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2019-06-20

Section break ---- C*News Intro I'm ... w/ the top of the hour news ..... ---- E*EZ NEWS JUNE 20, 2019 ---- E*Tai-Ex opening The Tai-Ex opened down 25-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 10,749 on turnover of 22-billion N-T. The market climbed almost 2-percent Wednesday and closed above 10,700. Investors were optimistic (樂觀) about an end to the trade war between the US and China. US President Donald Trump will meet with China's President Xi Jin-ping at the G20 summit in Japan next week. ---- E*Cabinet OKs Kaohsiung Dengue Fever Funds Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai says the Cabinet has approved giving $52-million NT to Kaohsiung to fight dengue fever. A meeting was held in Kaohsiung to talk about controlling (控制) and preventing dengue fever. Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu had asked the central government to provide 53-million N-T. Earlier this week, he accused the Cabinet of ignoring (忽略、忽視) his calls for help. The Centers for Disease Control say 20 cases of indigenous dengue fever was confirmed in Kaohsiung. They say 18 of those are a "cluster outbreak". ---- E*New Regulations on NOx Emissions Pending The government will have new laws to cut (減少) nitrogen oxide emissions to 4-thousand metric tons a year in areas that don't meet air quality standards. The Environmental Protection Administration says new rules will be introduced July 31st at the latest. National Parks and conservation areas are not included. The administration says the laws will first focus on places that put out more than 40-metric tons of nitrogen oxide, like the power, cement, steel, and waste incineration industries. Figures show that Taiwan emitted (發出、散發) over 430,000 metric tons of nitrogen oxides in 2015. ---- E*Xi Jinping Heads to NKorea to Meet with Kim Jong Un China's state media says President Xi Jinping is on his way to North Korea. Xinhua news agency says Xi left this morning with his wife Peng Liyuan, and several (幾個) Communist Party officials. Xi will talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on topics including the North's nuclear program. Experts say Xi will likely support North Korea's calls for a step-by-step disarmament process, where for every action Pyongyang takes, the US will ease (緩解,撤掉) some sanctions. ---- E*UN Special Investigator says Khashoggi death is "State killing," calls for international criminal probe A United Nations special investigator says the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a "state killing". The investigator says the killing was planned and carried out (執行) by Saudi Arabia, outside of the law. Liling Tan explains. < [CLIP] Slug: > ---- E*UN Health Agency to Remove Controversial Opioid Guidelines The World Health Organization says it will remove guidelines about prescribing opioid painkillers. The WHO notified the US about this, in response to accusations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. A month ago, US lawmakers accused the WHO of being influenced by (被影響) Purdue Pharma, the American manufacturer of OxyContin. The lawmakers' report said the guidelines were made by organizations getting money from the company. They say these organizations tried to downplay the risks of addiction, and exaggerate the benefits of the drugs. Purdue has denied the allegations. The director-general of the WHO, wrote to the representatives, saying that the guidelines would be removed in ``light of new scientific evidence that has emerged (出現).'' ---- E*Ortiz "Not the Target of Shooting" And finally .... The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting. The country's attorney general says the target was actually another man, wearing clothes similar to the ones the former Red Sox player was wearing. That man was sitting with the ex-baseball star on June 9th at a bar in Santo Domingo. The prosecutor says the shooting was planned and carried out by a member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, who are on the run (奔逃,躲藏,). ---- 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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