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Taiwanese fugitive arrested in Bangkok over fake passport

Bangkok, Thai police on Monday discovered in Bangkok that a man caught arriving from Cambodia with a fake Republic of China (ROC) passport was a Taiwanese economic crime fugitive, according to Thai Immigration Police Bureau.After running his fingerprin...
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Sword-wielding attacker at Presidential Office gets prison term

Taipei, Taiwan's Supreme Court Thursday rejected the appeal of a man who attacked a military policeman outside the Presidential Office with a samurai sword, upholding the decision of the lower court which sentenced him to six years and eight months beh...
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9 more foreign professionals to become naturalized citizens in Taiwan

Taipei, Another nine foreign professionals, including a scholar and a robotics expert, have been approved for naturalization in Taiwan without surrendering their original citizenship, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Wednesday.In a press release...
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Tainan reports year’s first indigenous dengue fever case

Taipei, A 78-year-old woman has become the first reported indigenous dengue fever case in Tainan this year, health authorities in the southern city announced Tuesday.The woman living in Tainan's South District sought medical treatment and underwent scr...
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Amkor inaugurates 4th plant in Taiwan, pledges more investment

Taipei, U.S.-based Amkor Technology Inc., the world's second-largest integrated circuit packaging and testing service provider, inaugurated its fourth plant in Taiwan Monday, saying that it will continue to invest in the country.The new plant, located...
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Magnitude 4.2 quake rocks eastern Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).The epicenter of the earthquake was about 36.9 kilometers north of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 24.2 km, th...
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Chairman of Taiwan Caucus to head U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee

Washington, Sept. 7 (CNA) United States Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), co-chair of the Senate's Taiwan Caucus, was named chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, to replace John McCain who passed away from brain cancer on Aug. 25.Inhofe...
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Taiwan shares end down, below 11,000 points

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan moved lower Thursday, closing below the 11,000-point mark, with firms in the Apple Inc. supply chain leading the market drop.The weighted index on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), or Taiex, closed down 70.83 poin...
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Taipower readies 2nd batch of nuclear fuel rods for U.S. return

Taipei, A convoy of 12 vehicles believed to be carrying a second batch of unused fuel rod bundles purchased for the fourth nuclear power plant in New Taipei City were seen arriving at a pier in Keelung Port at around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.Although s...
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