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Military to base Patriot missiles in Kaohsiung

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The location of a planned Patriot missile basein Kaohsiung was given away by a tender for public works of art, reports...full story
updated 2015-05-30 04:51 PM
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Military to base Patriot missiles in Kaohsiung
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The location of a planned Patriot missile basein Kaohsiung was given away by a tender for public works of art, reports....Fullstory

2015-05-30 04:51 PM

DPP leader arrives in US DPP leader arrives in US
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen arrived in Los Angeles to a rapturous welcome on the start of a 12-day tour....Fullstory

2015-05-30 02:26 PM

DPP chairwoman arrives in Los Angeles

Central News Agency

Los Angeles, May 29 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (???), chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), arrived in Los Angeles....Fullstory

2015-05-30 07:16 PM

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Central News Agency

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2015-05-30 10:00 AM

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2015-05-30 09:46 AM

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Associated Press

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2015-05-30 09:01 AM

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By MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER
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2015-05-30 06:01 AM

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2015-05-30 03:22 AM

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By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kuomintang on Saturday agreed to presidential contender Hung Hsiu-chu’s demands for public events to allow her to present her policies....Fullstory

2015-05-30 03:52 PM

President shocked, saddened over murder of second-grader

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (???) said Saturday that he was shocked and saddened by the death of....Fullstory

2015-05-30 07:26 PM

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By Jocylin FC
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2015-05-30 06:45 PM

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Associated Press

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2015-05-30 05:22 PM

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By Jocylin FC
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2015-05-30 01:57 PM

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By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA
Associated Press

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2015-05-30 10:00 AM

Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON,LOLITA C. BALDOR
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2015-05-30 09:46 AM

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By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL TARM
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2015-05-30 09:01 AM

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By BRADY McCOMBS
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2015-05-30 03:22 AM

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By ROB GILLIES
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2015-05-30 03:22 AM

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