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Taiwan to handle invitation to APEC meeting in line with protocol


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Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) China has sent an envoy to Taiwan to deliver an invitation to this year's Asia-Pacific Economic...full story
updated 2014-09-02 06:36 PM
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Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two-week war. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) Pro-Russian rebels, right, followed by members of the OSCE mission, walk by plane wreckage as they arrive for a media briefing at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission for the first time since last week's crash. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) Hotel staff barricade lobby windows in preparation for Typhoon Matmo along the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Kerry has returned to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel. (AP Photo/Pool) FILE - In this Saturday, July 19, 2014, file photo, Palestinians carry on with their lives at a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their homes following heavy Israeli forces' strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) FILE - In this Sunday, July 20, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian man is helped to flee Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, after an Israeli strike in the area. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) FILE - In this Wednesday, June 1, 2011, file photo, a Palestinian man waits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing, southern Gaza Strip. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba, File) FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2013 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, with her daughter Princess Anne greet her horse Estimate, who won the Gold Cup horse race on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting, traditionally known as Ladies Day, in Ascot, England. A racehorse owned by Britain Flowers are placed at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands. Oleksander Kharchenko, spokesman for the state committee on the crash, said "we will do our best" to send the bodies to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Ukraine has agreed to send remains of all the victims there for identification and forensic investigation. (AP Photo/Mike Corder) Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo, left, delivers his victory speech as vice president-elect Jusuf Kalla listens on a traditional phinisi ship docked at Sunda Kelapa port  in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the nation's people. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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Taiwan to handle invitation to APEC meeting in line with protocol

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) China has sent an envoy to Taiwan to deliver an invitation to this year's Asia-Pacific Economic....Fullstory

2014-09-02 06:36 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

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

Han Kuang exercises to include live-fire drills

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Live-fire drills will be included in the annual Han Kuang series of military exercises later this....Fullstory

2014-09-02 05:12 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

Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:22 PM

Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee has rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. The committee, dominated by Aquino....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:01 PM

Amnesty accuses Islamic militants of war crimes Amnesty accuses Islamic militants of war crimes

Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing....Fullstory

2014-09-02 03:42 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

Taiwan, China negotiators to meet for second time in two weeks Taiwan, China negotiators to meet for second time in two weeks

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's top negotiator on cross-strait affairs is scheduled to meet with his Chinese counterpart Thursday in the Chinese city of Hangzhou,....Fullstory

2014-09-02 05:48 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

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

Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:01 PM

S. Korea soldiers charged with homicide over death
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Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Military prosecutors have charged four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April, South....Fullstory

2014-09-02 04:01 PM

US military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby....Fullstory

2014-09-02 02:42 PM

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