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2018-07-24

Section break ---- News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- T*Tai-Ex opening The Tai-Ex opened down 9-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 10,938 on turnover of $1.93 billion N-T. ---- T*Palau ambassador calls for strategies to counter China The Palau ambassador wants democratic countries to work together to resist (抵抗) China's influence. Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil says large democratic countries around the world should do this to stop China's bullying, especially of small developing countries like Palau. Palau Pacific Airways recently stopped service to Hong Kong and Macau through the island of Bali. This comes after Beijing banned group tours to Palau because of its diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Olkeriil says Taiwan hospitals have saved the lives of thousands of Palauan ppl, and her country and people are a democratic nation that supports Taiwan and similar countries. ---- T*Taiwan has new top-ranked men's tennis player Jason Jung is now Taiwan's top-ranked men's tennis player. He is 121 on the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings. Jung won gold for Taiwan in the men's singles at the Taipei Universiade last year. The 29-year-old American-born player will represent Taiwan in the upcoming Asian Games being held in Jakarta from August 18th to September 2nd. ---- US Trump security clearance US President Donald Trump is thinking about taking away the security clearances (對參加秘密工作人員等進行的忠誠調查;安全調查) of former national security officials. These officials from intelligence, law enforcement, and national security chiefs. They served during the Obama administration. ---- India mob attacks A woman was lynched in central India, because a mob thought she was part of a gang that kidnapped children. Police say at least 14 people were arrested in Madhya Pradesh state for the violence. At least 25 people have been lynched and dozens hurt in mob attacks in the last three months because of similar rumours (謠言). The victims are mostly outsiders, different in some way, or did not speak the local language. The Indian government says it is setting up two committees to find ways to deal with the growing mob violence. ---- Venezuela economy crisis The International Monetary Fund says inflation in Venezuela could be higher than 1 million percent by year's end. The IMF also says the economic trouble could affect countries around Venezuela. Venezuela is in a five year crisis, with shortages (短缺、缺乏) of basics like food and medicine. This is also leading to a rise in crime. Many people are fleeing (逃跑) to Colombia and Brazil. The IMF estimates that Venezuela's economy could shrink by 18 percent this year. This would be the third year in a row of double-digit decline (下降). ---- News Outro That was the I-C-R-T news Check in again tomorrow for our simplified version of the news, uploaded every day in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm ____. ----
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