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 2021-07-31 16:00 

Taipei Times

Ecuador flower farm shifts to hemp as rose sales wither ...

At one of Ecuador's oldest flower farms, workers are planting hemp on land that was traditionally used for roses, making a bet that selling cannabinoid products wold help offset the decline in flower sales caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Declining sal...

 2021-07-31 16:00 

Taipei Times

UN compound hit in Afghanistan ...

An Afghan police guard was killed on Friday when a UN compound came under attack in Herat, officials said, as fighting raged between government forces and the Taliban on the outskirts of the western city.Violence has surged across the country since early ...

 2021-07-31 15:52 

China Post

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris...

PARIS (AP) — Thousands in France protesting a special virus pass marched through Paris on Saturday, with French police in full riot gear using their fists to push some demonstrators back and firing tear gas against some crowds. Some 3,000 security f...

 2021-07-31 15:52 

China Post

UK prime minister's wife says she's pregnant again...

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's wife, Carrie, has announced that she is expecting the couple's second child. In a post on Instagram, Carrie Johnson said she feels "incredibly blessed to be pregnant again" after r...

 2021-07-31 15:52 

China Post

The Latest: Germany may not pay for tests of unvaccinated...

BERLIN — Germany's government plans to stop covering the cost of rapid coronavirus tests, according to the nation's health ministry. "Health Minister Jens Spahn already said weeks ago that he thinks it's conceivable for the governmen...

 2021-07-31 15:51 

China Post

Chinese pop star detained on suspicion of rape...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday, following an accusation the former member of the Korean boy band EXO lured young women into sexual relations...

 2021-07-31 15:11 

China Post

Churches, train stations: Historic buildings rehabilitated...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine living in an apartment in an old church that houses a chandelier and pipe organ donated by Andrew Carnegie, eating at a restaurant in the lobby of a 105-year-old train station decorated with marble from Italy, or drinking b...

 2021-07-31 15:10 

China Post

Pennsylvania court vacancies allow voters to shape judiciary...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Six sitting judges and two lawyers hope Pennsylvania voters this fall will issue a favorable verdict of their own and elevate them to one of the four state appeals court seats that are up for grabs in the November election. Am...

 2021-07-31 15:10 

China Post

Louisiana veto session carried $76K price tag for taxpayers...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's two-day veto session, which saw Republicans unable to override any of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' bill rejections, cost taxpayers $76,000. Information provided in response to a request from The Assoc...

 2021-07-31 15:09 

China Post

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast...

 2021-07-31 14:53 

China Post

Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could...

 2021-07-31 14:53 

China Post

Indian, Chinese army officers meet to defuse border standoff...

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian and Chinese army commanders met Saturday after a gap of three months to discuss the expeditious disengagement of thousands of forces in a bid to ease the 15-month border tensions and clashes. Indian army spokesman Col. Su...

 2021-07-31 14:52 

China Post

Tenants prepare for unknown as eviction moratorium ends...

BOSTON (AP) — Tenants saddled with months of back rent are facing the end of the federal eviction moratorium Saturday, a move that could lead to millions being forced from their homes just as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus is...

 2021-07-31 14:52 

China Post

Malaysian PM postpones Parliament, avoids no-confidence vote...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's embattled prime minister postponed a critical parliamentary session set for Monday, citing COVID-19 infections and allowing him to avoid a no-confidence vote amid growing calls for him to resign. A circul...

 2021-07-31 14:52 

China Post

US official lands in Sudan to support democratic transition...

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide landed Saturday in Khartoum, aiming to support Sudan's fragile transition to democracy before travelling to Ethiopia to press the government there to allow humani...

 2021-07-31 14:51 

China Post

Ledecky, Dressel star for US; Thompson-Herah wins 100 meters...

TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky made more history for the U.S. in the pool. Same for Caeleb Dressel. Elaine Thompson-Herah made her history on the track. Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle, finishing her grueling Olympic program with a third straight vi...

 2021-07-31 14:51 

China Post

Ammunition shelves bare as U.S. gun sales continue to soar...

SEATTLE (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record sales of firearms, has fueled a shortage of ammunition in the United States that's impacting law enforcement agencies, people seeking personal protection, recreational shooters and hunter...

 2021-07-31 14:50 

China Post

To the quarters: USA routs Czech Republic, 119-84 in Tokyo...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. lost its first two exhibition games of the summer in Las Vegas, dropped its opening game at these Olympics and had a difficult time shaking free of the Czech Republic in their group-play finale. None of that matters no...

 2021-07-31 14:50 

China Post

Hamilton takes pole for Hungarian GP ahead of Bottas...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, with championship leader Max Verstappen lagging behind them in third place on Saturday. Hamilton's record-extendi...

 2021-07-31 14:49 

China Post

Olympic Latest: Bencic wins tennis gold for Switzerland...

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 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland won the women's tennis gold medal in singl...

 2021-07-31 13:53 

China Post

Death toll climbs to 6 in Turkey wildfires...

ISTANBUL (AP) — The death toll from wildfires raging in Turkey's Mediterranean towns rose to six Saturday after two forest workers were killed, the country's health minister said. Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests,...

 2021-07-31 13:52 

China Post

Olympic Latest: Thompson-Herah breaks 100m Olympic mark...

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: ___ Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica has broken Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old O...

 2021-07-31 13:52 

China Post

The Latest: West African health officials race to vaccinate...

DAKAR, Senegal — Thousands of new coronavirus cases have been reported in West Africa in recent weeks amid low vaccination rates and the spread of the delta variant. Officials say cases have risen sharply in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and elsewhere. Th...

 2021-07-31 13:52 

China Post

Mask guidance divides parents heading into new school year...

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over whether face coverings should be optional or a mandate. T...

 2021-07-31 13:51 

China Post

Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Olympic record in women's 100...

TOKYO (AP) — Elaine Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old Olympic record in the women's 100 meters, pointing at the scoreboard even before crossing the line in 10.61 seconds Saturday to defend her title and lead a Jamai...

 2021-07-31 13:30 

Central News Agency

Taiwan men's badminton duo defeats China to win Olympic gold (update) - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton duo Lee Yang () and Wang Chi-lin () won their country's first Olympic gold medal in the sport Saturday, when they prevailed over a third-seeded Chinese pair in the finals of the men's doubles competition a...

 2021-07-31 13:27 

China Post

Taiwan men's badminton duo wins Olympic gold...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwanese badminton duo Lee Yang () and Wang Chi-lin () won Olympic gold over a third-seeded Chinese pair in the finals of the men's doubles competition at the Olympics. Lee and Wang defeated Liu Yuchen () and Li Junhui...

 2021-07-31 13:14 

Central News Agency

Tainan, Kaohsiung to close offices, schools Sunday due to heavy rain - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) All offices and schools will be closed Sunday in Kaohsiung and Tainan, as torrential rainfall is expected to drench the two southern cities, the local governments said Saturday....

 2021-07-31 13:11 

China Post

'Botched': Arizona GOP's ballot count ends, troubles persist...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans' partisan review of the 2020 election results got off to a rocky start when their contractors broke rules for counting ballots and election experts warned the work was dangerous for democracy. When the auditors...

 2021-07-31 13:11 

China Post

Golden eagle populations struggling in Utah and the West...

SNOWVILLE, Utah (AP) — Dustin Maloney is in sagebrush country in remote northern Utah west of Snowville on a grueling hiking trip full of dust and heat and sweat. He's got one eye looking for snakes and the other on the ground so he doesn't ...

 2021-07-31 13:10 

China Post

New Louisiana abortion, policing, marijuana laws take effect...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is ending jail time for possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana, adding new requirements for doctors administering the abortion pill and restricting when police officers can use chokehold restraints, a...

 2021-07-31 13:10 

China Post

Biden's infrastructure win overshadowed by new virus surge...

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious political division. When the Senate voted this week, with bipartisan support, to begin work on ...

 2021-07-31 13:10 

China Post

Virginia lawmakers set for special session Monday...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers are set to meet in Richmond for a short special session to elect judges and allocate Virginia's $4.3 billion share of the latest federal coronavirus relief bill. Here's a look at what's expected at the Capi...

 2021-07-31 13:09 

China Post

Drive to charge packagers for recycling, but industry fights...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — States across the U.S. are looking to adopt new recycling regimes that require producers of packaging to pay for its inevitable disposal — but industry is digging in to try to halt the movement. Maine became the first st...

 2021-07-31 12:51 

China Post

French security forces brace for anti-health pass protests...

PARIS (AP) — France braced for more protests on Saturday against the upcoming special virus passes that will be needed to enter restaurants, as police took up posts along Paris' Champs-Elysees to guard against an invasion of the famed avenue by ...

 2021-07-31 12:50 

China Post

Hamilton leads 3rd Hungarian GP practice ahead of Verstappen...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest time in the third and final practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The Mercedes driver placed a narrow .088 ahead of championship lea...

 2021-07-31 12:50 

China Post

Durant becomes top scorer in US men's Olympic history...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Kevin Durant is now the leading men's scorer in U.S. Olympic basketball history. Durant made a 3-pointer in the second quarter Saturday night against the Czech Republic to give him 337 points in his Olympic career, passing ...

 2021-07-31 12:49 

China Post

Olympic Latest: Stahl earns Swedes' first discus 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 Daniel Stahl has won gold in the men's discus to give Sweden its first O...

 2021-07-31 12:40 

Central News Agency

Team Taiwan at the Tokyo Olympics, July 31 - Focus Taiwan...

Lee Yang () and Wang Chi-lin (), Taiwan's first badminton doubles team to reach an Olympics final, won the country's second gold Saturday....

 2021-07-31 12:16 

China Post

Census: 1 in 5 dorms, prisons had no data at end of US count...

By the end of the U.S. head count last year, the Census Bureau had no data for almost a fifth of the nation's occupied college dorms, nursing homes and prisons, requiring the statistical agency to make eleventh-hour calls to facilities in an effort to...

 2021-07-31 12:16 

China Post

Evictions loom after Biden and Congress fail to extend ban...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday night after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from bein...

 2021-07-31 12:01 

Central News Agency

Taiwan men's badminton duo defeats China to win Olympic gold - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton duo Lee Yang () and Wang Chi-lin () won their country's first Olympic gold medal in the sport Saturday, when they prevailed over a third-seeded Chinese pair in the finals of the men's doubles competition a...

 2021-07-31 11:53 

China Post

Djokovic's temper flares up as he leaves Tokyo empty-handed...

TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic came to the Tokyo Olympics aiming for a Golden Slam. He'll leave without a medal and will need some time to recover from a draining performance in extreme conditions that didn't meet expectations. The top-ranked D...

 2021-07-31 11:52 

China Post

Pool finale: Dressel, McKeon highlight last day of swimming...

TOKYO (AP) — American star Caeleb Dressel still has a shot at five gold medals. Australia's Emma McKeon can make some Olympic history, too. The final day of swimming at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre is teeming with storylines, led by the world's...

 2021-07-31 11:52 

China Post

EXPLAINER: How does a grain of sand make it to the Olympics?...

TOKYO (AP) — There's a lot more to building a beach volleyball court than just stringing up a net by the sea. A year after hosting the Olympic competition on Brazil's iconic Copacabana beach, this year's event isn't on a beach at all...

 2021-07-31 11:52 

China Post

GLIMPSES: In Olympic volleyball, hands from the darkness...

TOKYO (AP) — From the darkness, hands emerge, reaching for the volleyball. They belong to Kenya's Sharon Chepchumba Kiprono, blocking the ball during the women's volleyball preliminary round pool A match against the Dominican Republic at the...

 2021-07-31 11:51 

China Post

Olympic Latest: Russian athletes win team saber fencing 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 The Russian Olympic Committee has won the women's team saber fencing aft...

 2021-07-31 11:44 

Central News Agency

Taiwan boosts parental benefits, cuts public preschool fees - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Taiwan's government said Saturday that it will increase childcare and daycare subsidies by NT$1,000 (US$35.79) per month and lower the monthly fees at public preschools by the same amount, with effect from Aug. 1....

 2021-07-31 11:33 

China Post

W30 | Dimi | The Weekly Briefing...

CP Six Olympic medals for Taiwan, a string of teen athletes outperforming their older counterparts, a broken "anti-sex bed" upsetting Japanese social media users, a presidential appointment for a Medigen vaccine shot, and a viral video of a cute d...

 2021-07-31 11:06 

China Post

The Latest: Tokyo sees virus record at Olympics midpoint...

TOKYO — The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Tokyo totaled 4,058 people, a daily record, city hall said Saturday, fanning worries as Japan's capital plays host to the Olympic Games. Critics have long said the Olympics should be canceled or p...

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