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 2019-11-13 06:43 

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Taiwan shares close down 0.46%...

Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed down 52.54 points, or 0.46 percent, at 11,467.83 Wednesday on turnover of NT$114.82 billion (US$3.77 billion)....

 2019-11-13 06:43 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news...

Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:...

 2019-11-13 06:34 

China Post

James Soong announces 4th presidential bid...

TAIPEI (CNA) — People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong () has formally announced that he will run for president in the January 2020 elections, his fourth attempt for the presidency after three previous defeats. The 77-year-old Soong, who has n...

 2019-11-13 06:33 

China Post

Scotland restores its peatlands to keep carbon in the ground...

The burning Amazon rainforests, with their jaguars, monkeys and colourful birds, have grabbed global attention in a way the destruction of the world's mossy peatlands never has. Yet protecting the world's peatlands, which store at least twice as m...

 2019-11-13 06:33 

China Post

The Rennsteig trail in Thuringia...

The Rennsteig trail in Thuringia The China Post...

 2019-11-13 06:33 

China Post

Australia's koalas threatened by deforestation and bushfires...

Watching animals suffer after a wildfire is one of the hardest parts of Cheyne Flanagan's job at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on Australia's southeast coast. "It's such a sad sound, hearing the cry of a burned koala," Flanagan, the cl...

 2019-11-13 06:32 

China Post

Chile protests: hundreds of thousands take part as peso hits record low...

Chile's currency dropped to a record low on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands took to the streets with anti-government demonstrations showing no signs of abating. Citizens marched peacefully in Santiago, gathering in the capital's Plaza Italia dist...

 2019-11-13 06:32 

China Post

Afghanistan: Several dead after Kabul car bomb blast...

Seven people were killed and seven injured when a car bomb detonated near the airport and the Afghan Interior Ministry headquarters in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Wednesday. Photos shared on social media showed a giant white plume of smoke risin...

 2019-11-13 06:32 

China Post

Netherlands plans lower speed limit to cut emissions...

The daytime speed limit in the Netherlands is to be cut to 100km/h (62mph) in an attempt to deal with an emissions pollution crisis, according to local media. The speed limit is currently 130km/h (81mph), which will be retained between the hours of 7:00 p...

 2019-11-13 06:16 

China Post

Germans are happier than ever: study...

Germans are the happiest they have been since 1989, according to Deutsche Post's 2019 "Glcksatlas" (Atlas of Happiness) published Tuesday. The study measures the satisfaction of Germans by asking them to rate their contentment in dozens of cat...

 2019-11-13 06:16 

China Post

Angela Merkel's American dream — if the Berlin Wall hadn't fallen...

In a parallel universe in which the Berlin Wall had never fallen, Angela Merkel might today be traveling around the US in a Trabant instead of in the twilight of her chancellorship, she told German magazine Der Spiegel on Tuesday. When asked what would ha...

 2019-11-13 06:16 

China Post

Berlin: A double take...

In 2019 many traces of German separation, which determined life in the eastern and western parts of the city until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, can still be found in Berlin. But it's not just the few original remnants of the Wall that remind u...

 2019-11-13 06:08 

China Post

Bruce Springsteen: An icon of freedom in East Germany...

With a guitar slung across his well-toned body, Bruce Springsteen has spent his career singing iconic, gravel-throated songs of hope and despair over the American dream. As the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is commemorated, Germans also ...

 2019-11-13 06:08 

China Post

Economy in mind, Bolsonaro softens tone on China...

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — What a difference a year makes. In the months before last year's presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing'...

 2019-11-13 06:08 

China Post

Greta Thunberg sets sail for Spain from US by boat...

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg confirmed she will be returning to Europe on Wednesday, aboard a catamaran, in order to attend December's UN climate conference in Madrid. She tweeted the news late on Tuesday. "So happy to say I'll hopef...

 2019-11-13 06:05 

China Post

'Sea of flowers' blossoms in Taoyuan Daxi...

If you are still considering a spot for a family outing over the weekend, then Taoyuan County should be your top choice. As winter is drawing near, flowers are in full blossom in northern Taiwan. 2019 The 2019 Taoyuan Flower festival, which runs until Dec...

 2019-11-13 06:03 

China Post

Baldwin scores 27, leads Butler past Minnesota 64-56...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler senior guard Kamar Baldwin had been limited to 19 minutes in the first two games with a rib cartilage injury. Tuesday night, Baldwin was finally able to cut loose, scoring 27 points in 35 minutes to lead the Bulldogs to a ...

 2019-11-13 06:03 

China Post

Stewart leads No. 20 Washington past Mount St. Mary's 56-46...

SEATTLE (AP) — Coming off a marquee win to open the season, Washington spent the first 20 minutes looking unenthusiastic and sluggish. What was expected to be an easy home opener before another big weekend showdown turned into a bigger fight than th...

 2019-11-13 06:02 

China Post

MacKinnon leads Avalanche to 4-0 win at Winnipeg...

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Adam Werner had no time to think about his hockey dream coming true. Werner made 40 saves in his unexpected NHL debut and Nathan MacKinnon finished with two goals and two assists as the Colorado Avalanche extended their win...

 2019-11-13 06:02 

China Post

Cities across world pledge air pollution changes, but are they ready?...

Believed to cause 7 million premature deaths every year, air pollution is increasingly recognised as a silent public health emergency. It's perhaps the most explicit illustration of how closely intertwined our health is to the state of our environment...

 2019-11-13 06:01 

China Post

Berlin: 9 reasons why the German capital city isn't very German at all...

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichs and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic from saunas to asparagus or the ins and outs of ...

 2019-11-13 06:01 

China Post

Fox-less Kings beat slumping Trail Blazers 107-99...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bogdan Bogdanovic had 25 points and 10 assists, Nemanja Bjelica added 19 points and 12 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings won in their first game since losing leading scorer De'Aaron Fox to an ankle injury, beating the s...

 2019-11-13 06:01 

China Post

Ai Weiwei's presents his 'Manifesto without Borders'...

Ai Weiwei presented in Berlin his recently published Manifesto without Borders, a book about the existence between worlds, the permanent feeling of alienation, the worldwide refugee movement and disappearing humanity. The audience was eager to learn how A...

 2019-11-13 06:01 

China Post

DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 12 November, 2019...

DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 12 November, 2019 The China Post...

 2019-11-13 06:01 

China Post

Coyotes snap Blues' 7-game win streak, 3-2 in shootout...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tired Arizona Coyotes team showed what you can do on little sleep. Nick Schmaltz and Conor Garland scored in the shootout, and the Coyotes snapped the St. Louis Blues' seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night...

 2019-11-13 05:47 

Central News Agency

James Soong announces presidential bid...

Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong () has formally announced that he will run for president in the January 2020 elections, his fourth attempt for the presidency after three previous defeats....

 2019-11-13 05:47 

Central News Agency

U.S. warship sails through Taiwan Strait, ninth this year...

Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed Wednesday that a United States warship recently sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the ninth such transit in 2019....

 2019-11-13 05:31 

China Post

A game of Battleship: Roland Emmerich's new film, 'Midway'...

Roland Emmerich is one of the most commercially successful directors in the world. But no one would describe him as a figurehead of German cinema. His films are too similar to other blockbusters and differ only in nuances from any other Hollywood film. Th...

 2019-11-13 05:31 

China Post

Doing Your Bit: Waterless toilets for a Kenyan slum...

Doing Your Bit: Waterless toilets for a Kenyan slum The China Post...

 2019-11-13 05:31 

China Post

Walt Disney company gambles future on playing catch up with Netflix...

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday launches its Disney+ video streaming platform in the US and Canada, in an attempt to recoup ground lost to Netflix. In doing so, the entertainment giant also takes on Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and even Hulu — a strea...

 2019-11-13 05:30 

China Post

The 77 Percent — A common African language...

The 77 Percent — A common African language The China Post...

 2019-11-13 05:16 

China Post

NASA unveils new, flexible spacesuits...

When US astronauts next touch down on the moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to new spacesuits NASA unveiled on Tuesday in Washington. Standing in front of a giant US flag, two NASA engineers showed off the new spacesuits, modeli...

 2019-11-13 05:16 

China Post

To stop an insect die-out, the world needs pollinator-friendly policies, scientist warns...

Creepy-crawlies are among the oldest life forms on this planet. Before dinosaurs ever walked the Earth, insects were certainly already there. Some estimates date their origins to 400 million years ago. They're also extremely successful. Of the 7-8 mil...

 2019-11-13 05:16 

China Post

The EU declares war on e-waste...

Technician Christopher Olk concentrates hard as he removes the broken drive from a DVD player and pushes it back in again. "If it's the mechanics or the electronics, I can fix it," explains the 26-year-old, who is working on his PhD in battery...

 2019-11-13 05:16 

China Post

Quiz: What do you know about Copenhagen?...

The high quality of life that characterises the Danish port city also attracts tourists: double-lane cycle paths, clean waterways, fresh air. Sustainability is now at the heart of urban planning. But Copenhagen has long been considered an alternative city...

 2019-11-13 05:15 

China Post

The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin landmark...

The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin's most famous monuments. Hundreds of tourists take pictures of it every day — perhaps without realizing what this building went through. Here's why it is so important. The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin landma...

 2019-11-13 05:13 

China Post

Afghanistan: Explosion in Kabul hits near airport, interior ministry...

A blast near the airport and the Afghan Interior Ministry headquarters rocked Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Wednesday. Photos shared on social media showed a giant white plume of smoke rising from the area of the explosion. dv/se (AP, dpa, Reuters...

 2019-11-13 05:13 

China Post

Amitav Ghosh: What the West doesn't get about the climate crisis...

When he was a boy, Amitav Ghosh always knew where pineapples came from. "They came from the garden, I would watch people chopping them up," he says, casually. His garden was in Kolkata, India, whereas my garden was in the suburbs of Manchester, En...

 2019-11-13 05:11 

China Post

Patients have 'less pain' when doctors believe in treatment...

Subtle facial cues can indicate to medical patients whether their doctor believes in a treatment process, and influence how effective the treatment is, a new study shows. This is according to research carried out by Dartmouth College and published in the ...

 2019-11-13 05:03 

China Post

Hoffman scores in SO, Panthers rally to beat Bruins 5-4...

BOSTON (AP) — Down four goals after two periods, Florida coach Joel Quenneville switched goalies and the Panthers responded with the biggest comeback in club history. Mike Hoffman scored one of four Florida goals in the third period and added the wi...

 2019-11-13 05:03 

China Post

Okoro's layup lifts No. 22 Auburn past South Alabama, 70-69...

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Coach Bruce Pearl has worked wonders as Auburn's basketball coach, leading the Tigers to their first Final Four last season. Now, he's trying to do the same for the entire state of Alabama. Friday night at Mobile's Mi...

 2019-11-13 05:02 

China Post

No. 14 Oregon holds off No. 13 Memphis 82-74...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Shakur Juiston had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 14 Oregon held off No. 13 Memphis 82-74 in the inaugural Phil Knight Invitational on Tuesday night. Payton Pritchard added 14 points and six assists as the Ducks collected t...

 2019-11-13 05:02 

China Post

Lakers pull away with late 3-pointers to beat Suns 123-115...

PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Davis had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma added 23 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Phoenix Suns 123-115 on Tuesday night. The Lakers (8-2) are off to their best 10-game start since 2010 and bounced back from a...

 2019-11-13 05:02 

China Post

Drouin scores shootout winner, Montreal tops Columbus 3-2...

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens never feel out of a game, regardless of the score. Jonathan Drouin scored the shootout winner and the Canadiens rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar ...

 2019-11-13 05:01 

China Post

German companies want a private German spaceport...

A "massive" boost in state investment is needed for Germany to keep up with space technology, members of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) said on Friday. "The strength of Germany as a high-tech country is not reflected in the state in...

 2019-11-13 05:01 

China Post

Why isn't Germany taking over the moon?...

At a recent gathering in Berlin of space technology businesses the mood was upbeat. Yet while astronaut Matthias Maurer was stealing the show and beguiling schoolchildren and adults alike, there were important issues floating through the air. The biggest ...

 2019-11-13 05:01 

China Post

Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Farhan Zaidi believes he will get there eventually. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco's manager a month after being...

 2019-11-13 05:01 

China Post

Polio: Two out of three strains 'eradicated'...

The type three wild polio virus has been eradicated, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday as it celebrated the development as a "historic achievement for humanity" on World Polio Day. The Global Commission for the Certification of Pol...

 2019-11-13 05:01 

China Post

Young scores season-high 42 as Hawks beat Nuggets 125-121...

DENVER (AP) — Trae Young scored 15 of his season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter and added 11 assists to lead the Atlanta Hawks over the Denver Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday night. Young finished seven points shy of his career high set March 1 aga...

 2019-11-13 05:00 

Taiwan News

India: Children grapple with the aftermath of farmer suicides...

A lack of transparency on farmer suicide data and meager and irregular welfare payments is forcing Indian children out of school, advocates say. Nearly 60,000 farmer suicides have been linked to climate change....

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