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 2020-08-07 15:24 

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Ivory Coast president to run for 3rd term amid objections...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he has accepted the ruling party's nomination and will run for a third term in October. Ouattara announced the decision Thursday night on the eve of Ivory Coast's 60th ...

 2020-08-07 15:24 

China Post

A US first, New Hampshire woman gets second face transplant...

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the proc...

 2020-08-07 15:24 

China Post

US sanctions leader of Hong Kong, Chinese authorities...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of roles in squashing freedom in the former British colony. The Treasury Department announced sanctions on...

 2020-08-07 14:54 

China Post

Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory...

 2020-08-07 14:26 

China Post

Palestinians say woman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian woman died Friday after being shot in the chest by an apparent stray bullet during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The ministry blamed Israeli fi...

 2020-08-07 14:24 

China Post

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France...

LONDON (AP) — Thousands in Britain sought refuge from the searing heat Friday, mobbing beaches and parks despite warnings to keep their distance from others amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With the pandemic curbing Britons' ability to travel abroad,...

 2020-08-07 14:24 

China Post

German girl feels more 'Taiwanese' after move 8 years ago...

CP25 25-year-old Michelle Casale grew up in Germany, but moved to Taiwan after graduating high school. She often struggles with her identity of whether she is a Taiwanese or a German. However, after living here for almost eight years, Michelle can proudly...

 2020-08-07 14:07 

China Post

Trump moves against Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat apps...

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump is broadly prohibiting unspecified 'transactions9; with Chinese owners of TikTok and WeChat via executive order in 45 days. Trump had threatened a deadline of Sept. 15 to "close down" TikTok unless Micr...

 2020-08-07 13:54 

China Post

VIRUS DIARY: We eloped, just not the way we'd planned...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lives. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was covering immigration. Julie, a doctoral candidate in biology at Ne...

 2020-08-07 13:54 

China Post

A US first, New Hampshire woman gets second face transplant...

BOSTON (AP) — For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, whose face was disfigured in an attack by her ex-husband, became the first American and only the second person globally to undergo the proc...

 2020-08-07 13:40 

China Post

German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop...

BERLIN (AP) — A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop. Pictures posted on social media show the naked man running after a sow and her two piglets to the mirth of fellow b...

 2020-08-07 13:26 

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Taiwan analysts play down China military drills - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) Taiwan security analysts on Friday played down the importance of a military exercise to be staged by China in the East China Sea, and ruled out a link between the drills and an upcoming visit by a U.S. official to Taiwan....

 2020-08-07 13:24 

China Post

Japanese-Taiwanese singer credits these top 3 music idols for unique style...

CP21 R&B Michel Ko DeanFrank Ocean Michel Ko, a 21-year old Japanese-Taiwanese R&B/Hip-hop artist currently based in Tokyo, Japan, credited Taiwanese singer Jay Chou (), South Korean singer, Dean, and American artist Frank Ocean as his top 3 music idols. ...

 2020-08-07 13:24 

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Europeans urge fair election in Belarus, criticize run-up...

BERLIN (AP) — Top European officials urged Belarusian authorities on Friday to ensure a free and fair presidential election this weekend and denounced "unacceptable4; restrictions ahead of the vote. President Alexander Lukashenko, who has rul...

 2020-08-07 13:24 

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President's virus swagger fuels anger ahead of Belarus vote...

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As Kseniya Milya's grandfather lay dying of COVID-19 at a hospital in Belarus' capital of Minsk, the country's authoritarian leader was blithely dismissing the pandemic as "psychosis," and recommending an un...

 2020-08-07 13:18 

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Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-si...

 2020-08-07 13:15 

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Thai dance company to stage performance to re-examine tradition - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) A contemporary Thai dance company is set to stage a performance at the 2020 Taipei Arts Festival this weekend that allows the audience to re-examine the idea of tradition and witness a creative elaboration of a 700-year-old traditiona...

 2020-08-07 12:58 

China Post

Turkish president slams Egypt-Greece deal, drilling resumes...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has called a maritime deal between Greece and Egypt "worthless," saying Turkey will resume oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean. Egypt and Greece on Thursday signed a maritime deal that ...

 2020-08-07 12:57 

China Post

Georgia DA who charged officers faces tough primary runoff...

ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of protests over racial injustice and police brutality and with allegations of misconduct emboldening challengers, the top prosecutor in Georgia's most populous country is fighting to keep his job. After two d...

 2020-08-07 12:55 

China Post

Leaders of Russia and Belarus discuss arrested contractors...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the leader of Belarus on Friday to release 33 Russian security contractors who were arrested on charges of planning to foment unrest ahead of the country's presidential election. Belarusian au...

 2020-08-07 12:24 

China Post

Turkish lira hits another historic low amid pandemic...

LONDON (AP) — Turkey's currency tumbled further Friday, hitting another record low. The Turkish lira dropped to 7.3677 against the dollar before making a recovery. The lira is down about 19% versus the U.S. currency since the beginning of the ye...

 2020-08-07 12:24 

China Post

Adin Steinsaltz, groundbreaking Talmud translator, dies...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, a prolific Jewish scholar who spent 45 years compiling a monumental and ground-breaking translation of the Talmud, has died. He was 83. The Steinsaltz Center, the Jerusalem educational institute he founded, sa...

 2020-08-07 12:24 

China Post

UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N....

The British government will spend up 355 million pounds ($465 million) to help businesses in Northern Ireland deal with the red tape caused by Brexit, officials said Friday. Brexit's supporters, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, say leav...

 2020-08-07 12:24 

China Post

Power outage leaves several blocks in the dark in Manhattan...

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — A power outage cast darkness across large swaths of Manhattan early Friday, as tens of thousands of people in other parts of New York City were still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. A spokesperson ...

 2020-08-07 12:03 

China Post

Belgian court rejects move to extradite ex-Catalan minister...

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian court on Friday rejected Spain's demand to have a former high-ranking politician from the region of Catalonia extradited, in yet another set back for the country's efforts to try several officials in exile over thei...

 2020-08-07 12:03 

China Post

Belgian court rejects move to extradite ex-Catalan minister...

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian court on Friday rejected Spain's demand to have a former high-ranking politician from the region of Catalonia extradited, in yet another set back for the country's efforts to try several officials in exile over thei...

 2020-08-07 12:00 

Central News Agency

Chinese medicine doctors, dealer detained in lead poisoning case - Focus Taiwan...

Taichung, Aug. 7 (CNA) A court has ordered two traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and one medicine dealer based in Taichung to be detained and held incommunicado for their part in a heavy metal poisoning case that has left at least eight people il...

 2020-08-07 11:54 

China Post

'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic cat...

LONDON (AP) — Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office. It was so good, in fact, that the cat has decided to leave sorting out international affairs to the human diplomats and retire to the c...

 2020-08-07 11:54 

China Post

Russia warns it will see any incoming missile as nuclear...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will perceive any ballistic missile launched at its territory as a nuclear attack that warrants a nuclear retaliation, the military warned in an article published Friday. The harsh warning in the official military newspaper Kras...

 2020-08-07 11:54 

China Post

'The world exploded': Beirut blast takes a husband, father...

BEIRUT (AP) — Soha Saade had not seen her husband since Christmas. The coronavirus pandemic had kept 44-year-old Jihad in Nigeria, where he worked far from his family in Beirut. Once travel restrictions eased, he flew home with a new sense of urgenc...

 2020-08-07 11:46 

Central News Agency

Group urges better support for returning international students - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) A student rights group rallied in downtown Taipei on Friday demanding that the government provide better support for returning international students and not discriminate against Chinese students....

 2020-08-07 11:24 

China Post

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response...

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations' counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coro...

 2020-08-07 11:24 

China Post

Thai protesters threaten escalation as police make arrests...

BANGKOK (AP) — Political tensions are rising in Thailand as pro-democracy activists vowed Friday to step up protests against the government and police arrested some key figures in recent demonstrations. Protest leaders warned that they will expand t...

 2020-08-07 11:24 

China Post

What we know about the explosion in Beirut...

BEIRUT (AP) — Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing at least 149 people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is investigating what caused the disaster. Here's wha...

 2020-08-07 11:23 

China Post

| The ultimate #Instaworthy spot — Penghu's 'Underwater Lavender Forest'...

CP Many people have chosen to travel to Taiwan's offshore islands this summer, which is why so many new, little-known beautiful sceneries have been uncovered. A series of photos, in particular, has grabbed Instagram's attention for its world-class...

 2020-08-07 11:09 

Central News Agency

Taiwan exports stop 4 months of year-on-year decline in July - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) Taiwan's exports inched up in July, reversing a year-on-year decline seen in the previous four months, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday....

 2020-08-07 10:53 

China Post

Malaysia's Mahathir forms new party in fight back attempt...

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Two-time former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Friday he is forming a new ethnic Malay party more than two months after he was sacked from his previous party during a political struggle with his succes...

 2020-08-07 10:34 

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StarLux launches air travel tour to Pratas Islands - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) Taipei-based StarLux Airlines Co. on Friday launched a...

 2020-08-07 10:00 

Central News Agency

Kaohsiung arts center to offer half-price 'rush tickets' - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Aug. 7 (CNA) People will have a chance to buy half-price...

 2020-08-07 09:50 

Central News Agency

No comment from Taiwan on potential sale of advanced drones - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) Taiwan had no response Friday to a Reuters report that the United States is in negotiations to sell at least four advanced aerial drones to Taiwan, which would be the first sale of such drones to Taipei....

 2020-08-07 09:23 

China Post

Australia leader refuses to attack political foes over virus...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Friday rejected demands from within his own conservative party to publicly attack the center-left Victoria state government over its flawed handling of the nation's worst coronavirus o...

 2020-08-07 09:23 

China Post

The Latest: French investigators seeking Beirut blast clues...

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A team of 22 French investigators has started work in Beirut to search for evidence and bodies from Tuesday's deadly explosion and help Lebanese authorities determ...

 2020-08-07 09:23 

China Post

UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel...

LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Friday to strengthen border measures after a record daily number of people crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats. At least 235 migrants in 17 boats landed or were picked up by British Coast...

 2020-08-07 09:02 

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Taiwan office in France confirms another COVID-19 case: MOFA - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) Another staff member at Taiwan's representative office in France has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday....

 2020-08-07 08:53 

China Post

Lakers not exactly rolling along as playoffs approach...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — This is the land of in-between for the Los Angeles Lakers. Games right now matter, in the sense that only three contests are left to build momentum for the postseason. And games right now don't matter, in the sense ...

 2020-08-07 08:53 

China Post

Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast...

BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousa...

 2020-08-07 08:53 

China Post

Day Turns Up Heat in Warmer-Than-Expected Round 1 of PGA...

Bad backs, creaky knees, hardly any applause and one guy who even snapped his driver in two — there was still plenty to complain about as golf's first major of the COVID-19 era finally got underway. But at least the weatherman got off scot-free....

 2020-08-07 08:23 

China Post

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges...

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei. Ye Jianhui was sentenced Friday by the Fosh...

 2020-08-07 08:23 

China Post

S. Korean doctors strike over med school plan amid pandemic...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of young doctors in South Korea began a strike Friday in protest of government medical policy, causing concerns about treatment of patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. The striking doctors are interns and resid...

 2020-08-07 07:53 

China Post

Protesters seek to block eviction of left-wing Berlin bar...

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters have erected barricades and set several fires in a bid to stop Berlin police from evicting a left-wing bar that has been the focus of a campaign against gentrification. The dpa news agency quoted police Friday saying about 4...

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