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 2019-09-15 11:45 

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The seed libraries sprouting up across the US...

At first sight San Diego's Ocean Beach branch is much like any other public library: people browse the shelves, sit at tables reading newspapers and use free computers. But perched on top of the reference desk are packets of seeds ready, just like boo...

 2019-09-15 11:32 

Central News Agency

Argentinian movie filmed in Taiwan gets positive reviews...

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) An Argentinian film that was shot mostly in Taiwan has been receiving largely positive reviews from critics since it was released in the South American country in late August, according to Taiwan's representative office in Bueno...

 2019-09-15 11:30 

China Post

A peek in the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau...
 2019-09-15 11:15 

China Post

Beethovenfest and Campus Concert 2019: South Africa in focus...

For almost two decades now, DW and the Beethovenfest Bonn have been working together on the "Campus Project" — a workshop and concert format that brings young musicians from all over the world to Bonn for a dialogue with young German artists...

 2019-09-15 11:00 

China Post

Thousands gather to support Italian hard-liner Salvini...

PONTIDA, Italy (AP) — Thousands of die-hard League voters from all over northern Italy are gathering in a town in the foothills of Lombardy as Matteo Salvini relaunches himself as opposition leader after a grave political miscalculation landed the p...

 2019-09-15 11:00 

China Post

FIBA will look to ease travel burdens at 2023 World Cup...

BEIJING (AP) — FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to p...

 2019-09-15 11:00 

China Post

The global injustice of the climate crisis...

For years now, environmentalists and scientists have been warning that poorer countries with very low carbon footprints are bearing the brunt of carbon dioxide emissions in the wealthy world. A recent report by the British development charity Christian Ai...

 2019-09-15 10:45 

China Post

Robert Mugabe: Thousands gather for Zimbabwe's ex-leader...

Former and current African leaders were joined by thousands of supporters Saturday for the state funeral of former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe at the National Sports Stadium in the capital, Harare. Mugabe died September 6 in Singapore at the age of 95...

 2019-09-15 10:45 

China Post

Austria's far-right Freedom Party elects Norbert Hofer as leader...

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FP) on Saturday attempted to brush off the Ibiza video corruption scandal by electing a new moderate leader. Norbert Hofer secured 98.25% of votes during a poll of members during the party's congress in Graz, the...

 2019-09-15 10:30 

China Post

Documentary photography giant Robert Frank dies...

Renowned photographer Robert Frank has died at the age of 94 in Nova Scotia, Canada. His raw and expressive style was broadly revealed through his groundbreaking photographic book, The Americans. The work, first published in France in 1958, and a year lat...

 2019-09-15 10:30 

China Post

Rammstein singer Till Lindemann releases solo single...

For his new single released on September 13, Rammstein singer Till Lindemann repeated the strategy employed by his band a few months ago by posting a 30-second teaser to his new single two days ahead of its release. "Steh auf" (Stand up) however d...

 2019-09-15 10:15 

China Post

Is the 2020 Olympics an opportunity for Japan to tackle seafood sustainability?...

Tuna auctions are a tourist spectacle in Tokyo. Outside the city's most famous fish market, long queues of visitors hoping for a glimpse of the action begin to form at 5am. The attraction is so popular that last October the Tsukiji fish market, in ope...

 2019-09-15 10:15 

China Post

Deadly storms batter Spain...

Deadly storms batter Spain The China Post...

 2019-09-15 10:00 

China Post

'Our water is our gold': Armenians blockade controversial mine...

Jermuk in southwest Armenia has long been renowned for its hot springs, soothing mineral water treatments and impressive waterfalls. But since mining company Lydian International moved in on a gold deposit upstream from the spa town on Mount Amulsar, it h...

 2019-09-15 10:00 

China Post

Alexander von Humboldt: A 19th century German home story...

He was medium height, nearly always wore plain black clothes, spoke faster than anyone else in at least four languages and was well- mannered. He was also one of the most famous men in the world. And for many 19th century travelers a visit with Alexander ...

 2019-09-15 10:00 

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The Latest: Zarif: Don't blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks...
 2019-09-15 09:45 

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My Europe: Disappointment after 1989 revolutions...

After 30 years, the mostly peaceful revolutions in Eastern Europe seem to have turned out to be a general disappointment. For people on the left, the transition went too far, destroying not only the dictatorship, but also equality, morality and the state ...

 2019-09-15 09:45 

China Post

Presidential vote in Tunisia tests democracy...

Tunisians are casting ballots on Sunday in the North African country's second democratic presidential election, with a crowded field of 26 candidates vying to lead the country through high unemployment, poverty and militants attacks. The election was ...

 2019-09-15 09:30 

China Post

Fridays For Future in the US: A small but determined movement...

Fridays for Future? Many people in the US aren't aware of the youth climate movement that was started by 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg in August 2018 and has inspired students in countries all across the world to come together to protest for climat...

 2019-09-15 09:15 

China Post

Getting young Germans involved in foreign culture policy for 10 years with 'kulturweit'...

"After graduating from high school, I was faced with a difficult decision: What do I do next?" says Serdar Temizbas. "So I looked around to see what possibilities and one of them was to go abroad." It was 2009 and he was 18 years old and r...

 2019-09-15 09:00 

China Post

Israeli PM convenes Cabinet in West Bank ahead of election...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convening his final pre-election Cabinet meeting in a part of the West Bank he's vowed to annex if re-elected. His government is meeting Sunday at the Jordan Valley regional council r...

 2019-09-15 09:00 

China Post

Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day targeting the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia, just hours after America's top dip...

 2019-09-15 09:00 

China Post

Arts and Culture Friday, September 13, 2019...
 2019-09-15 09:00 

China Post

Activists block main entrance to Frankfurt auto show...

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Activists have blocked the main entrance to the Frankfurt Motor Show in a protest against what they call the "climate and environment destroyers" of the auto industry. Hundreds of people wearing white protective sui...

 2019-09-15 08:47 

Central News Agency

Fuel prices in Taiwan to rise this week...

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers on Sunday announced prices increases for this week, citing a rebound in international crude oil prices as the trade tensions between China and the United States showed signs of easing....

 2019-09-15 08:47 

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Filipino winter basketball league tips off in Taoyuan...

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) A winter basketball tournament for some 13 teams of Filipino players was launched in Taoyuan on Sunday, with hundreds of people gathering at a community center complex for the opening ceremony and to watch the first three games....

 2019-09-15 08:45 

China Post

Beyond the stories of French WWII POWs? German city grapples with history museum...

The German city of Soest, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Dortmund, is full of rich medieval and Hanseatic history. Tourists come to admire its half-timbered houses, unique churches, and 12th-century city walls. Just a five-minute drive beyond those...

 2019-09-15 08:30 

China Post

Scientists discover water on planet outside solar system...

Scientists from University College London (UCL) announced Wednesday that they had detected water vapor in the atmosphere of an exoplanet eight times the mass of Earth and 110 light years away. The so-called super-Earth, known as K2-18b, is twice the size ...

 2019-09-15 08:15 

China Post

Wind farms: climate protection vs. nature protection...

Mining for coal, fracking for gas and drilling for oil have all becoming increasingly synonymous with environmental action, protest and confrontation. But renewables can also be highly contentious — even among the eco-minded. Speaking about plans to...

 2019-09-15 08:00 

China Post

Tunisia seeks new leader to boost economy, fight terror...

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are casting ballots in their North African country's second democratic presidential election, choosing among 26 candidates for a leader who can safeguard its young democracy and tackle its unemployment, corruption...

 2019-09-15 08:00 

China Post

Saudi attacks: Oil price to spike as production halves...

Global oil prices are set to rise sharply after Saturday's attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil refineries cut the country's oil production by more than half, energy analysts have predicted. Iran-backed Houthi rebels, fighting against a Saudi-led coal...

 2019-09-15 08:00 

China Post

Berlin celebrates postwar visitor program for expelled Jews...

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin was the last place Helga Melmed had expected to see again. She was 14 when the Nazis forced her and her family onto a train from their home in the German capital to the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland, in 1941. That started a grue...

 2019-09-15 08:00 

China Post

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen'...

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters carried the UK flag aloft and sang "God Save the Queen" in front of the British Consulate on Sunday, demanding that the former colonial power put pressure on China. The Chinese-ruled city has been wracked by weeks ...

 2019-09-15 07:45 

China Post

Turkey cracks down on Syrian refugees...

When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in early September that Turkey could be forced to "open the gates" if Europe failed to offer more support in sheltering refugees and creating "safe zones" in North Syria, it wasn't technica...

 2019-09-15 07:30 

China Post

Climate change causes Australia to downgrade Great Barrier Reef's outlook...

The government agency that manages Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Friday downgraded its outlook for the condition of the coral system from "poor" to "very poor." The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's (GBRMPA) report bla...

 2019-09-15 07:15 

China Post

Opinion: Action, not outcry will save the Amazon...

The Amazon rainforest, one of the most important ecosystems in the world, is burning on a scale we've not witnessed for years. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been the focus of the international criticism. His aggressive rhetoric has emboldened...

 2019-09-15 07:15 

China Post

Can tourists coexist with nature on Lebanon's Rabbit Island?...

At 6am, the first boats arrive at Lebanon's Rabbit Island, bringing daytrippers eager to secure the best sunbathing spots. Just visible on a clear day from Tripoli's coast, the 83,000-square foot (7,710-square-meter) island is only a 30-minute cro...

 2019-09-15 07:01 

China Post

Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year. With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihoo...

 2019-09-15 07:01 

China Post

AP PHOTOS: Ex-army chief hoping to be Israel's next premier...

ROSH HAAYIN, Israel (AP) — As former army chief of staff Benny Gantz campaigns to be Israel's next leader, he is relying less on policy specifics than on the archetypal image of a military man who can rise above the political fray and defend a c...

 2019-09-15 07:01 

China Post

British prime minister's aide divides, but will he conquer?...

LONDON (AP) — To some, he's a strategic genius. Others call him a mayhem-loving anarchist. Everyone seems to have an opinion about Dominic Cummings. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful aide — dubbed "Boris' bra...

 2019-09-15 07:00 

China Post

Oregon wraps nonconference slate with 35-3 win over Montana...

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Justin Herbert threw for 316 yards and five touchdowns in No. 15 Oregon's 35-3 victory Saturday night over Montana, the Ducks' final tuneup before opening Pac-12 play at Stanford next week. Jacob Breeland and Johnny Johns...

 2019-09-15 07:00 

China Post

Arizona grinds out 28-14 win over Texas Tech...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Khalil Tate accounted for 314 yards and two touchdowns, Gary Brightwell capped a late 99-yard drive with his second touchdown run and Arizona grinded out a 28-14 win over Texas Tech Saturday night. Arizona (2-1) hit a few chunk ...

 2019-09-15 07:00 

China Post

How creative is artificial intelligence?...

In the autumn of 2018, Christie's became the first auction house to offer a computer-generated painting, which went for a record price. What can artificial intelligence do? What should it be allowed to do? What prejudices are associated with it? How d...

 2019-09-15 07:00 

China Post

What can music tell us about plastic pollution?...

The song starts quietly. It sounds like a light breeze or the first few drops of rainfall, until it becomes so loud and ominous, it leaves the listener feeling as though they're drowning in the din of a tumultuous ocean. But it's not a recording o...

 2019-09-15 07:00 

China Post

Hightower, Bachmeier lead No. 22 Boise St past Portland St...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — John Hightower returned a kickoff for a touchdown and caught another, and Hank Bachmeier threw for 238 yards as No. 22 Boise State beat Portland State 45-10 on Saturday night. Boise State (3-0), which was playing only its third F...

 2019-09-15 06:57 

Central News Agency

DPP lawmaker lobbies for Taiwan to join Pacific military exercises...

Washington, Sept. 14 (CNA) Wang Ting-yu (), convener of the Legislature's Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, said Saturday that the Unites States should invite Taiwan to participate in the upcoming multi-national military exercises in the...

 2019-09-15 06:45 

China Post

Instant gratification and the pursuit of perfection: Why our brains love Instagram...

More than 200,000 people follow the Instagram account of Victoria van Violence from Berlin. They see picture-perfect photos of her on the beach, at festivals or at home with her dog. But the captions on her photos with the most likes (upwards of 10,000) m...

 2019-09-15 06:45 

China Post

Flying Guide: Augsburg...

The Flying Guide launches every Thursday and takes flight over a big German city or a region of particular tourist interest. Fly with us, enjoy the panoramic view from the drone's perspective and find out all you need to know about the sights and attr...

 2019-09-15 06:30 

China Post

Romantic Heidelberg...
 2019-09-15 06:30 

China Post

Panda Meng Meng gives birth to twins in Berlin Zoo...

Giant panda Meng Meng has given birth to twin cubs, the zoo announced on Monday. The two babies were born within an hour of each other. After the first birth, the mother gently placed her newborn on her stomach to warm it up. A short time later the second...

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