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Taiwan News Morning Briefing – August 22
Taiwan News Morning Briefing – August 22


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Market & Commodity ■ Taiwan stock market (TWSE) opened 18.49 points, or 0.20 percent, higher to 9,271.87 on Friday, with turnover reaching NT$1.73 billion. (Taiwan News) ■...full story
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Taiwan News

Market & Commodity ■ Taiwan stock market (TWSE) opened 18.49 points, or 0.20 percent, higher to 9,271.87 on Friday, with turnover reaching NT$1.73 billion. (Taiwan News) ■....Fullstory

2014-08-22 09:11 AM

Charges dropped against Venezuelan protesters

Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan courts have dropped all charges against hundreds of demonstrators detained during anti-government protests that wracked the South American country this....Fullstory

2014-08-22 09:01 AM

Family of NY man killed by chokehold talks to feds

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer met....Fullstory

2014-08-22 06:22 AM

Puerto Rico drug ring accused of selling meth

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico is for the first time prosecuting a suspected drug-trafficking organization on charges....Fullstory

2014-08-22 06:01 AM

US 'concerned' by arrest of American in Israel
By MATTHEW LEE and YOUSUR ALHLOU
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government has raised concerns about Israel's arrest of a Palestinian teenager with American citizenship whose cousin was burned to death....Fullstory

2014-08-22 06:01 AM

Mexico arrests 13 at Maya water-rate protest

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Police on Mexico's Caribbean coast have arrested 13 activists during a demonstration by Maya Indians against water rate hikes. The Mayas were....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:22 AM

Puerto Rico priest pleads guilty in abuse case

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Hamas leader says the group was behind the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

Flights to Libya canceled amid militia fighting

Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- Tunisia and Egypt have canceled flights to neighboring Libya citing security concerns, as militias battle in the capital Tripoli and the eastern....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

Jury: Woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

Associated Press

INDIANA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods,....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

Mexico nabs suspects with 10,000 sea turtle eggs

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Environmental prosecutors in Mexico say three suspects have been detained in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca with more than....Fullstory

2014-08-22 09:01 AM

Police tear gas, water cannons at Chilean protest Police tear gas, water cannons at Chilean protest
By EVA VERGARA
Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Student protesters have fled a tear gas truck and police water cannons during a march through the Chilean capital, but no....Fullstory

2014-08-22 09:01 AM

Pope calls family of slain American journalist

Associated Press

ROCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) -- Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off....Fullstory

2014-08-22 06:01 AM

NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by....Fullstory

2014-08-22 06:01 AM

UN rights chief rebukes Security Council inaction

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay is deploring the Security Council's ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts. Pillay was making....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:42 AM

Mexico arrests 13 for extortion of migrants

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities have arrested 13 members of a group linked to Central America's street gangs for allegedly robbing, kidnapping or killing....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

Russian student worker missing in US national park Russian student worker missing in US national park

Associated Press

MOOSE, Wyoming (AP) -- U.S. authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

European nations discuss UN Gaza truce resolution
By ALEXANDRA OLSON
Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. diplomats say Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable cease-fire in the....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom
By LARA JAKES and MICHAEL MELIA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million -- or....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

Iraq museum inaugurates 2 halls of statues Iraq museum inaugurates 2 halls of statues
By SINAN SALAHEDIN
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues on Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country....Fullstory

2014-08-22 03:01 AM

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