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 2020-08-12 12:31 

China Post

Meteor watching conditions optimal in southern, eastern Taiwan: CWB...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Local stargazers wanting the best possible view of the Perseid meteor shower should head to the south or east of Taiwan where better weather conditions are forecast as the celestial event reaches its peak late Wednesday, Central Weath...

 2020-08-12 12:31 

China Post

Mozilla to lay off 250 staff, close Taipei office due to....

TAIPEI (CNA) — Mozilla, the developer of free web browser Firefox, plans to lay off approximately 250 workers, about a quarter of its workforce, and close its Taipei office as part of a corporate restructuring caused by the long-term impact of COVID...

 2020-08-12 12:30 

China Post

Liberia vice president flies to Ghana for medical treatment...

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's vice president and former first lady, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has been flown to Ghana to for medical treatment after developing "respiratory complications," her office said in a statement. Howard-Taylor fl...

 2020-08-12 12:21 

China Post

Amid crises, UNICEF USA launches program to help kids in US...

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 70 years, the U.S. affiliate of UNICEF has supported the global work of that U.N. agency, most of it focused on aiding children in developing countries. On Wednesday, amid overlapping domestic crises, UNICEF USA announc...

 2020-08-12 12:20 

China Post

Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mauritius says it is seeking compensation from the owners of a Japanese ship that spilled oil after it grounded in the shallow waters off the Indian Ocean island nation, while urgent efforts continue to pump out the remaining fue...

 2020-08-12 12:01 

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Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate monument...
 2020-08-12 12:01 

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Iran's president, FM lash out at new US push on arms....

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president and foreign minister lashed out on Wednesday at a revised proposal by the U.S. that would extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, the latest in the Trump administration's maximum pressure policy ...

 2020-08-12 12:01 

China Post

Scottish leader says injuries reported after train derails...

LONDON (AP) — Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, and smoke could be seen rising from the site. The British Transport Police force said officers were called at 9:43 a.m. (0843GMT) to the railw...

 2020-08-12 12:00 

China Post

Chinese children aged 2-6 to be allowed to return to Taiwan...

TAIPEI (CNA) — Chinese children aged 2-6 who hold Taiwan residence permits will be allowed to return to the country, starting Thursday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday. The decision to allow the reentry of Chinese children ...

 2020-08-12 12:00 

China Post

China blasts US for Taiwan visit while virus spreads at home...

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official lashed out at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday for visiting Taiwan amid an ongoing pandemic back home, accusing him of putting politics ahead of the lives of the American people. The c...

 2020-08-12 11:29 

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Centralized quarantine required for those arriving from the Philippines starting today...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines is still on the rise and is suffering one of the most severe outbreaks among the countries in the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Re...

 2020-08-12 11:29 

China Post

Over 1,000 detained in latest Belarus election protests...

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police detained over 1,000 people in Belarus during the latest protests against the results of the country's presidential election, officials said Wednesday. Rallies took place in 25 Belarusian cities on Tuesday and overnig...

 2020-08-12 11:29 

China Post

Perseid meteor shower to peak for 2 days in Taipei...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Perseid meteor shower will be visible until Thursday in Taiwan. The best time to observe the mesmerizing meteor shower is between midnight and the very early hours of the morning, according to the Taipei Astronomical Mu...

 2020-08-12 11:29 

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Top German diplomat: Lebanon needs 'reboot' to regain trust...

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon needs a "strong reboot" and far-reaching economic reforms to rebuild trust with its citizens, Germany's foreign minister said ahead of his trip Wednesday to Beirut, following last week's massive explosion at the...

 2020-08-12 11:29 

China Post

Discover Taitung's most popular souvenir — Mooncakes!...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — What is off the top of your head when it comes to the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival? For Taitung locals, "Feng-Tzu cakes" from Fu He Cheng Pastry might cross their minds. Located in Chenggong ...

 2020-08-12 11:29 

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More tribal clashes in Sudanese port city; death toll at 25...

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that have gripped a Sudanese port city over the past three days have killed at least 25 people and wounded scores, a doctors' association said on Wednesday. The fighting in Port Sudan in the eastern province of Red Se...

 2020-08-12 10:59 

China Post

12 | Perseid meteor shower to peak for 2 days....

CP 8 12 13 100 The Perseid meteor shower will be visible from Aug. 12 to 13 in Taiwan. The best time to observe the meteor shower is between midnight and the very early hours of the morning, according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum. During the shower p...

 2020-08-12 10:59 

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UK govt, Ben & Jerry's in spat over treatment of migrants...

LONDON (AP) — Relations between the British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's chilled Wednesday in a spat over the treatment of migrants. The feud began Tuesday when the Vermont-based dessert brand directed a tweet at Britain's in...

 2020-08-12 10:42 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares drop, led by large-cap tech stocks - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan fell Wednesday as investors rushed to cut their holdings in electronics heavyweights, following tech stocks' losses on the U.S. markets overnight, dealers said....

 2020-08-12 10:29 

China Post

3 killed in southern India in clashes over Facebook post...

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least three people were killed in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru when police clashed with hundreds of Muslims who attacked a police station and set fire to vehicles during a protest over a Facebook post considered offensiv...

 2020-08-12 10:29 

China Post

Edmunds: Top picks for road trip vehicles with maximum range...

Many Americans are wary of flying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Driving is one alternative to minimize your exposure to large crowds and still get an opportunity to see some sights this summer. You can also further reduce your social contact on a road...

 2020-08-12 10:29 

China Post

Outcry in Somalia as new bill would allow child marriage...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage once a girl's sexual organs mature and would allow forced marriage as long as the family gives their consent. The bill is a dramati...

 2020-08-12 10:29 

China Post

Outcry in Somalia as new bill would allow child marriage...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage once a girl's sexual organs mature and would allow forced marriage as long as the family gives their consent. The bill is a dramati...

 2020-08-12 10:27 

Central News Agency

Group urges increased awareness of childhood cancer warning signs - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) A civic group on Wednesday called for increased public awareness of nine common signs of childhood cancers, which affect an average of 500 children every year in Taiwan....

 2020-08-12 09:59 

China Post

Turkish ship starts energy search amid standoff with Greece...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish seismic research vessel has begun surveying for energy resources in contested areas of the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey's energy minister said Wednesday, amid an escalation of tensions between rivals Greece and T...

 2020-08-12 09:59 

China Post

| Foreigners poke fun at 'social distance fighting' in old Taiwan....

CP 10 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, governments have urged citizens to practice social distancing to slow down transmission rates. Coincidentally, netizens on Reddit recently unearthed an old Taiwanese TV series from 2004 depicting the per...

 2020-08-12 09:59 

China Post

Shake Shack shrugs off trade war, opens outlet in Beijing...

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between China and the United States didn't stop Beijing's burger lovers from standing in line for hours for a bite of Shake Shack's snacks. The New York burger brand opened its first restaurant in the Chinese c...

 2020-08-12 09:54 

China Post

Iranian hard-liners in parliament reject president's nominee...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners in parliament on Wednesday voted against President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for trade minister in the first showdown between the rival camps since the house resumed work in May despite the struggles to cur...

 2020-08-12 09:34 

Central News Agency

Mozilla to lay off 250 staff, close Taipei office due to COVID-19 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Mozilla, the developer of free web browser Firefox, plans to lay off approximately 250 workers, about a quarter of its workforce, and close its Taipei office as part of a corporate restructuring caused by the long-term impact of COVI...

 2020-08-12 09:31 

Central News Agency

Meteor watching conditions optimal in southern, eastern Taiwan: CWB - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Local stargazers wanting the best possible view of the Perseid meteor shower should head to the south or east of Taiwan where better weather conditions are forecast as the celestial event reaches its peak late Wednesday, Central Weat...

 2020-08-12 09:22 

Central News Agency

Tsai condemns Hong Kong arrests of activists, urges dialogue - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen () on Wednesday condemned the arrest of democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Next Digital media group founder Jimmy Lai (), saying that such attempts to obstruct the will of the people will not succeed....

 2020-08-12 09:12 

Central News Agency

Chinese children aged 2-6 to be allowed to return to Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Chinese children aged 2-6 who hold Taiwan residence permits will be allowed to return to the country, starting Thursday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2020-08-12 09:08 

China Post

Frenchman who aided Mayan farmers killed in Guatemala...

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) — A French aid worker was shot to death on a rural highway in Guatemala, where he had led agricultural projects for indigenous Mayan communities for 20 years. French President Emmanuel Macron denounced the killing of B...

 2020-08-12 09:01 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reports new COVID-19 case, reclassifies Vietnam disease risk - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday reported a new imported case of COVID-19 from the Philippines, and reclassified Vietnam as a country that is at low-to-moderate risk for the disease....

 2020-08-12 08:28 

China Post

3 Rajapaksas sworn into Sri Lanka's new Cabinet after vote...

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president swore into office a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes two of his elder brothers and a nephew, after a landslide election victory last week. The 26 Cabinet members include Prime Minister Mahind...

 2020-08-12 08:05 

Central News Agency

Indigenous singer wins appeal against fine, but fight goes on - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Indigenous singer Panai Kusui may have won her appeal to overturn fines imposed by Taipei for demonstrating against the central government's policy on indigenous lands, but regardless of the outcome, the fight against the policy ...

 2020-08-12 07:58 

China Post

Belgian beach brawl fuels virus, political, climate tension...

BRUSSELS (AP) — It started as a Saturday trip to Belgium's coast, a chance to escape a heat wave and coronavirus restrictions for a while. As the tide came in, the beach got crowded. Someone complained about the music being too loud. The mood qu...

 2020-08-12 07:58 

China Post

Australian sailor honored 77 years after he died saving crew...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An Australian war hero will be awarded the nation's top military honor more than 77 years after he was killed while saving some of his shipmates. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has approved awarding the Victoria ...

 2020-08-12 07:58 

China Post

Spring college football: When? How much? Who plays?...

Back in April, not long after the pandemic canceled the NCAA basketball tournament, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 was already being tossed around. A last resort is what it was called by conference commissioners and ath...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

Taiwan reports 1 more imported COVID-19 case from the Philippines...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday reported 1 new imported case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 481. The man in his fifties traveled to the Philippi...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

UK economy officially in recession after 20.4% Q2 slump...

LONDON (AP) — The British economy has fallen into recession after official figures Wednesday showed it contracting by a record 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of lockdown measures put in place to counter the coronavirus pandemic. The slump r...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

Japan appeals court order to recognize 'black rain' victims...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government and the city of Hiroshima have appealed a court ruling ordering them to certify dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive "black rain" in the aftermath of the 1945 U.S. atomic bomb attack. The appea...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

Judge homers, leaves early in Yankees' 9-6 win over Braves...

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge's home run Tuesday night left the field about as quickly as he did. Judge dented an advertisement with a scorching homer before making an unusual early exit, Jordan Montgomery pitched efficiently against a lineup miss...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

Wingin' it: Blue Jays win Buffalo debut, top Marlins in 10th...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bo Bichette, Travis Shaw and the wandering Toronto Blue Jays felt just fine in their new nest. In the first major league game in Buffalo since 1915, Shaw hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning as the Blue Jay...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

UK scientists openly question government's pandemic response...

LONDON (AP) — As Britain navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic, the government insists that science is guiding its decisions. But a self-appointed group of independent experts says it sees little in Britain's response that is eviden...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thriller...

TORONTO (AP) — By the time he launched the last shot, Brayden Point was just trying to do anything he could to end the fourth-longest game in NHL history. "I just see a rolling puck and I just throw it on net," Point said after scoring 10:27...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

| Discover Taitung's most popular souvenirs — Mooncakes!...

CP # Dedicated to discovering the origin of local #foods, Fooding Taitung keeps a close eye on Taitung's food education, especially government-sponsored programs in local schools. What is off the top of your head when it comes to Mid-Autumn Festival, ...

 2020-08-12 07:28 

China Post

Braves' Acua scratched, to be examined for sore left wrist...

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acua Jr.'s sore left wrist isn't worrying Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker — just be sure to ask him again Wednesday. Acua will be examined Wednesday morning in New York after being scratched from a game Tues...

 2020-08-12 07:13 

Central News Agency

Azar praises Lee Teng-hui's 'democratic legacy' in visit to memorial - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar on Wednesday paid his respects to the late Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (), whom he praised for his...

 2020-08-12 07:12 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, gaining NT$0.009 to close at the day's high of NT$29.540....

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