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 2021-05-05 16:26 

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COVID's US toll projected to drop sharply by the end of....

NEW YORK (AP) — Teams of experts are projecting COVID-19's toll on the U.S. will fall sharply by the end of July, according to research released by the government Wednesday. But they also warn that a "substantial increase" in hospitaliza...

 2021-05-05 16:20 

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Dental hygienist on trial in 1984 killing of a Navy recruit...

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A trial is underway for a 61-year-old man facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a U.S. Navy recruit who was strangled and dumped in an overgrown field in central Florida 37 years ago. Thomas Garner of Jacksonville ...

 2021-05-05 16:19 

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US, Japan, South Korea diplomats review North Korea strategy...

LONDON (AP) — The United States, Japan and South Korea are plowing ahead with efforts to push North Korea back to nuclear negotiations despite the North's rejection of any such pressure. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Japanese an...

 2021-05-05 16:17 

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Stocks rise as GM, others post solid earnings; Peloton drops...

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose slightly in morning trading Wednesday, recovering some of the losses the market experienced the day before. Technology shares, where much of the selling occurred on Tuesday, were among the better performers. The S&P 500 i...

 2021-05-05 16:17 

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Merkel stresses importance of close trans-Atlantic relations...

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday stressed the importance of close trans-Atlantic relations with the United States, which she said are now more important than ever. "The United States are and will remain the most importa...

 2021-05-05 16:17 

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Firing of Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed...

ATLANTA (AP) — The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who's charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks has been reversed. Garrett Rolfe was fired in June, a day after he shot Brooks in the parking lot of a fast food re...

 2021-05-05 16:16 

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Israeli opposition leader tapped to form new goverment...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Wednesday tapped opposition leader Yair Lapid to form a new government — a step that could lead to the end of the lengthy rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President Reuven Rivlin announced h...

 2021-05-05 16:16 

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Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not an indefinite one...

Former President Donald Trump won't return to Facebook — at least not yet. Four months after Facebook suspended Trump's accounts for inciting violence that led to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the company's quasi-independent oversight ...

 2021-05-05 16:16 

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Romania investigates case of bear killed by Austrian prince...

BUCHAREST (AP) — Romanian police will investigate a possible poaching case involving an Austrian prince who is reported to have "wrongly" killed a massive male bear in a trophy hunt on a visit to the country's Carpathian Mountains in Mar...

 2021-05-05 16:15 

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EU's Brexit chief eyes a role in French presidential vote...

PARIS (AP) — He's well known in the U.K., and his photo was regularly splashed across the front pages of European newspapers. But as presidential elections approach in France, Michel Barnier the EU's Mr. Brexit and a potential contender is h...

 2021-05-05 16:15 

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Documentary series revisits 2002 Washington sniper case...

NEW YORK (AP) — The voice on the phone is steady and clear. "It is unnatural to kill anything," the man says. "But once you've done it the first time, it becomes easier each time." That chilling insight comes from inside Red Onio...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

Realtek optimistic about demand ...

Networking chip designer Realtek Semiconductor Corp () yesterday said it is positive about market demand for the rest of this year, but an industrywide supply chain capacity shortages could cap shipments.Demand for the company's chips, which are used ...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan needs US help in UN bid ...

On April 19, the US Congress introduced a bipartisan draft Taiwan international solidarity act to decouple Taiwan from UN General Assembly Resolution 2758, emphasizing that the resolution deals with the right to represent China and does not involve Taiwan...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

Australian court to hear India travel ban challenge ...

An Australian court yesterday agreed to hear a challenge to the country's controversial ban on citizens returning home from COVID-19-hit India.A federal court said that it would urgently hear a challenge brought by a 73-year-old man living in Bengalur...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Six police charged with corruption ...

Taipei prosecutors yesterday indicted six police officers as well as five executives and staff from nightclubs in Taipei's Zhongshan District () in a probe into alleged corruption, where the officers are accused of taking bribes to protect a sex trade...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

Salty fans greet Astros in Bronx ...

Vulgar and direct, New York Yankees fans cranked up a baleful cacophony for the scandal-tainted Houston Astros — thunderous heckles that belied their COVID-19 pandemic-restricted numbers."It sounded like a packed house," Astros manager Dusty...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

India deaths may double in weeks ...

The COVID-19 wave that plunged India into the world's biggest health crisis has the potential to worsen in coming weeks, with some research models projecting that the death toll could more than double from present levels.A team at the Indian Institute...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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CECC offers bonus for referrals that find infections ...

An additional bonus is to be offered to primary healthcare facilities if they refer a patient to a designated COVID-19 hospital for testing and the result comes back positive, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.As several locally tr...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Airline staff, families must be vaccinated: lawmakers ...

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications should make it mandatory for pilots and flight attendants, as well as their family members, to be vaccinated in view of a cluster of COVID-19 cases at the Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport hotel...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Official appears to reject calls for US to declare stance ...

A US official on Tuesday appeared to reject calls for Washington to make a clear statement of its willingness to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack, saying there were "significant downsides" to such an approach.US National Security Cou...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

Seahawks’ Metcalf eyes 100m Tokyo run ...

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, who has earned a reputation as one of the NFL's fastest players, plans to test his speed against some of the US' top sprinters on Sunday with a possible eye on the US Olympic trials.Metcalf is to run in...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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KMT sets election date for chairperson, delegates ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) elections for its chairperson and delegates of its National Congress are to be held on July 24, the party announced yesterday.Those seeking to contest the elections must pick up registration forms on June 3 or 4 and sub...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

US should send shots to Taiwan ...

As the US' mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues at a record pace, one question under debate is what the administration of US President Joe Biden should do with its extra doses — and especially where to send them. One country that should ...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Woman killed in alleged DUI crash ...

Journalist Huang Wei-han's () mother was killed in an alleged driving under the influence (DUI) incident, with a 30-year-old man in custody, Taichung police said yesterday after witnesses told officers that the suspect had driven to a store immediatel...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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CNA video service plan approved ...

A proposal by the Central News Agency (CNA) to run a global video-streaming platform aimed at allowing the nation's voice to be heard in the international community has been approved, the Ministry of Culture said yesterday.CNA had been tasked with exe...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Ministry condemns violence after alleged NY attack ...

All forms of violence and racial prejudice are to be condemned, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday following media reports that a Taiwanese woman was attacked for wearing a mask in New York City.The woman, identified as Theresa, 31, was attack...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hon Hai, Yageo form ‘small IC’ venture ...

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co () and Yageo Corp () yesterday signed an agreement to form a joint venture called XSemi Corp () to develop" small ICs" priced under US$2 per unit, marking the latest effort by Hon Hai to bolster its foothold in the se...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

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Brown Line riders can check how crowded cars are ...

Passengers of Taipei MRT System's Wenhu Line (Brown Line) can check how crowded the carriages are using the Taipei MRT app, as well as displays in the stations, Taipei Rapid Transit Corp (TRTC) said yesterday.The company has made the service available...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

US tribe gifts vaccines to Canadians ...

On a cloudy spring day, hundreds lined up in their vehicles on the Canadian side of the border crossing that separates Alberta and Montana. They had driven for hours and camped out in their vehicles in hopes of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from a Native A...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

HSBC Taiwan wins happy work environment award ...

HSBC Bank Taiwan Ltd () plans to adopt several approaches to build a happy workplace for its employees, chief executive officer Adam Chen ( ) said yesterday.Chen's comment came after the bank ranked first among all domestic companies to win Chinese-la...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

Mahrez double takes Man City to final ...

Manager Pep Guardiola said that Manchester City's first ever UEFA Champions League final had been five years in the making after Riyad Mahrez's double on Tuesday saw off Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 2-0 to seal a 4-1 semi-final aggregate win.City are...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

EDITORIAL: The ROC Constitution: Sense, caution ...

Taiwan New Constitution Foundation founder Koo Kwang-ming (), expressing frustration at what he says is President Tsai Ing-wen's () and the government's reluctance to write a new constitution, on Sunday announced his intention to resign as Preside...

 2021-05-05 16:00 

Taipei Times

Mourinho a surprise pick for Roma coach ...

Jose Mourinho and AS Roma seem like a good fit, after the Portuguese was surprisingly named as the club's new coach on Tuesday, but it is unlikely to be an easy return to management for a man with a point to prove."No break, I am always in footbal...

 2021-05-05 15:55 

China Post

Taiwanese student victim of anti-Asian hate crime hammer attack in the....

A Taiwanese student studying for her master's degree in the United States was a victim of an anti-Asian hate crime attack on May 2....

 2021-05-05 15:17 

China Post

McDavid focused on NHL playoffs, not 100 points in 56 games...

Connor McDavid is within reach of a milestone that could go down in hockey history. McDavid needs seven points in Edmonton's final five games to reach 100 in 56 games during this pandemic-shortened NHL season. Getting there would be an achievement rem...

 2021-05-05 15:17 

China Post

US men's soccer to play Costa Rica in June 9 exhibition...

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will play Costa Rica in an exhibition on June 9 at Sandy, Utah, the Americans' fourth match in an 11-day span designed to simulate the compacted World Cup qualifying schedule. The team gathers in Eur...

 2021-05-05 15:16 

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Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco...

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies after only expecting seven, Mali's Ministry of Health said Wednesday. The 25-year-old Halima Cisse gave birth to the babies via cesarean section on Tuesday in Morocco after being ...

 2021-05-05 15:16 

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Macron to commemorate 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death...

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonapart, the warrior and emperor who famously bequeathed to France its civil code but whose legacy is today tarnished in the eyes of some for re...

 2021-05-05 15:16 

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GOP governor race: Who's in first depends on who's in second...

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Being a voter's second choice is usually a recipe for disaster for a political candidate, but in this year's chaotic GOP gubernatorial race in Virginia, second-place status could be a winning ticket. Seven candidates...

 2021-05-05 15:15 

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Egypt, Turkey officials meet for talks to reset frayed ties...

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian and Turkish officials met Wednesday for talks aiming to reset ties between the two regional powers after years of enmity. The two-day "political consultations" in Cairo are chaired by Hamdi Loza, Egypt's deputy fore...

 2021-05-05 15:14 

China Post

Next stop for Caitlyn Jenner campaign: Fox's Hannity show...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The slow unfolding of Caitlyn Jenner's campaign for California governor will continue with an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, as the Republican who calls herself a "compassionate disrupter" begins to sketch ...

 2021-05-05 15:14 

China Post

The Latest: Canada OKs Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older...

TORONTO — Canada's health regulator has authorized Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older. Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser at Health Canada, on Wednesday confirmed the approval of the vaccine for ages 12 to 15. The U.S. Fo...

 2021-05-05 15:14 

China Post

Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for age 12 and older...

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's health regulator has authorized Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older. Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser at Health Canada, on Wednesday confirmed the decision for the ages to 12 to 15 and said it wil...

 2021-05-05 15:14 

China Post

Peloton recalls treadmills after a child dies...

NEW YORK (AP) — Peloton is recalling its treadmills after one child died and 29 other children suffered from cuts, broken bones and other injuries from being pulled under the rear of the treadmill. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said We...

 2021-05-05 14:54 

China Post

CECC unveils Novotel contractor's possible infection route...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung () revealed on Tuesday that the local case (case 1145) confirmed the day before was a contractor for the Novotel Hotel and may have contracted the virus while dining in its B1 area. According...

 2021-05-05 14:16 

China Post

Facebook board upholds Trump suspension...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former President Donald Trump won't return to Facebook — for now. The social network's quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold his ban from the platform after his account was suspended four months ago for...

 2021-05-05 14:16 

China Post

Germany aims for net-zero emissions by 2045, 5 years earlier...

BERLIN (AP) — Officials in Germany proposed Wednesday accelerating the plans to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by setting a new goal of reaching "net-zero" by 2045. Under the proposal announced by Environment Minister Svenja ...

 2021-05-05 14:15 

China Post

Getting up Close with Glenn and Ted Nash, new duo in jazz...

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close recently made music-related headlines for her playful performance of "Da Butt" at the Academy Awards, but the revered actor has some real music news: she's releasing an album with Grammy-winning jazz saxophoni...

 2021-05-05 14:14 

China Post

Top court orders India's government to present oxygen plan...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government, facing calls for a strict lockdown to slow a devastating surge in coronavirus infections, was ordered by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to submit a plan to meet New Delhi hospitals' oxygen needs within a ...

 2021-05-05 14:14 

China Post

Treasury warns of need to deal with national debt limit...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it will employ extraordinary measures to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt this summer, but officials say those measures could be exhausted "much more quickly" than normal give...

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