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Japanese politicians pay respects to former President Lee Teng-hui

Taipei,  Several Japanese political figures paid their respects to Taiwan’s former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) Monday at the nation’s representative office in Tokyo, where a memorial was set up to honor the former president. Lee, praised as a democratic icon...
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CORONAVIRUS/Over 100 additional people tested over COVID-19 case

Taipei,  Over 100 additional people have been identified and tested after possibly coming into contact with a Belgian national confirmed to be positive for the COVID-19 new coronavirus, the Central Epidemic Command Center said Monday. As of Monday a total...
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Drug dealer arrests up in Taipei in first six months of 2020

Taipei,  Police in Taipei arrested more drug dealers in the first half of 2020 than during the same period a year earlier and discovered some alarming trends in the drug trade, the Taipei City Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division said...
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One day after exhausting victory, world No. 1 Tai falls to male foe

Kaohsiung,  The world’s top ranked female badminton player, Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), found playing a male opponent for a second day in a row too much to overcome Monday, losing her match in a competition organized for Taiwan’s elite athletes. Tai...
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Lawmaker accused of taking bribes released on NT$1 million bail

Taipei,  The Taipei District Court rejected late Sunday a prosecutors’ request to detain independent lawmaker Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇) in a bribery case and instead ordered him released on NT$1 million bail. The court, however, did approve a request to...
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Woman alleges cyclist run over and killed by husband assaulted her

Taipei,  A woman in Hualien City alleges a cyclist she witnessed her husband run over and kill in a traffic accident early Monday had only moments earlier sexually assaulted her. The incident took place in the early hours of the...
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Driverless bus service begins in New Taipei

Taipei,  A free driverless bus service between a Danhai Light Rail station and a nearby department store began on a limited basis on Monday ahead of its scheduled opening to the general public in September. The service, which was jointly...
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Taipei,  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday declined to comment on a report by the Somaliland Chronicle that the self-declared East African state is preparing to recognize Taiwan. “The MOFA will not comment on Somaliland media reports that...
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Sea warning for typhoon likely to be lifted before midnight

Taipei,  The sea warning for Typhoon Hagupit, which strengthened into a typhoon after causing flooding across northern Taiwan on Monday, is expected to be lifted before midnight as it moves away from Taiwan, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....
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