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40 buildings collapsed in Mexico City, including a school where 21 kids and 4 adults, were killed after a quake shook the country. 墨西哥地震之後, 墨西哥城有40座建築物倒塌,其中包括一所有21名兒童和4名成年人遇害的學校。

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TAIWAN

Taiwan-based tech company HTC announced Thursday that it has sold part of its mobile division team to Google for US$1.1 billion. 台灣科技公司宏達電週四宣布,以11億美元的價格向Google出售部分行動部門團隊。

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LIFE

Researchers are testing a new treatment for ovarian cancer which may improve the quality of life for patients. 研究人員正在測試卵巢癌的新治療方法,可以改善患者的生活品質。

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BUSINESS

Standard and Poor's has lowered China's sovereign credit rating due to risks associated with its increasing debt. 由於與債務增加有關的風險,標準普爾下調了中國的主權信用評級。

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SPORTS

Real Madrid were beaten 1-0 by Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to leave them seven points behind Barcelona. 皇家馬德里週三在聖地亞哥伯納烏被貝蒂斯以1-0打敗,落後巴塞羅那7分。

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MOEA seem to be in denial about the severe shortage of electrical power. It really is like a "slow motion car wreck", we can all see it happening from a distance, but nobody is reacting to it.


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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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