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2019-05-29

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS MAY 29, 2019 ---- E*Tai-Ex opening The Tai-Ex opened down 35-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 10,277 on turnover of $2.2-billion N-T. The market fell after some selling late in the session. Then index adjustments by MSCI took effect after the market closed. Large cap tech stocks were under pressure (壓力), because investors were still worried about trade friction between the US and China. They bough more old economy stocks, which helped support the market overall (整體). ---- E*Soldiers Injured in Truck Accident During Han Kuang Exercise Fifteen soldiers were injured during the annual Han Kuang military exercise. Defense officials say the soldiers from the 542-nd Armored Brigade were in a truck on its way to the Army's Hukou base, when it crashed into an empty sentry (哨兵、崗哨) post. Officials say the soldiers were treated (治療) at hospital, and none of them had life-threatening injuries. A committee has been set up to look into what caused the accident. ---- E*Government to Boost Disease Prevention Efforts The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the government is working to cooperate more with the US, Japan, and other countries in Southeast Asia to stop disease. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung met with officials from 32 countries and 39 non-governmental organizations on the sidelines (場邊) of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The foreign ministry says talks with Japan and the US were positive, and they agreed to work together more on epidemic (瘟疫) prevention. Many countries in Southeast Asia also say they're interested in working more with Taiwan on health issues. ---- E*US Tornadoes Leave One Dead At least one person is dead and several injured after tornadoes hit the U.S. states Ohio and Indiana overnight (過夜). Our US correspondent Kevin McAleese reports < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*Canada Summons FB Execs Canadian lawmakers want to summon Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg the next time either visits Canada. Zuckerberg and Sandberg were called to testify (表明), but did not appear before the international grand committee on big data, privacy and democracy. The committee is being hosted by Canada's parliament this week. The international politicians are looking at the role of tech giants in safeguarding privacy and democratic rights. Officials say if the Facebook executives refuse to appear they will be held in contempt (蔑視). It was unclear what consequences (後果) that might have. ---- E*UN Designates Day Against Religion-based Violence The U.N. General Assembly is making Aug. 22nd the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. The 193-member world body passed a resolution for this on Tuesday. It was co-sponsored by Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland and the United States. The resolution says ``terrorism and violent extremism (極端主義) in all its forms and manifestations cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.'' The resolution invites all countries, U.N. agencies, civil society, the private sector and individuals to mark the international day, which will be observed for the first time this year. ---- 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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