with a barrage of fireworks, nods to Japan's history and culture, and a mesmerizing drone display over Tokyo's night sky. And, of course, without fans there to see it. The pomp of these...

 2021-07-23 17:10 

China Post

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges...

ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. He's a business owner whose chicken prod...

 2021-07-23 16:53 

China Post

Iran's top leader says he understands protests over drought...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday said he understands protesters' anger over a drought in the country's southwest, as a fourth death related to ongoing demonstrations there w...

 2021-07-23 16:53 

China Post

South Africa's vaccination drive regains pace after unrest...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is regaining momentum after being disrupted earlier this month by a week of riots sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, the country's acting health minist...

 2021-07-23 16:53 

China Post

EXPLAINER: Does suspension end Giuliani's career in law?...

CHICAGO (AP) — The days of practicing law for the mob-busting prosecutor turned point man for pushing Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election may be over. Rudy Giuliani's law license has already been suspended in his home state. ...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium...

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

Iowa man with guns at Chicago hotel 'didn't mean to startle'...

CHICAGO (AP) — An Iowa man arrested by Chicago police for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room overlooking a Lake Michigan beach told officers he "didn't mean to startle anyone" and simply forgot to remove the firearms from a bag...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

US players learning differences between Olympic hoops, NBA...

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team was about to start playing its final warm-up for the Tokyo Olympics a few days ago in Las Vegas, and Spain's Ricky Rubio found himself in a pregame conversation with American guard Zach LaVine. Rub...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the State Department said Friday. The trip comes as the Biden administration seeks to shore up U.S. le...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

Green headlines list of shooting guards in NBA draft...

Jalen Green bypassed college to get the jump on his professional career. The next step comes in Thursday's NBA draft. Green is among the shooting guards in this year's draft and looks set to be a top-four pick. He leads a position that includes a ...

 2021-07-23 16:52 

China Post

Media picks Alabama to beat Georgia for SEC championship...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference champion while Georgia is the pick to win the Eastern Division in the media's annual preseason poll. In voting by media covering SEC media days released Friday,...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Control Yuan issues censure of the COA over garlic prices ...

The Control Yuan on Wednesday censured the Council of Agriculture (COA) over a spike in garlic prices from July to September last year.Control Yuan member Chen Chin-jun () conducted a probe that led to the sanction, it said in a news release.The wholesale...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hon Hai to pay 20-year-high cash dividend ...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () yesterday said that its shareholders had approved a proposal to distribute a cash dividend of NT$4 per common share, the highest in 20 years.The iPhone maker also said it was upbeat about its prospects for the second half ...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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US committee advances bill with defense ties aspects ...

The US Senate's Armed Services Committee on Thursday voted to advance the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions aimed at boosting defense cooperation with Taiwan.The act, a US$777.9 billion bill for US national...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Wild Kriske inning hands Red Sox win ...

It took most of a rainy night at Fenway Park for the Red Sox to find their offense. It took one wild inning by reliever Brooks Kriske for the Yankees to squander an opportunity to gain valuable ground on their longtime rivals.Kike Hernandez on Thursday hi...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

TIER raises economic growth forecast to 5.4% ...

The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER, ) yesterday raised its forecast for Taiwan's GDP growth this year to 5.4 percent, as exports and private investment fare stronger than expected amid an improving global economy.The revision represented ...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Pop singer Kris Wu targeted by fraud, police say ...

A man has confessed to defrauding Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu () over a teenager's accusation that he had sex with her when she was drunk, Beijing police said on Thursday.The announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that cost Wu endorse...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Airport echoes with sobs as Hong Kongers take flight ...

Twice a day Hong Kong's virtually deserted airport fills with the sound of tearful goodbyes as residents fearful for their future under China's increasingly authoritarian rule start a new life overseas, mostly in Britain.London flights tend to lea...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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COVID-19: Ventilation key to curbing indoor infections, experts say ...

Ventilation at indoor venues is crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19, medical experts said yesterday, as Taiwan is preparing for eased disease prevention measures.The Executive Yuan yesterday announced that a nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert would o...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Russian archer recovers after fainting in heat ...

A Russian archer recovered after fainting in the Tokyo heat yesterday during a qualifying round at the Olympic Games as a heat wave pushed coaches and staff to huddle under trees for shade.Svetlana Gomboeva collapsed as she checked her final scores, and r...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Anti-corruption efforts neglected ...

Tuesday marked a significant, although not particularly glorious, first-decade milestone for the Agency Against Corruption (AAC). At the insistence of then-president Ma Ying-jeou (), the AAC was created as part of the Ministry of Justice on July 20, 2011,...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: Taiwan has role for HK education ...

Hong Kong democracy advocate Chan Kin-man () has accepted a teaching position at National Chengchi University (NCCU) for one year starting in September, a university department head said on Monday. Chan's invitation to serve as a visiting professor re...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Retail sales post record decline of 13.3% ...

Retail sales last month plunged at the steepest pace in recorded Taiwanese history at 13.3 percent annually to NT$266.4 billion (US$9.5 billion), as consumers cut spending amid a nationwide level 3 COVID-19 alert, with restaurant and beverage sales postin...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

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US reports says Taiwan R&D is attractive ...

Taiwan's advanced research and development (R&D) capability and government incentives have attracted US and other foreign investment, according to the US government's Investment Climate Statements report, which was released on Wednesday.Taiwan ...

 2021-07-23 16:00 

Taipei Times

Windies-Australia match postponed due to COVID-19 ...

A positive COVID-19 test on Thursday resulted in the last-minute postponement of the second one-day international between the West Indies and Australia at the Kensington Oval, officials announced."The second ODI between West Indies and Australia has b...

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