WORLD Headline

World Cup slalom record holder Schild retires

By ERIC WILLEMSEN
Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian skier Marlies Schild retired Tuesday, ending a career in which she overcame several serious injuries before setting the women's record for...full story
updated 2014-09-02 07:01 PM
The WORLD Gallery
This undated photo provided by Utah State University on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 shows USU alum Melissa Jackson Chapot, collecting rock samples for optically stimulated luminescence dating, in southern Utah This undated handout image obtained by The Associated Press shows the second of the two-part memo to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover about "Washtub," the codeword assigned to the Office of Special Investigations. Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. (AP Photo) FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via the Las Vegas Review-Journal shows two Devil's Hole pupfish in a cave at Death Valley National Park in Nevada, northwest of Las Vegas near Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert, but a new study says climate change and warming waters, and its lack of mobility are threatening the pupfish and decreasing its numbers. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tom Baugh, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LAS VEGAS SUN OUT This 1961 photo shows released by the Defense Intelligence Agency shows Air Force Lieut. Gen. Joseph Carroll upon his nomination to first director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). In the early Cold War years following World War II, the U.S. feared a sudden Soviet invasion and occupation of Alaska, and recruited and trained Alaskan fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens for a covert intelligence network in support of military commanders, according to declassified Air Force and FBI documents. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover teamed up on the secret project, code-named "Washtub", with the newly created Air Force Office of Special Investigations, first headed by then Hoover protege and former FBI official Joseph Carroll. This was not civil defense of the sort that became common later in the Cold War as Americans built their own bomb shelters. This was an extraordinary enlistment of civilians as intelligence operatives on U.S. soil. (AP Photo/Defense Intelligence Agency) FILE - This March 26, 1947, file photo shows Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover calling the communist party of the United States a "Fifth Column" whose "goal is the overthrow of our government" during testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington. Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show. Hoover teamed up on a highly classified project, code-named FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013, file photo, Olin Feuerbacher, aquaculturist at the Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility, maintains the aquaria that contain some of the newly hatched Devil's Hole pupfish 90 miles west of Las Vegas. For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of the cavern in Nevada's desert, but a new study says climate change and warming waters, and its lack of mobility, are threatening the pupfish and decreasing its numbers. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, David Becker, File) FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014 file photo, protesters hold their hands up as a Los Angeles Police Department officer tries to talk to them in front of the 77th Street police station in Los Angeles during a protest of the LAPD shooting of Ezell Ford. Police say that Ford had attempted to remove a gun from an officer's holster on Monday when he was shot and killed, which differs from accounts by the family of the man. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) This undated photo provided by Utah State University on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 shows a detail of prehistoric rock paintings from the Great Gallery, situated in a remote section of southern Utah FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, travelers wait in line with their luggage at Miami International Airport before traveling Cuba in Miami. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans and Cuban-Americans fly in and out of Cuba each year thanks to the liberalization of U.S. and Cuban travel rules over the last five years. On Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, the Cuban government will enact new rules meant to take a big bite of that traffic, sharply limiting the amount of goods people can bring into Cuba in their luggage, and ship by boat from abroad. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2014 file photo, protesters hold their hands up as they walk in the middle of Crenshaw Blvd. to protest the shooting of an unarmed man in Ferguson, Mo., and of other victims of police shootings in Los Angeles. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
    Updated: 2014撟?9??02? 19:10 GMT+08:00
WORLD
 
World Cup slalom record holder Schild retires
By ERIC WILLEMSEN
Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) -- Austrian skier Marlies Schild retired Tuesday, ending a career in which she overcame several serious injuries before setting the women's record for....Fullstory

2014-09-02 07:01 PM

Report: Water shortages crimp China shale gas plan

Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- A research group says more than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating....Fullstory

2014-09-02 07:01 PM

North Korea athletes on mission for political gold North Korea athletes on mission for political gold
By ERIC TALMADGE
Associated Press

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to....Fullstory

2014-09-02 06:22 PM

UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who....Fullstory

2014-09-02 06:01 PM

Ivory Coast will allow Sierra Leone team in Ivory Coast will allow Sierra Leone team in

Associated Press

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- The Ivory Coast government decided late Monday to allow Sierra Leone's team to enter the country, giving the go-ahead for....Fullstory

2014-09-02 06:01 PM

India wins toss, bowls 1st vs England in 4th ODI

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- India has won the toss and will bowl first in the fourth one-day international against England at Edgbaston on Tuesday. The Indians,....Fullstory

2014-09-02 05:42 PM

Attacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers

Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Attacks in Afghanistan have killed three policemen and four Afghan soldiers, officials said Tuesday. A suicide car bombing killed three policemen in....Fullstory

2014-09-02 05:22 PM

Suicide car bomb kills 3 Afghan policemen

Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a suicide car bombing has killed three policemen in the eastern Nangarhar province. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman....Fullstory

2014-09-02 05:01 PM

Toshiba Launches Low-height Package Transistor Output Photocoupler

Associated Press

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 2, 2014--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of a transistor output photocoupler in a low-height SO6L package, which can be used to....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:42 PM

Putin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark Putin's aide confirms '2 weeks to Kiev' remark

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:22 PM

Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

Associated Press

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more....Fullstory

2014-09-02 07:01 PM

Indian troops kill 3 rebels in Kashmir fighting
By AIJAZ HUSSAIN
Associated Press

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Officials say Indian government forces have killed three suspected rebels in a gunbattle in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Indian paramilitary....Fullstory

2014-09-02 06:22 PM

Bomb kills 8 Egyptian policemen in Sinai
By ASHRAF SWEILAM
Associated Press

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has killed eight policemen travelling in an armored vehicle in the country's troubled Sinai Peninsula. Security....Fullstory

2014-09-02 06:01 PM

6 candidates in running for equestrian presidency

Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Six candidates -- all from Europe -- are in the running to replace Princess Haya of Jordan as president of the....Fullstory

2014-09-02 06:01 PM

Iniesta to miss Spain's 1st European qualifier

Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- Andres Iniesta has withdrawn from Spain's squad ahead of their upcoming friendly against France and their first 2016 European Championship qualifier. The Spanish....Fullstory

2014-09-02 06:01 PM

Commission rejects London mayor's plan for airport

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Airport Commission has rejected a plan to build a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary, describing it as more problematic and....Fullstory

2014-09-02 05:22 PM

WC finalists Germany and Argentina renew rivalry WC finalists Germany and Argentina renew rivalry
By CIARAN FAHEY
Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany and Argentina clash again 52 days after contesting the World Cup final, albeit with less at stake when the sides meet....Fullstory

2014-09-02 05:01 PM

Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting Euro continues descent ahead of ECB meeting

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- The euro has fallen to a one-year low against the dollar as Europe's single currency remains under pressure ahead of this week's....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:42 PM

Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:42 PM

Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:22 PM

HOME |  WORLD |  Politics |  Business |  Sports |  Lifestyle |  TAIWAN |  Technology |  Health |  SUPPLEMENT |  Society |  OPINION
  • Taiwan News  ©  2014 All Rights Reserved.