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Taiwan suspends oil exports to North Korea, imports of clothing

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Taiwan jails Chinese grad student for recruiting spies

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Typhoon Talim veers away from Taiwan, moves towards Japan

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Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Talim, mainland China braces for twin storms

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“El Teatro de las Ferias del Templo” llega al país desde Taiwán | Diario El Mundo

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Desperate dig for survivors in Mexico after devastating earthquake
than 40 buildings collapsed in Mexico City, including an elementary school where 21 schoolchildren and four adults were killed. Equipped with breathing masks, bicycle helmets, pickaxes and shovels, hundreds of volunteers helped in the rescue work in Mexico City. Using torches, they searched for the survivors in heaps of concrete left from the collapsed buildings. The earthquake seriously damaged about 500 other buildings in the Mexican capital, leaving many of them uninhabitable   Read More ...
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Spain arrests 12 separatists ahead of controversial Catalonia vote
Among those held Wednesday in the first such raids in the region was Catalonia's deputy economy minister, Josep Maria Jove, Spanish media reported citing the paramilitary police, Guardia Civil. Hundreds of people protested in front of the offices of the regional authorities in Barcelona, the capital, chanting for the Spanish police to "get out." The head of the regional government, Carles Puigdemont, convened an emergency meeting following the raids and arrests   Read More ...
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Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC: report
Google is set to announce it is buying part of Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The deal for HTC's smartphone design unit would give the US tech giant more control of its mobile handset hardware as it seeks to bolster its challenge to market leaders including Apple and Samsung. Google did not respond to an AFP query on the report, which said an announcement could come later in the day   Read More ...
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Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC: Report
SAN FRANCISCO: Google is set to announce it is buying part of Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The deal for HTC's smartphone design unit would give the US tech giant more control of its mobile handset hardware as it seeks to bolster its challenge to market leaders including Apple and Samsung. Google did not respond to an AFP query on the report, which said an announcement could come later in the day   Read More ...
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Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC: Report
SAN FRANCISCO: Google is set to announce it is buying part of Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer HTC, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday (Sep 20). The deal for HTC's smartphone design unit would give the US tech giant more control of its mobile handset hardware as it seeks to bolster its challenge to market leaders including Apple and Samsung. Google did not respond to an AFP query on the report, which said an announcement could come later in the day   Read More ...
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Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States
Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Taiwanese milling industry officials signed the $576 million agreement Wednesday at the Idaho Capitol in Boise following similar agreements being signed by Montana and North Dakota officials   Read More ...
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Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States
By KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Taiwanese milling industry officials signed the $576 million agreement Wednesday at the Idaho Capitol in Boise. That totals 1   Read More ...
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An Emboldened Beijing Wields China’s Laws to Strike at Overseas Threats
Photo BEIJING — On the morning he disappeared, the activist Lee Ming-cheh crossed from Macau into mainland China to meet with democracy advocates. It was 177 days later when he reappeared in public, standing in the dock of a courtroom in central China last week, confessing to a conspiracy to subvert the Communist Party by circulating criticism on social media. The circumstances surrounding Mr   Read More ...
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Kenya's Supreme Court explains why it nullified presidential polls
Kenya's Supreme Court is delivering its full statement on why it nullified the result of the August 8 presidential elections, as pro-government and opposition protesters gathered outside. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court nullified the result, citing irregularities, after opposition leader Raila Odinga filed a petition claiming the electoral commission's computers were hacked to generate a victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta   Read More ...
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UPDATE: death toll jumps to 216 in Mexican earthquake
Among the dead were 21 children whose school building was turned to rubble, were killed by the magnitude-7.1 earthquake, according to the Civil Defence agency. The agency had briefly raised the confirmed death toll to 248 before lowering it to 216. Mexico's seismological agency said the quake's epicentre was located at Axochiapan, about 120 kilometres south-east of Mexico City. It struck shortly after 1pm (1800 GMT) on Tuesday, the anniversary of a quake that hit Mexico in 1985, which killed an estimated 10,000 people   Read More ...
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ISIS, Al-Qaeda drawn to crisis in Rakhine state
Many countries have protested against the persecution of the community, following a violent crackdown by the Myanmar army that left hundreds dead and sparked an exodus of more than 410,000 people from Rakhine to Bangladesh. But as rights groups urge world leaders to impose sanctions on Myanmar's military, which is accused of "ethnic cleansing", a darker danger lies ahead. Counter-terrorism experts say the crisis has attracted the attention of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as well as Muslim militants and hardliners in Indonesia and Malaysia   Read More ...
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Hsinchu reclaims "happiest city" title
The city, Taiwan's tech heartland and home to some of the country's top-paying firms, took the top spot with a record-breaking score of 76.2, according to the city/county happiness ranking compiled by the Economic Daily News and Nan Shan Life Insurance. It was the third time Hsinchu claimed the happiest city title (the previous two times were in 2012 and 2013) in the annual ranking's six-year history   Read More ...
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HTC to suspend stock trade Thursday, citing "major announcement"
Local media outlets reported earlier Thursday that HTC has been decorating its headquarters in New Taipei, apparently in anticipation of heavy media presence to cover the announcement of an acquisition deal with Google, adding that HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang is currently in Taiwan and could be breaking the news herself to HTC employees. HTC did not comment on the report Thursday other than calling them speculations and rumors   Read More ...
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Taiwan sanctions N. Korea for nuke test
The Taiwanese government has banned exports of oil products to and imports of textiles from North Korea in compliance with the latest UN Security Council resolution against the North‘s sixth nuclear test, although it is not a UN member nation, a US broadcaster reported Wednesday. On Tuesday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs announced its independent sanctions against Pyongyang, which include complete bans on exports of liquefied natural gas, crude and refined oil, and on the imports of North Korean textiles, one of the key sources of hard currency for the Kim Jong-un regime, Radio Free Asia said   Read More ...
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2 killed, 3 injured in rare shooting incident in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's official news agency says two people have been killed and three others injured in a rare shooting incident in a suburb of the capital, Taipei. The Central News Agency said rescuers discovered the victims in the town of Tucheng on Wednesday afternoon. It said two men, aged 19 and 30, were killed and a man and woman were struck with bullets and injured   Read More ...
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2 killed, 3 injured in rare shooting incident in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's official news agency says two people have been killed and three others injured in a rare shooting incident in a suburb of the capital, Taipei. The Central News Agency said rescuers discovered the victims in the town of Tucheng on Wednesday afternoon. It said two men, aged 19 and 30, were killed and a man and woman were struck with bullets and injured   Read More ...
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At UN, Guterres urges global unity while Trump favours sovereignty
Guterres outlined grave global challenges - including nuclear peril, climate change and the refugee crisis - and highlighted a disconnect between an increasingly integrated global economy and the lack of a sense of global community. "Societies are fragmented. Political discourse is polarized. Trust within and among countries is being driven down by those who demonize and divide," Guterres lamented. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who was also giving his first speech at the UN as US president, told world leaders they had a responsibility to put the interests of their own countries first - just as he puts America first   Read More ...
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At least 139 killed as powerful quake hits Mexico, toppling buildings
At least 139 people, including eight children, were killed by the magnitude-7.1 earthquake, according to the Civil Defence agency. It struck on the anniversary of a quake that hit Mexico in 1985, killing an estimated 10,000 people. Sixty-four people were killed in the state of Morelos, agency head Luis Felipe Puente wrote on Twitter. Another 36 died in Mexico City, 29 in the state of Puebla, nine in Mexico State and one in Guerrero   Read More ...
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China: US Treasury holdings up again
China's holding of US Treasuries climbed to a 11-month high of US$1.17 trillion in July, marking the sixth consecutive month of growth, along with the expansion of the foreign exchange reserve and a strengthened renminbi. The US Treasury Department said on Monday that China's holdings were US$19.5 billion higher than in June and up by US$114.9 from January. China remains the largest foreign holder of US Treasuries, US$52   Read More ...
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Taiwan sanctions N. Korea for nuke test
SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Yonhap) -- The Taiwanese government has banned the exports of oil products to and imports of textiles from North Korea in compliance with the latest U.N. Security Council resolution against the North's sixth nuclear test, although it is not a U.N. member nation, a U.S. broadcaster reported Wednesday. On Tuesday, Taiwan's economic affairs ministry announced its independent sanctions against Pyongyang, which include complete bans on exports of liquefied natural gas, crude and refined oil, and on the imports of North Korean textiles, one of the key sources of hard currency for the Kim Jong-un regime, Radio Free Asia said   Read More ...
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Taiwan suspends oil exports to North Korea, imports of clothing
TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan has suspended refined oil and LNG exports to North Korea, as well as clothing and textile imports, to comply with United Nations resolutions, a largely symbolic move by the island to show it is a responsible member of the international community. Self-ruled Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, due to Beijing's position that it is simply a Chinese province and so not able to have its own official diplomatic ties with anyone   Read More ...
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Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million
(Reuters) - Taiwan’s Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore’s Temasek and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe. Gogoro, which sold more than 34,000 electric scooters since its launch in 2015, also added investors - Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management and France’s Engie SA. The fund-raising would help the company expand its business in Europe, including its recently launched scooter-sharing service that has a network of 1,600 scooters across Berlin and Paris, the company said   Read More ...
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Fishermen ‘kept like slaves’ in Taiwan
Taipei: A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island’s latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed their boats   Read More ...
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Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan
TAIWAN — A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday (Sept 18) in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed their boats   Read More ...
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Taiwan on track to meet sustainable goals
Taiwan is working on its first Voluntary National Review, which will document many of its concrete achievements regarding the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In terms of public health and medicine, for example, in recent years Taiwan has worked alongside a host of other countries to fight such infectious diseases as MERS, Ebola and Zika. Third, the UN should include Taiwan in meetings, mechanisms, and activities aimed at achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals: So as to be achieved by 2030, the SDGs emphasise inclusiveness and cooperation with relevant partners   Read More ...
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Taiwan suspends oil exports to North Korea, imports of clothing
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has suspended refined oil and LNG exports to North Korea, as well as clothing and textile imports, to comply with United Nations resolutions, a largely symbolic move by the island to show it is a responsible member of the international community. Self-ruled Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, due to Beijing’s position that it is simply a Chinese province and so not able to have its own official diplomatic ties with anyone   Read More ...
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Trump: Costly United Nations not delivering results
Trump chose UN reform as the theme of a US-hosted event that takes place every year before a week of speeches from world leaders, which will begin on Tuesday. He was joined by his UN ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary General Antonio Guterres as they announced 128 nations had signed on to a communique urging Guterres to plough ahead with plans for reform   Read More ...
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Taiwan is fixing its first self-made satellite after it's launched
The first batch of images sent back from FORMOSAT-5, Taiwan's first indigenous satellite, after it was launch into space on Aug. 25 was far from perfect. The photos, beamed back to Earth on Sept. 8, are blurred and tainted with light spots. The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL), the developer of the satellite, said Tuesday that they suspect the problems were caused by a focus length offset at the remote sensing instrument - the "camera" of the satellite   Read More ...
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Former classmates apologize for bullying after 33 years at reunion
Lai Xiang-jun went to great lengths to organize her elementary class reunion. But in addition to seeing her long-lost classmates, there is another reason why Lai tried so hard. According to the Chinese-language daily Liberty Times, Lai, now a senior high school teacher, teamed up with former classmate Chen Fong-chi in tracking down their elementary schoolmates, most of whom they haven't been talking to in 33 years   Read More ...
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CTBC Bank wins big at 2017 CEPI Asia Awards
The Taiwan-based bank received awards for Best Data Analytics Programme, Best New Product, Service or Innovation Launch and was highly commended for Best Technology Implementation – Back Office. It is the second year CTBC Bank won the award for Best Data Analytics Programme, which shows the recognition the bank receives internationally for its efforts in improving its big data analytics technology to better serve its customers   Read More ...
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Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan
TAIPEI: A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged on Monday in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed their boats   Read More ...
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Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan
TAIPEI: A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed their boats   Read More ...
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Fishermen‘kept like slaves’ in Taiwan
TAIPEI: A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island’s latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed their boats   Read More ...
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Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef
TAIPEI – Taiwan has conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan, clearing a major roadblock in negotiations on an economic partnership agreement. The Executive Yuan, the executive branch of Taiwan’s government, said on its website Monday that the new measure comes into force with immediate effect. The announcement came after the Food and Drug Administration issued a two-month notification July 17 that Taiwan had decided in principle to lift the bans   Read More ...
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Brexit means Brexit? Conservatives at odds over how to leave EU
"They are a bit of a shambles, and they need a bit of leadership," O'Leary told Sky News. Ahead of May's much-anticipated Brexit speech in Florence on Friday, speculation is mounting over whether the under-pressure prime minister or a rival inside her Conservative party could try to provide that leadership. In what many analysts see as the latest sign of division, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - a leadership contender before May won the race to replace David Cameron in July 2016 - set out his personal "vision for a bold, thriving Britain enabled by Brexit" in The Times on Saturday   Read More ...
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Suu Kyi says Myanmar ready to bring back refugees from Bangladesh
YANGON - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her government was ready to start the verification process to bring back any refugees who wish to return to Myanmar from Bangladesh after fleeing recent violence. "We are prepared to start the verification process at any time," Suu Kyi told diplomats gathered in the capital Naypyidaw in a nationally televised speech in English   Read More ...
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Lessons to learn from Free Trade Agreement with China
The FTA resulted in the Pakistani market getting flooded with Chinese goods as the country had extended unwarranted and unintentional clandestine market access to China. Pakistan's trade and industry was, and continues to be, adversely affected by the explosion of Chinese goods in the market with special reference to polyesters, textile (made ups and fabrics), table-ware, shoes, chemicals, iron, steel and toys   Read More ...
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Rohingya exodus exposes 'abject failure' of world leaders: Amnesty International
"As almost 400,000 refugees flee ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, world leaders meeting at the UN General Assembly should hang their heads in shame that they have not only failed to make good on their promises to take in more refugees, but have actively dismantled refugee rights in many parts of the world," the rights watchdog said yesterday. A year on from the Leaders' Summit on Refugees in New York, where leaders pledged to take in more refugees and help vulnerable people forced to flee their countries, global refugee numbers are increasing year on year as conflicts spiral out of control, according to an AI statement   Read More ...
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India's Rohingya wanted nowhere: 'Better you kill us than deport us'
Having escaped years of persecution in their home country of Myanmar, around 230 Rohingya live in appalling conditions in these slums on the fringes of the Indian capital, known as "Burma camp" among locals. The ramshackle huts are cramped - some accommodate as many as 10 members of a family in a dimly lit room, with their cooking area just next to a urinal   Read More ...
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China wrestles Panama's loyalty from Taiwan
Beijing: Panama has decided to ditch long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan and switch recognition to China, but its President says it had nothing to do with "chequebook diplomacy". Panama established diplomatic relations with China in June in a major victory for Beijing, as it lures away the dwindling number of countries that have formal relations with Taiwan, an island China claims as its own   Read More ...
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