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 2021-09-16 03:46 

Central News Agency

U.S. stands with Lithuania against Chinese coercion: Blinken tells Lithuanian FM - Focus Taiwan...

Washington, Sept. 15 (CNA) The United States stands together with Lithuania against economic coercion from China, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told visiting Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis in Washington on Wednesday....

 2021-09-16 03:31 

China Post

Southwest China earthquake collapses homes, kills at least 2...

BEIJING (AP) — An earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least two people and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan province, state media reported. Rescue work was underway following the magnitude-6.0 earthquake. It struck at 4:33 ...

 2021-09-16 03:31 

China Post

Asian shares mostly lower on lackluster China, Japan data...

Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after Japan and China released data that were weaker than expected. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul but rose in Sydney. Japan reported that its exports rose 26.2% in August from a year earli...

 2021-09-16 03:24 

Central News Agency

Respected Jewish religious leader in Taiwan dies aged 103 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Ephraim Ferdinand Einhorn, a local Jewish religious leader, died at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei on Wednesday after succumbing to a long illness, according to the Taiwan Jewish Community (TJC)....

 2021-09-16 02:47 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2021-09-16 02:35 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.684 at 11 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.024 from the previous close....

 2021-09-16 02:30 

China Post

Quintuple Stimulus Voucher website goes live with one catch: No English...

CP10(5000.gov.tw) As Taiwan's cabinet gears up for the distribution of Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers in October, the Executive Yuan debuted the new, designated website (5000.gov.tw) on Wednesday allowing the public to register and bind their vouchers to...

 2021-09-16 02:03 

China Post

11th-hour negotiations underway on new Ohio legislative map...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful new redistricting panel tasked with drawing Ohio's new legislative districts remained at an impasse late Wednesday, with Republican Gov. Mike DeWine touting "significant progress" in negotiations even a...

 2021-09-16 02:03 

China Post

Parson's vetoes withstand GOP Legislature's override efforts...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — All of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's vetoes will stand, despite efforts Wednesday by some lawmakers to force their priorities into law during a short session focused on vetoed bills. Missouri's GOP-led Legislature ca...

 2021-09-16 01:52 

China Post

Contest winners, health worker orbiting world in SpaceX 1st...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The four people on SpaceX's first private flight are fairly ordinary, down-to-Earth types brought together by chance. They'll circle Earth for three days at an unusually high altitude — on their own without ...

 2021-09-16 01:31 

China Post

France says head of Islamic State in Sahara has been killed...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France's president announced the death of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara's leader late Wednesday, calling Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi's killing "a major success" for the French military after more than eig...

 2021-09-16 01:31 

China Post

Democrats could change 'weaponized' California recall system...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours after California Gov. Gavin Newsom beat back a recall election that could have cost him his job, his fellow Democrats in the state Legislature said Wednesday that they will push for changes to make it more difficult t...

 2021-09-16 01:31 

China Post

Alberta leader apologizes, imposes restrictions and passport...

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of the Canadian province of Alberta apologized Wednesday for his handling of the pandemic and says he's now reluctantly introducing a vaccine passport and imposing a mandatory work from order two months after lifting ne...

 2021-09-16 01:03 

China Post

Draft of Cuba's new family code opens door for gay marriage...

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them. The preliminary draft, which must be...

 2021-09-16 01:03 

China Post

Latest: Alaska has new daily high in coronavirus infections...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska is reporting its highest number of new coronavirus cases a day after the state's largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care because of a flood of COVID-19 cases. Officials on W...

 2021-09-16 01:01 

Taiwan News

RFID Blood Monitoring Systems Market Anticipate To Hit CAGR Of 23.2% By 2026...

RFID Blood Monitoring Systems Market Anticipate To Hit CAGR Of 23.2% By 2026 | 2021-09-15 21:01:03...

 2021-09-16 00:59 

China Post

Federal judge declines to block Florida ban on mask mandates...

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge declined Wednesday to block a ban imposed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent mandating masks for Florida school students amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Judge K. Michael Moore in Miami denied a request by ...

 2021-09-16 00:58 

China Post

White House offers Nicki Minaj call to answer vaccine Qs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the v...

 2021-09-16 00:53 

China Post

North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defenses, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in dueling displays of m...

 2021-09-16 00:52 

Taiwan News

Dotz Nano Signs Distribution Agreement with Paraguay's El Alamo SA for Its COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Kits...

Dotz Nano Signs Distribution Agreement with Paraguay's El Alamo SA for Its COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Kits | 2021-09-15 20:52:00...

 2021-09-16 00:40 

Taiwan News

Stagwell (STGW) Brings Together Assembly and ForwardPMX as Unified Global Brand...

Stagwell (STGW) Brings Together Assembly and ForwardPMX as Unified Global Brand | 2021-09-15 20:40:00...

 2021-09-16 00:32 

China Post

California county pays $11M to man exonerated in 1998 murder...

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California county has paid $11 million to a man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his girlfriend in 1998. The payment settles a federal lawsuit filed by Horace Roberts accusing Rivers...

 2021-09-16 00:31 

China Post

Court won't stop protests outside Michigan synagogue...

DETROIT (AP) — Provocative pro-Palestinian protests outside a Jewish synagogue in Michigan are protected by the Constitution's First Amendment, a federal court appeals said Wednesday. The court declined to stop the demonstrations or set restrict...

 2021-09-16 00:31 

China Post

Alaska records most daily COVID cases amid healthcare strain...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska on Wednesday reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases, a day after the state's largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care. There were 1,068 new cases of COVID-19,...

 2021-09-16 00:15 

China Post

SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's first private flight blasted off Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism. It was the first time a rocket streaked to...

 2021-09-16 00:13 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 21.66 points at 17,332.34 Thursday on turnover of NT$3.34 billion (US$120.71 million)....

 2021-09-16 00:03 

China Post

Review: Drag queen dreams in 'Talking About Jamie'...

"Everybody's Talking About Jamie," a predictable and glossy "Billy Elliot"-like musical of British working-class aspiration that's nevertheless a joy, is the kind of movie that might have once been made about the trials of coming o...

 2021-09-15 23:59 

China Post

Winston praises Payton as Saints assistants deal with COVID...

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jameis Winston sees a silver lining in a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined six offensive assistants for the New Orleans Saints. It's coach Sean Payton. "We got to experience one of the best offensive mind head coa...

 2021-09-15 23:59 

China Post

Democrats see a midterm map in California recall success...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Few Democrats were surprised to see Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom swat down a Republican-driven recall campaign in bright-blue California. But they were pleased with how he did it. By making the race into a referendum on for...

 2021-09-15 23:53 

China Post

Panthers hope Gonzalez settles revolving door at kicker...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zane Gonzalez thought there was a possibility he might wind up with the Carolina Panthers following a strong tryout with the team this past June in which he was "pretty much perfect" on his field-goal and extra-point a...

 2021-09-15 23:53 

China Post

Committee wants to file own plan in Boy Scouts bankruptcy...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A committee charged with representing tens of thousands of alleged victims of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy asked the judge on Wednesday to terminate the BSA's exclusive rights to file a reorganizatio...

 2021-09-15 23:53 

China Post

US working on new COVID-19 rules for international visitors...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is considering requiring vaccinations against COVID-19 and contact tracing of international visitors after the U.S. revamps current broad restrictions that bar many foreigners from traveling to the U.S., a ...

 2021-09-15 23:53 

China Post

Latest: Northern Nevada hospitals swamped with COVID cases...

RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Hospital Association is urging people to avoid going to emergency rooms except in true emergencies, especially in northern Nevada where a resurgence in coronavirus infections is running double the rate in the Las Vegas area. ...

 2021-09-15 23:53 

China Post

Court rejects lawsuit against NSA on "state secrets" grounds...

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international email and phone communications....

 2021-09-15 23:32 

China Post

Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida. Flash flood warnings were in effect We...

 2021-09-15 23:31 

China Post

Search on for Florida woman missing from cross-country trip...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who vanished while on a nomadic cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend is the subject of a nationwide search while authorities labeled him Wednesday as a person of interest in her ...

 2021-09-15 23:31 

China Post

World leaders face new rule at UN meeting: vaccination...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to speak at the U.N. General Assembly's big meeting next week, the assembly leader and New York City officials have said, prompting swift objections from at l...

 2021-09-15 22:53 

China Post

Harris, Yellen make a personal case for fixing child care...

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a report Wednesday that detailed the high price and low wages for child care, a problem that makes it harder for parents to work and one that the Biden administration aims to fix with its budget proposal. Vice President...

 2021-09-15 22:53 

China Post

Tourists from China sue Utah after deadly tour bus crash...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah didn't do enough to make sure a remote highway was safe before a tour bus crashed, killing four people from China and injuring two dozen more in 2019, family and survivors said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. ...

 2021-09-15 22:53 

China Post

Timeline of events in Dennis Hastert's life and career...

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was for years known primarily for rising from political obscurity in rural Illinois to spending eight years in the nation's third-highest office. Then came a federal indictment in a hush-mo...

 2021-09-15 22:32 

China Post

Man called largest child porn purveyor gets 27-year sentence...

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man described by U.S. authorities as the world's most prolific purveyor of child pornography at the time of his arrest in Ireland was sentenced on Wednesday to 27 years in federal prison. Eric Eoin Marques, 36, created an...

 2021-09-15 22:31 

China Post

Latest: Some Texas districts push bask against AG's lawsuits...

HOUSTON — Some of the 15 Texas school districts that have been sued in the past week for defying Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates are pushing back against the lawsuits. One school district said Wednesday it doesn't have such a mandate...

 2021-09-15 22:31 

China Post

Democrats could reform 'weaponized' California recall system...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours after California Gov. Gavin Newsom beat back a recall election that could have removed him, his fellow Democrats in the state Legislature said Wednesday they will push for changes to make it more difficult to challeng...

 2021-09-15 22:08 

China Post

Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities, a move that could deepen a growi...

 2021-09-15 22:05 

China Post

Indiana Republicans defend speedy redistricting approval...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican leaders defended their fast-track work to approve Indiana's new congressional and legislative election districts over the next two weeks, pushing back Wednesday against critics who have argued that the public won&#...

 2021-09-15 22:05 

China Post

Former candidate Tim James eyes possible challenge to Ivey...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James said Wednesday that he is considering challenging fellow Republican Gov. Kay Ivey in next year's governor's race. James, the son of former Gov. Fob James, said he will ...

 2021-09-15 22:05 

China Post

Ex-state lawmaker gets 15 months in corruption scandal...

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state lawmaker was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, defrauding a bank to obtain loans to buy a home and repay person...

 2021-09-15 22:04 

China Post

Leaders aim for more action out of closed-door climate talks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans private climate talks with world leaders Friday to try to spur hard-and-fast commitments to cut climate-damaging pollution globally, following up on his livestreamed summit that saw dozens of leaders make ...

 2021-09-15 22:04 

China Post

Oath Keeper pleads guilty in Jan. 6 riot, will cooperate...

A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Wednesday and will cooperate with investigators against his fellow extremists, marking another win for the Justice Department in its major conspira...

 2021-09-15 22:04 

China Post

Prosecutors play R. Kelly tapes as goverment case winds down...

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors, nearing the end of their case at the sex trafficking trial of R. Kelly, played recordings for a New York City jury Wednesday they say back up allegations the R&B singer abused women and girls. In court papers, prosecutor...

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