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President-elect Tsai visits MOFA
President-elect Tsai visits MOFA

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President-elect Chen Chien-jen visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday to hear a secret report. Foreign Minister...full story
updated 2016-04-29 02:52 PM
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President-elect Tsai visits MOFA President-elect Tsai visits MOFA
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President-elect Chen Chien-jen visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday to hear a secret report. Foreign Minister....Fullstory

2016-04-29 02:52 PM

XPRIZE and UN Announce Global Partnership to Empower Children

Associated Press

DODOMA, Tanzania--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2016--The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today announced....Fullstory

2016-04-29 06:22 PM

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN
Associated Press

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative....Fullstory

2016-04-29 05:42 PM

Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee
By ERICA WERNER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. In....Fullstory

2016-04-29 04:42 PM

Former SS Auschwitz guard to testify at his trial in Germany

Associated Press

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant plans to make his first statement to a German court since his trial opened in February....Fullstory

2016-04-29 04:01 PM

APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death
By ERIC TUCKER, AMY FORLITI and MICHAEL TARM
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before....Fullstory

2016-04-29 03:22 PM

Taiwan ups the ante in protest against seizure of fishing boat (update)

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lin on Friday summoned Japan's de facto ambassador in Taipei to lodge a formal protest against the....Fullstory

2016-04-29 01:40 PM

Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?
By CARLA K. JOHNSON
Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative....Fullstory

2016-04-29 11:01 AM

Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'
By SCOTT BAUER
Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) -- Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the....Fullstory

2016-04-29 03:42 AM

Italy, Austria seek to avoid Brenner Pass closure

Associated Press

MILAN (AP) -- Italy's interior ministry says that Italy and Austria have reached terms to avoid closure of the heavily trafficked Brenner Pass border crossing....Fullstory

2016-04-29 03:42 AM

Legislative Yuan votes against textbook changes Legislative Yuan votes against textbook changes
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan on Friday approved a motion calling on the Ministry of Education to drop controversial textbook changes, leading to....Fullstory

2016-04-29 02:10 PM

Taiwan proposes international arbitration for Okinotori dispute

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that Japan's claim that the Okinotori atoll is an "island" violates the rights of fishermen everywhere....Fullstory

2016-04-29 05:59 PM

Germany worries migrants will try to reach Europe from Libya
By BERLIN
Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has told reporters the government is concerned that an increasing number of migrants will try to....Fullstory

2016-04-29 04:42 PM

Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege
By SINAN SALAHEDDIN
Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family -- usually a stew made of locally....Fullstory

2016-04-29 04:42 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: NKOREA-DETAINED AMERICAN -- North Korea sentences a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the....Fullstory

2016-04-29 03:22 PM

Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan
By KRISTEN GELINEAU
Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Australian officials said on Friday, as her father issued a....Fullstory

2016-04-29 01:42 PM

Taiwan patrol boats to protect fishermen near disputed Japanese atoll

Central News Agency

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Taiwan will send two patrol ships to international waters near a Japanese-controlled atoll in the Western Pacific to protect Taiwanese fishermen....Fullstory

2016-04-29 12:34 PM

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers have defeated a resolution intended to honor John Wayne after opponents challenged what they say are racist statements by....Fullstory

2016-04-29 11:01 AM

Africa's longest-serving leader extends rule in Eq Guinea

Associated Press

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Africa's longest-serving leader is extending his rule further as election officials say the president of Equatorial Guinea has won another term. Teodoro....Fullstory

2016-04-29 03:42 AM

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of the 2016 race for the White House
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

The candidates in the race for the White House are making the case to voters across the country in a fight to win the Republican....Fullstory

2016-04-29 03:42 AM

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