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Lai leads mayoral rankings, Ko ends...

Lai leads mayoral rankings, Ko ends up at No.9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? Tainan City Mayor William Lai is the most popular out of 22 local leaders, while Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je ended
Arkansas governor asked to set exec...

Arkansas governor asked to set execution dates for 8 inmates

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

Yemen's Shiite rebels to form Cabin...

Yemen's Shiite rebels to form Cabinet in 10 days

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels leaders say they will form a Cabinet in 10 days as mediated talks with the country's internationally recognized

Heroine tells captivating tale in '...

Heroine tells captivating tale in 'Gates of Evangeline'

"The Gates of Evangeline" (Putnam), by Hester Young

Charlotte "Charlie" Cates has had a rough time. Her husband ran off with another woman and then her

Russia's flagship airline to take o...

Russia's flagship airline to take over domestic rival

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's second-largest passenger airline, Transaero, says it will be taken over by the country's top carrier, Aeroflot.

Transaero says in a statement that

Key Democrat: US Senate will uphold...

Key Democrat: US Senate will uphold Obama on Iran nuke deal

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A key Democrat predicted Tuesday that there will be enough votes in theU.S. Senate by week's end to uphold an expected veto

RFI

ASIA-PACIFIC: Japan's disaster a re...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Japan's disaster a regional concern

Japan Self Defence Force members prepare to transfer to hospital workers who were exposed to radiation
Reuters

Japan's earthquake and tsunami dominate regional headlines as concerns grow over the humanitarian situation, and workers continue the struggle to control radiation leaks at the damaged fukushima plant.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC: Horror in Japan, US-P...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Horror in Japan, US-Pakistan relations

A man outside an identification center near a mortuary in Miyagi, northern Japan, 19 March 2011
Reuters/Yuriko Nakao

This week, a Japanese horror story, and Pakistan-US relations move one step forward, several steps back.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Tragedy in Japan, Pak...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Tragedy in Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh

A man is saved from the wreckage caused by Japan's earthquake
Reuters/Kyodo

Japan is struck by earth and sea quake; Pakistan's internal strife and confusing poverty alleviation, politics and justice in Bangladesh with the case of Grameen bank founder Muhammad Yunus.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Grameen sacking, Indi...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Grameen sacking, India, Pakistan,

Grameen Bank's Mohammad Yunus in Milan in 2011
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

A hazy outlook for the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, allegations of corruption directed at an anti-corruption boss in India, heavy sentences in 2002 Gujarat train-fire case and killing religious understanding in Pakistan.

ASIA-PACIFIC: New Zealand quake, Fr...

ASIA-PACIFIC: New Zealand quake, Franco-Malaysian business

A family watches as their earquake-damaged home in Christchurch is demolished, 26 February 2011
Reuters/Tim Wimborne

The effects of the big eartquake in New Zealand this week; asking why rebels in Afghanistan choose Kunduz province; and looking at what makes Franco-Malaysian business turnouver.

ASIA-PACIFIC: Musharraf arrest warr...

ASIA-PACIFIC: Musharraf arrest warrant, Philippines peace talks, and China, the pouncing tiger

A man holding a portrait of Benazir Bhutto at a makeshift memorial in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi on 31 March
Reuters

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf says he will not comply with a warrant for his arrest over alleged links to the murder of Benezir Bhutto; the Philippino government resumes peace talks with communist-led rebels after six years, while China becomes the world's second largest economy, overtaking its Asian neighbour Japan.

Chinapost.com

Court acquits man after controvers...

Court acquits man after controversial death penalty case

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A defendant in a controversial death penalty case was declared innocent after his ninth appeal yesterday, exactly 20 years after his alleged crime.
Lien touts past war cooperation in ...

Lien touts past war cooperation in Xi meeting

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Former Vice-President Lien Chan highlighted the role of Nationalists and Communists in fighting Japan 70 years ago, during a meeting with Chinese leader --i Jinping yesterday in Beijing.
Ex-US presidents' descendants 'pref...

Ex-US presidents' descendants 'prefer' visiting Taiwan over China in war commemorations

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Descendants of three former U.S. presidents said yesterday that they have not received invitations to participate in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing.
MOFA holds event to commemorate end...

MOFA holds event to commemorate end of ROC's 8-year war against Japan

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a commemorative event Tuesday, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Japan submitting the instrument of surrender at the end of World War II, which also marked the end of the Republic of China's War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945).
Former VP Lien's war-history bargai...

Former VP Lien's war-history bargaining a fool's errand

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - Former Vice-President Lien Chan's recent visit to China highlights the challenges of Taiwan's democracy and of maintaining stable cross-strait relations. Since Taiwan remains deeply divided on the past, present and future in relation to its giant neighbor, visits by its former officials can generate angst,.....
Former PLA officer gets four years ...

Former PLA officer gets four years for setting up spy ring

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - A former People's Liberation Army (PLA) officer was given a prison term of four years for violation of the National Security Act Tuesday.

Taiwansnews.net

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved R...

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved Relations with China

TAIPEI - Taiwan voters will pick city and county leaders in elections this Saturday. If the ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) loses seats, that outcome would signal that voters want change, including ...
Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 42.92 points, or 0.47 percent, at 9,165.31 Thursday on turnover of NT$82.71 billion (US$2.69 billion). (By Frances ...
Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-ts...

Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-tsai dies aged 93

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Wang Yung-tsai, head of Formosa Plastics Group, died "of old age" Thursday, the company said. He was 93. Wang, also known as Y.T. Wang, took over as head of one of ...
Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profita...

Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profitable in Q3

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) More than 60 percent of the companies listed on the local over-the-counter (OTC) market were profitable in the third quarter of this year, the GreTai Securities Market (GTSM), ...
2 South Korean hospitals offer chea...

2 South Korean hospitals offer cheaper services for Taiwanese

South Korea n hospitals have signed contracts with Taiwan's representative office in Seoul to make medical services there more affordable for Taiwanese travelers ...
MediaTek shares boosted by foreign ...

MediaTek shares boosted by foreign brokerage optimism

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Shares of MediaTek Inc., one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit (IC) designers, got a boost Thursday morning from upbeat assessments by foreign brokerages toward its ...

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Taiwan rejected as founding member ...

Taiwan rejected as founding member of AIIB: Beijing

Taiwan's bid to become a founding member of China's new regional development bank has been rejected, Beijing said Monday, dashing the island's hopes of having a platform in the institution from the start. Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Beijing-based State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said in a statement that a Hong Kong report the island had failed to become a founding member of the Asian ...
Taiwan rejected as founding member ...

Taiwan rejected as founding member of Beijing-led multilateral bank

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan expressed regret on Monday after China rejected its bid to become a founding member of the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), though China said Taiwan is welcome to join as an ordinary member in the future. In a statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency, China's Taiwan Affairs Office said it confirmed what it said was a Hong Kong ...
China says no to Taiwan on AIIB: Wh...

China says no to Taiwan on AIIB: What it means

The Beijing-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) may be more China-focused than initially thought, analysts say, after Taiwan's bid to become a founding member was denied.
Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

Taiwan rejected from Asia bank

China says Taiwan will not be a member of a new regional bank, but would be welcome in the future under a different name.
China says Taiwan won't be amon...

China says Taiwan won't be among charter members of new bank

BEIJING (AP) ? Cross-strait frictions remerged Monday as China said Taiwan won't be among the charter members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, apparently because of a dispute over what name the island should use in the institution.
Taiwan to further curb Japan foods

Taiwan to further curb Japan foods

TAIPEI - Taiwan authorities Monday announced a new restriction beginning in mid-May on the import of Japanese foods, requiring exporters to attach certification of the origins of the products by prefecture. They also will likely require radiation checks on some Japanese foods, including those for babies and young children. Taiwan prohibited the import of foods from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Chiba ...

TaipeiTimes

Suspected dengue deaths total 19 si...

Suspected dengue deaths total 19 since May: CDC

Pinglin Tea Museum reopens after re...

Pinglin Tea Museum reopens after renovation

Crucial phosphorus mechanism found

Crucial phosphorus mechanism found

William Lai again voted best-perfor...

William Lai again voted best-performing local leader in ?CommonWealth? survey

Taipei announces plans for 20,000 p...

Taipei announces plans for 20,000 public housing units

Porn star EasyCard furor continues ...

Porn star EasyCard furor continues as cards sell out

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Taiwan Elections to Test Improved R...

Taiwan Elections to Test Improved Relations with China

TAIPEI - Taiwan voters will pick city and county leaders in elections this Saturday. If the ruling Nationalist Party (KMT) loses seats, that outcome would signal that voters want change, including ...
Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taiwan shares close up 0.47

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 42.92 points, or 0.47 percent, at 9,165.31 Thursday on turnover of NT$82.71 billion (US$2.69 billion). (By Frances ...
Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-ts...

Formosa Group chairman Wang Yung-tsai dies aged 93

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Wang Yung-tsai, head of Formosa Plastics Group, died "of old age" Thursday, the company said. He was 93. Wang, also known as Y.T. Wang, took over as head of one of ...
2 South Korean hospitals offer chea...

2 South Korean hospitals offer cheaper services for Taiwanese

South Korea n hospitals have signed contracts with Taiwan's representative office in Seoul to make medical services there more affordable for Taiwanese travelers ...
Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profita...

Over 60 of OTC-listed firms profitable in Q3

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) More than 60 percent of the companies listed on the local over-the-counter (OTC) market were profitable in the third quarter of this year, the GreTai Securities Market (GTSM), ...
MediaTek shares boosted by foreign ...

MediaTek shares boosted by foreign brokerage optimism

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Shares of MediaTek Inc., one of Taiwan's leading integrated circuit (IC) designers, got a boost Thursday morning from upbeat assessments by foreign brokerages toward its ...

Etaiwannews

Lai leads mayoral rankings, Ko ends...

Lai leads mayoral rankings, Ko ends up at No.9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ? Tainan City Mayor William Lai is the most popular out of 22 local leaders, while Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je ended
Arkansas governor asked to set exec...

Arkansas governor asked to set execution dates for 8 inmates

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

Yemen's Shiite rebels to form Cabin...

Yemen's Shiite rebels to form Cabinet in 10 days

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels leaders say they will form a Cabinet in 10 days as mediated talks with the country's internationally recognized

Heroine tells captivating tale in '...

Heroine tells captivating tale in 'Gates of Evangeline'

"The Gates of Evangeline" (Putnam), by Hester Young

Charlotte "Charlie" Cates has had a rough time. Her husband ran off with another woman and then her

Russia's flagship airline to take o...

Russia's flagship airline to take over domestic rival

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's second-largest passenger airline, Transaero, says it will be taken over by the country's top carrier, Aeroflot.

Transaero says in a statement that

Key Democrat: US Senate will uphold...

Key Democrat: US Senate will uphold Obama on Iran nuke deal

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A key Democrat predicted Tuesday that there will be enough votes in theU.S. Senate by week's end to uphold an expected veto

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