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Islamic State militants blew up Mosul's symbolic al-Nuri mosque, an Iraqi military statement said. 伊拉克軍方聲明說,伊斯蘭國武裝分子破壞了位於摩蘇爾具象徵性的努里大清真寺。

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Taiwan's unemployment rate fell to 3.66 percent in May, the lowest level in two years, according to government data. 根據政府數據,台灣失業率在五月份下降至百分之三點六六,是兩年來的最低水平。

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LIFE

Hollywood star George Clooney has sold a tequila company he co-founded in a deal worth up to US$1 billion. 好萊塢明星喬治克魯尼售出以高雄市十億美元價格售出一家他共同創立的龍舌蘭酒公司。

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Terry Gou said his company, Hon Hai, still had a chance to acquire the memory chip unit of Japan's financially troubled Toshiba. 郭台銘表示,他的公司鴻海仍然有機會收購財政陷入困境的日本公司東芝的記憶晶片部門。

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Cristiano Ronaldo headed a winner as Portugal took a step toward the Confederations Cup semifinals with a win over hosts Russia. C羅以頭鎚建功,帶領葡萄牙打敗東道主俄羅斯,往聯盟杯半決賽邁出一步。

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Ms Tsai has spent a year failing to make cross-strait relations work, letting Taiwan to take a beating after another for no apparent benefit whatsoever.


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China's focus on Taiwan's weakness may backfire

China's focus on Taiwan's weakness may backfire

Not only is China reducing the number of countries that recognize Taiwan, it's also insisting that nongovernmental relations with Taiwan be tightened.
Could know-how trump aid to Africa?

Could know-how trump aid to Africa?

The U.S. is now talking about giving technology to the developing world instead of money, but Taipei has been doing that for decades.
R.I.P. the architect of German unity

R.I.P. the architect of German unity

Through perseverance and fate, this man from a small West German city became a statesman on the world stage.

Wang Dan's Taiwan independence fancy world

Wang Dan, the most visible student leader in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, is leaving for the United States next month after teaching Chinese history at two of Taiwan's most prestigious national universities for eight years. Before saying goodbye, he warned on the eve of the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre that Taiwan shouldn't talk about independence unless the people are ready to die for the cause.

Can the world hold Duterte to account?

Against the illegal drugs trade in his country, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has let slip the dogs of war -- and the havoc includes thousands of dead Filipinos, most of them poor. As he prepares to mark a year in office at the end of this month, those who are anguished about the killings ask: Can the community of nations play a role in holding Duterte to account?

Britain's earthquake election

The unexpected results of the British general election continue to reverberate. The Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Theresa was generally expected to increase their thin majority in the House of Commons, which forms the government, and thereby move ahead more confidently in implementing their ambitious program.

Hong Kong: Whither 'one country, two systems'?

Nearly 20 years ago, on July 1, 1997, Britain turned Hong Kong over to China under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, which provided that the territory would be largely autonomous under the "one country, two systems" formula devised by then-paramount leader Deng Xiaoping.

DPP infighting or an early election campaign?

Last Monday, Mayor William Lai of Tainan said before his city council that he was friendly with China and loved Taiwan as well. His pro-China remark set tongues wagging, especially in the context of President Tsai Ing-wen's government policy regarding the PRC.

President Tsai's 'New Southward Policy' is struggling without Beijing

President Tsai Ing-wen isn't talking about her great "New Southward Policy" anymore.

Security Council merry-go-round selects rights abuser

The annual election to choose five new non-permanent members of the U.N. Security Council produced both the expected and the near preposterous.

China claims climate 'vision' after Trump withdrawal

The annual summit meeting of China and the European Union held in Brussels last Friday was overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement of the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change.

Is the court trying to help A-bian get a presidential pardon?

Former President Chen Shui-bian's presence and public speech at a Taipei fundraising dinner for his Ketagalan Foundation finally moved the High Court to find out whether he is capable of standing trial. Chen, nicknamed A-bian, is on medical parole from a 20-year term for graft and money laundering, while five other cases are still pending.

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When Pope Francis met U.S. President Donald Trump last month at the Vatican, he urged him to be a man of peace. True or false?

NATO summit underscores durable alliance

The NATO summit in Brussels on May 25 has received relatively little attention, thanks to the crowded schedule of President Donald Trump's visit to the Middle East and Europe.

Taiwan, beware the Ides of November

Chinese Taipei has just suffered a great setback in its participation in international activities. It was turned away at the door of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva last week.
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