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Foreign minister wants younger diplomats
Foreign minister wants younger diplomats

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreign Minister David Lee said Saturday that the rejuvenation of diplomatic personnel was an important task following reports that more than...full story
updated 2016-05-28 04:49 PM
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Three freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, who were resettled in Uruguay, pray during their protest outside the U.S. embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, April 24, 2015. From left are Omar Abdelahdi Faraj and Ali Husain Shaaban, both of Syria, and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia. The men are protesting after they were asked to leave a hotel where some stayed periodically, and demand Washington help them financially. They say the house where they were initially resettled didn't have enough space for all of them. The men spent 12 years at the U.S. military prison but were never charged and released after officials determined they were no longer a threat. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garrido) URUGUAY OUT - NO PUBLICAR EN URUGUAY This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday, April 25, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows Nusra Front fighters in the town of Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib province, Syria. Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered the strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a crucial province. Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year, has killed some 220,000 people, and wounded at least 1 million. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP)
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Foreign minister wants younger diplomats Foreign minister wants younger diplomats
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreign Minister David Lee said Saturday that the rejuvenation of diplomatic personnel was an important task following reports that more than....Fullstory

2016-05-28 04:49 PM

Labour Party activist reinstated after anti-Semitism inquiry

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- A Labour Party activist who had been suspended while allegations of anti-Semitism were investigated has been cleared. The party said Saturday that Jackie....Fullstory

2016-05-28 09:22 PM

Ma denies rumor that he has given up his retirement benefits

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) Ma Ying-jeou, who stepped down as president just over a week ago, on Saturday dismissed an online rumor that he has....Fullstory

2016-05-28 04:50 PM

NY Democrat: Trump should return money to 9/11 recovery fund

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Democratic New York congressman says Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses....Fullstory

2016-05-28 12:22 PM

'Never Hillary' unifies Republicans squeamish about Trump
By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JULIE PACE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Having overcome a multimillion-dollar "Never Trump" campaign....Fullstory

2016-05-28 03:22 AM

Kaohsiung returns land to indigenous people Kaohsiung returns land to indigenous people
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung returned plots of land totaling 100 hectares to 60 indigenous families Saturday. The move by Mayor Chen Chu was seen as....Fullstory

2016-05-28 04:09 PM

Ex-NATO chief, PM named as adviser to Ukraine' president

Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A former NATO Secretary-General and Danish prime minister has been named an adviser to Ukraine's president. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Twitter....Fullstory

2016-05-28 09:22 PM

The Latest: Divers looking for plane crash pilot find body

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the crash of a small World War II-era plane in the Hudson River between New York and New....Fullstory

2016-05-28 12:22 PM

In Iraq's battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight
By SUSANNAH GEORGE
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing....Fullstory

2016-05-28 03:42 AM

Defying critics, Libya's eastern bank prints its own money

Associated Press

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's cash-strapped eastern central bank has printed its own notes, overcoming initial opposition from the U.N.-backed western government but sparking concern....Fullstory

2016-05-28 03:22 AM

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