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Health minister defends WHA speech
Health minister defends WHA speech

By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Health and Welfare Minister Lin Tzou-yien expressed sympathy Friday with the public over his failure to use the name ‘Taiwan’ during...full story
updated 2016-05-27 02:09 PM
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Health minister defends WHA speech Health minister defends WHA speech
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Health and Welfare Minister Lin Tzou-yien expressed sympathy Friday with the public over his failure to use the name ‘Taiwan’ during....Fullstory

2016-05-27 02:09 PM

China spies could lose pension benefits
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese military officers who are convicted of spying for China could lose their retirement benefits, even with retroactive effect, according to....Fullstory

2016-05-27 07:37 PM

KMT chair fights campaign shortage KMT chair fights campaign shortage
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu made a loss of NT$420,000 (US$12,900) during her aborted presidential election campaign last year, according to figures....Fullstory

2016-05-27 04:07 PM

The Latest: Russia criticizes US stance on Syrian al-Qaida

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Russia's Defense Ministry says Washington's refusal to jointly fight al-Qaida's branch in....Fullstory

2016-05-27 09:01 PM

Health minister planning advisory panel for WHO affairs

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) Taiwan will actively join World Health Organization (WHO) activities, to which end, Health Minister Lin Tzou-yien said Friday that he....Fullstory

2016-05-27 04:48 PM

G7 leaders pledge action on terrorism, refugees, slow growth
By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH
Associated Press

SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies ended a summit Friday by issuing an action plan for countering terrorism....Fullstory

2016-05-27 04:22 PM

Taiwan hopes to continue attending WHA: president

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen declared satisfaction with the Taiwan delegation's performance at this year's World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland and....Fullstory

2016-05-27 04:02 PM

Over half of Taiwanese favor independence: poll

Central News Agency

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) More than 80 percent of local people identify with Taiwan, and over half of them favor independence for the country, according....Fullstory

2016-05-27 01:40 PM

Libertarian Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: 'I'm it'
By STEVE PEOPLES
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his....Fullstory

2016-05-27 06:22 AM

Mexico: Townspeople kidnap lawmakers to seek mayor's ouster
By MANUEL DE LA CRUZ
Associated Press

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) -- A group of indigenous Mexicans kidnapped two lawmakers in the southern state of Chiapas, held them overnight....Fullstory

2016-05-27 06:22 AM

Premier to present administrative report at Legislature May 31 Premier to present administrative report at Legislature May 31
By Chia Lee
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Premier Lin Chuan said Friday that with the DPP taking office again, the party will take the opportunity to demonstrate its ability to govern the....Fullstory

2016-05-27 12:12 PM

Lawmakers scrap anonymous votes for speakers
By Matthew Strong
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan approved a proposal Friday abolishing anonymous voting by local council politicians for their speaker in a move inspired....Fullstory

2016-05-27 04:54 PM

Asian News Digest, AS

Associated Press

ASIA: OBAMA-HIROSHIMA -- Barack Obama pays tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and seeks to....Fullstory

2016-05-27 09:01 PM

Law amended to require open ballots for local speaker elections

Central News Agency

The Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to the Local Government Act on Friday that will require city and county councilors to cast open....Fullstory

2016-05-27 06:20 PM

Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery
By CHAD DAY, STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUM
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Since her use of a private email server was made public last year, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has insisted she turned....Fullstory

2016-05-27 04:22 PM

Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation
By JAMES ANDERSON and KRISTEN WYATT
Associated Press

DENVER (AP) -- John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that....Fullstory

2016-05-27 04:22 PM

3 Cambodian commandos jailed for attack on legislators

Associated Press

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A Cambodian court has sentenced three military commandos to a year in prison for beating up two opposition lawmakers outside....Fullstory

2016-05-27 02:22 PM

Moments from Trump's rise in chaotic GOP race, now settled
By LAURIE KELLMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nicknames. The outrage. The rallies -- and the protests. The moments history will probably remember from the fight for the 2016 Republican....Fullstory

2016-05-27 06:22 AM

Serbia under pressure from Russia over its EU goals

Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia's prime minister has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid reports that the Kremlin is worried about the....Fullstory

2016-05-27 06:22 AM

The Latest: Ship arrives in Sicily with migrant survivors

Associated Press

ROME (AP) -- The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:15 p.m. An Italian navy patrol ship has arrived in Sicily with....Fullstory

2016-05-27 03:01 AM

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