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Tsai slams Lien over war history

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Lien Chan’s comments on the history of the resistance war against Japan could hurt the feelings of people...full story
updated 2015-09-02 04:35 PM
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Tsai slams Lien over war history
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Vice President Lien Chan’s comments on the history of the resistance war against Japan could hurt the feelings of people....Fullstory

2015-09-02 04:35 PM

Chu should run for vice president: KMT member
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new member of the Kuomintang’s Central Standing Committee said Wednesday that party chairman Eric Liluan Chu should run for vice....Fullstory

2015-09-02 05:25 PM

Anti-Japan heroes must not be forgotten: president

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (???) said Wednesday that it is his responsibility to ensure that the....Fullstory

2015-09-02 03:41 PM

President regrets Beijing's claim on its role in war against Japan

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou expressed regret Wednesday over a claim by Beijing that Chinese communist forces played a....Fullstory

2015-09-02 02:39 PM

US demands release of Christian lawyer detained in China
By MATTHEW LEE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States demanded Tuesday that China release a well-known Christian lawyer and religious figures who were detained last month ahead of....Fullstory

2015-09-02 11:54 AM

Arkansas governor asked to set execution dates for 8 inmates

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Arkansas' attorney general has asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to set execution dates for eight death row inmates in what would....Fullstory

2015-09-02 03:01 AM

Sweden optimistic over questioning Assange in London

Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish officials say they are optimistic about reaching agreement with Ecuador on legal assistance which could pave the way to questioning WikiLeaks....Fullstory

2015-09-02 03:01 AM

King returns as senior adviser to the president
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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2015-09-02 02:59 PM

Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda goes on trial at ICC

Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Congo militia leader known as The Terminator has pleaded innocent to 18 charges, including murder, rape and sexual slavery,....Fullstory

2015-09-02 05:01 PM

Thai police: Suspect's prints match those on bomb material
By NATTASUDA ANUSONADISAI and JOCELYN GECKER
Associated Press

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2015-09-02 03:01 PM

Taiwan's Defense Ministry criticizes Lien's remarks on war

Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) took issue Wednesday with remarks by former Vice President Lien....Fullstory

2015-09-02 11:58 AM

Protests block Guatemala Congress as impeachment considered

Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Protesters backing Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina are blocking access to Congress where lawmakers are scheduled to consider a move to....Fullstory

2015-09-02 06:01 AM

Key Democrat: US Senate will uphold Obama on Iran nuke deal
By ERICA WERNER
Associated Press

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2015-09-02 03:01 AM

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