A first look at the Cabinet's 2018 budget proposal

A first look at the Cabinet's 2018 budget proposal

Infrastructure projects, anti-drug campaigns, elderly care and the “New Southbound Policy” get a sizable boost in funding in the Executive Yuan's budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year.
Taiwan lays out NT$16 billion development plan for AI

Taiwan lays out NT$16 billion development plan for AI

Taiwan's technology minister on Thursday laid out an ambitious plan to spend NT$16 billion to beef up the domestic artificial intelligence (AI) industry.
Excitement building in the US over coast-to-coast solar eclipse

Excitement building in the US over coast-to-coast solar eclipse

Thousands, possibly millions, of people will travel to experience a total solar eclipse on Monday across the United States. Rooms in both hotels and private homes are scarce in the 100-kilometre-wide band dubbed the "zone of totality" where the moon will pass entirely in front of the sun and block it out almost completely.
A rare natural spectacle: A total eclipse of the sun

A rare natural spectacle: A total eclipse of the sun

The countdown is under way. Millions of Americans anxiously await the day the sun turns dark, with the total solar eclipse on August 21 expected to be visible in 14 US states - from Oregon in the north-west to South Carolina in the south-east.
Indian media hit back at 'racist' Chinese video amid border tensions

Indian media hit back at 'racist' Chinese video amid border tensions

A video published on China's state-run media with derogatory depictions of Indians has provoked accusations of racism in India.
Bannon says Trump administration rivals are 'wetting themselves'

Bannon says Trump administration rivals are 'wetting themselves'

White House advisor Steve Bannon took a swing at rivals in the Trump administration, telling a liberal magazine in a rare interview that officials who do not want to take a hard line on China are "wetting themselves."
UN seeks funds as South Sudanese refugees in Uganda surpass 1 million

UN seeks funds as South Sudanese refugees in Uganda surpass 1 million

Uganda has now taken in more than 1 million people who have fled the conflict in South Sudan, but funds to aid the refugees are running low, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thursday.
The world's average temperature in July 'was the second highest on record'

The world's average temperature in July 'was the second highest on record'

The month's temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 0.83 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average, data show.
Trump revived an old 'pigs blood' myth in response to the Barcelona attack

Trump revived an old 'pigs blood' myth in response to the Barcelona attack

President retells discredited story about a general shooting Muslims with pig blood-soaked bullets.
Ronaldo and Messi lead the shortlist for FIFA men's best player award

Ronaldo and Messi lead the shortlist for FIFA men's best player award

Ronaldo helped Real to a historic defence of their Champions League title and the Spanish domestic title.
Mayor Ko explains what would happen if a blackout hit during the Universiade

Mayor Ko explains what would happen if a blackout hit during the Universiade

As Taiwan struggles with an unprecedented power-supply problem, concerns have cropped up that the lights might go out on athletes during the 19-day sporting event.
It's time for Taiwan to pick a power plan

It's time for Taiwan to pick a power plan

Here are the choices it has and how to approach them.
Uganda will be competing in Taipei Universiade after all

Uganda will be competing in Taipei Universiade after all

"We're very happy to see this result."
Denied an abortion, a raped 10-year-old Indian girl delivers her baby

Denied an abortion, a raped 10-year-old Indian girl delivers her baby

Indian law prohibits medical termination of pregnancies after 20 weeks except when the mother's life is at risk.
Parliament to 'consider' silencing of Big Ben after complaints

Parliament to 'consider' silencing of Big Ben after complaints

The British Parliament will "consider" how long the chimes of London's iconic Big Ben should be silenced during years of restoration work after concerns were raised "by a number of MPs."
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