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Taiwan, China delegates shake hands at WHA

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Health and Welfare Lin Tzou-yien shook hands with his counterpart from China at the World Health Assembly meeting in...full story
updated 2016-05-24 05:45 PM
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Taiwan, China delegates shake hands at WHA
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Health and Welfare Lin Tzou-yien shook hands with his counterpart from China at the World Health Assembly meeting in....Fullstory

2016-05-24 05:45 PM

KMT suspends 4 government officials
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang said Tuesday it had suspended the party membership rights of four members who joined the new administration of President....Fullstory

2016-05-24 05:22 PM

Taiwan Editorial Abstract

Central News Agency

The following is an abstract of editorials in major Taiwanese dailies on Tuesday, several of which looked at the new government that took office May....Fullstory

2016-05-24 09:07 PM

Rumor of meeting between Taiwan president, Malaysian PM denied

Central News Agency

The Presidential Office rebutted late Monday a rumor circulating on the Internet that President Tsai Ing-wen had met with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at....Fullstory

2016-05-24 09:04 PM

Defeated right-wing Austrian president hopeful urges unity

Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) -- Norbert Hofer, the right-winger who lost only narrowly to a pro-EU rival in Austrian presidential elections, has joined the winner in asking....Fullstory

2016-05-24 09:02 PM

New government's stance on Okinotori questioned

Central News Agency

The new government's changing course on the status of the Okinotori atoll in the Western Pacific has been questioned by the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) and....Fullstory

2016-05-24 08:58 PM

Turkey's Erdogan approves new government formed by ally
By SUZAN FRASER
Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most trusted allies, who has....Fullstory

2016-05-24 05:42 PM

Happy birthday, Bartbino! 'Big Sexy' Colon hits the big 4-3
By MIKE FITZPATRICK
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Watching someone wait has rarely been so amusing. Bartolo Colon will casually flip a baseball back and forth from bare hand to....Fullstory

2016-05-24 04:22 PM

Indian police say they've killed key Kashmiri rebel leader

Associated Press

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Police say they've killed the operations head of a major militant group in the Indian portion of Kashmir in an overnight....Fullstory

2016-05-24 04:22 PM

AIT releases video to praise Taiwan-U.S. relations

Central News Agency

Kin Moy, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Taipei office, published a video on the AIT's Facebook page to show that....Fullstory

2016-05-24 12:30 PM

Foreign minister talks tough against Japan Foreign minister talks tough against Japan
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will not make any concessions to Japan when the two countries meet before the end of July to discuss fishing....Fullstory

2016-05-24 02:11 PM

Ex-president wants to attend dinner Ex-president wants to attend dinner
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian’s intent to attend a thanksgiving dinner on June 4 could lead to the cancellation of his medical....Fullstory

2016-05-24 02:34 PM

Patrols in disputed waters hinge on actual need: spokesman

Central News Agency

Taiwan's new government hopes to use dialogue with Japan to address the rights of Taiwanese fishermen in disputed waters in the Pacific, and future patrols....Fullstory

2016-05-24 09:06 PM

British pound up as poll points to waning EU exit risk

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- The British pound is posting strong gains after another opinion poll indicated that those advocating a British exit -- so-called Brexit --....Fullstory

2016-05-24 09:02 PM

The Latest: Russia calls for temporary truce near Damascus

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the violence in Syria a day after deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group targeted government strongholds (all....Fullstory

2016-05-24 09:02 PM

Foreign minister upbeat about Taiwan-Japan maritime talks

Central News Agency

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee expressed optimism Tuesday about the results of upcoming talks with Japan on maritime affairs cooperation. Lee told reporters that the....Fullstory

2016-05-24 08:51 PM

Delegate math: How Clinton wraps up nomination by June 7
By HOPE YEN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained....Fullstory

2016-05-24 05:42 PM

WHO says hospital bombing in Syrian coastal city killed 43

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- The World Health Organization says a suicide attack at a hospital in Syria's coastal city of Jableh the previous day has killed....Fullstory

2016-05-24 04:22 PM

IS attacks undermine Iraqi state in war weary capital
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SUSANNAH GEORGE
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the....Fullstory

2016-05-24 04:22 PM

Russia protests US reconnaissance flight over Sea of Japan

Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Defense Ministry has protested a U.S. reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan near the nation's borders, saying it jeopardized air....Fullstory

2016-05-24 10:42 AM

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