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 2021-07-29 18:41 

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China wins silver at gymnastics men's all-around at Tokyo Olympics...

Xiao Ruoteng of China claps hands to audiences after the competition in the artistic gymnastics men's all-around final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 2021. Xiao claimed the silver with 88.065 points in the competition....

 2021-07-29 18:27 

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Chinese weightlifter Shi wins back-to-back Olympic gold...

Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong sets on the dumbbell with a huge roar after successfully lifting over 198kg in the men's 73kg weightlifting event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 2021....

 2021-07-29 18:18 

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Keeping door open for China-U.S. relationship accords with global trend, says new Chinese ambassador...

China's new Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang on Wednesday said he believes "the door of China-U.S. relations, which is already open, cannot be closed."...

 2021-07-29 18:18 

NHK

Foreigners leave Indonesia as COVID-19 cases surge...

More foreigners have been leaving Indonesia amid a surge in the number of coronavirus infections there, driven by the rapid spread of the Delta variant first detected in India....

 2021-07-29 18:09 

Ecns.cn

Chinese city offers subsidies to families with multiple children...

The southwestern Chinese city of Panzhihua will offer subsidies to families with more than one child as part of measures to draw talent....

 2021-07-29 18:06 

Ecns.cn

U.S. political interests crippling global pandemic fight, says expert...

Washington's crude and relentless campaign to weaponize the coronavirus against China undermines the scientific rigor needed to effectively combat COVID-19...

 2021-07-29 17:52 

China Post

In Robinhood's Wall Street debut, stock swings sharply...

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood made its own leap into the stock market Thursday, the one it helped reshape by bringing millions of new investors to Wall Street, and its shares swung sharply in their first day of trading. Robinhood Markets' stock was ...

 2021-07-29 17:52 

China Post

Israel to offer 3rd COVID booster shot to older citizens...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a t...

 2021-07-29 17:45 

Ecns.cn

Please answer questions concerned, Fort Detrick...

What's the real cause of U.S. Fort Detrick's closure in 2019? What have the 200 plus U.S. overseas biological laboratories done in the world? Is it a coincidence between "the Event 201 scenario" and the spread of COVID-19 pandemic? The U.S...

 2021-07-29 17:17 

China Post

Robinhood makes Wall Street debut, stumbles at start...

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood made its own leap into the stock market Thursday, the one it helped reshape by bringing millions of new investors to Wall Street, and its shares were falling in their first day of trading. Robinhood Markets' stock was a...

 2021-07-29 17:13 

China Post

Director James Gunn assembles his perfect 'Suicide Squad'...

Could a scoundrel DC Comics character like Peacemaker ever be on the same level as Superman? How about Polka-Dot Man? Or Ratcatcher? The man who made Rocket Racoon, Groot and Star-Lord household names thinks so. James Gunn can't help it: He loves an o...

 2021-07-29 17:13 

China Post

Louisiana turning off federal unemployment aid Saturday...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is ending federal pandemic unemployment aid for its residents Saturday, booting nearly 200,000 people off benefits and cutting the payments to thousands more in the middle of a worsening COVID-19 surge across the st...

 2021-07-29 17:12 

China Post

Judge allows Nevada tribes to join fight over lithium mine...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for two tribes to join an ongoing legal battle over plans to build a Nevada mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium and seek a temporary ban on digging for an archaeological survey they say wou...

 2021-07-29 17:11 

China Post

Georgia nuclear plant cost tops $27B as more delays unveiled...

ATLANTA (AP) — Two new reactors at Georgia's Plant Vogtle will cost another billion dollars, with shareholders of the parent company of Georgia Power Co. taking a $460 million loss and other owners absorbing the rest. The news came Thursday as A...

 2021-07-29 17:10 

China Post

Republican to block UW virus testing, vaccination rules...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker plans to block the University of Wisconsin from instituting COVID-19 testing, masking and vaccination protocols on campuses across the state, a move that comes as health officials sound warnings a bou...

 2021-07-29 17:10 

China Post

Health director says he faced racism in COVID-19 mask debate...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis health director said he was called racial slurs and physically assaulted after defending a new mask mandate to combat COVID-19. St. Louis County Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan said in response, he raised his mi...

 2021-07-29 17:09 

China Post

Portugal eases virus limits, takes aim at 'total freedom'...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is beginning its journey to what the country's prime minister calls "total freedom," with a government decision Thursday to start winding down COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ahead of a forecast 70% of peo...

 2021-07-29 17:01 

Ecns.cn

China launches Tianhui I-04 satellite...

China successfully launched the Tianhui I-04 satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at noon on Thursday....

 2021-07-29 16:55 

China Post

Probe: No wrongdoing in Richmond statue-removal contract...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia special prosecutor has found no wrongdoing in the awarding of a $1.8 million contract for the removal of Richmond's Confederate statues last summer. Timothy Martin, the elected prosecutor in Augusta County who was...

 2021-07-29 16:55 

China Post

Severe weather in Wisconsin causes widespread damage...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, left tens of thousands without power and triggered tornado warnings. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evenin...

 2021-07-29 16:55 

China Post

Police seek clues after woman and dog killed in Atlanta park...

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators sought video from homes and businesses near a popular Atlanta park as divers searched a pond in their quest to solve the stabbing death of a parkgoer who was walking her dog. Katherine Janness, 40, was found dead in Pied...

 2021-07-29 16:53 

China Post

Nikola founder Milton to face securities fraud charges...

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder and one-time executive chair of Nikola Corp. surrendered Thursday in New York to face charges alleging he lied about the electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup, duping some financially struggling novice investors loo...

 2021-07-29 16:53 

China Post

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen...

BOSTON (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in th...

 2021-07-29 16:52 

China Post

US genocide expert to press Ethiopia on Tigray aid blockade...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide is visiting Ethiopia next week to press the government to lift what the U.S. calls a blockade on humanitarian aid to the conflict-hit Tigray region, where hu...

 2021-07-29 16:52 

China Post

World pledges $4B in push to repair COVID's education damage...

LONDON (AP) — International governments and companies have pledged more than $4 billion to educate 175 million children around the world and prevent a generation's chances being blighted by the coronavirus pandemic. The commitments came Thursday...

 2021-07-29 16:51 

China Post

Robinhood makes Wall Street debut, falls in early trading...

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinhood made its own leap into the stock market Thursday, the one it helped reshape by bringing millions of new investors to Wall Street, and its shares were falling within the first few minutes of trading. Robinhood Markets' s...

 2021-07-29 16:51 

China Post

Merck weighed down by charges in Q2, but drug sales rebound...

Merck's second-quarter profit dove 49%, mainly due to a big charge for an acquisition and a higher tax rate, though sales of its vaccines and medicines used in hospitals rebounded from the pandemic's effects. The profit fell just short of expectat...

 2021-07-29 16:50 

China Post

Quintet of US post players may be best group ever assembled...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talented post players, possibly the best ever assembled. No team in world has the height, experience or depth to match up with the American bigs — a group of women ...

 2021-07-29 16:50 

China Post

Sponsors praise Simone Biles after withdrawal...

Simone Biles' sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are lauding her decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from the gymnastics team competition during the Olympics. It's the latest example of sponsors praising athletes who are increa...

 2021-07-29 16:50 

China Post

Packers GM says they added Cobb because Rodgers wanted him...

Randall Cobb can thank MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers for triggering the veteran receiver's return to the Green Bay Packers. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst was straightforward Thursday in saying that the team acquired Cobb from the Houston Tex...

 2021-07-29 16:49 

China Post

Left turn: Boone says Yankees 'a lot better' with Gallo...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star slugger Joey Gallo's trade to the New York Yankees from the Texas Rangers was completed Thursday, giving the heavily right-handed Yankees a much-needed powerful lefty bat. New York acquired Gallo, left-hander...

 2021-07-29 16:45 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) U.S. working with S. Korea to address cause of migration from Central America: Harris...

(ATTN: UPDATES with additional information in paras 8-12; ADDS photo)By Byun Duk-kun WAS......

 2021-07-29 16:26 

Nikkei Asian Review

US and Indonesia to hold largest island defense drills...

JAKARTA -- The U.S. and Indonesian armies will launch joint drills Sunday focused on island defense with more 4,500 service members, the largest exerc...

 2021-07-29 16:26 

Nikkei Asian Review

Didi stock climbs on report of plan to go private...

BEIJING -- Didi Global, China's largest ride-hailing operator, opened 18% higher in New York Thursday on a U.S. media report that it is consideri...

 2021-07-29 16:25 

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong police launch probe into booing of China's national anthem at shopping mall as crowd watched fencer Edgar Cheung strike Olympic gold...

Hong Kong police are investigating the booing of China's national anthem at a mall showing a live broadcast of local fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long receiving his gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.Hundreds of Hongkongers had gathered on different levels of...

 2021-07-29 16:19 

Ecns.cn

China's Jiangsu reports 20 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases...

East China's Jiangsu Province reported 20 new locally transmitted confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, local authorities said Thursday....

 2021-07-29 16:19 

Ecns.cn

20-year-old suspect arrested in theater shooting in U.S. California...

A 20-year-old suspect has been arrested in Monday's shooting that left one teenager dead and another wounded during a movie screening in the U.S. state of California, authorities said Wednesday....

 2021-07-29 16:19 

Ecns.cn

China blasts U.S. for political manipulation of pandemic at UN meeting...

China on Wednesday blasted the United States for manipulating the COVID-19 pandemic for political purposes, noting the move is doomed to failure....

 2021-07-29 16:17 

China Post

The Latest: Mask sales start to rebound amid surge, guidance...

NEW YORK — A spot check of U.S. stores and other data sources shows mask sales are rising again amid concerns about surging coronavirus cases from the delta variant. Retail analysts expect mask sales will increase further after The Centers for Disea...

 2021-07-29 16:17 

China Post

AP source: Indians trading 2B Hernandez to White Sox...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are finalizing a trade that will send second baseman Cesar Hernandez to the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. The Indians are getting m...

 2021-07-29 16:10 

South China Morning Post

Beijing's top public security official tells Hong Kong authorities to push ahead with legislation safeguarding national security...

Beijing's top official overseeing public security has tasked Hong Kong authorities with enacting more legislation and pushing forward with judicial reform to ensure the city does a better job in safeguarding national security and its own social stabil...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Gold medal lifts spirits in virus-hit Fiji ...

Overjoyed Fijians on Wednesday brushed aside a COVID-19 pandemic curfew and poured onto the streets of Suva to celebrate Olympic rugby sevens gold in an explosion of song, dance and fireworks.Children cheered and horns honked after the Pacific nation'...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan’s emotional bond with Lithuania ...

The Lithuanian government last month announced that it would donate 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan, at a time when the country was still in a tight spot from an outbreak of the virus. Ignoring Beijing's threats and objectio...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Taiwan’s badminton duo reach semis ...

Badminton duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin made history in Tokyo yesterday by becoming the first Taiwanese shuttlers to advance to an Olympics semi-final after they edged their Japanese rivals in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles.The world No. 3 Ta...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hassan considers running three long-distance events ...

Sifan Hassan's schedule on the Olympic track looks more like a list of punishments drawn up by an angry physical education teacher.She has six distance races in eight days, consisting of three 1,500m runs, two 5,000m races and a 10,000m to top it off,...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

Study says NZ a refuge for humanity ...

New Zealand, Iceland, the UK, Australia's Tasmania and Ireland are the places best suited to survive a global collapse of society, a study found. The researchers said that civilization was "in a perilous state" due to the interconnectedness of...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

Taiwan, Australia discuss hydrogen technology, trade ...

Taiwan and Australia yesterday discussed opportunities for bilateral cooperation on clean energy, including on the development of hydrogen-based technologies, and agreed to expand their trade and investment efforts in such fields.The talks, held as part o...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Ex-vice defense minister denies China link ...

Former deputy minister of national defense Chang Che-ping () on Wednesday denied he had improper contact with Chinese officials after a report in the Chinese-language Mirror Media said that he was part of an espionage probe.Chang, who is the head of the N...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

[ Taiwan ]

Next stimulus round should be digital: DPP ...

The Executive Yuan should prepare digital stimulus vouchers and earmark funding for a stimulus program that should start once the COVID-19 situation has eased, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators told an online news conference yesterday.DPP Leg...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Taipei Times

Lawyer for HK protester seeks shorter prison term ...

A lawyer for Tong Ying-kit (), the first person convicted under Hong Kong's National Security Law, yesterday asked for no more than 10 years in prison instead of a possible life sentence in a closely watched case as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) t...

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