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 2021-06-23 14:26 

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Toronto Film Festival plots in-person, digital edition...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival is planning an extensive in-person festival in September, a year after turning to virtual red carpets and outdoor screenings because of the pandemic. Festival organizers announced Wednesday tha...

 2021-06-23 14:19 

China Post

Theodore Roosevelt statue at New York museum to be relocated...

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance of The American Museum of Natural History will be removed after years of criticism that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination. The New York City Public D...

 2021-06-23 14:18 

China Post

Russia says warning shots deter UK warship; London denies it...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said one of its warships in the Black Sea fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs Wednesday to force a British destroyer away from an area near Crimea that Moscow claims as its territorial waters, but Brit...

 2021-06-23 14:18 

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Myanmar's junta leader attends military conference in Moscow...

MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of Myanmar's military junta on Wednesday attended an international conference in Moscow, an appearance that reflected Russia's eagerness to develop ties with it despite international opprobrium. The military in Myanm...

 2021-06-23 14:16 

China Post

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows...

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. "Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" will visit Frankfurt, Germany, on May 27, 2022 and will ...

 2021-06-23 14:16 

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Tenor Jonas Kaufmann takes on Tristan, opera's voice killer...

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years ago, Jonas Kaufmann didn't hesitate when asked if he was ready to take on heavy Wagnerian roles like the hero of "Tristan und Isolde." "I don't want to get into the history books as one of the youngest T...

 2021-06-23 14:16 

China Post

R. Kelly jailed in NYC as he awaits sex-trafficking trial...

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly has been jailed in New York City in anticipation of his sex-trafficking trial later this summer. A federal prison website on Wednesday listed Kelly as an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. He...

 2021-06-23 14:14 

China Post

Carli Lloyd makes U.S. soccer team for her 4th Olympics...

Carli Lloyd is headed to her fourth Olympics after all. The 38-year-old Lloyd had vowed after the 2019 World Cup that she would push to make the team for Tokyo before stepping away from the sport. But then the games were pushed back a year because of the ...

 2021-06-23 14:14 

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Report confirms hockey great Plager died of 'cardiac event'...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The final report on the cause of death of former St. Louis Blues defenseman Bob Plager has confirmed that he died of a "cardiac event" before crashing his SUV in March. St. Louis Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham revealed ...

 2021-06-23 14:13 

China Post

AP Top 25 Podcast: Home or bowl? Tweaking CFP expansion plan...

Home games or bowl games? The College Football Playoff expansion plan includes a few games played on campus, while also incorporating the major bowls. Why not play more games on home fields? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Rece Davis, ho...

 2021-06-23 14:12 

China Post

Europe seeks disabled astronauts, more women in space...

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency says it was "blown away" by the record number of applicants — more than 22,000 — hoping to become the continent's next generation of space travelers, including more women than ever and s...

 2021-06-23 13:54 

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People with adverse reactions to COVID vaccine urged to seek treatment - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Anyone who experiences adverse skin reactions after receiving a vaccine shot against the COVID-19 disease should seek medical advice, a doctor urged on Wednesday....

 2021-06-23 13:39 

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COVID test now required to enter Greater Taipei wholesale vegetable markets - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Customers and sellers at wholesale vegetable markets in Taipei and New Taipei will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test before they could enter, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday, after a cluster in...

 2021-06-23 13:12 

China Post

Warren Buffett resigns from Gates Foundation...

NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett is resigning as a trustee from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The announcement comes weeks after Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage but would continue to jointl...

 2021-06-23 13:12 

China Post

Student loan payments to restart; here's how to get help...

For 42.9 million student loan borrowers , it's been 18 months without a payment. That ends in October — ready or not. The interest-free federal student loan payment pause, known as a forbearance, was extended three times after it initially went ...

 2021-06-23 13:12 

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Human error blamed for outage, fire at top Polish power unit...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish energy officials say human error was to blame for a massive outage at Europe's largest brown coal power plant of Belchatow last month and a separate fire there just days later, according to the state PAP news agency....

 2021-06-23 13:12 

China Post

German Cabinet OKs 2022 budget plan with more new debt...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved plans for a 2022 budget that foresee an increase in new debt as spending on health and fighting climate change rises. The government plans to spend 443 billion euros ($528 billion) next year,...

 2021-06-23 12:41 

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IB Diploma Program launched at Taiwan public high school for 1st time - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Taipei Municipal Xisong High School on Wednesday opened registration for an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), becoming the first public high school in Taiwan to offer the program, which provides a qualification fo...

 2021-06-23 12:38 

China Post

Inflation poses new challenge for pandemic-weary businesses...

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses that endured shutdowns and lower revenue during the COVID-19 outbreak now must contend with another crisis: spiking prices for goods and services that squeeze profits and force many owners to pass the increases along...

 2021-06-23 12:19 

China Post

Israel approves demolition of Palestinian home after attack...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the decision to destroy the family home of a detained Palestinian accused of a deadly shooting. It rejected a petition by his estranged wife, who lives in the house with their children ...

 2021-06-23 12:18 

China Post

Former US Labor chief Perez enters Maryland governor's race...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez is running for governor of Maryland. The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee is making the announcement official Wednesday. Perez is highlighting his experience in local, s...

 2021-06-23 12:18 

China Post

Poll: Many Democrats want more US support for Palestinians...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll on American attitudes toward a core conflict in the Middle East finds about half of Democrats want the U.S. to do more to support the Palestinians, showing that a growing rift among Democratic lawmakers is also reflected...

 2021-06-23 12:16 

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Supreme Court upholds 17-year sentence for railway police killer - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Taiwan's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a sentence of 17 years in prison and five years of mandatory psychiatric treatment for a man convicted of fatally stabbing a railway police officer in 2019....

 2021-06-23 12:13 

China Post

EU says UEFA has no 'excuse' for blocking rainbow protest...

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said he can't find "any reasonable excuse" for UEFA to reject host city Munich's plans to display rainbow colors during a match between Germany and Hungary at the European Championship. U...

 2021-06-23 12:13 

China Post

Edmunds picks the top convertibles for 2021...

Edmunds (AP) — If last summer was all about hunkering down, staying safe and social distancing, 2021s sunshine season will see us reconnecting with friends and getting back out into the world. What better way to embark on new adventures than in a co...

 2021-06-23 12:13 

China Post

States grapple with closing youth detention centers...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As states from California to Maine consider drastic changes to youth detention centers, New Hampshire is grappling with its own facility that has been rocked by abuse allegations from years past. The state's Legislature will...

 2021-06-23 12:13 

China Post

UK won't extend deadline for EU citizens to apply to stay...

LONDON (AP) — The British government won't extend the June 30 deadline for European Union citizens in the U.K. to apply for permanent residency or risk losing their right to live and work in the U.K. Britain's departure from the EU last year...

 2021-06-23 12:12 

China Post

Apple Daily to close, last pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's sole remaining pro-democracy newspaper will publish its last edition Thursday, forced to shut down after five editors and executives were arrested and millions of dollars in its assets were frozen as part of China...

 2021-06-23 12:12 

China Post

Myanmar trial of Australian advisor to Suu Kyi still not set...

BANGKOK (AP) — The case of an Australian economist and advisor to Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi who like her was arrested when the military seized power in February remained in legal limbo Wednesday as a court considered where he shou...

 2021-06-23 12:12 

China Post

Russian gas pipeline vexes U.S. charm offensive in Germany...

BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Germany struggled Wednesday to resolve a major dispute over a Russian gas pipeline even as the Biden administration seeks to improve relations with Western Europe that had been strained during Donald Trump's p...

 2021-06-23 12:06 

Central News Agency

TSMC 2nm wafer plant location selection remains unchanged - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Wednesday that its plan to build an advanced 2 nanometer process wafer plant in Hsinchu and later expand production to Taichung remain...

 2021-06-23 11:44 

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Taiwan removes anti-fatigue health food animal testing option - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has removed animal testing as an option for companies filing anti-fatigue health food applications amid calls that the move will effectively reduce the inhumane treatment of laboratory a...

 2021-06-23 11:38 

China Post

Hungary's PM uses soccer to push vision of right-wing Europe...

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Populist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long used soccer to advance his right-wing politics, and now widespread international criticism of a new law seen as targeting the LGBT community has turned this month's...

 2021-06-23 11:17 

China Post

Rembrandt's huge 'Night Watch' gets bigger thanks to AI...

AMSTERDAM (AP) — One of Rembrandt van Rijn's biggest paintings just got a bit bigger. A marriage of art and artificial intelligence has enabled Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to recreate parts of the iconic "Night Watch" painting that were ...

 2021-06-23 10:24 

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Industrial production rises for 16th straight month in May - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Industrial production for May rose from a year earlier, marking the 16th consecutive month of year-on-year growth as both tech exporters and old economy suppliers witnessed strong demand, with many economies reopening amid COVID-19, ...

 2021-06-23 10:21 

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AmCham launches initiative to facilitate Taiwan-U.S. trade agreement - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (AmCham) on Wednesday introduced plans for a Taiwan Commercial Initiative (TCI) designed to take economic relations between Taiwan and United States to a new level and culminate in a bilater...

 2021-06-23 10:12 

China Post

Global stocks rise after Fed chair says inflation temporary...

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and U.S. futures rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve chairman said the recent burst of U.S. inflation probably is temporary, helping to calm fears central banks might roll back economic stimulus. London ope...

 2021-06-23 10:12 

China Post

Hong Kong's embattled Apple Daily says it will close...

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper will stop publishing Thursday, following last week's arrest of five editors and executives and the freezing of $2.3 million in assets under the city's year-old national sec...

 2021-06-23 10:12 

China Post

The Latest: Italy welcomes tourists from US, Canada, Japan...

ROME — Italy's leader is pitching for tourists to start coming from the United States, Canada and Japan to give a vitally needed boost to Italian hotel and restaurant businesses. In a speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, Premier Mario Draghi noted ...

 2021-06-23 09:54 

China Post

Biden anti-crime effort takes on law-breaking gun dealers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is announcing new efforts to stem a rising national tide of violent crime as administration officials brace for what could be a turbulent summer, focusing on attacking gun violence, providing money to cities tha...

 2021-06-23 09:39 

Central News Agency

Toko University in Chiayi to close down July 31: Education ministry - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) The Ministry of Education (MOE) said Wednesday that Toko University will shut its doors on July 31, becoming the second school in Taiwan to go out of business this year....

 2021-06-23 09:34 

China Post

Taiwanese goes viral for reserving entire business class cabin for flight to US...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Although Japan, the United States, Lithuania, and other countries have donated vaccines, Taiwan is still experiencing a shortage of them; therefore, many Taiwanese citizens have decided to get vaccinated abroad, especially ...

 2021-06-23 09:02 

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Taiwan VP urges Beijing to stop oppressing Hong Kong's press - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te () on Wednesday called on Beijing to stop oppressing the media in Hong Kong, where the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily is facing a shutdown after a crackdown by police....

 2021-06-23 09:00 

China Post

| Viral video of Taiwanese crying in rain embodies pain of single people...

CP With people stuck at home during the Level 3 epidemic warning, single people are less able to go out and meet others. In a recent Facebook post about the heavy rain in the northern part of Taiwan, a social media user attached a funny video of a girl co...

 2021-06-23 08:57 

China Post

China prepares for Communist Party centenary in secret...

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Beijing's central Tiananmen Square to the public, eight days ahead of a major celebration being planned to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Communist Party. The square, which...

 2021-06-23 08:57 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares rebound as fears over U.S. rate hike eased - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved sharply higher Wednesday as fears over near-term interest rate hikes in the United States subsided following the testimony of Fed Chair Jerome Powell at a congressional hearing overnight, dealers said....

 2021-06-23 08:18 

China Post

AP Interview: Belarus regime 'frightened,' says opponent...

BRUSSELS (AP) — When authorities in Belarus diverted a Ryanair passenger jet to Minsk last month to arrest a dissident journalist who was aboard, their goal may have been to silence a troublesome government critic and send a message to others like h...

 2021-06-23 08:18 

China Post

Germany hosts conference to push for progress in Libya...

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United Nations are bringing together representatives of Libya with powers that have interests in the country at a conference Wednesday which aims for progress toward securing elections in the North African nation and th...

 2021-06-23 08:18 

China Post

Nine pardoned pro-independence Catalan leaders to walk free...

MADRID (AP) — Nine separatists pardoned by the Spanish government are expected on Wednesday to leave the prisons where they were serving lengthy terms for organizing a bid for an independent Catalonia republic nearly four years ago. Spain's Cabi...

 2021-06-23 08:14 

China Post

'Sweet Feet' Tracy takes leadership role with Iowa receivers...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Tyrone Tracy Jr. gave himself the nickname "Sweet Feet" in the 2019 season. It was a bold move by the redshirt freshman in Iowa's experienced wide receiver group. Two years later, he said he's keeping the nickn...

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