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2018-10-19

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS OCTOBER 19, 2018 ---- E*MAC Vows Not to Repatriate Two Chinese Asylum-Seekers Taiwan officials say two Chinese nationals who applied for political asylum in Taiwan will not be sent back to China. The Mainland Affairs Council says the men applied when they got to Taoyuan International Airport in September. Officials say 43-year-old Yan Ke-fen and 63-year-old Liu Xing-lian both hold refugee certificates issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They say they were persecuted for their political beliefs in China. They are still benig held in a restricted part of the airport. The government may consider moving them to a third country. ---- E*Taiwan and Paraguay to Ink Cooperation MOU The government says Taiwan and Paraguay will sign an MOU this year. Vice Foreign Minister Jose Maria Liu says the two sides will sign the memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation on investment, trade, and public infrastructure. Foreign Minister Joseph Wu confirmed earlier this week that the two countries are pushing for a 150-million U-S dollar investment proposal. Liu says the two sides will hopefully sign the deal by the end of this year. ---- E*US Trump Threatens Mexico Over Migrants US President Donald Trump is making threats about a large group of migrants heading towards the US Mexico border. Rachel Silverman has more. < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*UN Urged to Launch Khashoggi Investigation Human rights and journalists' groups want Turkey to urge the UN to start an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Committee to Protect Journalists, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders say Turkey should ask Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to start a transparent investigation. Turkey says Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by people connected with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudis say this is not true, but have no explanation for what happened to Khashoggi. ---- E*Guatemala Lowers Penalty for Corruption Guatemalan lawmakers are reducing prison sentences for crimes related to election finances.. This comes as President Jimmy Morales is suspected of getting more than $1-million US dollars in anonymous donations during his 2015 presidential campaign. The bill lowers the maximum time in prison for illegal campaign funds from 12 yrs to 5 yrs. Some of that time could also been reduced with a fine. ---- C*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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