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Taipei’s move to ditch plastic cups may create another recycling disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Activists caution that Taipei’s upcoming ban on plastic cups at beverage shops may create new recycling woes in the future. Taipei is leading the country in banni...

U.S. rethinks steps on China tariffs in wake of Taiwan response: Reuters

China's war games around Taiwan have led Biden administration officials to recalibrate their thinking on whether to scrap some tariffs or potentially impose others on Beijing, setting those option...

Japan PM purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday in an apparent bid to distance his administration from the conservative Unification Church over its ties to...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Wednesday, August 10, 2022 _____ City/Town, Country;Wednesday's Weather Condition;Wednesday's High Temp (F);Wednesday's Low Temp (F)...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Wednesday, August 10, 2022 _____ City/Town, Country;Wednesday's Weather Condition;Wednesday's High Temp (C);Wednesday's Low Temp (C)...

Business Highlights: Inflation data, social media controls

___ Lower prices offer Americans slight reprieve from inflation WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes gave Americans a little bit of...

Key center expects `big uptick' in Ukraine grain shipments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The center coordinating shipping of desperately needed grain to world markets from Ukraine expects “a big uptick” in applications to pick up cargoes at Ukrainian ports in the nea...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday 8/10/2022

Stocks are closing at three-month highs on Wall Street as investors cheered a report showing inflation cooled more than expected in July. The S&P 500 jumped 2.1% Wednesday on ex...

BC-US--Stock Prices, US

New York (AP) — New York Stock Exchange closing prices Wednesday: AFLAC 61.710 Up ...

Wildfire in southwestern France: 8,000 people evacuated

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters were battling a wildfire in southwestern France on Wednesday in a region known for its pine forests that was ravaged by flames last month. The blaze forced ...

Panthers to attack with McCaffrey, not worry about injuries

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers aren’t planning to change their approach with Christian McCaffrey, even though the star running back has missed 23 of the last 33 regular-season games du...

Kim Jong Un declares victory against COVID in North Korea

North Korea is lifting its maximum anti-epidemic measures, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, announcing that the country's dictator Kim Jong Un had declared victory over the virus. The...

Sri Lanka introduces reform bill to clip presidential powers

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's justice minister submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Parliament on Wednesday that would clip the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters ...

Imagine Dragons hit the U.S. road, now mixing light and dark

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons are touring the U.S. this summer and fall, which means frontman Dan Reynolds has to go to a lot of dark places. The band is debuting songs from the se...

Fraud ring led by Vietnamese woman busted by Taiwan authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Immigration Agency’s (NIA) Yulin County Service Center recently busted a fraud ring that was accused of scamming foreigners out of large sums of money by co...