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Tsai calls on DPP to resist China pressure
Tsai calls on DPP to resist China pressure

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an open letter on the occasion of the Democratic Progressive Party’s 30th anniversary, President Tsai Ing-wen promised to insist on...full story
updated 2016-09-29 08:14 PM
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Tsai calls on DPP to resist China pressure Tsai calls on DPP to resist China pressure
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an open letter on the occasion of the Democratic Progressive Party’s 30th anniversary, President Tsai Ing-wen promised to insist on....Fullstory

2016-09-29 08:14 PM

China cites bizarre reasons to stifle Taiwan's ICAO bid China cites bizarre reasons to stifle Taiwan's ICAO bid
By Sophia Yang
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A Canadian media outlet allegedly obtained a letter issued by China’s permanent mission to all International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member nations in which China....Fullstory

2016-09-29 02:44 PM

Ukraine marks Babi Yar massacre's 75th anniversary

Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainians have marked the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War....Fullstory

2016-09-29 10:22 PM

Commissioner criticizes officers' appearance at gala

Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's police commissioner is criticizing an appearance at a conservative group's gala by three officers charged but not convicted in the death....Fullstory

2016-09-29 10:01 PM

Catalan parliament debates new proposal for secession vote

Associated Press

MADRID (AP) -- Catalan regional lawmakers are debating regional President Carles Puigdemont's latest promise to hold another independence referendum next September with or without agreement....Fullstory

2016-09-29 07:42 PM

Suspect in German neo-Nazi murder trial speaks for 1st time

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- A German woman on trial for being part of a neo-Nazi group suspected of killing 10 people has spoken in court for....Fullstory

2016-09-29 07:01 PM

Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting
By JULIE WATSON and BRIAN MELLEY
Associated Press

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where....Fullstory

2016-09-29 05:01 PM

Trump's stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous
By ROBERT BURNS
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other....Fullstory

2016-09-29 04:22 PM

Wells Fargo CEO to face lawmakers with better defense
By MARCY GORDON
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more....Fullstory

2016-09-29 03:42 PM

Indonesia extradites alleged people smuggler to Australia

Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Iranian national extradited from Indonesia was to appear in a Sydney court on Thursday charged with people smuggling offenses, the....Fullstory

2016-09-29 01:42 PM

Central Bank governor to retire in 2018 Central Bank governor to retire in 2018
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Central Bank Governor Perng Fai-nan said Thursday he would retire when his current term expires in February 2018, after 20 years....Fullstory

2016-09-29 07:36 PM

Tens of thousands of Belgians protest reforms, labor law

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Tens of thousands of workers have rallied in the Belgian capital to protest against government reforms and labor laws, disrupting public transport....Fullstory

2016-09-29 10:42 PM

US imposes sanctions on 2 Congolese security officials

Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- U.S. authorities are placing sanctions on two high-ranking Congolese officials who are considered to be close to President Joseph Kabila. The U.S.....Fullstory

2016-09-29 10:01 PM

Applications for US unemployment aid tick higher to 254,000
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week but the number of applications remained low, the latest sign that layoffs are scarce. The Labor....Fullstory

2016-09-29 09:01 PM

EU takes Germany to court over road toll system

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Commission is taking Germany to court over its road toll system for private vehicles, claiming that the scheme is discriminatory. The....Fullstory

2016-09-29 07:22 PM

U.S. values Taiwan's international contribution: official

Central News Agency

=Washington, Sept. 28 (CNA) Washington values Taiwan's ability to participate in international affairs, particularly in international organizations for which statehood is not a....Fullstory

2016-09-29 05:11 PM

Congress tied up in partisan knots over the most basic duty
By ERICA WERNER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to....Fullstory

2016-09-29 04:22 PM

Obama saw override coming, but still it stung
By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House saw it coming, but still it stung. When President Barack Obama was hit with the first veto override of his....Fullstory

2016-09-29 04:22 PM

The Latest: Israeli leaders lay wreaths on Peres' casket

Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local): 9:00....Fullstory

2016-09-29 03:42 PM

Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Union members are calling the public to boycott Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract....Fullstory

2016-09-29 09:01 AM

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