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2019-06-13

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS JUNE 13, 2019 ---- E*Tai-Ex Opens Down The Tai-Ex opened down 33-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 10,582 on turnover of 1.7-billion N-T. The market did not change very much Wednesday. The electronics sector gained, but the financial sector fell. Overall the market stayed above the 10,600-point mark. Analysts say rising trade tensions between the US and China are still worrying investors. Turnover was limited (有限). ---- E*Groups Rally in Support of Hong Kong Extradition Bill Protests Civic groups in Taiwan are showing their support for Hong Kong protestors. Over 20 groups including Taiwan Association for Human Rights, Amnesty International, and Reporters Without Borders gathered outside Hong Kong's representative office in Taipei. They are calling on Hong Kong's government to take back an extradition (引渡) bill it wants to pass. The bill would allow Hong Kong residents accused of a crime to be sent to China for trial. Amnesty International's acting director Annie Huang says the bill would mean human rights activists, reporters, and NGO workers in Hong Kong would be in danger in Beijing's "flawed justice system". The groups are also demanding (極力要求) that the Hong Kong government stop using violence against protestors. ---- E*Taipower Signs Deal for Gas Turbines with GE Tai-Power has signed an agreement to purchase two natural gas turbines (渦輪) from General Electric. The agreement was signed by Tai-Power Chairman Yang Wei-fu and GE Gas Power Chairman John Rice at a ceremony in Washington D.C. It was witnessed by U-S Senator Lindsey Graham and other politicians. The deal is worth 37.5-billion N-T. Tai-Power will buy two of G-E's H-class turbines for the No. 8 and No. 9 generator units of the gas-fired Tatan Power Plant in Taoyuan. ---- E*UN Accuses NKorea of Sanctions Violations Twenty-six countries are asking the United Nations to rule that North Korea has violated UN sanctions on refined petroleum (精煉石油) products. The countries including the US say Pyongyang has imported more than 500-thousand barrels each year. The countries want the UN Security Council committee to demand that North Korea immediately stop deliveries. They say most of the extra petroleum products were delivered through illegal ship-to-ship transfers ( 交貨、傳遞). Last July, Russia and China blocked requests to the UN to publicly accuse North Korea of violating (違反) UN sanctions. ---- E*US Admissions Scandal Coach Avoids Prison A former Stanford University sailing coach has avoided jail time for his involvement in the US college admissions scandal (醜聞). Rachel Silverman has more. < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*DR Ortiz Shooter Detained From the Dominican Republic.... A group of young men have been arrested by police for the shooting of former baseball player David Ortiz. The alleged gunman and five accomplices (幫兇) are being questioned while police are still searching for four other suspects. Officials say the group was offered about $7,800 US dollars to carry out (執行、進行) the shooting of the former Red Sox player. They gave no information on why someone would try to kill Ortiz, who is though of as a sports hero by many in the Domincan Republic. ---- 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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