10AM Easy EZ News Intro
Good morning. It's 10 o'clock. I'm Leslie Liao and it's time for Easy EZ News
Taking a look at Taiwan News -
The Tai-Ex opened down 8-points this morning from Friday's close, at 9,978 on
turnover of 1.2-billion N-T.
Zhu-Ger-Liang Passes Away
Actor and comedian Zhu-Ger-Liang has died at 70.
Zhu was sent to the National Taiwan University hospital two months ago with
He died of cancer related liver failure at around 5 o'clock this morning.
Zhu-Ger-Liang became famous in Taiwan in the1980s.
He was well known for his distinctive hairstyle and coarse (粗魯的) humor.
Zhu was a beloved telvision host and starred in many movies.
Lee Ming-Che's Wife Travels to the US
The wife of detained human rights activist Lee Ming-che is traveling to the
U-S this week.
She seeks support there for her husband's release.
Lee Jing-yu is being accompanied by officials from an international
non-governmental organization (非政府組織).
Lee was invited to attend the meeting from Ed Royce - the chairman(主席) of
the U-S House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The group will also seek support from the European Union and United Nations
for Lee's release.
Lee has been held in China since March 19-th.
Beijing has released very little information about his arrest.
Han Kuang military Exercise
The Ministry of National Defense (國防部) has said the annual Han Kuang
military exercises will begin on May 22-nd.
It will include a simulated (假設) attack on CCK Air Base in Taichung by
Defense officials say the exercises aim to test the military's fighting and
The annual Han Kuang drills are divided (分為) into two parts -- computer war
games and live exercises.
The computer war games began on May 1-st and ended on May 5th.
The live-fire drills will take place from May 22nd to May 26-th.
President Tsai Ing-wen is expected to observe an exercise on Penghu.
In International News...
Microsoft's President Brad Smith has criticised(批評) the US government for
its part in Friday's worldwide cyber-attack.
Our US correspondent Kevin McAleese reports...
UN Consultations on North Korea
The United Nations Security Council will hold urgent meetings about North
Korea's latest missile test.
The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested the talks.
The closed-door(封閉的) meeting will be held on Tuesday afternoon.
The US Ambassador (大使) to the U-N says Washington has been working well
with Pyongyang's closest ally China.
She has raised the possibility of new sanctions(制裁) against North Korea.
Mexico Journalists Attacked
In Mexico,100 men attacked (攻擊) a group of journalists and robbed (搶).
A newspaper said two of its employees were accosted while reporting a
They were traveling in two SUVs (運動休旅車) when they were attacked.
And finally ..
Derek Jeter's No. 2 has been retired (退休) by the New York Yankees.
Jeter was with the Yankees for 20-years.
He stopped playing in 2014 and won five World Series titles and a New
York-record 3,465 hits.
He is the 22nd player to have his number retired by New York.
10AM Easy EZ News Outro
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Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm Leslie Liao.