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This homeowner blocked first responders from a dying man because she didn't want an 'unlucky house' — but her plan backfired
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A tweet written by ex-US president Obama in the wake of the white supremacist rally has become the most liked one ever. 前美國總統歐巴馬在一個白人至上主義集會發生後發出的推特已經成為最受歡迎的推特。

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TAIWAN

President Tsai Ing-wen apologizedd for Tuesday's massive blackout. 蔡英文總統為週二的大規模停電示歉意。

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LIFE

Melbourne has been named the world's most liveable city for the seventh year in a row. 墨爾本連續第七年被評為世界上最宜居的城市。

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BUSINESS

Passengers on Taiwan's bullet trains can now enjoy free Wi-Fi service as long as they are north of Hsinchu. 在新竹以北的台灣高鐵乘客現在可以享受免費的Wi-Fi服務。

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Liverpool took a step towards the Champions League group phase as they beat Hoffenheim 2-1 in the first leg qualifying playoff. 利物浦向歐冠分組賽邁出一大步,因為他們在第一階段預賽以2-1擊敗了霍芬海姆。

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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.


Gary was commenting on Instead of making pledges about AC, the gov't should be making plans for Taiwan's energy security

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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.

US-China trade: A tale of two reports

The release by China's Ministry of Commerce of a research report on economic and trade relations with the United States is an opportunity for the two countries to narrow differences over trade. In particular, it is an opportunity for the U.S. to take a more balanced view regarding its trade deficit with China.

Organ trafficking: business as usual

A Kuwaiti recipient and a Pakistani donor; an Israeli recipient and a Ukrainian donor; an American recipient and an Indian donor. The global dimensions of organ trafficking were exposed in shocking detail at an international summit on the subject at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican in February.

Has Beijing adopted a new diplomatic tactic?

Diplomacy is the art of tact. Sir Winston Churchill once said: "Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions."

Belt and Road will carry China far

Last week, China hosted a large-scale international conference to discuss the vision of its leader, President Xi Jinping, of connecting Asia, Europe and Africa through a network of roads, ports, bridges, tunnels, pipelines and other projects that involve 68 countries on three continents and about two-thirds of the world's population, with cumulative total investment estimated in the trillions of dollars.

The legacies and lessons of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War used to be described as the longest in American history, before the involvement in Afghanistan, and the conflict remains especially costly. Over 2.7 million Americans served in uniform in Vietnam, and more than 58,000 of them were killed or reported missing. Estimates of Vietnamese deaths top one million.
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