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Taiwan navy gets two new warships as China tensions grow

Kaohsiung - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Thursday that the island would not "concede one step" in defending itself as she inaugurated two frigates bought from the United States aimed at boosting Taipei's naval capabilities against China.

China flaunts new partners lured away from Taiwan

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted his Dominican counterpart Danilo Medina with a raft of economic deals in Beijing on Friday, meeting a Latin American leader who recently diplomatically ditched Taiwan for a second consecutive day.

Massive Taiwan Gay Pride parade pushes key referendum vote

Taipei - Flamboyant drag queens and horned devils rubbed shoulders with Christian pastors and supporters Saturday as tens of thousands of people took part in Taipei's Gay Pride parade -- the biggest in Asia -- ahead of a landmark vote next month on LGBT rights ...

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.

China voices 'concern' as US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Bejing - China said Tuesday it has expressed concern to the United States over what it considered an affront to its sovereignty after two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait.

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.

Pope ready to visit Pyongyang if invited: S.Korea's Moon

Vatican City - Pope Francis is ready to visit North Korea if its leader Kim Jong Un extends a formal invitation, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday after meeting the pontiff.

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.

Pence warns Central American leaders on China ties

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday warned Central American nations to be cautious when building relations with China, which has been increasingly active in the region.

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.

Outspoken Hong Kong cardinal warns Vatican will 'abandon' Taiwan

Fpo - Hong Kong's firebrand Cardinal Joseph Zen warned Wednesday the Vatican would abandon official ties with Taiwan after sealing a historic accord with China.

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Italy - Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.

Pope confirms he will have last word on naming China bishops

Italy - Pope Francis said on Tuesday that he will have the last word on naming bishops in China after a "bilateral dialogue" on candidates, days after an historic accord paved the way for rapprochement between the Vatican and the Communist country.

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.
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