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[Taiwan News] Creative ways to make glutinous rice balls for the Lantern Festival
Today is the Lantern Festival. This year, why not celebrate with a bit of creativity? While it has long been a tradition to eat glutinous rice balls, either boiled or deep-fried, during the festival, there are now some more inventive ways of (...)
RTI - 19 February 2019
[Taiwan News] Cabinet to revise statute governing cross-strait interactions
The government says it will revise a statute governing cross-strait interactions. Under the proposed revision, a referendum would be required to pass before Taiwan could sign any cross-strait agreement. The move comes after the chairman of the (...)
RTI - 19 February 2019
Future rabbis plant with Palestinians, sow rift with Israel
AT-TUWANI, West Bank (AP) — Young American rabbinical students are doing more than visiting holy sites, learning Hebrew and poring over religious texts during their year abroad in Israel. In a stark departure from past programs focused on (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
N. Carolina elections board weighs re-doing marred election
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country’s last undecided congressional election was marred by falsified signatures, disappearing documents and blank ballots that were filled in by people hired by the Republican candidate, North Carolina elections (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
Strike 2: West Virginia teachers walking out again
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly a year to the day after West Virginia teachers went on strike that launched a national “Red4Ed” movement, they’re doing it again. Unions have called a statewide walkout Tuesday over complicated education legislation (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
Judge to rule Tuesday in Chicago Obama Library lawsuit
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge will rule on the city of Chicago’s request to toss a lawsuit aimed at halting President Barack Obama’s museum and library from being built in a public park. U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey heard oral arguments (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
Ovechkin scores a pair as Capitals edge Kings 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals, and the Washington Capitals beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday night. It was the 10th multi-goal game this season for Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 42 goals. He has scored a (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
McAvoy's OT goal sends Bruins to 6th straight win
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Charlie McAvoy scored the game-winning goal in overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks 6-5 on Monday night in a game featuring two of the NHL’s hottest teams. McAvoy’s fourth goal of the season came with 1:01 (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
Asian shares gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade
BANGKOK (AP) — Share benchmarks were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington this week. U.S. markets were closed Monday for President’s Day. Shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong fell (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
'Black Panther' designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in “Black Panther.” But before that show, Carter will (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
Jailed Citgo executives in limbo amid Venezuela turmoil
HOUSTON (AP) — A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela’s capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they’ve gone to church and says (...)
The China Post - 19 February 2019
[Taiwan News] After an attack, a night market rallies around a street performer
A night market in southern Taiwan has rallied in support of one of its most eye-catching attractions- a street performer dressed as a dinosaur. That’s after a recent attack that left the young entertainer injured. At one night market in the city (...)
RTI - 19 February 2019
Taiwan shares open higher
Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 6.83 points Tuesday at 10,152.11 on turnover of NT$1.24 billion (US$40.18 million).
Focus Taiwan - 19 February 2019
Taiwan leads Asia in gender equality
Taipei Times - 19 February 2019
DPP legislators blast China over book censorship
Taipei Times - 19 February 2019
Formosat-7 ready for shipment
Taipei Times - 19 February 2019
Macaque attacks man at home
Taipei Times - 19 February 2019

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