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Typhoon makes landfall in China after killing 59 in Philippines

Fpo - Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau after killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into Philippines

Tuguegarao - Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction.

Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines on Thursday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China.

Evacuations start as Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines on Thursday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China.

Panama asks US to 'respect' Taiwan snub

Panama - Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela on Sunday asked the United States to respect his country's sovereignty after the US recalled its envoys from three regional countries for switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China.

US recalls envoys from Latin American countries for cutting Taiwan ties

Washington - The United States on Friday recalled its envoys to three Latin American countries that recently switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, saying it would hold consultations with the diplomats.

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.

China, El Salvador establish ties in fresh defeat for Taiwan

Bejing - China and El Salvador established diplomatic relations Tuesday as the Central American nation ditched Taiwan in yet another victory for Beijing in its campaign to isolate the island.

US denies China policy change after Taiwan leader speech in LA

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration denied Tuesday any change to its "One-China" policy after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen made a political speech in the US, the first time in 15 years a Taiwanese leader has done so.

Taiwan leader irks China with rare US speech

Los Angeles - Taiwan's president has given a speech in the United States -- the first time in 15 years that a leader of the island has spoken publicly on American soil -- prompting an official protest from Beijing.

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.

Palau seeks help to counter China 'tourist ban'

- Palau's president has asked the United States and Japan to help its tourism industry after Beijing reportedly barred Chinese citizens from visiting the tiny Pacific island due to its diplomatic links with Taiwan.

US, Hong Kong airlines bend to Chinese pressure on Taiwan

Bejing - Beijing hailed "positive steps" as major US airlines and Hong Kong's flag carrier moved to comply Wednesday with its demand to list Taiwan as part of China, sparking anger on the island.

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.

Taiwan shuts down for Typhoon Maria

Taipei - Schools and offices in Taiwan will close Tuesday and flights have been cancelled as Typhoon Maria churns towards Taiwan bringing torrential rains and powerful winds.

Taiwan businessman indicted over North Korea oil sales

Taipei - A Taiwanese businessman has been indicted over illegal oil sales to North Korea, prosecutors said Thursday, flouting UN sanctions against the nuclear-armed regime.

Beijing raps Taiwan's Tsai over call to 'constrain' China

Bejing - China lashed out Wednesday at Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after she urged the international community in an AFP interview to "constrain" China before it does irreparable damage to global democracy.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, in her own words

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen highlighted the need to preserve global freedoms and welcomed the island's warming ties with the United States in an exclusive interview with AFP Monday.

Taiwan still divided on gay marriage, says Tsai

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen remained non-committal Monday on whether her government will actively push for quick implementation of a landmark court ruling last year which paved the way for same-sex couples to marry.

Taiwan's Tsai urges world to stand up to China: AFP interview

Taipei - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen called on the international community to "constrain" China by standing up for freedoms, casting her island's giant neighbour as a global threat to democracy.

Taiwan's Tsai on brave women, #MeToo and self-confidence

Taipei - Soft-spoken and naturally shy, Taiwan's first female leader President Tsai Ing-wen was not an obvious trailblazer.

Taiwan passes controversial bill cutting veterans' pensions

Taipei - Taiwan's military veterans will see their pensions cut as soon as next month after parliament passed a controversial bill that had sparked violent demonstrations.

Japan airlines change 'Taiwan' to 'China Taiwan' on websites

Apo - Japan's two largest airlines have changed "Taiwan" to "China Taiwan" on their Chinese-language websites, officials said Tuesday, sparking an immediate protest from the self-ruled island.

Taiwan indicts three over deadly quake building collapse

Taipei - A Taiwanese developer was indicted Friday over the partial collapse of a building that killed 14 people during an earthquake in February, prosecutors said.

US unveils 'milestone' new de facto embassy in Taiwan

Taipei - The United States on Tuesday unveiled a new $255 million de facto embassy in Taiwan in what was hailed as a "milestone" in relations, drawing the ire of China which considers the self-ruled island as part of its territory.
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