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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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North Korea must win back ASEAN goodwill

North Korea has officially asked for ASEAN's support in its row with the U.S. over the current stand-off. Frankly speaking, it was a bit too late and also unwarranted.

Separate and unequal; the margins in Nepal

The losses that Nepal suffered in the 2015 earthquakes were staggering.

It's time for talks between the old enemies India and Pakistan

As if the Panama Papers and Dawn report weren't enough, the prime minister also has some explaining to do regarding Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal's visit to Pakistan last week.

The way France picks its president is worthy of Taiwan's consideration

法國總統選制,值得台灣參考

Tsai set the Trump snub trap herself

The Tsai Ing-wen administration has been in full damage control mode after the president said in an interview with Reuters that she did not rule out the possibility of having another conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump -- only a day before Trump rejected the idea in a separate Reuters interview.

Military might has yet to win a victory in Afghanistan; it's time for mediation

According to legend, Alexander the Great's mother sent him a letter taunting him for being stuck in Afghanistan for three years after conquering Anatolia, Mesopotamia and Persia in a year. Alexander sent her back some Afghan earth to spread in her courtyard. Having tread on this, Macedonia's nobles began to bicker and fight amongst themselves.

Thailand's street-vendor reform requires comprehensive, long-term planning

Much has been said about Thai street food lately and all of it is true. The food is delicious and a major tourist attraction. The majority of Thais rely on them too. But the food is anything but hygienic and the vendors in many places have proved a nuisance to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The hawkers are mostly poor people who can't afford to rent retail space inside shopping malls.

Donald Trump's slap to President Tsai's face

U.S. President Donald Trump gave his Taiwanese counterpart Tsai Ing-wen a slap in the face on Thursday. It was a shrewd and cold snub, and one that Tsai asked for.

Terry Gou for president? Don't bet on it

Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou was seen exiting the White House on Thursday after a reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump's first 100 days: A chaotic discovery of power

From his resounding setbacks in Congress to his stunning policy flip-flops, Donald Trump has faced a steep learning curve in his opening months at the White House.

Could charity save journalism from destruction in the face of market forces?

A foundation created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam recently announced it's giving US$100 million to investigative news outlets and other initiatives, a rare boon for media institutions under duress.

Tsai must reform the DPP or be at Trump's mercy

In a few weeks, Tsai Ing-wen will mark her first anniversary as president of Taiwan.

South China Sea remains a concern

The South China Sea issue continues to be a hotly debated issue at ASEAN meetings and the issue will be one of the points expected to be raised at the 30th ASEAN Summit.

What to be on the lookout for at high-level Southeast Asian summit

Leaders of 10 Asian countries are meeting this weekend to discuss topics including North Korea, territorial disputes in the South China Sea and improved economic integration of the region.

Congress not as easy as Trump predicted

For Donald Trump, self-proclaimed master negotiator, making deals with Congress was supposed to be easy. "This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we've had in decades, maybe ever," Trump predicted shortly after taking office.
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