The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 2nd, 2023 night edition

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will make period products available in all schools starting Tuesday (Aug.1) and provide additional subsidies for low-income students to purchase supplies they need independently.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Monday that over NT$100 million (US$3.18 million) would be invested in the provision of menstrual care products in all educational institutions and 10 other venues throughout Taiwan.

Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) has said that ending period poverty is part of promoting gender equality.

Chen said that improving access to period products and improving education about menstruation aims to reduce the physical and mental burden experienced by women, per UDN.

In addition, schools and universities will create pick-up points for those needing sanitary products at healthcare centers or similar venues.

Scotland became the first country in the world to provide tampons and sanitary pads in all schools in 2020, and New Zealand followed in 2021.

In Asia, Korea, Japan, and Thailand have distributed sanitary products in schools in specific areas, though not nationwide. »

FBI Ordered to Find Out Which Agency Disobeyed White House in Secret Deal, Finds Out It Was Itself

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After the Times’ story was published, the FBI was ordered by the Biden administration to investigate.

Now, several months later, the bureau’s investigation is complete, and it turns out that the agency that disobeyed the White House and purchased the creepy NSO tool was...the FBI.

You’d think that America’s top police agency would be a little bit more on top of its own operations than this . »

Berlin’s Delicate Balance With Beijing

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Whether the European way with China turns out to be the right way is in large part up to Germany.

Germany’s first national security strategy released in June mentioned China only in a cursory way, and Taiwan tensions not at all, raising expectations for the long-awaited China strategy.

Germany’s new China strategy is, at its core, an economic security strategy, in which hard security issues are given only secondary consideration. »

House Oversight chair admits GOP can’t back up Biden bribery accusations

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The chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Monday said he and his colleagues still lack evidence proving that President Joe Biden took bribes while he was vice president during the Obama administration, despite months of investigation into his son, Hunter Biden.

Representative James Comer made the embarrassing admission during an appearance on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s eponymous nightly programme alongside Representative Jim Jordan, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. »

Donald Trump Discovers Identities of Mar-a-Lago Witnesses Who Testified

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Donald Trump will now be aware of the identities of two previously unnamed Mar-a-Lago workers who were cited in a superseding indictment as part of the classified documents case.

The former president's lawyers may now know the identities of two staff members who testified in the classified documents probe.

"In response, Trump Employee 5 told Nauta that De Oliveira was loyal and that De Oliveira would not do anything to affect his relationship with Trump.". »