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2019-05-16

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS MAY 16, 2019 ---- E*Tai-Ex Opens The Tai-Ex opened down 4-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 10,556 on turnover of 1.4-billion N-T. The market climbed Wednesday after two days of falling. Investors were reacting (反應) to a technical rebound in US markets. The bellwether electronics sector still led the broader market, but did not rise above the 60-day moving average of 10,621 points. ---- E*Tsai Thanks EU for WHA Support President Tsai Ing-wen is thanking the European Union for supporting Taiwan's efforts (努力) to go to the World Health Assembly. At the Europe Day Dinner, Tsai thanked the leaders of Taiwan friendship groups in the European, French, German, and British Parliaments for signing a letter to the World Health Organization. The letter called for Taiwan to be invited to the WHA. Tsai says even though Taiwan did not get an invitation due to pressure from China, the decision "to speak up for the Taiwanese people's right to health is heartening (令人振奮) and appreciated." European Chamber of Commerce Chairman Giuseppe Izzo says Europe "continues to support Taiwan's meaningful participation in the W-H-O" and welcome "Taiwan's efforts to contribute to world health." ---- E*CTBA Seeking New Foreign Player to Boost National Team The Chinese Taipei Basketball Association says it hopes to recruit (招募) a new foreign (國外) player this summer for the national team. The player will take the place of 36-year-old Quincy Davis. Davis gave up his US citizenship and got ROC citizenship in 2013 to play on the national team. But he has been injured several times, and has not played for the national team since 2017. The Association says former Miami Heat center Dexter Pittman may replace (取代、代替) Davis. Pittman will play for the national team at this summer's William Jones Cup. ---- E*US State Department Pulls Non-Emergency Staff Out of Iraq The US State Department is moving all non-emergency staff out of Iraq. Giles Gibson reports: < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*NKorea Reports Major Drought North Kroea says it is going through its worst drought in almost four decades. The official Korean Central News Agency said an average of 54.4 millimeters of rain fell in the country in the first five months of this year. It said that is the lowest level since 1982. This comes after U.N. food agencies said about 10 million people in North Korea were facing ``severe food shortages''. The country has had one of the worst harvests in a decade. North Korean officials have blamed (怪、指責) the food shortage on bad weather and international economic sanctions. KCNA says the drought is expected to continue until the end of May. ---- 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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