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Poll shows drop in support for Tsai
Poll shows drop in support for Tsai

By Wendy Lee
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The latest public opinion poll shows that 44.7 percent of Taiwanese people feel satisfied with President Tsai Ing-wen’s handling of major issues, a 7.6 percent...full story
updated 2016-09-26 03:55 PM
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Poll shows drop in support for Tsai Poll shows drop in support for Tsai
By Wendy Lee
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The latest public opinion poll shows that 44.7 percent of Taiwanese people feel satisfied with President Tsai Ing-wen’s handling of major issues, a 7.6 percent....Fullstory

2016-09-26 03:55 PM

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By The Associated Press
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2016-09-26 11:22 PM

The Latest: Tight security ahead of Colombia peace ceremony

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2016-09-26 10:42 PM

Russian suspected of flying drone over Polish govt buildings

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish security officials say a Russian citizen suspected of flying a drone over Polish government and president's buildings has been detained....Fullstory

2016-09-26 10:42 PM

Rights group says Pakistan's police commit widespread abuse

Associated Press

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2016-09-26 09:42 PM

Pope meets Congo's Kabila, but Vatican displeasure evident

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2016-09-26 09:22 PM

Deutsche Bank shares fall sharply after report

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2016-09-26 08:42 PM

Former president opens monthly lecture series at local university

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2016-09-26 07:27 PM

Hong Kong denying DPP politicians visas bad idea: MAC head Hong Kong denying DPP politicians visas bad idea: MAC head
By George Liao
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Mainland Affairs Council Minister Katharine Chang said at the Legislature on Monday that Hong Kong discriminatorily denying Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators’ visa applications was....Fullstory

2016-09-26 08:15 PM

India says Pakistan believes terror will bring territory

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- India's foreign minister says Pakistan continues to believe terrorist attacks will allow it to obtain territory it covets in Jammu and....Fullstory

2016-09-26 11:22 PM

The Latest: First jurors report in church shooting trial

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2016-09-26 11:22 PM

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2016-09-26 10:42 PM

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2016-09-26 10:42 PM

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2016-09-26 09:42 PM

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2016-09-26 09:22 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

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Taiwan’s media banned from ICAO assembly
By Sophia Yang
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2016-09-26 08:32 PM

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2016-09-26 07:01 PM

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