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UN Court Opens Maritime Dispute Hearing Without Kenya

PARIS - Kenya has refused to attend a weeklong hearing by the United Nations' highest court over a long-running maritime dispute with Somalia.In a letter last week to The Hague-based International Court of Justice, or ICJ, the Kenyan government cited a...
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Court finds grounds to allow international same-sex marriages

Taipei-The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday revoked a decision by a household registration office not to permit a same-sex marriage involving a foreign national from a country in which such marriages are illegal, and proposed alternate lega...
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Supreme Court upholds life sentence for man over murder of ex-girlfriend

Taipei-The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a life sentence against a man found guilty of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death and sexually assaulting her as she lay dying, in a case that dates back more than six years.The sentence cannot be appealed fu...
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Taiwan to receive Moderna vaccine in 3-4 months: CECC

Taipei-Over 5 million doses of vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Moderna Inc. are expected to be delivered to Taiwan between May and June, the country's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday, after Moderna announced a...
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One dead, one in critical condition in Kaohsiung sewer gas incident

Kaohsiung,  One person died, another remained unconscious and a third was also hospitalized in a sewer gas intoxication accident in Kaohsiung on Friday, according to city officials. The two most serious cases, a husband and wife, showed no vital signs...
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U.S. must help Taiwan stave off China aggression: Biden’s U.N. pick

Washington, The United States must help Taiwan push back against Chinese efforts to compromise its security, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, nominee for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Wednesday. Speaking at her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate, Th...
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Number of transnational marriages drops by half in 2020

Taipei,  The number of marriages between Taiwanese and foreigners registered in 2020 in Taiwan fell by half to 11,000, possibly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Wednesday. The transnat...
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CORONAVIRUS/Travelers allowed to book rooms at government quarantine centers

Taipei,  Travelers to Taiwan who wish to stay at government centers during their 14-day mandatory quarantine will be able to book a room in one of them beginning Jan. 8 and stay in one starting Jan. 11, the Central Epidemic...
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Taiwan ranks No. 6 in world for gender equality: GEC

Taipei,  Taiwan ranks first in Asia and sixth worldwide in terms of gender equality, according to a self-assessment published on Tuesday by the Executive Yuan’s Gender Equality Committee (GEC). The GEC said its rankings were based on the Gender Inequali...
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