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 2021-07-23 15:53 

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Tokyo Olympic flame is the first powered by hydrogen...

TOKYO (AP) — Inspired by the sun, the Tokyo Olympic cauldron is designed to be better for the planet. The flame at Tokyo's National Stadium and another cauldron burning along the waterfront near Tokyo Bay throughout the games will be sustained i...

 2021-07-23 15:52 

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Small flotilla leaves Miami to show support for Cuban people...

MIAMI (AP) — A small group of Cuban Americans launched motorboats from Miami early Friday, planning to approach Cuba in a show of support for people experiencing hardships on the island. Five boats left from Miami's Bayside marina just before 8 ...

 2021-07-23 15:52 

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US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn't factor success...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Players on the U.S. women's national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their greater success than the American men was not taken into account by a trial court judge who di...

 2021-07-23 15:52 

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Engineer: Avenue next to collapsed Florida condo could fail...

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — An engineer hired to help figure out why a South Florida condominium collapsed last month is warning officials that the site may still not be safe. Structural engineer Allyn Kilsheimer told Surfside and Miami-Dade officials in ...

 2021-07-23 15:51 

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Slovenia PM accuses EU official of lying over rule of law...

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia Prime Minister Janez Jana on Friday accused a European Union official of being a liar in the wake of the publication this week of an annual report on adherence to the rule of law in the bloc that highlighted democ...

 2021-07-23 15:18 

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Odd couple: Mayfield, rocker Alice Cooper team for TV spot...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield never dreamed of being on a team with Alice Cooper. The Browns quarterback also had no idea the legendary rocker, known for theatrical stage shows featuring pyrotechnics, snakes and a guillotine, had more serious skil...

 2021-07-23 15:18 

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George Young: HS teacher to architect of Giants' Super Bowls...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In an era when NFL teams chose general managers from the ranks of former players, coaches and personnel executives, George Young was ahead of his time with the New York Giants. Young was a Renaissance man. He filled all ...

 2021-07-23 15:18 

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Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais tests positive for COVID...

TOKYO (AP) — Portuguese surfer Frederico Morais has announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the sport's Olympic debut in Japan. Morais, 29, issued a statement on social media Friday evening. "This is likely the saddest v...

 2021-07-23 15:18 

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The Latest: Emperor declares Tokyo Olympics officially open...

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ At long last, the Tokyo Olympics have officially been declared open by Japan's Emperor Naruhito. The ga...

 2021-07-23 15:17 

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Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the sh...

 2021-07-23 15:10 

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PHOTOS: AP photographer turns the lens on herself at Cannes...

CANNES, France (AP) — "Matt! Matt! Look over here, over your shoulder, Matt Damon!" The moment he turned with a big smile on his face, we made direct eye contact as chills ran down my spine. Bam! I captured it. As an Atlanta-based photograph...

 2021-07-23 15:10 

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The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony...

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the flame&#...

 2021-07-23 15:09 

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Confederate bust moved from Tennessee Capitol building...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader that had been displayed prominently inside of the Tennessee Capitol for decades was removed from its pedestal on Friday. The image of Nathan Bedford Forrest has ...

 2021-07-23 14:54 

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Judge: 'Plausible' N Ireland bombing could have been stopped...

LONDON (AP) — A Northern Ireland judge ruled Friday that there was plausible evidence that authorities could have prevented the worst single atrocity of the Troubles. High Court Justice Mark Horner recommended that authorities in the U.K. and the Re...

 2021-07-23 14:53 

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German far-right fails in bid to oust state governor...

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party failed in an attempt Friday to unseat the left-wing governor of an eastern German state, a long-shot bid that opponents denounced as political theater. Bjoern Hoecke, one of the hardest-right...

 2021-07-23 14:53 

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European agency clears Moderna vaccine for children 12-17...

LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended authorizing Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18. The EU drug regulator said research in more tha...

 2021-07-23 14:52 

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Belarus shuts more civil society groups in wide crackdown...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Friday announced the closure of 15 nongovernmental organizations, part of a sweeping crackdown on civil society activists and independent media. The groups ordered to close include the Human Constanta h...

 2021-07-23 14:52 

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Germany toughens rules for travel from Spain, Netherlands...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is listing Spain and the Netherlands as "high-incidence areas," meaning that most people arriving from those countries who aren't fully vaccinated will have to go into quarantine from next week. The national disease...

 2021-07-23 14:52 

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Singer Luke Combs pays for funerals of 3 who died after show...

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music festival before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a nearby campground, relatives said. &#...

 2021-07-23 14:25 

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Retail, food/beverage sales plunge in June due to COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Sales in Taiwan's retail and food/beverage sectors in June posted the largest declines for the month in 22 years because of restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) da...

 2021-07-23 14:17 

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The Latest: European agency OKs Moderna vaccine for children...

LONDON — The European Medicines Agency has recommended clearing Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18. In a decision on Friday, the EU drug regulator says research ...

 2021-07-23 14:17 

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Cleveland's baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland's Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday with a video on Twitter narrated by actor Tom Hanks, ending months of internal discu...

 2021-07-23 14:16 

China Post

Stocks push higher on Wall Street, on track for weekly gain...

Stocks rose in early trading on Wall Street Friday and put the major indexes on track for a strong finish in a week that opened with a stumble. The S&P 500 index rose 0.4% as of 10:02 a.m. Eastern time and is hovering around the record high it set earlier...

 2021-07-23 14:09 

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Taiwan allows conditional reopening of preschools - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan's preschools and day care centers will be allowed to reopen under certain conditions when the COVID-19 alert level is lowered on July 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Friday....

 2021-07-23 14:00 

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Tokyo Olympics kick off amid fears of 5th COVID-19 wave...

CP 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially kicked off on Friday amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the Japanese capital. Unsurprisingly, the virus' resurgence is clouding the anticipation for the Olympics, especially since Tokyo is going to be in a state o...

 2021-07-23 13:52 

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Americans spend again and American Express profit surges...

NEW YORK (AP) — Spending at restaurants, shops and entertainment venues has come back in force as vaccines become more common and it fueled a revenue surge at American Express during the second quarter. That momentum picked up as the quarter progres...

 2021-07-23 13:52 

China Post

The Latest: US athletes enter the Tokyo opening ceremony...

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The U.S. Olympic team entered the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Games with first lady Jill Biden among tho...

 2021-07-23 13:51 

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El Salvador seeks arrest of former president for corruption...

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador have issued an arrest warrant for former president Salvador Snchez Cern on charges of embezzlement and money laundering. Attorney General Rodolfo Delgado said Thursday the charges are relat...

 2021-07-23 13:51 

China Post

Stocks open higher on Wall Street, on track for weekly gain...

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Friday, keeping the market on track for a weekly gain following a big drop at the beginning of the week. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in the early going. It's on track to end the week up 1.4% following a decline the...

 2021-07-23 13:24 

Central News Agency

Sun Moon Lake swim fest canceled due to COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) An annual swim fest in Nantou County will be canceled this year due to restrictions on gatherings to combat the spread of COVID-19, the county's deputy magistrate Chen Cheng-Sheng () said Friday....

 2021-07-23 13:18 

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GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires...

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze. Until repairs are done, GM says owners should park the cars outdoors, limit charging to...

 2021-07-23 13:17 

China Post

The Latest: Nanjing reports 12 new virus cases amid lockdown...

BEIJING — The Chinese city of Nanjing has reported 12 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 23 in an outbreak that has locked down at least 30,000 people. The first nine cases were found at the airport in Nanjing on Tuesday. Authorities are c...

 2021-07-23 13:16 

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Hon Hai posts record high revenue for H1 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a key supplier to Apple Inc., posted NT$2.7 trillion (US$96.26 billion) in revenue for the first six months of the year, a record first-half figure for the company....

 2021-07-23 13:06 

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TIER upgrades Taiwan's economic growth forecast for 2021 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) on Friday lifted its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth in 2021 to 5.4 percent, up 0.37 percentage point from its previous forecast in April....

 2021-07-23 12:53 

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Australia avoids UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Friday garnered enough international support to defer for two years an attempt by the United Nations' cultural organization to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status because of damage...

 2021-07-23 12:52 

China Post

Landslides in western India kill 47, while floods trap more...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit parts of western India, killing at least 47 people, officials said Friday. More than 1,000 people trapped by floodwaters were rescued. The dead were killed in three landslides in Raiga...

 2021-07-23 12:52 

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Bridge collapse halts traffic on Trans-Siberian Railway...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged officials Friday to quickly restore service on the Trans-Siberian Railway that was halted by a bridge collapse following heavy rains. Dozens of trains remain stuck on the 9,289-kilometer (5,772-mi...

 2021-07-23 12:52 

China Post

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change...

By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway for some officials: That putting tax dollars in people's pockets is achievable and can be a lifelin...

 2021-07-23 12:51 

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France starts supply bridge to help Tunisia cope with virus...

PARIS (AP) — France has established a "maritime bridge" to provide COVID-19 vaccines and medical oxygen to Tunisia, which is in the midst of one of Africa's worst coronavirus outbreaks. In the past five days, France has flown 1.1 million...

 2021-07-23 12:51 

China Post

Manga featured in opening ceremony for Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics stepped into the world of Japanese comics and graphic novels when manga was featured prominently in the opening ceremony on Friday. The placards for the country names for the parade of athletes used ma...

 2021-07-23 12:51 

China Post

Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games...

TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes Friday night. Those video game songs that get stuck in your head. An orchestral medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games served as the soundtrack for the pa...

 2021-07-23 12:50 

China Post

The Latest: Bird reflects on her duty as US flagbearer...

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Sue Bird is one of the flagbearers for the U.S. in the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics, sharing tha...

 2021-07-23 12:50 

China Post

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin...

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

 2021-07-23 12:50 

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US water polo captain Jesse Smith misses opening ceremony...

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. men's water polo captain Jesse Smith missed the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after the USOPC limited how many players from his team could participate in the festivities. Olympic water polo rosters consist o...

 2021-07-23 12:45 

Central News Agency

Major cities split on resumption of on-site dining - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Local governments in Taiwan have expressed differing views on whether to allow the resumption of on-site dining when the country's COVID-19 alert level is lowered next week....

 2021-07-23 12:35 

Central News Agency

Taiwan to ease domestic travel rules as COVID numbers stabilize - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Taiwan will loosen its travel restrictions to allow larger domestic tour groups, when the nationwide COVID-19 alert is lowered to Level 2 on July 27, the Tourism Bureau said Friday....

 2021-07-23 12:31 

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Three family members of cinema employee contract COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Three family members of a cinema worker at Q Square Mall in Taipei have contracted COVID-19, after the employee tested positive for the virus on Monday, the city government said Friday....

 2021-07-23 12:17 

China Post

Americans are spending again and American Express is booming...

NEW YORK (AP) — Spending at restaurants, shops and entertainment venues has come back in force as vaccines become more common, fueling a revenue surge at American Express during the second quarter. That momentum picked up as the quarter progressed, ...

 2021-07-23 11:59 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end flat as tech gains dwindle - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed little changed Friday, as investors moved to the sell side, taking advantage of the initial gains in the bellwether electronics sector, dealers said....

 2021-07-23 11:52 

China Post

The Latest: Moment of silence held at Tokyo opening ceremony...

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Japan's Emperor Naruhito and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach have arrived for the...

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