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Democrats in key state: Room for a non-Clinton

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEY
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Not every Democrat was cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president during her recent visit to Iowa, a...full story
updated 2014-09-18 09:42 PM
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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) Fishing boats are tied down in port as Typhoon Matmo approaches 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) 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) 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) Indian actress Freida Pinto, smiles, during the Girl Summit 2014, at the Walworth Academy, in London, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. In this March 20, 2014 photo released by Greenpeace, Arturo, a 28-year-old polar bear, stands inside his cage at the zoo in Mendoza, Argentina. Despite a petition by hundreds of thousands of people asking for Arturo's relocation to a zoo in Winnipeg that has accepted the polar bear's transfer, the Mendoza Zoo Director said Tuesday, July 22, 2014, that Arturo, will remain in Argentina. The country's last remaining polar bear in captivity, only suffers the typical ailments of old age said the director and asks Arturo supporters to 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) 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) This March 2010 photo provided by Mike Fishbein shows Fishbein, middle, a U.S.-born soldier from Los Angeles, with fellow Americans David Wisefield, left, and Ilan Benjamin, all fighting for the Israel Defense Forces. The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel. Israel calls them the lone soldiers: They are men and women in the prime of their lives who have left their parents and often comfortable lives behind in places like Sydney, London, Los Angeles and elsewhere to join the IDF, marching in the desert and taking up arms to defend the Jewish state. There are about 2,000 lone soldiers currently serving in the Israeli military. (AP Photo/Courtesy Mike Fishbein) 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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Democrats in key state: Room for a non-Clinton
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEY
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Not every Democrat was cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president during her recent visit to Iowa, a....Fullstory

2014-09-18 09:42 PM

Italy has not banned cosmetics from Taiwan: officials

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) The Italian government has not imposed any official restrictions on the sale of cosmetic facial masks....Fullstory

2014-09-18 09:22 PM

F1 enters radio silence era in Singapore F1 enters radio silence era in Singapore
By CHRIS LINES
Associated Press

SINGAPORE (AP) -- As the Formula One season exits Europe and heads to Asia for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, teams and drivers are preparing....Fullstory

2014-09-18 09:01 PM

Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The city council in Donetsk says no deaths were reported in fighting overnight, one of the quietest nights recently in eastern....Fullstory

2014-09-18 07:42 PM

Ko Wen-je expounds on MG149, asks Sean Lien to declare his assets Ko Wen-je expounds on MG149, asks Sean Lien to declare his assets

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ko said the detailed balance sheet shows none of the funds went into his own pocket....Fullstory

2014-09-18 06:26 PM

Tainan City ranked 1st in satisfactory survey

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

In a nation-wide survey co-conducted by the Economic Daily News and Nan Shan Life Insurance, Tainan City was rated the highest in a satisfactory survey....Fullstory

2014-09-18 05:21 PM

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears
By PAUL KELBIE
Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The people of Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to end a partnership with the rest of the United Kingdom that....Fullstory

2014-09-18 03:01 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: AUSTRALIA-TERRORISM SYDNEY -- Counterterrorism raids in Sydney were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack in Australia as....Fullstory

2014-09-18 02:42 PM

Australian leader warns of planned random attack Australian leader warns of planned random attack
By KRISTEN GELINEAU
Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) -- Counterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a random, violent attack....Fullstory

2014-09-18 02:42 PM

UN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front
By ARON HELLER
Associated Press

CAMP ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) -- For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights -- providing a symbol....Fullstory

2014-09-18 02:01 PM

How states fared on unemployment benefit claims
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Substantially fewer people sought unemployment benefits last week, which often points to employers feeling more confident about the economy and hiring more....Fullstory

2014-09-18 09:42 PM

Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply
By JOSH BOAK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a....Fullstory

2014-09-18 09:01 PM

Greens exit Finnish government over nuclear spat

Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) -- The environmentalist Green Party says it's dropping out of Finland's coalition government, which has endorsed the construction of a new nuclear power....Fullstory

2014-09-18 08:42 PM

SKorean president offers assurances on 2018 Games

Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's president has assured the IOC that the government will make the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang a success. President....Fullstory

2014-09-18 07:01 PM

First anniversary of Chang Sen-wen’s death observed

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The residents eventually prevailed in court, but by then their houses were all gone....Fullstory

2014-09-18 06:22 PM

Even seemingly benign causes draw China crackdown
By JACK CHANG
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- More than 30 people had flocked to Beijing's most august Buddhist temple to remember the siblings, children and parents lost exactly six....Fullstory

2014-09-18 03:22 PM

MOHW head blames media for food safety problems

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Chiu Wen-ta says media obsession with food safety is responsible for problems with edible oil....Fullstory

2014-09-18 02:43 PM

International monitors endorse Fiji election

Associated Press

SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- A group of international observers who were scrutinizing this week's landmark Fiji election say the process was credible and the result....Fullstory

2014-09-18 02:42 PM

Tang Prize showcases Taiwan's value: president

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou praised the Tang Prize awards Thursday, saying that they showcase Taiwan's soft power....Fullstory

2014-09-18 02:02 PM

Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting
By YOUKYUNG LEE
Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets mostly fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve increased its estimate for the level of the central....Fullstory

2014-09-18 02:01 PM

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