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Driver in fatal Taiwan train crash suspected of speeding: court

Taipei - A train that derailed and killed 18 people in Taiwan was speeding when it flipped off the tracks, a court said Tuesday, with the driver suspected of "professional negligence" for switching off a speed control system.

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Yilan - Taiwan's president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people as it sent sleeping passengers flying from their seats.

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Yilan - Taiwan's president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people in the island's worst rail accident for 27 years.

18 dead after train flips in Taiwan

Yilan - At least 18 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the island's worst rail accident for more than 25 years.

17 dead after train flips in Taiwan

Yilan - At least 17 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal route in Taiwan on Sunday.

Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote

Taipei - Tens of thousands of Taiwan independence campaigners took to the streets Saturday for a major rally that is a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island's already embattled government.

Taiwan to hold independence rally in challenge to Beijing

Taipei - Taiwan independence campaigners will take to the streets Saturday for what they hope will be a major rally in a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island's already embattled government.

Taiwan invites pope to visit after historic China deal

Taipei - Taiwan has invited Pope Francis to visit the island in a move aimed at deepening ties with the Vatican after the Holy See signed a historic deal with Beijing.

China 'seriously challenging' Taiwan peace: Tsai

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday accused China of "seriously challenging" peace and stability, describing the island she leads as being on the frontline of tensions in the Pacific.

Taiwan pardons over 1,200 'White Terror' victims

Taipei - Taiwan wiped the criminal records of 1,270 victims of the island's "White Terror" purges on Friday, the first time the government has fully exonerated those who suffered political persecution under martial law.

Op-Ed: China’s ‘Fight and win’ military doctrine vs media idiots

Beijing - The news that China is developing a “fight and win wars” military structure has global media flapping its wings like chickens in a berserk henhouse. What are they supposed to do, develop a military designed to fight and lose?

Taiwan carries out first execution in two years

Taipei - Taiwan executed a death-row inmate on Friday, the first execution carried out under President Tsai Ing-wen's government despite ongoing calls from rights groups to abolish the death penalty.

Taiwan graffiti artist swaps spray for ink in epic tattoos

Taipei - In a small workshop down a narrow alleyway in Taipei's Ximending district, tattoo artist Bobo Chen is refreshing a scene from a Japanese epic with new ink on a client's back.

US will reassess ties with El Salvador: Taiwan envoy

Taipei - The de facto US ambassador to Taiwan said Thursday Washington would reassess its relations with El Salvador after the Central American country switched ties from Taipei to Beijing this week.

Taiwan marks 60 years since China attack as tensions rise

Kinmen - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen called for unity and vowed not to bow to pressure from Beijing on Thursday as the island marked the 60th anniversary of a deadly Chinese artillery attack.

With friends like these: Taiwan's battle for allies and identity

Taipei - Taiwan's loss of another diplomatic ally to China is the latest strike in a multi-pronged effort to isolate the island, undermine its claims to sovereignty, and render it invisible on the global stage.

Taiwan targets former gang leader over 'China funding'

Taipei - Investigators in Taiwan have searched the home and party offices of a pro-China former gang leader known as "White Wolf" in a probe over donations ahead of key elections.

Acer's new Chromebooks coming out in September start at $649.99

Xizhi - Acer unveiled its new Chrome OS notebooks last May. It has finally announced when the computers will be on the market and how much they will cost.

China seeking to ban Taiwan flag from Gay Games: activists

Taipei - Taiwan's gay rights activists on Monday accused China of pressuring organisers of the Gay Games to bar the island's national flag at next month's competition in Paris as ties with Beijing worsen.

Taiwan's Apache fleet goes into service amid China tensions

Taoyuan - Taiwan on Tuesday put into service its fleet of US-made Apache attack helicopters, upgrading its defences against a growing military threat from China.The US sold 30 Apache AH-64E -- also known as the "tank killer" -- to Taiwan as part of a $6.
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